Art

Art

Signs of appreciation

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.

Mural at Tommy Stewart Field honors both Champaign high schools

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.

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

Psyched about 'Third Man'

Entertainment listings, Aug. 6-13, 2015

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

Studio Visit: Mark Enslin

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?

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

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Music scene

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.

Entertainment listings, July 30-Aug. 6, 2015

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

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events in and around the area

Music scene

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: Elis Artz

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?