Music

Music

Nightlife listings, Jan. 18-25, 2018

THURSDAY, Jan. 18

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Live Jukebox Show, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: The Blues Deacons (Live Music Thursdays), 9 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: CU Bands and Fans Original Artist Night, 7 p.m.

Notes-Worthy: What was your turning-point moment?

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown asked on the group's Facebook page: What was a turning-point moment for you?

Bryton Carmack: Getting made fun of by all the older bands, so we turned it around and toured across the country regularly while the rest of them stayed playing bars at home.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 18-25, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

COMMUNITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS BENEFIT

Singer's illness forces REO Speedwagon to reschedule Virginia concert

CHAMPAIGN — The REO Speedwagon concert planned for Feb. 8. at the Virginia Theatre will be rescheduled because of singer Kevin Cronin's illness.

No date has been set for the rescheduled concert.

The Champaign Park District said all tickets for the original concert will be honored at the new date.

Would-be beer thieves at Garth Brooks concert hit with $2,476 tab

URBANA — Two McLean County men who were trying to take a lot of free beer to go after last spring's Garth Brooks concert in Champaign probably would have had a lower tab if they'd gone to a bar.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Jan. 14, 2018

Looking to start off this new year with something different, something special, something downright tasty? Have I got a fave for you ...

You don't have to read very many of these Weekend Faves to get a handle on where my entertainment interests lie. I like theater. I like music. I like good food. Put them all together, and what do you get?

Nightlife listings, Jan. 11-18, 2018

THURSDAY, Jan. 11

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Dan Hubbard, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: The Surreal Deal (Live Music Thursdays), 9 p.m.

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

MEMPHIS ON MAIN: Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.

PO' BOYS RESTAURANT: Kilborn Alley Blues Band, 7:30 p.m.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 11-18, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

PAULA POUNDSTONE

What: Heralded as one of our country's foremost comics. Presented by Exceptional Artists in partnership with Champaign Park District.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203. W. Park Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $49.50-$58.50. Additional $5 per-ticket service charges apply (online only).

John Frayne: Krannert's spring season will go out with a bang

After spring break, the University of Illinois' quartet in residence, the Jupiter String Quartet, will give its final concert of this season on April 5 in the Foellinger Great Hall. The program offers Dimitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110.

Music on Main: Branson Ravanh (w/ video)

Though he's only 16, BRANSON RAVANH of Champaign, guitarist in After Curfew, knows his classic rock. Staff writer Paul Wood asked him a few questions before he filled our lobby with a Hendrix-like take on 'The Star-Spangeld Banner' on Tuesday.