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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 — The sixth annual Illini Union Board Drag Show, "Divas Old and New," will take place at 9 p.m. Friday in the Illini Union I rooms on the west side of the first floor. The doors will open at 8:30.
Tickets sold in advance at the Illini Union Quad Shop are $5 for students with an I-card and $7 for the public. Tickets purchased at the door will be $7 and $10, respectively.
CHAMPAIGN — WKIO-FM is once again on the air.
The station, which was a mainstay of the Champaign-Urbana air waves from 1978 to 2005, returned to life Tuesday afternoon, occupying the 107.9 FM frequency that was formerly home to WUIL-FM.
The new WKIO plays classic hits from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, said Mike Haile, general manager of WDWS-AM, WHMS-FM and now WKIO.
URBANA — Art and science will interact this week in the Consilience Project, which will feature several events including a performance, open jams and open studio sessions.
Using motion-capture and other technology, the Consilience Project team will collect information about structures in the body as the dancers — all professionals — move in improvisational dance.
URBANA — Armed with a master's of fine arts degree in dance, Kate Insolia last summer founded a dance company of a different kind.
Her auditions were open to people of all ages and ability — or lack of dance skills. And she aimed to explore not just physical movement but a variety of emotions as well.
Glowing can get you dates, hide you from a predator or snare you prey — depending on which species you hang out with.
URBANA — The city Public Arts Commission has selected recipients of the 2013 Urbana Arts Grants.
Among them is the Common Ground Food Co-op at Lincoln Square Village, which will receive a total of $5,000 from the city and the Urbana Business Association to start an art gallery. That is the largest amount given to any recipient.
Three Irish-themed local businesses — Dublin O'Neil's, Heartland Gallery and Sylvia's Irish Inn — have teamed up to co-sponsor a Jameson Irish Whiskey tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. March 26 at Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., U.