Frank's Weekend Faves, Nov. 11, 2018

Here's something for local shutterbugs to focus on — the 2018 State of the Art: Photography Invitational opens Monday at Parkland College's Giertz Gallery in west Champaign.

Curated by modern-day Renaissance man Christopher Schneberger (whom you'll hear more about — and from — here in just a bit), the invitational show will feature images by Christine Carr, Antone Dolezal and Lara Shipl

John Frayne | 'Air' proves to be a learning experience

Daniel Hope and Friends came to town on Oct. 25, and their appearance in Foellinger Great Hall was less a concert than an onslaught.

The program was called "Air, A Baroque Journey." And the music mirrored the contents of a CD with that title published by DGG about a decade ago. The word "air" means, in this context, a short melodic piece.

MLK fourth-graders' Indonesian immersion culminates in gamelan concert

URBANA — Drums and brass instruments brought "volcanic" music to Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, where students studying an Indonesian art form gave a gamelan concert.

Lorena Griffin's fourth-graders have focused on the island of Bali in science, music and writing classes, with activities including the creation of volcanoes in the classroom.

Religion calendar, Nov. 9-16, 2018

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Roseanne Cash excited to play Virginia after release of 15th album

CHAMPAIGN — Just days after her new album came out, Rosanne Cash is pumped about playing tonight at the Virginia.

Her 15th studio release is "She Remembers Everything," and Cash does, whether it's sharing a stage with her father, writing several books or being a mother of five.

Nightlife listings, Nov. 8-15, 2018

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


CANOPY CLUB: Chris Lake, 9 p.m.

CLARK BAR: Shawn Farbman and Jenny Carpenter of Love Sign, 6 p.m.; C-U Comedy's "The Open Mic," (stand up comedy show; all signups in advance,, 9 p.m.

GOLDY'S BAR AND GRILL: Free N' Fun Bar Bingo, 6 p.m.

REO, newly crowned as state's all-time faves, back on the road again at Virginia

CHAMPAIGN — Hometown heroes REO Speedwagon, returning Saturday, have been voted the "Top Musicians in Illinois History" by participants in the Illinois Top 200 project, a part of the state's bicentennial celebration.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 8-15, 2018


This weekend


What: Featuring the work of Craft League of Champaign-Urbana's artists exhibiting new, original works in basketry, ceramics, fiber, fiber/batik, glass, jewelry, painting/printmaking, photography and woodworking.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

ACE Lifetime Award winner sees her own struggles in music students

CHAMPAIGN — Her violin tucked under her chin, Dorothy "Doro" Martirano lifts her bow and begins to play the Bach solo Sonata No. 1 in G Minor. Moments later, she switches to the wistful tune "Autumn Leaves."

Among so many genres of music she has played over nearly six decades — classical, jazz, contemporary, folk, you name it — she doesn't claim a favorite.

ACE Business Award winner has ensured local musicians always have a stage

CHAMPAIGN — A dozen music acts in seven days.

That's not the lineup at a big-city venue. It's the local record store — Exile on Main Street.