Weekend planner: Kickin' It Country

Kickin' It Country this evening at Kennekuk County Park near Danville is such a big event Presence Health Foundation does it only every other year. The event is at 5:30 p.m.

Entertainment listings, July 21-28, 2016

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Rich Warren: Reader emails: Knowledge is power

Living in a high-tech hub such as Champaign-Urbana accrues many benefits. One of those is highly knowledgeable readers. We recently wrote about "just a few major companies" manufacturing the majority of lithium batteries. A reader, who makes his living involving batteries, responded:

Clubs listings, July 21-28, 2016

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164th Champaign County Fair kicks off

URBANA — The 164th annual Champaign County Fair is doing a few new things this year, among them a fundraiser tonight before the fair officially opens Friday.

Notes-Worthy: Dustin Danger

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Dustin Danger:

Tell us about yourself: Where are you from? Where did your talent in music come from? How long have you played in this area?

Ex-Cinderella rockers to take DuQuoin State Fair stage

DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) — Rockers Tom Keifer and Sebastian Bach will take the DuQuoin State Fair Grandstand stage on Aug. 27.

Pitbull's new video also an ad for Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The new video from rapper Pitbull looks like a four-minute advertisement for Florida because that's exactly what it is.

Rappers' anti-violence summit draws hundreds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper The Game said he was moved to call together gang members for an anti-violence summit Sunday after the recent killing of his foster brother in Los Angeles.