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Rehearsals for Champaign "Messiah" performance resume Thursday

URBANA — Six more rehearsals remain for the annual Handel’s Messiah presentation at the Canaan Baptist Church. All interested singers may join the rehearsals, which will be on Thursday and continue Nov.

Mannheim Steamroller playing Assembly Hall in November

CHAMPAIGN — ­­­­Popular Christmas music performer Mannheim Steamroller will perform live at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall in Champaign.

Rapper Drake coming to UI Assembly Hall

CHAMPAIGN — Rapper and hip-hop artist Drake will play a Sunday, Nov. 13 concert at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Also playing that night will be guests Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $39, $49 and $69, with a $10 discount for local UI students.

Send us Halloween event information and trick-or-treating hours

The News-Gazette is preparing its annual Halloween coverage and we want to know about local events for the holiday. Please send all the pertinent information — who, what, where, when — by Wednesday, Oct 12.

A few more changes in features content

The News-Gazette is making a few changes to some of its standing features. Readers will see evidence of these changes in newspapers Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting this week.

Tips for what to do if a journalist contacts you for an interview

Design blog Design*Sponge recently posted an article, written by a journalist, about what small business owners can expect from when contacted by the press.

Let us know about your Independence Day events

Is your town or club planning a huge celebration for Independence Day? Let us know, and we’ll include it in our collection of area events for the holiday.

New policy on News-Gazette milestones

The News-Gazette is changing its policy on engagements, weddings and civil unions.

Effective June 1, there will be a $20 charge for all engagement announcements. Weddings will continue to carry a $50 charge and so will civil union ceremonies.

Owner has hope that Tuxedo, the missing cat from PetTails, still in the area

We featured the story of Champaign resident Kathy Lee Weber and her cats, especially her missing Tuxedo,  in our May 9 PetTails. Weber sent us an update; you can see the original story below. She's received several phone calls about the missing cat, and still has hope.

Speaker to talk about living with Asperger’s

MONTICELLO — The Asperger’s Syndrome Support Group will host Kris Jones as its speaker at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Monticello Middle School.

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