Art

Art

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.

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Entertainment listings, March 9-16, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

BECKMAN INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE

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MUSIC SCENE

Black Sacred Music Symposium Concert

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

Full day of making art

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli from the week that was

Global thinker showing works

Ask 'Mimi,' March 5, 2017

Did late actor Bill Paxton attend Ebertfest?

Yes, in 2001, with Sam Raimi's crime drama "A Simple Plan." I remember seeing him after he appeared at the Virginia, at a late-night art show in downtown Champaign. He seemed curious and unpretentious.

Entertainment listings, March 2-9, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: Presented by Imbibe Urbana. Family-friendly for everyone.

When: 4 to 11 p.m. March 3.

Where: Downtown Urbana.

More info: Email imbibeurbana@gmail.com.

PIATT COUNTY ANTIQUE DAY

Art that helped vets cope going on display in Danville

DANVILLE — After graduating from high school in 1986, Judy Brown enlisted in the Army, thinking the military would offer her more opportunities than she had in her Virginia town, where she spent summers pulling tobacco.

Sharing their stories at 'Moth Mainstage'

CHAMPAIGN — A 94-year-old Russian immigrant, a Chicago woman who entered the military in the '70s and a Boston man who was wrongly arrested on a train.

They are among the five storytellers who will perform at "Moth Mainstage" on Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, telling true stories from their lives.