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Art and About

The Ebertfest experience is a 'cinephile group hug'

Yesterday one of my Facebook friends posted this question: "Anyone scoped out Ebertfest? What do you think is ‘not to be missed’?

Ebertfest 2011 won't be short on bloggers

Ebertfest 2011 will be covered by a slew of bloggers, many of them from distant lands.

Ebert should be in good mood for Ebertfest 2011

Roger Ebert might be in a particularly good mood during his 13th annual Ebertfest, starting Wednesday at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.

Winter Journey one early spring night with Wustman, Gunn

I admit I’m a neophyte when it comes to lieder, or German art songs.

But I just had to attend one of the two recitals of Franz Schubert lieder presented on Sunday by John Wustman and Nathan Gunn at the beautiful and grand Smith Recital Hall on the UI campus.

Boneyard Arts Festival: Oh what a 'first' night

Last Friday evening was a whirlwind for me, thanks to the Boneyard Arts Festival.

Arts writer seeks Doppelgangers for Boneyard Arts Festival

The Boneyard Arts Festival has so many cool events that I wish I had a few Doppelgangers to take them all in.

The festival opened Thursday evening and runs through this Sunday, featuring art displays and events at more than 100 venues.

DoCha benefit provides a love-filled time

The new DoCha (Downtown Champaign) Chamber Music Festivalbenefit performance on Thursday evening at the Indi Go Artist Cooperative was a success on several fronts, the exec director said..

In praise of, yes, a dentist

I often hear people say they HATE going to the dentist. I’d much rather go to a dentist than a doctor, who probes you in more places than one.

Group collaborative collage project

When I interviewed artist Charlotte Brady of Seymour last week about her Group’s collaborative collage project, the subject of my Studio Visit column in our Jan. 9 print publication, I couldn’t help but think of a similar project in which I’m involved.

The wit and wisdom of Bruno Nettl

One of the great perks of my job as a small-town newspaper reporter in C-U is interviewing and writing about interesting people who live here.