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Tickets for Kid Cudi at UI Assembly Hall on sale Friday
CHAMPAIGN — General-public tickets for hip-hop artist Kid Cudi's March 30 performance at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday.
CHAMPAIGN — They can tackle, rush, pass, sprint, dive and catch ... but did you know University of Illinois student-athletes also have a theatrical side?
You can come see them sing, dance and act in a talent show for charity, the fourth annual Jock Jams, scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Huff Hall.
URBANA — The Urbana High School Theatre Department will present evening performances of the play "Almost, Maine" from Wednesday to Saturday and a matinee next Sunday in the newly remodeled Urbana High School Cobb Auditorium.
URBANA — The Illinois Japan Performing Arts Network will present a screening of "Sayonara" and "I, Worker," two new plays being performed at the Japan Society of New York.
The performances will be broadcast live from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications auditorium, 1205 W. Clark St., U, at the University of Illinois.
Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with Mikel Matthews Jr., an actor, director, stand-up comedian and teacher.
Q: I'm fascinated by your show tattoos. How many do you have?
The Russian National Ballet Theatre came to the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts last week, and I attended the opening night Jan. 22, when this company performed the ballet "Don Quixote," one of the works created in 19th-century Russia by the great choreographer Marius Petipa, with music by Lon Minkus.
DANVILLE — The Red Mask Players will present "To Kill a Mockingbird" the next two weekends — Feb. 1-3 and 8-10 — at the Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St.
The Friday and Saturday curtain times are 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinees start at 2. The box office opens at 7 on performance nights.
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.
Curtis Pettyjohn, now appearing as Fred Mertz in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" in Chicago, has moved a number of times but always seems to circle back to Chicago and Champaign. Like a homing pigeon, he says.