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Entertainment listings, Jan. 24-31

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

'Edwin Drood' auditions set for upcoming weekend

CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland College Theatre will have open auditions for Rupert Holmes' musical comedy "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday at the theater. Callbacks will be at 7 p.m. that Sunday.

'Jackson' is a high-voltage show

The "People's President," Ol' Hickory himself, gets a rockin' tribute in the brazen musical satire "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," now playing at Urbana's Station Theatre.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 17-24

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

Station's 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' a character study set to tunes

When Sid Germaine was younger — he's only 20, by the way — he was into rock and emo music as well as theater.

He decided when he "grew up" he would act in rock musicals because they combined what he loves most.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 10-17

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

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Area students taking part in event at UI

URBANA — Three area high schools will take full-length productions to the Illinois High School Theatre Festival, which runs Thursday through Saturday at the University of Illinois.

And four Champaign high school students have parts in the festival all-state production of "Memphis," a musical written by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro and first produced on Broadway in 2009.

Melissa Merli's Art Beat: New tower extends radio station's reach

A scrappy low-power radio station in Urbana has extended its reach, thanks to a new 100-foot transmission tower.

With a tower 40 feet higher than the original one, WRFU-LP FM can now be heard through all of Savoy, parts of Thomasboro, almost but not quite to St. Joseph and Philo, and to Staley Road on the west side of Champaign.

E3 Calendar Jan. 3, 2013

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Entertainment listings, Dec. 27 to Jan. 2

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