AUDIO: President's marine band coming to Urbana

An elite military band's upcoming tour stop in Urbana means homecoming for a few of its members. Scott Beatty has more.

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Studio Visit: Rebecca Rego

The singer-songwriter and leader of Rebecca Rego and the Trainmen recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

What brought you to Champaign from Chicago?

Bassist Krauss returning to familiar territory

CHAMPAIGN — While touring with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, bassist Viktor Krauss likes to take his folding bicycle so he can explore.

Getting Personal: Ward Gollings

Getting personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, Ward Gollings of Urbana chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood. Gollings used to play in bands, but now he brings them to Champaign-Urbana as a respected booking agent. He says he feels like he's 47 going on 27.

Here's what's happening on the music scene

Not your typical harp performance

Harpist Ann McLaughlin will present at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Parkland College Theatre a solo harp show in which she will interweave live harp, percussion and vocals with animated videos and theatrical lighting.

Music Q&A: Tim Nordwind of OK Go

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.

Shoe Fest: No womp-womp, just mellow tunes and good times

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."

Clubs listings, Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2014

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Entertainment listings, Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2014

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Unit One visitors will share their talents with community

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.