Entertainment listings, March 5-12, 2015

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Notes-Worthy: Jim Means of Killer Bee Honey

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?

Clubs listings, March 5-12, 2015

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

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Girls' Day

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)

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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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Here's what's happening on the music scene

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.

Ask 'Mimi,' March 1, 2015

Did trumpeter Clark Terry (above) have connections to this area?

The Nile Project: Connected by a river

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.

John Frayne: Opera singer gave audience a night to remember

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.

Youths will share joy, enthusiasm at C-U stops

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.