Top of the Morning, June 8, 2017

We didn't just change the look of our weekly weekend preview.

We changed the name of it.

And, as you'll notice by flipping through today's eight-page extra, we changed the feel of it.

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Entertainment listings, June 1-8, 2017


This weekend


What: Presented by Imbibe Urbana. Main Street between Race Street and Broadway Avenue will be closed to cars and open for festival fun. Unique tastings, games, fire and dance performers, dinner specials, art shows and more.

When: 4 to 11 p.m. June 2.

Where: Downtown Urbana.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli from the week that was

Wet Roots Walk

The weather didn't exactly cooperate last weekend for the fourth annual Roots Walk at Crystal Lake Park, though I enjoyed sauntering through a loop, stopping to listen along the way to seven different acts, many of them quite good.

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

Check out 'really big show'

If you live here in C-U and haven't heard of the show "Callbacks" at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today, well, you don't get out much. This promises to be a "really big show," with Sue Aldridge, retiring drama director at Centennial High, directing more than 230 alumni plus current students performing songs from 20 Broadway musicals, at the high school.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

Here's what's happening in the area's ...

Film scene

Second annual Cinema Judaica

Champaign's Art Theater is collaborating with the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation on the second annual Cinema Judaica series, which explores Jewish life, culture and politics in cinema.

Krannert Art Museum shining spotlight on art detectives

CHAMPAIGN — In an unusual move, Krannert Art Museum has brought a back-of-the-house issue to full-frontal display with "Provenance: A Forensic History of Art."

With six paintings and examples of books used in research, the small exhibition in the Kincaid Pavilion covers the big issue of the lineage of ownership, or provenance, of European paintings in the museum collection.

Entertainment listings, May 25-June 1, 2017


This weekend


What: Pair and team events for players of all skill levels. Kibitzers are welcome. Hosted by local players from Bridge at Ginger Creek community bridge club.

When:9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily May 25-29.

Where: Hawthorn Suites, Champaign.

Georgetown's second Spring Fling set for June 9-10

GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Mural Committee will host its second annual Spring Fling Vendor Market on June 9-10 at the Georgetown Fairgrounds, featuring kids activities, tiny house builders, raffles, baking contests and more than 70 vendors selling a variety of products as well as food vendors.

The event helps the mural committee raise funds to paint more murals in Georgetown.

Ask 'Mimi,' May 21, 2017

Did you see that Harmonia Rosales' re-creation of Michelangelo's 'The Creation of Adam' has gone viral?

Yes, the Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, BuzzFeed and other media have done articles on her oil painting. In the famous painting, she replaced the white male figures that represent Jesus, God and angels with black women.

Studio Visit: EKAH (E.K. Anna Hennequet)

EKAH (E.K. Anna Hennequet) is an artist living in Mahomet.

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