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Don't freak out about lithium-ion batteries in your home

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.


Clubs listings Feb. 21-28

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


John Frayne: CUSO candidate impressive; Sinfonia shines

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.


Entertainment listings, Feb. 21-28

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


Coroner: Country star Mindy McCready dies

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.


4 local bluegrass bands will take stage on Saturday

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.


Families invited to attend Rock Jam

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign School of Music will host a Family Rock Jam on Friday evening for any families who want to participate.


Melissa Merli's Art Beat: Visiting vocalist puts on a great show

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: Kevin Hart

 

Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with musician and teacher Kevin Hart.


Entertainment listings, Feb. 14-21

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