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URBANA — Desafinado means "off-key" in Portuguese, the native tongue of Brazil, which inspires the band Desafinado.
The band name is ironic because the sound is very tight; members of the band include native Brazilians with doctoral degrees in music.
URBANA — Violinist and University of Illinois Professor Stefan Milenkovich's concert on Thursday evening at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has been canceled.
People who purchased tickets to the event are asked to called the Krannert ticket office at 333-6280.
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.
URBANA — When Papadosio comes Wednesday to the Canopy Club, the band members will also bring a message of unity.
Their latest double-album release, "To End the Illusion of Separation," calls for people "to reject artificial barriers of wealth, class and creed and come together under the flag of humanity."
In the first concert of the spring season by the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, the guest conductor was David Commanday, who is currently the conductor of the Heartland Festival Orchestra in Peoria.
URBANA — The Conservatory of Central Illinois will present the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave.
Kevin Kelly will direct the orchestra performing works by Richard Wagner, Georges Bizet, Johannes Brahms, Sergei Prokoviev and Igor Stravinsky.
The concert is free and open to the public.