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Ian Hobson went "Gypsy" in the Feb. 5 concert in his Complete Solo and Chamber Music for Piano of Johannes Brahms series.
URBANA — The rest of the band calls Ryan Stasik "Umphrey's McGee's Cal Ripken."
The bassist and founding member is the Iron Man equivalent of the baseball legend who broke Lou Gehrig's longevity record.
Over 15 years and 120 shows a year, Stasik and his five-string are a constant in Umphrey's McGee, which will play a sold-out show at the Canopy Club in Urbana on Sunday.
URBANA — The Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival will present the Foghorn Stringband at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Iron Post with special guests The Yellow Jacket Stringband.
The cover charge is $10. The Iron Post is at 120 S. Race St., U.
MATTOON — Rehearsals for the Lake Land College Community Choir are set to begin Feb. 19 to prepare for a performing opportunity in cooperation with the Eastern Illinois University Symphony Orchestra and choirs from the Mattoon middle and high schools.
The Jasper String Quartet, winner of the 2012 Cleveland Quartet Award, played a varied program Jan. 27 at the Sunday Salon concert in the Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
URBANA — They've performed for 40 years, including at the White House; received a Grammy Award nomination; and collaborated with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.
Yet the powerful, versatile and talented all-female a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock is not a household name. Original member Carol Maillard said that makes no sense because the group is so "formidable."