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Art scene

UI art show

CHAMPAIGN — The 90th University of Illinois art and faculty show will open Thursday at Krannert Art Museum along with three other fall shows that offer a little something for everyone — including Marcel Proust's settee.

Ask 'Mimi,' Aug. 23, 2015

Has Krannert Center made any changes to its 2015-16 lineup?

Entertainment listings, Aug. 20-27, 2015

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

Four C-U teachers to share $2,700 grant

A $2,700 grant from the CU Schools Foundation is making cross-district art collaboration possible for 100 students and four teachers in Champaign and Urbana high schools this year.

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Great news for jazz fans

Ask 'Mimi,' Aug. 16, 2015

Why were those four shipping containers placed in downtown Urbana in that lot with the murals on either side?

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Patti Smith Showtime series

Entertainment listings, Aug. 13-20, 2015

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

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Lincoln scene

MONTICELLO — The Allerton Park & Retreat Center is taking registration for its Experiencing Lincoln seminar, coming up Oct. 11-13 at the park.

The participants will attend lectures and participate in conversations with experts as well as enjoy hands-on opportunities to interpret the landscape that helped shape the man Abraham Lincoln became.

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.