The 150th anniversary of the Civil War continues to be acknowledged in Illinois at http://www.illinoiscivilwar150.org, where special events throughout the state are posted in addition to a most comprehensive list of links to Civil War data.
URBANA — Area musicians may audition for the Urbana Pops Orchestra in the comfort of their own homes — by uploading a video audition to YouTube.
My recent battery column elicited a few sparks, but I cannot confirm the veracity of the two emails I received concerning exploding lithium batteries. These emails won't be printed until I can be sure of their honesty and objectivity.
You want your movies, and you want them now. Not when the mail arrives. Not when the cable channel deigns to show them. Thus, this reader query:
Tickets for Kid Cudi at UI Assembly Hall on sale Friday
CHAMPAIGN — General-public tickets for hip-hop artist Kid Cudi's March 30 performance at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday.
As I walk the streets of my neighborhood, I notice more satellite dishes sprouting on rooftops. Obviously, the cable company charges too much.
Anyone who knows even just a little about contemporary art realizes that more artists and craftsters are using recycled materials. Some call it green art; some, "trashformation."
Readers wonder why certain channels appear on satellite or cable, but not all of their favorites. For example, WICD now is carried by DISH, but a reader wanted to know, why not DirecTV? Or that Mediacom doesn't carry Fox Sports Midwest, which covers the St. Louis Cardinals.
CHAMPAIGN — Presenters are being sought for the next PechaKucha Night C-U, which will take place on April 7 at the Krannert Art Museum.
PechaKucha presenters represent a wide range of fields and backgrounds — activists, architects, artists, chefs, "cool hunters," critics, designers, dreamers, entrepreneurs, "fashionistas," historians, makers, photographers, scientists and more.