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Art and About

Ebertfest: The first in line

Usually I don’t get to the opening movie of Ebertfest until a few minutes before — or after — it begins. But I went over to the Virginia Theatre an hour or so ago and was surprised to see two women sitting in the festival pass-holder line. Or what will be the beginning of the line.

Participate in 2012 Ebertfest without leaving your home or office

CHAMPAIGN — Movie buffs don’t have to leave home (or their office) to participate in the 14th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival.

Another memorable night at Krannert Center, this time with Joshua Bell

I had wondered how superstar violinist Joshua Bell would perform and conduct the Academy of St. Martin in the Field on Thursday night at Krannert Center.

"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.