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.

The latest: Official says risks for Notre Dame still exist

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local):

5:05 p.m.

French interior minister Christophe Castaner says there are still some risks that may endanger the structure of Notre Dame cathedral.

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.

Frank's Weekend Faves, March 3, 2019

The 2019 Jewish Film Festival kicks off this evening with a Red Carpet Premiere Party from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Hamilton Walker's, 201 N. Neil St., C. But the films are the real draw.

The festival itself, of course, is being hosted by The Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., C, on this and three other upcoming Sundays, March 10 and 31, and April 7.

Feminist abstract painter's 'personal' work part of new exhibit at KAM

CHAMPAIGN — Louise Fishman's "Blonde Ambition" will be featured in a new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum starting today.

The museum has recently acquired a large-scale painting by feminist abstract painter and University of Illinois alumna Louise Fishman.

The artist called it "one of my most powerful, personal works."

Entertainment listings, Feb. 28-March 7, 2019


This weekend


What: The multitalented comedian, actor and writer will perform live in concert.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost:Reserved seating tickets, $44.75; special VIP packages, $179.75. Additional $5 per ticket processing fees apply (online only).