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Frank's Weekend Faves, March 24, 2019

Two Illinois institutions are celebrating golden anniversaries this year, and they'll be doing so together this Saturday when The Other Guys present their 50th anniversary reunion concert at Krannert Center in Urbana.

John Frayne | 'Terra Nostra' is a remarkable work

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra concert on March 9 had one work, and a remarkable work it was: "Terra Nostra," an oratorio by Stacy Garrop, who has been for the past three seasons the Music Alive composer in residence with the symphony.

Religion calendar, March 22-29, 2019

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First AI Google Doodle features Bach

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle.

Thursday's animated Google Doodle shows the composer playing an organ in celebration of his March 21, 1685, birthday under the old Julian calendar. It encourages users to compose their own two-measure melody.

Frank's Weekend Faves, March 17, 2019

If you like your rock Southern-fried with a side order of chainsaw, you don't have to look far this week. Jackyl, the band that has made lumberjacking rock for the past quarter-century, is coming to The City Center in Champaign on Friday night.

The doors open at 7 p.m., and Jackyl hits the stage at 505 S. Chestnut St., C, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $30.

John Frayne | Sinfonia da Camera's classics were a fine bouquet, indeed

The Sinfonia da Camera concert on March 2 in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts was entitled "A Bouquet of Classics" and a concert that featured two of the greatest symphonies of the Classical Period, Wolfgang Mozart's Symphony No. 39 and Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 104 ("London"). They certainly deserved the term "classics" in both its meanings.

Religion calendar, March 15-22, 2019

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Aretha Franklin concert documentary, local choir to open Ebertfest

CHAMPAIGN — An Aretha Franklin concert documentary shot nearly 50 years ago will open this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival on April 10.

A live performance by a local choir — the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir of Champaign-Urbana, directed by Noah Brown, Audrey Mock and Terry Napper — will follow.

Nightlife listings, March 14-21, 2019

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town.

THURSDAY, March 14

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Kyle Rhoney (of Kickin & Pickin), 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: Andy Mo (Free Music Thursdays), 9:30 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: Boogie T.Rio With Mersiv And Vampa , 9 p.m.

Spotify files antitrust suit with EU against Apple

LONDON (AP) — Swedish music site Spotify has complained to European Union regulators about Apple for allegedly abusing its dominant position in music streaming and stifling competition.

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