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Melissa Merli's Art Beat: CUTC, WEFT make changes

Two local organizations have made significant staff changes at the top.

At WEFT 90.1-FM Radio, the last day for manager Mick Woolf — long the face of the community station — will be Thursday. It's also the final day for membership services coordinator Marty Booth Hodges.


Clubs listings Jan. 24-31

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


All clear for takeoff: Rantoul air museum renaissance makes it worth another visit

It's almost back to its glory, the yellow-painted classic fighter modeled on ones a World War II ace used to fly.

The P-51H Mustang, restored in honor of Louisiana's Lt. Col. Claude Crenshaw, is "the belle of the ball" at the newly revived Chanute Air Museum in Rantoul, said curator Mark Hanson.


Next World of Science lecture set for Feb. 1

CHAMPAIGN — "DNA: Understanding the Code of Life" is the next World of Science lecture Feb. 1 at the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College.


Harpist will perform at planetarium

CHAMPAIGN — Harpist Ann McLaughlin will perform a concert titled "Celestial Strings: An Evening of Harp and Stargazing" at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College.

All seats are $4, with tickets available at the door. The event is part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the planetarium and the Parkland College Theatre.


Photo contest entry deadline is Feb. 9

URBANA — The deadline for entering the 12th annual Best in Show Photographic Print Competition is Feb. 9.

The popular show itself will run Feb. 16-24 at Lincoln Square Village in Urbana. The judges this year are Ray Bial, Stacey Gross and News-Gazette photographer Robin Scholz.


Youth movement evident in monster trucks

ST. JOSEPH — When Kaid Jaret Olson-Weston was 3 years old his parents took him to a monster truck show.

Two years later he was driving one, albeit a half-scale one.

Now he does it in front of tens of thousands of fans.

K.J. was impressed by that first monster truck show — so much so that he told his parents that he wanted to be a monster truck driver.


Entertainment listings, Jan. 17-24

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


Clubs listings Jan. 10-17

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

THURSDAY, Jan. 10

BENTLEY'S PUB: Don't Stop Believin' Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.


They want to be laughed off the stage

The comedy show is packed and the crowd — mostly beer-fueled young people — is roaring in laughter.

It's Wednesday at 9 p.m., and that means it's Stand Up Comedy Night at Memphis on Main, 55 E. Main St., C.

Jesse and Justin Tuttle, identical twins with shaved heads, athletic physiques and lots of teeth, host the free 90-minute shows at the bar.