Former Champaign resident takes stage as part of e.t.c. ensemble
When Mary Sohn walks in to work at The Second City in Chicago, she thinks of those who came before her.
"Every day, I walk through those doors and I think, 'Man, this is where Bill Murray used to sit,'" she said.
She works at the same place where comedy greats like Chris Farley, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Amy Sedaris and countless others once performed.
What time do you typically get up? What do you do the first hour of the morning?
I get up at 6:30. The first hour is a whirlwind of getting the kids up, dressed for school, breakfast made, lunches packed, homework finished and out the door at 7:30. Then I take a breath.
You might recognize Ping Wu as one of the designers on this season of popular fashion design show "Project Runway."
But you might not realize that Wu lived in Champaign-Urbana for four years and got her start as a designer here.
Wu is one of 16 designers featured on "Project Runway," the reality show featuring fashion designers, their models and host/supermodel Heidi Klum. You can catch the show at 9 p.m. Thursday on Lifetime.
Now that you're retired, how do you spend your time?
Enjoying golfing, fishing, bowling, reading and playing piano/keyboard professionally.
So you've saved up, and now it's time to put a home theater system in your house.
After all, you'll want to be the go-to home for watching the big games – like the Super Bowl or March Madness – and staying home is easier than going to the movies.
CHAMPAIGN – You could say Joe Taylor and Bill Kephart are enjoying a satisfying result in their first video contest.
The two, with actor Thomas Nicol and others, created a 30-second ad for Snickers candy bars that placed among the top three in a competition facilitated by Poptent, a Web-based group of filmmakers who contact companies that might want to sponsor ad contests.
Jungle Jack Hanna, a staple guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman," will appear this month at venues in Bloomington and Decatur.
The famed animal wrangler will present his act at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St. Tickets are $21.80 to $33. Call 866-686-9541 for information.
Tickets are now on sale for World Wrestling Entertainment's "Raw Live" show Jan. 24 at the Assembly Hall.
The show starts at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $50. For tickets or information, visit the Assembly Hall box office or www.ticketmaster.com or call 333-5000.
Mediacom subscribers in East Central Illinois could lose access to ABC affiliate WICD-TV on Jan. 1 if the cable company and WICD's owner, Sinclair Broadcast Group, can't come to terms.
Year after year Champaign native/bluegrass superstar Alison Krauss snags a Grammy Award nomination – and she usually wins.
Among female musical artists, she ranks No. 1 at Grammy wins; among all musical artists, No. 3. She has 26 of them altogether, winning as a solo artist, producer or collaborator with Union Station.