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Big Gigantic visiting the Canopy Club

Big Gigantic, an instrumental electronica, hip-hop and jazz music group based in Boulder, Colo., will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Canopy Club, Urbana. Tickets are $29.

Studio Visit: Judith Adanma Johnson

Judith Adanma Johnson, 35, of Mahomet is an artist and a soccer mom.

How do you feel about your artwork being chosen as the Boneyard Arts Festival's signature image?

I was elated. I couldn't believe it, actually. We have such an eclectic arts community around here, so much talent. It's an honor to have my image represent the community.

Sharing their stories at 'Moth Mainstage'

CHAMPAIGN — A 94-year-old Russian immigrant, a Chicago woman who entered the military in the '70s and a Boston man who was wrongly arrested on a train.

They are among the five storytellers who will perform at "Moth Mainstage" on Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, telling true stories from their lives.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 23-March 2, 2017


This weekend


What: Hosted by Unity West PTO. Arrive early to pick your own table, view and bid on the silent auction items. Maximum of eight players per table; work as a team to come up with the answers. 50/50 raffle and games between rounds. Bring your own food.

Youngsters prep for 'Lion King Jr.' performance

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Park District Youth Theatre Director Patty Zosky Dudley could have gone with makeup for the 60 cast members in the coming-of-age musical “Disney’s Lion King Jr.”

Instead, she went through the time-consuming process of having more than 100 masks made for the popular musical, which opens Thursday evening at the Virginia Theatre.

LaBeouf camera work hits the road

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Shia LaBeouf has brought a performance-art piece against President Donald Trump to New Mexico's largest city.

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