URBANA — IJPAN, the Illinois Japan Performing Arts Network, will present on Monday evening a webcast of a staged reading of "Strolling Invader," a new play being performed at the Japan Society of New York.
Movies let us experience a wide array of feelings and situations vicariously. In doing so, they let us deal with our own fears and anxieties in a safe, non-threatening setting. That's a large part of their appeal, and that helps explain the popularity of genre films: horror and science fiction, for example.
If the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour concert here Wednesday night was a good indication of the festival itself, put it on my bucket list.
By Vivienne Mackie
South Africa is a land of varied landscapes that has much to offer the visitor. Probably the two best-known activities are viewing wildlife (often on a safari) and visiting Cape Town and the Cape wineries. We always try to do both.
Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with potter Hugh Bridgeford
Q: So you store your moonshine jugs and flasks outside on your deck?
By Audrey Wells
The painful subject of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart" is no reason not to see the exquisite production of it by the University of Illinois Department of Theatre at the Krannert Center of the Performing Arts. Grab your hanky and go.
By Audrey Wells
The opening-night audience at The Celebration Company's production of "Or," by Liz Duffy Adams had an unambiguously wonderful time. The Station Theatre hosted a full house, and the cheerful pre-curtain buzz was backed by the bouncy Herman's Hermits' song "I'm Into Something Good."
And indeed we were.
One of my favorite events of the year is the Brocton Red Barn event. This year, it runs noon to 5 p.m. April 5 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6.
DANVILLE — A live demonstration of watercolor painting and calligraphy by Jiang Rizeng will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bremer Conference Center, Rooms 109 and 110 at Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.
The event is free and open to the public.