World War I
URBANA — "World War I in Champaign County: The Local Story of the Great War" at the Archives Research Center, Horticulture Field Laboratory, 1707 S. Orchard St., U, will feature on Thursday live period music, plus presentations and exhibits exploring the local scene in that era.
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
Sounds on a stroll
Studio Visit is a Q&A with local artists. Here, Larry and Alaina Kanfer chat with Melissa Merli.
The local arts community has taken some hard hits in recent weeks with the deaths of four respected artists: pianist Kent Conrad, singer Jean Redpath, photographer Barbara DeGenevieve and actress Molly Glynn.
CHAMPAIGN — The day after he discovered he is the winner of the 2014 ACE Award for lifetime achievement, Gerald "Candy" Foster joked "longevity pays off."
Free family event
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Center Partnership and area businesses will host Midtown Sundaze, a free family event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Boneyard Creek Second Street Basin.
New Illini Union exhibit
"The Portraits Project: A Portrait of Cancer Across America" is on view through Sept. 28 at the Illini Union Art Gallery.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Susan Harbourt, 39, of St. Joseph, a full-time jewelry maker, wife and mother of two sons, ages 5 and 8, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
How did you happen to be nominated for a 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Award?