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

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

The real deal

Entertainment listings, Dec. 18, 2014-Jan. 1, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Notes-Worthy: Champaign-Urbana's Acker

This week, Paul Wood chats serially with members of Champaign-Urbana’s Acker. Members include Michael Kramer, guitar; Constantin Roman, guitar; Jeremy Marsan, percussion; and Daniel Walton, cello. They describe their genre as “adorable baby quail.” Their Kickstarter campaign enabled them to record their first full-length record. They play Friday evening at Mike N Molly’s, 105 N.

Review: Beach Boys at the Virginia

We asked Terry Hawkins, owner of Skins 'n' Tins, for his take on Monday's Beach Boys concert in Champaign:

John Frayne: An early gift of musical cheer

As I write this review, the temperature hovers around 50 and not a snowflake in sight. No, I am not complaining. But, many a snowflake fell on the Tryon Festival Theatre last week during the run of Peter Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Nutcracker."

Clubs listings, Dec. 18, 2014-Jan. 1, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Rubel returns

CHAMPAIGN — The popular band Captain Rat And The Blind Rivets will play a Christmas-themed concert from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Cowboy Monkey in downtown Champaign.

Mark Rubel, who plays bass, will be with the band. He now lives in Nashville, where he works at Blackbird Academy, a new school that teaches studio recording techniques.

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

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

Don't miss Wheeler gig

Singin' their favorite tune

The only beach around here is on the Boneyard, and there's no surfing allowed at this time.

Nevertheless, this area has a lot of Beach Boys fans and a few people who have worked with the California band.

Brian Behrns of Philo was an assistant record engineer for the Beach Boys in the late '70s, which meant not only pushing the knobs but running out for KFC.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

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