Entertainment listings, March 5-12, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

William Wegman and the pull of painting

CHAMPAIGN — William Wegman came to the University of Illinois in the mid '60s to work on an MFA in painting and printmaking.

But  while here he renounced painting and began experimenting with other art forms, including video.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

A look at the Chicago imagists

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Head to Krannert on Friday

Entertainment listings, Feb. 26-March 5, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Band festival

DECATUR — Several area bands will perform at Millikin University's annual High School Band Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin's campus.

Here's what's happening on the art scene

Arts council fundraiser

40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council, will host its annual fundraiser, 40 North UNTITLED, Friday evening at the Orpheum Theatre in Champaign. The doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Studio Visit: Durango Mendoza

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Durango Mendoza, 69, Urbana, a photographer, assemblage artist, sculptor and writer, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

Are you still writing short stories?

Ask 'Mimi,' Feb. 22, 2015

Did you hear Chicago Tribune's chief theater critic, Chris Jones, speak this past week at the UI?