Ask 'Mimi,' May 24, 2015

After seeing in your article last week that Joan Jett is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I heard the band Chicago is not. If true, wouldn't you say the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a credibility issue? Who's next ... Milli Vanilli? —Sheila Lamb

Here's what's happening on the music scene

Check out music in downtown Champaign

The Friday Night Live series of street-side performances in downtown Champaign kicks off this Friday and continues through Aug. 29.

Stones still rolling along

The Rolling Stones 2015 Zip Code Tour, which starts today, doesn't get any closer to here than Milwaukee (June 23) or Indianapolis (July 4).

No Chicago? I saw them at Soldier Field in 1997. They opened with "Satisfaction" and closed with "Brown Sugar." Somewhere in the middle, they did a bluesier, more intimate set on a smaller stage.

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

Terrific tunes this week

Weekend planner: Get outdoors for sweet summer sounds

Music seems to sound even better outside on a nice summer evening. Many park districts recognize that, offering free concerts throughout the summer in various parks. The Champaign Park District kicked off its Sounds at Sunset series May 2 and will present the second Sunset concert from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, featuring the Big Bluestem String Band.

Club needs fixes before Lil Wayne show

DANVILLE — The owners of a downtown Danville club have some minor fire-code violations to fix before Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne makes an appearance there next month.

During an inspection of Studio 25 on Friday, the Danville fire department cited the club for unspecified violations Assistant Chief Tom Pruitt described as "fixable."

Blues great B.B. King's daughter to host Vegas Strip event

LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King's eldest daughter says she'll host a free musical tribute event at a Las Vegas Strip venue after a public viewing of her father's body at a funeral chapel.

Clubs listings, May 21-28, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.


A PLUS VIP LOUNGE: Dragon Karaoke by Paul Faber, 7 p.m.

Entertainment listings, May 21-28, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

John Frayne: A toe-tapping good time

The Mark Morris Dance Company came to the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert on May 1 for a two-day run of their appealing and inventive version of George Friderik Handel's 1718 (rev.