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

Uncorked and On Topic talk

Ask 'Mimi,' Jan. 29, 2017

What's going on with the Vault Arts Collective in Tuscola?

Well, there was bad news followed by potentially good news. Owner John McDevitt had said on Facebook that "after much consideration and a seismic shift in personal circumstances," he would close the Vault on Feb. 28.

Studio Visit: Tedra Ashley-Wannemuehler

Tedra Ashley-Wannemuehler, 45, of Champaign is a book binder and metalsmith.

When did you first start making jewelry?

(Dis)playing it cool: WPA exhibit headlines Krannert Art Museum season

CHAMPAIGN — There is no relief program for artists as well-known as the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project — during the Great Depression, it put some 10,000 artists and craftsmen to work.

They created thousands of paintings, lithographs, sculptures and other pieces that often depicted, in American Regionalism style, Americans at work, along with their hopes and dreams.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2017


This weekend


What: For the 44th consecutive year, Champaign-Urbana's annual Gaming Convention will be from noon Jan. 27 to 6 p.m. Jan. 29. Play your favorite board, miniature, card or role-playing game.

When: Starting at noon Jan. 27, 9 a.m. Jan. 28 and 29.

Studio Visit: Bob Schifo

Bob Schifo, 66, of Catlin is a musician and photographer with a studio in Catlin.

How often do you perform at the VA in Danville?

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

Silent films with live music

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

Here's what's happening in the area's ...


CUSO's British Bounty concert

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra's British Bounty concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana will feature some of the most popular classical works from the British Isles.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 19-26, 2017


This weekend


What: Keynote speaker with be Eric McDuffie of the African American Studies Department. The program will include a presentation by Wrapsody and a performance by the Banks, Bridgewater and Lewis Drum Corps.

When: 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 21.