If you like traditional country music and Ray Price, head to the Philo Country Music Show at 3 p.m Sunday at the R.E. Franks Meeting Center in the heart of Philo. The event hosted by local country-music stalwarts Ed Clem and Chrissy Rigsby will feature a special tribute to Price, who died Dec. 16, 2013. Rolling Stone magazine called him one of the greatest voices of country music.
CHAMPAIGN — The seductive and subversive art of tango will come alive from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive.
Midway through the event, there will also be live music by Tangotta.
"Krannert tango events are a labor of love, not only for me, but for the whole community," said one of the organizers, Melih Sener.
The Venice Baroque Orchestra, 20 strong, came Saturday night to the Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and accompanied the greatly gifted countertenor Philippe Jaroussky in an evening of the music of Georg Frideric Handel and Nicola Porpora.
March your way through a month of tornado chasers, running down a rainbow, LEGO engineering, Vince Gill and polyester teenagers.
Experience the wild antics of "Hairspray" as adapted for children in "Hairspray JR."
URBANA — Opera superstar Nathan Gunn didn't select Jacques Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" for production by Lyric Theatre @ Illinois.
But the general director of the new program views the comic operetta, which premiered in 1858 in Paris, as beautiful, silly and charming.
And he's the one who made the decision to have it performed in English rather than French.
After a tense, closed-door meeting in March 2012 to consider the future of University of Illinois leadership, UI trustees launched their public session with ... a song.
It was just days before embattled UI President Michael Hogan would resign, and trustees were considering the latest revelations about his former chief of staff.
Scenes during a rehearsal of Orpheus in the Underworld at Krannert Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. It runs Thursday March 6 to Saturday March 9 at 7:30 pm and Sunday March 9 at 3 pm in the Tryon Festival Theatre.
URBANA — The Urbana Pops Orchestra's principal flute player, Ai Yamaguchi, will be the featured performer at the ensemble's third of five free recitals at 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium on the lower level of the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.