Music

John Frayne: Ukrainian pianist is tops on my Liszt

On April 6, the Sunday Salon series at the Foellinger Great Hall featured a piano recital by the Ukrainian-born Vadym Kholodenko.

This greatly gifted pianist was the gold medal winner at the 14th Van Cliburn competition.


Clubs listings, April 17-24, 2014

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

THURSDAY, April 17

BLACK BEAR INN, Danville: Karaoke with Route 66, 9 p.m.


Music Q&A: David Belcher of Illini Contraband

This week, Paul Wood chats with David Belcher, 21, who plays in Illini Contraband. The enormous band plays in Earth Week festivities.

If you go


Entertainment listings, April 17-24, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend


Step on out to the Allerton Barn Dance

With the death of actor Mickey Rooney, the age of barn dance movies is officially over.

But the barn dance lives on.

The University of Illinois Employees Credit Union hosts the Allerton Barn Dance on Friday evening.

It features the BowDacious String Band from 6 to 7 p.m.; Sam Payne and Friends from 7 to 8 p.m.; and The Curses starting at 8 p.m.


Top of the Morning, April 17, 2014

They go by a catchy name, play a mean violin and like to celebrate with popsicles and a game of "Capture the Flag."

Introducing the Bow-Dacious String Band, a group of area kids who will knock your socks off if you catch them in concert. Your next chance is 6 p.m. Friday when they open Allerton's annual concert series at the Barn Dance.


No Elvis or Michael clothing allowed

Lisa Marie Presley will perform next month in Watseka.

But if you want to go to the show, don't wear anything with images of her father or her late ex-husband.


Gallery talk to focus on C-U music scene

CHAMPAIGN — Several members of the local music scene will participate in a gallery talk about the C-U music scene, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth St., C.


Duo to perform Thursday night

CHAMPAIGN — The Sudden Sound Concert Series will present the Chicago Underground Duo at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.


Ask 'Mimi' April 13, 2014

Q: Didn't Mickey Rooney, who died last week at age 93, perform here?


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