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Treasures on loan from British Museum at Art Institute of Chicago

CHICAGO — Amazing treasures from almost 2,000 years ago show a time where Christianity briefly thrived alongside ancient gods and goddesses.


Entertainment listings, Feb. 21-28

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.


Entertainment listings, Feb. 14-21

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.


A preview of the Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO — When the cold winds blow in early February, it's tempting to let the Chicago Auto Show media preview slide by without attending.

But this year, like every year, I'm reminded what a great venue it is for "gearheads," with more than 1,000 cars on display and some of the best people-watching in the Midwest. (Automotive journalists are a varied and unique group.)


Entertainment listings, Feb. 7-14

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.


New lessons on old Mesopotamia at Spurlock

URBANA — These priceless objects from the cradle of civilization have survived thousands of years, so maybe it's about time you saw them.

The University of Illinois Spurlock Museum is opening an interactive display that can teach kids what the symbols mean on 2,500-year-old cylinder seals that come from the site of modern-day Iraq and Iran.


Urbana market to end use of tokens

URBANA — Organizers are getting ready for the 2013 season of Market at the Square, and visitors might notice a few changes when the first market opens on May 4.

Attendees might want to have cash in their pockets when they show up this year as officials plan to phase out the Market Scratch program, which enables visitors to make payments with debit and credit cards.


Entertainment listings, Jan. 31-Feb. 7

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.


John Frayne: 'Don Quixote' ballet thoroughly enjoyable

The Russian National Ballet Theatre came to the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts last week, and I attended the opening night Jan. 22, when this company performed the ballet "Don Quixote," one of the works created in 19th-century Russia by the great choreographer Marius Petipa, with music by Lon Minkus.


Photography lecture Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — A noted photographer will give a lecture at noon Thursday on her work featured in the Parkland College Art Gallery exhibition "Shift: Contemporary Photography Exhibition." The free talk will be in the gallery.