It was raining cellists in the Foellinger Great Hall last week.
DVDs and Blu-ray digital discs compromise video quality and it is imperative we return to the grooved RCA Selectavision videodiscs from the 1980s. A second best fallback would be analog Laservision discs. Although they lacked grooves, they were tried-and-true analog. Any person can see that their video quality surpassed these tiny silver DVDs with their digital compression.
C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with The Southern Transfer Band bass player JON FOLEY:
You have recently been playing with The Southern Transfer Band; where does your history in music come from?
MAHOMET — When the Mahomet-Seymour dance team's seniors told their coach they wanted to perform to spoken word instead of music, Margaret Miller was hesitant — to say the least.
"I agreed with the girls, that it would be really cool," the third-year coach said of the twist on the competition routine. "But I also knew it would be really difficult and a big challenge."
NEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce."
CHAMPAIGN — So, Jerry Lee Lewis is on the phone.
Or Jason Cohen, who plays him in "Million Dollar Quartet," the story of the recording session where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins played for one unforgettable night.
"Million Dollar Quartet" comes to the Virginia Theatre on Wednesday, and Cohen has Jerry Lee down pat, all the shaking and everything.
Does 40 North have an art gallery now?
Yes, sort of. After Verizon Wireless left the Champaign Telephone Company building on South Neil Street, company owner/arts supporter Mike Hosier went to 40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council, saying he would like to see art in his space.