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Religion calendar, Nov. 2-9, 2018

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Student turned pit director puts music to Central-Centennial production of 'Shrek'

CHAMPAIGN — Normally, Patrick Duncker's gaze is directed away from the stage during Champaign Central's musicals. The all-state oboe player rarely misses a show as a member of the pit, which faces the audience.

But Central and Centennial's collaboration of "Shrek" this week didn't call for an oboe player. So instead, the Maroons' marching band drum major took the next logical step.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 1-8, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: A Klose Knit Fashion Show — Where Knitting Meets Passion. Silent auction and raffle. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2.

Where: held in the back hallway of Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, behind Common Ground Food Co-op, 300 S. Broadway Ave., #166, downtown Urbana.

Nightlife listings, Nov. 1-8, 2018

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 1

CANOPY CLUB: Ghastly with Tynan and Callie Reiff, 9 p.m.

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

GOLDY'S BAR AND GRILL: Free N' Fun Bar Bingo, 6 p.m.

John Frayne | Polar opposites work well together at CUSO concert

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra's concert on Oct. 13 was quite an event, with a touching performance of Richard Strauss' "Four Last Songs" and Gustav Mahler's massive Fifth Symphony.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Oct. 28, 2018

I've always enjoyed good puppetry, and have even tried my hand(s) at it theatrically a few times in the past. It takes a special mix of skill, creativity and dexterity to make a a puppet come alive. Just ask Pinocchio — puppet theater has a long, storied history dating back to the Old World.

Religion calendar, Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2018

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Country star Chris Young 'ready to get back at it in Champaign'

CHAMPAIGN — From the honky-tonks of Dallas to the opry halls of Tennessee, country-western music fans have been boot scootin' and line dancing to the crooning of Chris Young since he won the reality music show "Nashville Star" on the USA Network in 2006.

Lanco enjoying their 'Love Story' ahead of City Center show

CHAMPAIGN — Lanco's Tripp Howell never slows down, which is not at all a bad thing in a drummer.

The country music band comprises Brandon Lancaster (lead vocals), Chandler Baldwin (bass guitar), Jared Hampton (keyboards), Howell (drums) and Eric Steedly (guitar).

They're at The City Center on Saturday night. The band's name is short for Lancaster and Company.

Nightlife listings, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2018

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

THURSDAY, Oct. 25

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

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Live Karaoke Band, 9 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: DJ Zay and Sylvester Fulcher (Reggaeton vs. Hip-Hop), 9 p.m.

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