That's entertainment: Spotlighting events in the area

Music scene

Amasong schedules two performances

Amasong, Champaign-Urbana's Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus, will present the concert "Flight: Songs of Migration" at 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. next Sunday at McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C.

Reluctant Townie: Kissing and telling after 15 years

Tomorrow will be the 15-year anniversary of the day I kissed my wife for the very first time.

Plenty of people struggle to remember one anniversary, but we willingly subject ourselves to two. It's good for the relationship — the added pressure keeps us on edge and alert.

All in a day's work

CHAMPAIGN — It's just after 8 on a sunny Tuesday morning, and a loud whirring sound reverberates through Champaign Fire Station 1.

Library events, April 3-10, 2016

Selected events at local libraries

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 9:45, 10:15 and 10:45 on Mondays mornings, the main library hosts Babies Love Books, a time for stories, songs and bounces for children 18 months old and younger accompanied by a caregiver.

Wired In: Chris Weiher

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, meet Chris Weiher, 35, CEO of Watch Me Work, a live-streaming collaborative project that ultimately will be a consulting firm. Watch Me Work is in its early stage of development and is "pre-revenue," as he puts it.

For the retirees, April 3-10, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

C-U haiku, April 3, 2016


Rough tongue of new grass

Pants for spring to come, to stay

Crocus — sweet candy

— Will Reger, Champaign

Ebertfest: Five for 2016

After covering Roger Ebert's Film Festival for the past 17 years, Melissa Merli knows what to expect. Not to say it's getting old. Never. So what does she look forward to most this year? Here are five things:

Studio Visit: Robert Perry

Robert Perry, 47, of Urbana is a theatrical lighting designer, an associate professor of lighting design at the University of Illinois and owner of Structures of Light, a sculptural light fixtures business. 

When and why did you start Structures of Light?