Ask 'Mimi,' July 24, 2016

Tracey Mitchell asks whether any artists' groups meet in C-U for live model drawing?

Letter from Birdland: Returning home to a corn fortress

I came home to Birdland to find the corn has built blocky, green walls on either side of the lane. It had grown to my waist before I left, but now it towers over me in tassel. It offers its warm, musty scent of pollen, the silks already turning brown as the ears swell.

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Literary scene

Author will visit Champaign library

New York Times bestselling author J. Ryan Stradal will read from his latest, award-winning novel, "Kitchens of the Great Midwest," at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Champaign Public Library.

He also will talk about his writing processes and how libraries influenced him.

PechaKucha: Slices of life

Since the first PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana in 2009, the presentations have moved from the professional to the more personal.

Entertainment listings, July 21-28, 2016

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Mural documents arc of history

URBANA — Before he gets out of the restaurant business in Urbana, Allen Strong is documenting his take on local history with a mural on the north side wall of the Courier Cafe.

It's being done by Glen C. Davies, a local artist whose been in town since 1974 and who said at one time he delivered newspapers for the old Courier, which went out of business on March 31, 1979.

Studio Visit: Maya Bauer

Studio Visit is a Q&A with an artist. Maya Bauer, 29, of Urbana is an artist who's looking for a job in Chicago. She recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli. 

Who commissioned the mural you painted outside the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center in Urbana?

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Music scene

Free concert at Urbana High

"The Syncopated Clock" by Leroy Anderson will be among the pieces that will be performed by the Urbana Pops Orchestra at a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at Urbana High School, 1002 S. Race St.

Latino murals will live on at UI

CHAMPAIGN — From the outside, the construction at 510 E. Chalmers St. looks like any other project, but inside there are temporary walls where there used to be artwork.

Entertainment listings, July 14-21, 2016

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