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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 | Previewing Krannert's 2019 spring season, Part I

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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Top of the Morning, Jan. 4, 2019

Health issues have sidelined longtime Gibson City radio station owner GARY McCULLOUGH. For now.

"He will be back," said DEBRA, Gary's wife of 44 years.

The 64-year-old has been operating WGCY (106.3-FM) for 35 years. His illness kept him from calling Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley's run to the Class 2A state football title at Memorial Stadium.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 3-10, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

ILLINI FARM TOY SHOW AND AUCTION

What: Hosted by Champaign County and Vermillion County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders. Lots of farm toy vendors and collectible items with a live consignment auction.

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5. Auction, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5.

Where: Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1001 W. Killarney St., U.

Nightlife listings, Jan. 3-10, 2019

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

THURSDAY, Jan. 3

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

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Jordan & Jill Happy Hour, 6 p.m.

Out in the cold: Overcoming the Sloth Days of winter

Heard of the Dog Days of summer? These are the Sloth Days of winter. With so much shut down for the University of Illinois’ winter break — which does finally end next week — it’s pretty easy to be unrecreational and just Netflix out.

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