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C-U haiku, July 29, 2018

summer sandcastles

every wave

erases a dream

— Mel Goldberg, Laredo, Texas

Submissions may be made to cupoetry@gmail.com with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and city, along with your haiku. Submissions may be edited.

American Life in Poetry | After the Opera

My teacher and mentor, the late Karl Shapiro, once said of opera, "I'm afraid, Ted, that it's sort of silly." Here is a poem by Richard Schiffman that has a little fun with the hair-on-fire excesses of grand opera. It's from his book "What the Dust Doesn't Know" from Salmon Poetry.

After the Opera

The curtain parts one last time

and the ones who killed

Underground Illinois: It takes a delicate hand to get masterpieces on display

When Walter Wilson and Tim Fox are at their best, the general public perusing Krannert Art Museum won't notice the work they do in the basement of the building, where the design and installation specialists craft mounts for the artwork displayed throughout the galleries.

Entertainment listings, July 26-Aug. 2, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR

Entertainment listings, July 19-26, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

FARMER CITY/DeWITT COUNTY FAIR

Entertainment listings, July 12-19, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

HISTORIC FARM DAYS

Entertainment listings, July 5-12, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMER BLOCK PARTIES

What: Block party fun. Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, interactive music by DJ Fireproof and many more activities.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. July 6.

Where: Johnston Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

Top of the Morning, June 30, 2018

I found myself in the Springer Cultural Center in Champaign to pick something up this week.

I've walked through the hallways before and enjoyed the artwork that's strewn throughout the main floor of the building.

Many times, it's artwork from children, which is always fun to look at.

But Wednesday's trip was different.

Entertainment listings, June 28-July 5, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

FORD COUNTY FAIR

What: Highlights include Western Horse Show, a queen pageant, talent show, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, C-Bar rodeo, petting zoo, carnival, a variety of livestock shows, food and more. Friday night concert features Travis Tritt with Craig Campbell and Jordan Davis.

When: June 28-30.

Frank's Weekend Faves, June 24, 2018

I hadn't yet started writing this column a year ago when Ilene Silverman first opened The Gilbert Gallery in downtown Urbana. But as she prepares to celebrate her art gallery's first anniversary next week, you can bet I'm not going to miss that. Nor should you.

Why?