Art and About (March 2012)

Art and About (March 2012)

"8 Photographers" at Art Coop Gallery best show in town


Ira Glass letter about Mike Daisey's "Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs"

A member of WBEZ forwarded me a copy of Ira Glass’ letter about the station's retraction relating to its program that aired Mike Daisey’s  one-man show. "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," in which Daisey tells of visiting a factory in China owned by Foxconn that manufactures  iPhones and iPads.

Mimi's A&E picks for spring break in C-U


Mark Morris Dance Group brings joy to Krannert audience & cadets

As I watched the first two pieces in the Mark Morris Dance Group concert on Thursday evening at Krannert Center, I assumed, incorrectly, that they were older because of the influence of folk dance in the choreography.

Ebert a week away from announcing his 2012 festival lineup

Here’s something that many of us movie lovers have been waiting for: Roger Ebert will announce on his blog next Wednesday (March 21) the lineup and guests for the 2012 Ebertfest.

"People are getting impatient," he tweeted Tuesday.

Fiddler Kate Fritz to perform at indi go; she created a buzz at Folk & Roots Fest

Ever since the 2011 Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival in late November I’ve been hearing about fiddler Kate Fritz.

Art Theater Co-op effort draws strong candidates for inaugural board

I finally did it.

Poet Nikki Giovanni and other happenings this weekend in C-U

One of the biggest events this weekend hasn’t received much advance publicity: Poet Nikki Giovanni will speak at 6 tonight (Friday, March 9) at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Art Theater Co-op board election opens Sunday

Thinking about becoming a member of the Art Theater Co-op? You can do so at any time but if you sign up by March 25 you can vote for the candidates wanting to be on the inaugural nine-member co-op board of directors.

"Leonardo Live" in Champaign

Last week I saw the Leonardi da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery in London even though it had closed three weeks earlier. And I  saw it in Champaign!