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?
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.