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Big Gigantic visiting the Canopy Club

Big Gigantic, an instrumental electronica, hip-hop and jazz music group based in Boulder, Colo., will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Canopy Club, Urbana. Tickets are $29.

Studio Visit: Judith Adanma Johnson

Judith Adanma Johnson, 35, of Mahomet is an artist and a soccer mom.

How do you feel about your artwork being chosen as the Boneyard Arts Festival's signature image?

I was elated. I couldn't believe it, actually. We have such an eclectic arts community around here, so much talent. It's an honor to have my image represent the community.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 23-March 2, 2017


This weekend


What: Hosted by Unity West PTO. Arrive early to pick your own table, view and bid on the silent auction items. Maximum of eight players per table; work as a team to come up with the answers. 50/50 raffle and games between rounds. Bring your own food.

Youngsters prep for 'Lion King Jr.' performance

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Park District Youth Theatre Director Patty Zosky Dudley could have gone with makeup for the 60 cast members in the coming-of-age musical “Disney’s Lion King Jr.”

Instead, she went through the time-consuming process of having more than 100 masks made for the popular musical, which opens Thursday evening at the Virginia Theatre.

Ask 'Mimi,' Feb. 19, 2017

Does Parkland College have alumna Alicia Henry's student work on display as part of its purchase award program?

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Ben Folds visiting the Canopy Club

Pianist Ben Folds, with vocalist Kadhja Bonet, will perform Saturday night at The Canopy Club in Urbana.

The show is sold out, but VIP tickets are available.

Studio Visit: Derek Linzy

Derek Linzy, 36, of Champaign is a music producer and engineer and musician who will lead the first of four National Endowment for the Arts-funded Open Scene workshops at the Independent Media Center in Urbana.

How did you end up being selected for Open Scene?

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

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