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Android complaints about new Ebertfest app format

The Ebertfest audience tends to be civil and pleasant. But opionated, much like Roger Ebert was himself.

On Thursday, while waiting under the Virginia Theatre marquee for the second day of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival to resume, Monica Schmidt of Iowa City complained about the new Ebertfest app being available for only the Apple iPad.


The Ebertfest 'ticket line wrangler' does his job

On Thursday morning Virginia Theatre volunteer Don Waulthier of Champaign appeared outside the theater, in front of the marquee, as he does before every Ebertfest screening.

“Welcome to Ebertfest Day 2,” he tells the crowd of festival pass holders who have gathered to wait for the theater to open,.
They applaud.


Waiting in line for seats just part of festival experience

CHAMPAIGN — It’s two hours before Day 2 of Ebertfest resumes.


15th annual Ebertfest to go on with Chaz Ebert as emcee

Chaz Ebert will be here to emcee her husband’s 15th annual festival at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.

“As of now, she will be here, and the festival will go on pretty much as planned,” festival director Nate Kohn said Friday morning, a day after Roger Ebert’s death in Chicago.


Jazz concert at Krannert with Dee Dee Bridgewater full of warmth, spontaneity

If the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour concert on Wednesday night at Krannert Center was a good indication of the festival itself, put it on my bucket list.


New "Total Art' program starts Saturday at Indi Go

A new program starting this month at the Indi Go Artist’s Co-op aims to break down the divisions among different arts forms.


Total Art will feature artists working in a variety of disciplines who will come together to talk about their work. The first Total Art will be at 8 p.m. Saturday (March 9) at  Indi Go, 9 E. University Ave., C.


Still in its early days but new Art Theater Co-op is going strong

I have to admit. I was a little skeptical that this town could create and then support an art house cooperative.

But it’s happening. And it’s been a success so far.


Hatch creative reuse festival a resounding success

Please, I.D.E.A. Store!


C-U's first creative-reuse festival is hatching out all over the place

Yesterday evening a friend toasted "upcycling." She was referring to the artists and craftsters, among them her cousin, who "reuse" materials, some of it trash or recyclables, to create art.

I like the term upcyling better than reusing and repurposing.


St. Mary's Grade School: A tour of flashbacks

I had expected more Catholic icons at the St. Mary’s rummage sale last week in the school gym.


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