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Viennese quartet to perform Thursday at Krannert Center

The up-and-coming Hugo Wolf Quartett from Vienna will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.

The Hugo Wolf Quartett, founded in 1993 at the Vienna University for Music, studied with the Alban Berg Quartet and with Walter Levin of the LaSalle-Quartet. In 1995, the Hugo Wolf Quartett won the Fifth International String Quartet Competition in Cremona and made its debut in the Vienna Konzerthaus.

Once-paralyzed Marine bringing his guitar, band to Kam's

CHAMPAIGN – Laid up in a hospital room for nine months with a broken back, Mideast war veteran and country musician Stephen Cochran tried to write music.

He was on a morphine drip, though, and was able to finish only one song, "When a Hero Falls," about his Marine buddy Ron Payne, who gave his life in Afghanistan so his fellow soldiers could move a fallen comrade to safety.

Opera 'Rappaccini's Daughter' opening Thursday at Krannert

Conductor Eduardo Diazmunoz knows composer Daniel Catan's opera "Rappaccini's Daughter" almost as well as does Catan.

The head of the University of Illinois School of Music Opera Program, Diazmunoz has conducted three major productions of the Spanish-language opera – the world premiere in 1991 in Mexico City, the U.S. premiere in 1994 with the San Diego Opera and the 1997 Manhattan School of Music version.

Auditions set for paid summer theater internships in St. Louis

College students in Missouri and Illinois interested in theater may audition for a paid summer internship as a production assistant, production artist or costume apprentice in a program called "Emerson Behind the Curtain."

The open auditions will be on Feb. 21 at Nerinx Hall High School, St. Louis, and Feb. 28 at the Sally S. Levy Opera Center, St. Louis. Students are to take their resume and portfolio. For additional information and directions, contact Stephen Ryan of the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis at 314-963-4261 or

Vermilion Festival Chorus rehearsing for spring concert

DANVILLE – The Vermilion Festival Chorus is in rehearsal for its spring concert.

Members of the community interested in singing with the group can join at a rehearsal, which is held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday evenings at Holy Family Church, 444 E. Main St.

Gregorian chant choir carries on music's past

CHAMPAIGN – The hum of low-pitched voices is soothing. "Me ma ma ooh moo" sounds come from voices warming up.

A Gregorian chant choir practices in the choir loft of Holy Cross Catholic Church every Monday night.

Modern-jazz quartet Astral Project to play Iron Post gig

As part of its Midwest tour, the New Orleans modern-jazz quartet Astral Project will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Iron Post, 120 S. Race St., U.

The cover charge will be $8.

Grammy award-winning Pacifica Quartet to perform Friday

URBANA – Masumi Per Rostad, viola player in the Pacifica Quartet, said life feels "just a little bit different" as a result of winning a Grammy Award on Sunday.

"It's kind of intangible. It hits certainly a lot more people. A lot more people know about the Grammy Awards," he said.

Vermilion County teens work hard to bring in rapper Flame

DANVILLE – Flame might be a hot musician, but his music is bringing him to some pretty cool places this year.

Earlier this month, he went to the Grammys, where he was nominated – though did not win – in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album category.

Donations to Radio Food Drive to aid both WEFT, food bank

CHAMPAIGN – WEFT 90.1 FM radio has teamed up with the Eastern Illinois Foodbank for the fundraising Radio Food Drive, which gives listeners a chance for a single contribution to the station to have twice the impact.

For every $10 donated to the nonprofit community radio station, WEFT will donate $1 to the food bank. A $1 donation allows the food bank to purchase, through its network of wholesale food distributors, $10 worth of food to help families in need.