Assaulted by worrisome battery news concerning the Boeing 787? Rest assured that the lithium-ion batteries in your home won't go up in smoke.
Alexander Platt is the third conductor to be heard from in the search for the successor to Steven Larsen on the podium for Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. Platt is a conductor of wide experience, especially with regional orchestras in the Midwest, and his Feb. 10 performance ended with a bang.
HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday. She was 37.
URBANA — The Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival and Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center have a cure for cabin fever: the third annual Indoor Bluegrass Festival from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign School of Music will host a Family Rock Jam on Friday evening for any families who want to participate.
There's a new "girl singer" in town, and she's really good.
Kate Paradise, an instructor of jazz vocals at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., is here through the end of this semester, working on a University of Illinois doctoral of musical arts degree in jazz vocals.
Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with musician and teacher Kevin Hart.
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.