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Community plans countywide celebration, other events to honor King

CHAMPAIGN — The 12th annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration is set for 4 p.m. Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St.

The cities of Champaign and Urbana, the Champaign County board, Parkland College and the University of Illinois co-sponsor the event.

UI campus to mark 150th anniversary of document

As part of the Urbana campuswide initiative Inclusive Illinois, the University of Illinois campus will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with a series of lectures, performances and other events related to freedom and equality.

Harvest Moon nears goal to stay open

GIBSON CITY — The town's historic drive-in is nearing its goal to go digital and stay open, thanks to supporters and a "large bank loan."

As at other drive-ins, and all movie theaters, films will no longer be offered this year on spools; all theaters must change to digital, which is estimated to cost the Harvest Moon at least $120,000.

Getting Personal: Yoshi Hayasaki

Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, a chat with legendary coach Yoshi Hayasaki of Champaign, now the owner and coach at Hayasaki Gymnastics Center.

What time do you typically get up? What do you do the first hour of the morning?

Entertainment listings, Dec. 27 to Jan. 2

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John Frayne: Choral concert a true joy to behold

Tradition reigns supreme in just about everything associated with Christmas, and the annual Baroque Christmas Concert at Holy Cross Church is no exception.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 20-27

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

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UI Chemistry Department sets times for 'Holiday Magic' show

URBANA — Nothing says the holidays quite like inflated marshmallows and glowing pickles.

The University of Illinois Chemistry Department will present its annual "Holiday Magic" show at 7 p.m. Wednesday and again at 2 p.m. Sunday in 100 Noyes Lab, 505 S. Mathews Ave., U.

Group will present annual holiday show

URBANA — The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra will present its annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with guest conductor Daniel Black, who is music director of the Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra and the University of Illinois-Chicago String Orchestra.

'To Kill and to Heal' looks at weapons and remedies during Civil War days

The minie ball, a new bullet for a new Civil War, was an evil chunk of soft lead that expanded after firing to fit the rifle barrel — and then tumbled through a soldier's body, causing wounds that required amputations.

Despite the surgeons' skills, they did a poor job of keeping their instruments clean and rarely used anesthetics.