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John Frayne | Previewing the spring 2019 schedule at Krannert, part II

At 3 p.m. on Feb. 10, the Sunday Salon series will offer an unusual recital. Accordionist Hanzhi Wang, the first-prize winner of the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Competition, will play in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.

For the retirees, Jan. 13-20, 2019

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Jan. 13, 2019

There is no art form more American than tap dance. If that tidbit of info caught you flat-footed, you'll never have a better chance to catch up on what you've missed than this week when Dance at Illinois, Lyric Theatre at Illinois and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts kick off a tap-focused spring season with a screening of the documentary "American Tap."

Religion calendar, Jan. 11-18, 2019

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Nightlife listings, Jan. 10-17, 2019

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town:

THURSDAY, Jan. 10

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Jim and Tommy, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: Dearie (Free Music Thursdays), 9:30 p.m.

CLARK BAR: Chickadee Sermon, 6 p.m.; C-U Comedy's "The Open Mic," (stand up comedy show; all signups in advance, jesse@cucomedy.com), 9 p.m.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 10-17, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

JEFF DUNHAM

What: Comedian and ventriloquist on his "Passively Aggressive" Tour.

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 12.

Where: State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: $45.50 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641 or statefarmcenter.com.

Next week

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Chicago gospel group to kick off Danville's annual MLK Day celebration

DANVILLE — A Chicago gospel group will kick off Danville's annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Jan. 20.

"Peace in the Midst of the Storm" is the theme for the two-day event, which will feature The Douglas Singers. The group will perform during the scholarship banquet, set for 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert St.

Getting Personal: Kris Ehler

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 40-year-old Thomasboro resident KRIS EHLER chats with staff writer Paul Wood. Ehler is a certified crop adviser, master soybean adviser, farmer, DJ and volunteer.

Where did you learn your DJ skills?

John Frayne | Krannert concerts to warm things up

The spring season is upon us at the Krannert Center and other music venues. And if it is January, the Russians must be coming.

Sure enough, the Russian National Ballet Company will offer two classic ballets.

Religion calendar, Jan. 4-11, 2019

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