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EIU graduate art exhibit launches this weekend

CHARLESTON — A reception to celebrate the 2013 Graduate Art Exhibition at Eastern Illinois University will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tarble Arts Center on the EIU campus.

The 2013 Graduate Art Exhibition, featuring work by candidates in the master's of arts program, is on view from Saturday through April 28.

Fundraiser scheduled this weekend

URBANA — A group of supporters of the Mo' Betta Music Program will host a fundraiser for the program from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E Water St.

The Mo' Betta Band, which concentrates on jazz and R&B, will perform at the event, and food will be served. Also, Barrington Coleman, a professor of voice at the University of Illinois, will be a special guest.

Gifted students and world-class musicians featured at DoCha Festival

CHAMPAIGN — The fourth annual DoCha Festival featuring world-class musicians as well as gifted students will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St.

DoCha events are free, and most are open to the public.

Iron Post hosts EP release party for Bruiser and the Virtues

URBANA — Bruiser and the Virtues will perform at an EP release party from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St.

The band members will be Bruce "Bruiser" Rummenie on guitar and vocals; Jeff Magby, drums; Ed Schaller, acoustic bass; Peter Roubal, tenor sax; and Neal Robinson, keyboards. The cover will be minimal, something like $3, Rummenie said.

Georgetown OKs fireworks contract

GEORGETOWN — City council members approved a three-year contract on Monday for fireworks displays during Independence Day celebrations.

Ciy officials voted to continue to use DCV Imports of Lincoln as the fireworks contractor for the city celebrations.

Veterans' art work to be on display starting on Tuesday

DANVILLE — The "Veterans Experience 2013" art exhibit will be on display from Tuesday through April 27 at the Danville Art League, 320 N. Franklin St., Danville.

The public can view the exhibit from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday and from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The art league is closed on Sundays.

Interactive theater show this week

CHAMPAIGN — Thomas Nicol and members of Zoo Improv will present an interactive theater production on Friday evening to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Champaign County.

Hip-hop gospel group visits for Family Rock Jam show

CHAMPAIGN — Hostyle Gospel, a hip-hop group with a Christian twist, will be part of the 2013 Family Rock Jam from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Champaign School of Music, 1712 S. Duncan Road.

The Family Rock Jam will be an interactive rock workshop and all-out jam with Hostyle Gospel for Champaign-Urbana families of adults and children of all ages.

Players to open 'Stage Door'

DANVILLE — The Danville Area Community College Players, who are part of the college's Liberal Arts Division, will present the revue "Stage Door," written by Edna Ferber and George Kaufman, next weekend.

The performances, open to the general public, will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. next Sunday in the Bremer Theater on the DACC campus.

Actress shows her love with her memoir/self-help book

Gloria Loring is probably best known for her work during the 1980s when she starred in "Days of Our Lives" as Liz Chandler, co-wrote popular TV show theme songs like "Facts of Life," and had a hit song with "Friends and Lovers."