Frank's Weekend Faves, June 9, 2019

It's shaping up to be a great weekend to get out and take in some live music. On Saturday, CobraFest 2019 will be heating things up with seven bands on two stages indoors and out at the Loose Cobra in Tolono.

The red-hot musical lineup of area talent features Elsinore, Terminus Victor, We The Animals, The Dry Look, The Bashful Youngens, Nectar and The Falbonauts.

Frank's Weekend Faves, May 19, 2019

I've always been all about the therapeutic benefits of getting down, and this summer's monthly event series in downtown Urbana is exactly what I'm talking about. The Downtown Get Down debuts at 5 p.m. Saturday, and C-U's premier Latin American dance band will be there.

Going deaf has influenced her art

Most of the time, Liza Sylvestre knows she takes on the appearance of an able-bodied person.

Her cochlear implants and ability to read lips allow her to hold one-on-one conversations almost flawlessly. In those situations, it's easy for others to forget that she's deaf.

Frank's Weekend Faves, May 5, 2019

If the old saying's true and the third time's a charm, prepare to have your boots charmed right off your feet when the C-U Folk and Roots Festival hosts its third annual "Tribute to Hank Williams and Other Honky-Tonk Heroes" this Friday at the Rose Bowl in Urbana.

Photo exhibit opens in 'art-flex space' at Champaign's Lincoln Building

CHAMPAIGN — A new exhibition called "Echoes" has opened in the "art-flex space" at the Lincoln Building, 44 E. Main St., C.

Frank's Weekend Faves, April 7, 2019

Rosin up your bows, classical-music fans. The University of Illinois School of Music's artists-in-residence, the Jupiter String Quartet, have two intriguing yet distinctly different performances coming up this month, starting this Wednesday.

Students' work to be exhibited at Saturday's Vermilion Valley Conference Art Show

High school students throughout Vermilion County will showcase their artwork at Saturday's Vermilion Valley Conference Art Show.

The show is set from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Westville High School, 918 N. State St. It is free and open to the public.

Boneyard Art Festival to have galleries popping up all over town

CHAMPAIGN — "Fast Service." "Discount Pricing." "Internet."

Top of the Morning, April 3, 2019

The third floor of the historic Lincoln Building in downtown Champaign is inhabited mostly by well-dressed lawyers. And one sometimes-bare-footed, often-paint-covered artist.

"I try to keep as quiet as possible during the week," BOB CHAPMAN said. "I save my hammering for the weekends."

A Life Remembered | Former UI art prof was an international star of art world

URBANA — Frank Gallo made his mark in life as an international star of the art world, but to many who knew him, he was also a mentor, an inspiration and a much-loved man.

The acclaimed sculptor and former University of Illinois art professor who made his home in Urbana and once moved in the circles of high-flying celebrities died March 22 at age 86.