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Get close to the music at DoCha

DoCha, downtown Champaign's free music festival, now in its eighth season, will take place Friday through next Sunday in the Orpheum Theatre.

Entertainment listings, March 23-30, 2017

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This weekend

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

'Toni Erdman' playing at Art

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

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

MUSIC SCENE

Organist will accompany film

The Champaign Park District will host acclaimed theater organist Mark Gifford (above) to accompany the Buster Keaton silent film classic "The General" at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

Top of the Morning, March 18, 2017

Introducing Sage Phillips, a 17-year-old student at Champaign Central who bagged Best In Show at the eighth annual Eric Show, a juried exhibition featuring artwork from 150 youths at 20 area high schools.

That's her winning entry — "Flesh and Flame" — at right.

Entertainment listings, March 16-23, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

Next week

PRAIRIE GARDENS FAIRYTALE GARDEN FAIR

Ask 'Mimi,' March 12, 2017

Did you work with Willie Summerville?

Getting Personal: Amy Hassinger

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 44-year-old Urbana resident Amy Hassinger, a writer, manuscript consultant and faculty mentor in the University of Nebraska at Omaha MFA in Writing program, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

What interests you the most right now?

Studio Visit: Frank Niemeyer

Frank Niemeyer of Champaign is a trombonist, composer, educator and UI doctoral of musical arts degree candidate in jazz performance. He also is a member of the award-winning UI Jazz Trombone Ensemble.

How long were you living in New York before you came here?