Entertainment listings, April 24-May1, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

John Frayne: Performance struck a (harpsi)chord with me

Charlotte Mattax Moersch gave a very enjoyable faculty recital of Baroque harpsichord music on April 13 in the Foellinger Great Hall.

Clubs listings, April 24-May 1, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

THURSDAY, April 24

BLACK BEAR INN, Danville: Karaoke with Route 66, 9 p.m.

Rich Warren: An Apple alternative? OK, I'll bite

Today we compare Apples and oranges, or SanDisks, as the case may be.

Apple owns the portable headphone music player market, the market pioneered by Sony more than 30 years ago. That market now occupies a tiny niche, because most people use their smartphones or tablets to enjoy music on the go. Many no longer even store the music on their personal device but stream it from the cloud.

Acoustic guitarist to perform Friday

CHAMPAIGN — Daniel Bachman, who describes himself as an American primitive acoustic guitarist, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C.

Duo planning show at Sylvia's Irish Inn

URBANA — The duo Gasta from West Michigan will perform for the first time in Urbana, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Sylvia's Irish Inn, 312 W. Green St. The cover is $10.

Gasta's members are Nathan Wright on violin, guitar and vocals, and Jonathan Misner on bodhran and percussion instruments, whistles and vocals. The two perform Celtic music with a contemporary flair.

Symphony closes season with Russians

URBANA — The Champaign-Urbana Symphony will look to Russia for its final season concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

The "A Russian Festival" concert conducted by Stephen Alltop starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Foellinger Great Hall. The program:

— Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture.

Scott to join Kilborn Alley for show

URBANA — Jackie Scott, a blues singer from Hampton Roads, Va., will perform with the Kilborn Alley Blues Band at its 14th anniversary party at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St., U.

Kilborn Alley singer Andrew Duncanson said his band has played in many places over the years and met many fine players.

Melissa Merli: And the hand played on

Heitler keeps working despite fracture

Pianist Donnie Heitler is legally blind so tries to be careful.

But a little more than three weeks ago, during a break in his set at a Champaign restaurant, he tripped over a cable and fell, landing on his left hand.

"I kept on playing that night but it stiffened up on me the next day," he said.

DSO to honor late founder

DANVILLE — The Danville Symphony Orchestra's final concert of its 47th season on Saturday evening will honor its founder, Harry Adams, who died last year.

The orchestra also promises "Two Times the Fun," with guest artists Charles Webb and Steven Mann, a piano duo, plus Joseph Mervis of Indianapolis as narrator of "Carnival of the Animals."

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