Entertainment listings, Oct. 23-30, 2014

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

Notes-Worthy: Blues singer Jackie Scott

This week, Paul Wood chats with blues singer Jackie Scott, who’s from Virginia but has done her homework in the Chicago blues style. She’s usually backed by the Housewreckers, but in her performance Friday, she’s with Kilborn Alley at The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St., U. The show starts at 9 p.m. Both Scott and Kilborn Alley won Blues Blast Magazine awards in 2010. 

Clubs listings, Oct. 23-30, 2014

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

Illinois bands corner

Here is what the bands are doing this weekend for the UI homecoming and Alumni Band Weekend celebration:


4:50 p.m.: Marching Illini march-out from the Armory to the MI Practice Field at First and Gregory.

Here's what's happening on the music scene

Concert will raise money for the TIMES Center

The Music 4 A Mission Concert, benefiting the TIMES Center, will feature five popular local bands, including headliner Candy Foster and the Shades of Blue. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Mattis Avenue Free Methodist Church, 1913 S. Mattis Ave, C.

Top of the morning, Oct. 18, 2014

Those 50 high school marching bands at Memorial Stadium today aren't the only ones making beautiful music in these parts this weekend. The 50th State Fiddle Contest is Sunday in Effingham.

Here's more courtesy Teresa Foreman of the Illinois Old-time Fiddlers Association:

Entertainment listings, Oct. 16-23, 2014

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

Sinfonia set to celebrate Strauss

High-culture people may know Richard Strauss for his operas "Der Rosenkavalier" and "Salome," but low-culture people like me know him for the great movie music "2001: A Space Odyssey" made of "Sunrise" from "Also sprach Zarathustra."

John Frayne: Chicago Symphony Orchestra truly a delight

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra came to Champaign-Urbana last Saturday, and that is always a special event, guaranteeing an audience in the Foellinger Great Hall, packed to the rafters.

Rich Warren: Ear ye! Ear ye! These headphones are the real deal

Two new headphones fill your ears with the splendid fidelity of full-range music while reducing, and in one case nearly eliminating, background distractions.