DANVILLE — Mike Harper doesn't mind people shouting and honking at him while he works.
That's because it's all from people expressing their appreciation for his latest creation, a mural honoring local first responders — firefighters, police and emergency personnel.
CHAMPAIGN — Centennial and Central may be big-time high school football rivals, but that doesn't mean they can't play nice when it comes to sharing a field.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Mark Enslin, 59, of Urbana, a composer, performer, activist and teacher, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
You are involved in so many creative activities. What was the first one you took up?
Rossaroo coming soon to Watseka
WATSEKA — The 11th annual Rossaroo Music Festival will take place Friday and Saturday in rural Watseka, featuring 26 bands on two stages in a wooded area.
CHAMPAIGN — The Developmental Services Center and Eastern Illinois Parrot Head Club will present the C-U in the Prairibbean XI benefit concert Saturday in front of the Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St., C.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Elis Artz, 42, of Champaign, the program coordinator for the University of Illinois' Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli. Artz is also a singer for Desafinado and Pagu, and an artist.
How were you able to bring Brazilian icon Gilberto Gil to the UI?