Music

Clubs listings, July 31-Aug. 7, 2014

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


Soprano heading home for operetta

WATSEKA — After singing the role of Norma Desmond in the musical "Sunset Boulevard" in Cleveland, soprano Helen Todd will switch gears.

She'll drive eight hours to her hometown of Watseka to sing the role of Rosalinde in the Sugar Creek Opera production of "Die Fledermaus" on Saturday.


Rich Warren: Can't stay quiet about television sound levels

One of our online readers decries fluctuating TV sound levels.


Going head over heels

CHAMPAIGN — Danville native Dick Van Dyke made an indelible impression as the magical, mystical chimney sweep Bert in the 1964 movie "Mary Poppins."

His tall and lanky frame seemed just right for the role.

And so is Marc Wilson's.


Entertainment listings, July 31-Aug. 7, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend


Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

Staff writer Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead:

MONDAY

If you missed the film on award-winning critic Roger Ebert, "Life Itself," during Ebertfest or at the Art Theater in Champaign, the movie begins a run at the Virginia Theatre at 7 tonight. Repeat showings are scheduled each night through Aug. 1.

TUESDAY


Studio Visit: Josh Quirk

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Josh Quirk. The professional drummer who plays with several bands, including the Brat Pack, recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli:

You're known for being a versatile drummer. Is there any style you don't play?


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

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


Ask 'Mimi' July 27, 2014

From Joan Jett to a tip on upcoming music in local parks to the local connection to Lyle Lovett's upcoming show, Melissa "Mimi" Merli has you covered.

I heard Joan Jett is performing at the Decatur Celebration. True?


Here's what's happening on the music scene

Benefit concert

CHAMPAIGN — The Developmental Services Center will be the beneficiary of the Eastern Illinois Parrot Head Club's "C-U in the Prairibbean X" benefit concert Saturday in the parking lot in front of the Orpheum Children's Science Museum in downtown Champaign.


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