REO coming home Nov. 9

CHAMPAIGN — REO Speedwagon will return to its hometown with a Nov. 9 concert at the Virginia Theatre.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 3 at the Virginia box office, online at or by phone at 217-356-9063.

Prices are $59.50, $79.50 and $99.50.

Clubs listings, Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Entertainment listings, Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

How sweet it is: Urbana festival starts Friday

You've got classic rock bands, an entire folk festival, corn dripping with butter, a classic car show and plenty of free activities to keep the kids busy, so there's no reason not to attend the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival.

Downtown Urbana will be hopping Friday from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Notes-Worthy: Sara Siders-Hall

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Sara Siders-Hall of Upshot.

Wonder uses pop-up shows as tour preview

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stevie Wonder performed free pop-up concerts in Washington, Philadelphia and New York this week in advance of a new tour.

The D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development says Wonder performed a few songs at the D.C. Armory Mall on Aug. 17. The first 1,000 people got doughnuts.

New UI band director says he's in it for the long haul

CHAMPAIGN — The new band director at the University of Illinois is finally all moved in to his office at the Harding Band Building. And, like others before him, Stephen Peterson isn't planning on leaving any time soon.

The Future Five, Aug. 24, 2015


Bon Jovi reschedules Vancouver show on fly

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi says he rebooked a canceled Vancouver show at a new venue because he didn't want to disappoint fans in the city he called home for six years.

They're with the bands

Sometimes the game is really exciting, and sometimes less so. The marching band has the job of choosing songs and tempos to try to keep those spirits up no matter what is happening on the field — all while marching and forming intricate patterns.