By Andrew Howie/For The News-Gazette
Ah, fall. Summer fades away and the world cools down and gets ready for winter. The parties become memories, the light runs away earlier each day.
But in the midst of all the letdown, this weekend's Shoe Fest gives us, in their words "one more dance before summer turns to fall."
This week, Paul Wood chats with Tim Nordwind (bass guitar and vocals) of OK Go. You know, the band with the supercool videos. The band performs Sept. 13 at the Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave., U. “Hungry Ghosts,” coming out in October, is the first studio album in several years.
URBANA — A variety of guests will participate this academic year in the Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence Program, which features events that are free and open to the public.
CHAMPAIGN — At home and at school, John and Jennifer Currey take a divide and conquer approach.
Married for 18 years with 11-year-old twins, they live in Savoy and work together at Central High — he as director of bands and she as his assistant.
"Pretty much everything we do we know that's a Jen job or a John job," she said Tuesday, two days before school would begin.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Sam Gingher, a doctoral of musical arts candidate in piano performance at the University of Illinois and the 2014 co-Krannert Center Debut Artist.
What has the Krannert Center Debut Artist thing meant for you?
Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come:
Here's what's happening on the music scene:
Auditions for children's chorus scheduled
The Central Illinois Children's Chorus is auditioning youths for its 37th season, which will include a holiday performance with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, winter and spring concerts, and community events.