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Entertainment listings, Jan. 22-29, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead


King celebration set for Sunday at Krannert

A few heavy hitters and a lot of singers will be presenting at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, starting with a free concert at 4:15 p.m. Sunday at Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. It will feature the 100-plus voice MLK Interdenominational Community Choir directed by Willie Summerville.

King speaker: Work for change in the world

CHAMPAIGN — Kenneth Morris Jr. spent years longing to try on a pair of shoes once worn by one of his two famous ancestors, social reformer Frederick Douglass.

Then he realized those shoes are too big for anyone to fill — but he could walk in his own, and so can the rest of us, to work for change in the world.

Ford County Fair officials re-elected

MELVIN — Kirk Miller of Melvin was re-elected president of the Ford County Fair Board at the board's annual meeting.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 8-15, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Chelsea Norton - Champaign Park District 1-6-15

Chelsea Norton - Champaign Park District 1-6-15: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with the park district's Marketing Director about January events.


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Ask Mimi Jan. 4, 2015

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Weekend planner, Jan. 3, 2015: Promenades and do-si-dos

Dance-lovers will start off 2015 at the 28th Chambana Jan Jam, an event presented by the Urbana Country Dancers that draws folks from throughout Illinois and surrounding states. It started Friday and continues from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today at the Illini Union, 1401 E. Green St., U.

Filling out your 2015 calendar


12 — After six years in office, Gov. Pat Quinn will turn over the Governor's Mansion (and a bunch of financial problems) to Republican Bruce Rauner. On the opposite side of the aisle, Democrat Carol Ammons will be sworn in as the first African-American state representative from Champaign County. (They might disagree on a few issues.)