All Arts and Entertainment Content

All Arts and Entertainment Content

Jazz great Grimes coming to campus

URBANA — The new Sudden Sound Artist Residency on the University of Illinois campus this week will feature Henry Grimes, a legendary bass player and pioneer of the early 1960s jazz avant-garde.

Sky Gallery to showcase work of six artists

CHAMPAIGN — Six local artists will see their work on high: on the Sky Gallery billboards, a project of the 40 North 88 West Champaign County's Arts Council and Adams Outdoor Advertising.

Richard J. Leskosky: Invader threat a genre that remains popular

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.

Sharing the road — but animals have the right of way

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.

Melissa Merli: Bridgewater dazzles in return to C-U, Krannert

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.

Studio visit: Hugh Bridgeford

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?

Review: 'Normal Heart' powerful history

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.

Review: A good time was had by 'Or,'

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.

Brocton Red Barn event next weekend

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.

Painting, calligraphy demonstrations set

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.