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John Frayne: A toe-tapping good time

The Mark Morris Dance Company came to the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert on May 1 for a two-day run of their appealing and inventive version of George Friderik Handel's 1718 (rev.

Entertainment listings, May 21-28, 2015

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Three summer shows at the Station Theatre

The Celebration Company will produce three plays as part of Summer at the Station 2015:

— "A Minister's Wife," a chamber opera, with book by Austin Pendleton, music by Joshua Schmidt and lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen.

Ask 'Mimi,' May 17, 2015

What's the latest on playwright Gabrielle Reisman?

Reisman, who grew up in Urbana, will take one of her plays to the 2015 Theatre Lab at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The lab, July 6-26, is one of 24 the institute hosts each year for independent artists in theater, film, new media and episodic content.

PODCAST: Club Krannert - Bridget Lee Calfas 5-14-15

PODCAST: Club Krannert - Bridget Lee Calfas 5-14-15: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with Bridget about the performances coming up in the 2015-16 season.

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Entertainment listings, May 14-21, 2015

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CLINTON MAYDAYS FESTIVAL

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

CHAMPAIGN — Singers Jason and Nicole Morgan will once again educate the public about the realities of childhood stroke by hosting a benefit concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.

Could the Fischer once again become king?

DANVILLE — As does the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, the even older Fischer Theatre in Danville virtually stores the memories of countless folks.

One is Marvin Blanton, who worked as an usher at the busy Fischer in 1950-51, before most Americans would have televisions in their living rooms.