Terry Brown of C.U. Bands and Fans talks with guitarist Jim Means of Killer Bee Honey, a local band that plays covers and original music. The band also includes Lon Ray on guitar, vocalist Cathy Means, Aaron Burnett on drums, Josh Dodson on bass and Bryce Johnson on vocals.
How long has KBH been a band and who are the members?
URBANA — Girls are invited to Japan House on Sunday to celebrate Girls' Day, or Hinamatsuri in Japan, with special tea ceremonies at noon and 1 p.m.
PODCAST: Mina Girgis - The Nile Project (Club Krannert): Play now!
Brian Moline talks with Mina Girgis, the co-founder of The Nile Project, in concert at Krannert Center's Tryon Festival Theater this Friday night.
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Sounds like a bit of a hoedown
The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra has partnered with the Champaign County Farm Bureau on its next concert, "Music of the Heartland," at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Krannert Center in Urbana.
URBANA — Because the Nile River is the longest river in the world, bordering 11 countries, people living in its basin don't conceive of themselves as from the same region, said Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis.
The word diva (divine) may seem hyperbolic when applied to opera singers, but the appearance of Renee Fleming on the stage at Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 14 had much of a royal progress about it. The venue was filled to the rafters, and the audience greeted her with deafening applause, and I am not using words figuratively.
In 1984, while doing mission relief work in Uganda, Ray Barnett gave a ride to an orphan boy.
"The boy sang on the entire journey. Ray Barnett was very inspired by his singing and wanted to share the joy and enthusiasm of African children with Americans," said Carissa Esau, a chaperone with the African Children's Choir.