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Susan McKinney: Author offers a balm for the soul

In "The Keeper of Lost Things," author Ruth Hogan has written a beautiful story of love lost and found. Friendships forged and disrupted; life coming full circle.

A celebrated author of short stories, Anthony Peardew is the Keeper of Lost Things. Peardew lost his fiancee early in life, and it so affected him, he collects things that people leave behind or dropped.

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Nashville musicians to visit Virginia Theatre

Three Nashville musicians, among them the steel pedal player for George Jones, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in a fundraiser for Villa Grove Elite Softball.

Danville High Library Club finds creative way to give back

DANVILLE — When members of Danville High School's Library Club learned a local child-development center had been affected by the state's budget impasse, they used a portion of their proceeds from a fundraiser to help out.

Entertainment listings, March 9-16, 2017

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BECKMAN INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE

Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, March 5, 2017

By TED KOOSER
U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

Here's a poem by John Stanizzi, who lives in Connecticut, in which we get a good look inside middle school culture in the 1960s. But is it really any different today? This poet's most recent book is "Hallelujah Time!" (Big Table Publishing, 2015).

Cry To Me

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Black Sacred Music Symposium Concert

Library events, March 5-11, 2017

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 3 p.m. Monday at the main library, youths can explore technology from the past and play vintage video games at Teen STEAM: Retro Tech.

C-U haiku, March 5, 2017

By JIM O'BRIEN, ANN HART and WILL REGER

Wore boots yesterday.

Sandals today. More snow? Oh,

Spring, make up your mind.

— Krista Sunderland, Champaign

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

Kelly Strom: Slow, deliberate suspense

Author April Smith has written seven or eight novels, and her work has also been nominated for three Emmys and two Writer's Guild awards, writing for such shows as "Cagney & Lacey," "Chicago Hope" and "Lou Grant."

Her latest venture, "Home Sweet Home," primarily takes place in the early 1950s, with a few narrative jumps to a murder in 1985.

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

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