Art and About (September 2012)

Art and About (September 2012)

Take your eGadgets to Krannert for "House / Divided" on Friday night

Now the Builders Association is going really multimedia, particularly for people who own smart phones & iPads.

At two points during its new production, “House / Divided”, to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 21) at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, audience members with certain smart phones and iPads can see additional visual content.

Sinfonia da Camera to have autumn sunset benefit in Monticello

This sounds like fun: Sinfonia da Camera, the chamber orchestra founded by Ian Hobson, will have a Fall Colors Benefit Experience on Sept. 30 during an autumn sunset at the historic Moore Mansion in Monticello.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the mansion at 1001 N. State St., Monticello. Michaels’ Catering will provide food and wine, and Hobson and friends, live music.

Sleigh Bells cancel Pygmalion appearance; Hum to take their place

Sleigh Bells, who were set to open the eighth annual Pygmalion Music Festival in Champaign and Urbana next week, have canceled their appearance due to a member having recently injured his hand.

Refunds for all single-show tickets that were purchased will be made available starting today (Sept. 17.) The local ‘90s indie rock band Hum will perform in their place.

40 North 88 West announces 2012 ACE Award winners

Ta-da. Drum roll, please. 40 North 88 West has released the names of individuals and organizations that will receive the 2012 ACE Awards.

All seven ACE (Arts, Culture and Education) Award winners “embody the spirit of the local arts community with their passion, energy, and dedication to the creative culture of Champaign County,” the arts council said in a news release.

Hurry to see vintage World War One posters at Art Coop in Urbana

If you are at all interested in graphic design, history or World War I, hurry over to the Art Coop inside Lincoln Square Village in Urbana.

A beautiful memorial send off for Dan Perrino

Mike Perrino and I had exactly the same reaction to the turnout for his father’s memorial tribute on Sunday (Sept. 9) at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center at the University of Illinois:


Hundreds of relatives, friends, colleagues, musicians and former students going back to Dan Perrino’s high school teaching career  filled the large room to overflowing into the atrium.

Dan Perrino memorial on Sunday on campus sure to draw a crowd

As a photographer for The Daily Illini in 1975, I had the pleasure of photographing Dan Perrino for one of those day-in-the-life-of-a-university photo essays.
With my Honeywell 35mm camera around my neck, I spent most of Nov. 28, 1975, with Perrino, then dean of campus programs and services.

REO Speedwagon coming to EIU later this month

REO Speedwagon, the rock band that’s sold more than 40 million records after getting its start in Champaign-Urbana, will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at Lantz Arena at Eastern Illinois University.