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Presenters sought for next PechaKucha Night C-U on April 7

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.


SPEAK Cafe, other events set for Krannert Art Museum

CHAMPAIGN — The SPEAK Cafe, an open-microphone event, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Palette Cafe at Krannert Art Museum.

Moderator Aaron Ammons said the session — free and open to the public — will be a tribute, as part of Black History Month, to the late "Baba" Oscar Brown Jr., the Chicago-born singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist and actor.


Magician brings act home to C-U

CHAMPAIGN — Magician and Champaign native Markus Clegg will perform a one-man show, "Magic and Other Nonsense," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C.

The show, Clegg's first public one in his hometown, will present sleight of hand.


Museum expansion 'bringing us up to this century'

MAHOMET — If you've driven past the Museum of the Grand Prairie on Illinois 47 recently, you might have noticed construction crews at work.


Champaign council may raise cafe fees

CHAMPAIGN — City council members Tuesday night could enact changes to Champaign's outdoor cafe licensing program if they approve proposals brought to them by city officials.

The council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday (Jan. 17) at 7 p.m. in the Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil St.


Know where there are great holiday lights? Please share

A gallery of seasonal displays is online here and we invite reader submissions to the galleries. You can also tell us about great light displays with an email to lights@news-gazette.com


Looking for a scare? Something for the whole family? Check out our guide to plan your Fright Night fun

Your eyes won't be deceiving you if you see a few hundred zombies lumbering about Sullivan's town square Saturday night.

March of the Living Zombies is scheduled for 6:30 that evening, and it's free for those who want to dress up as zombies and spectators alike, said Gerald "Binky" Wood, the director of Sullivan's Shotgun Manor haunted attraction.


2011 trick-or-treat tips and hours

Halloween is a time for fun, but it's important to keep safety in mind, as well.

This list of precautions from the Champaign County YMCA includes a few to keep in mind:

Wear light-colored costumes made of material that is flame retardant

Wear shorter costumes to prevent tripping

Add reflective tape or striping to costumes for greater visibility


Dayglow promoter wants return to Danville and event on UI campus

DANVILLE — A promoter of last weekend's Dayglow concert that was relocated to Danville wants to bring the event back next semester but wants a second showing of "America's Largest Paint Party" to be on the University of Iliinois campus.


Alison Krauss will play October concert at Virginia Theatre

CHAMPAIGN — Bluegrass and country star Alison Krauss will return to perform in her hometown for the first time in a nearly a decade with a concert at the Virginia Theatre to benefit Crisis Nursery.