All Miscellaneous Content

All Miscellaneous Content

Weekend dance performances scheduled

URBANA — Dance at Illinois will present "Perspectives," featuring new works choreographed and performed by the bachelor of fine arts degree candidates in the dance department at the University of Illinois, on Friday and Saturday.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 29-Dec. 6

A listing of events, provided by the venues.

Lincoln film may spark tourism in area

CHAMPAIGN — County tourism officials are trying to take advantage of momentum from a Steven Spielberg-directed film about the life of Abraham Lincoln.

They think the feature film will spark new interest in Lincoln from a new generation.

Bigger, bolder 'Nutcracker' from CU Ballet

URBANA — A bigger cast, more children dancing and a return to a Russian tradition make this year's "The Nutcracker" a special one for the Champaign Urbana Ballet.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 15-23


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

Renowned ventriloquist will perform in Onarga

ONARGA — The Cissna Park art advocacy group, Art UpClose, will present renowned ventriloquist David Pendleton twice Saturday at the Onarga Theater.

C-U Haiku

In a bar of light

A glimmer of hope.

Leaves keep falling.

— Alesia Prakapenka,


Reluctant Townie: What is a millionaire Mormon businessman to do?

If there is one thing that the 2012 presidential election has taught us as a nation, it's that Mitt Romney's underwear is not as magical as we previously believed.

Ted Kooser: American life in poetry

David Hernandez is a Californian who knows how to have a good time with his writing. Here's a delightful flight of fancy based on a negotiation with a postal clerk.

At the Post Office

The line is long, processional, glacial,

and the attendant a giant stone, cobalt blue

with flecks of white, I'm not so much

looking at a rock but a slab of night.

Indoor market starts Saturday at Lincoln Square Village

URBANA — The indoor Holiday Market at Lincoln Square Village will begin Saturday and continue for five more Saturday mornings through Dec. 15.

All items sold at the market — which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — are to be home-grown, baked or crafted within Illinois, said Shannon Beck, events coordinator for the Urbana Business Association.