That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Dance scene

CU Ballet will present 'Coppelia'

The Champaign Urbana Ballet will present "Coppelia" at 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

PODCAST: Club Krannert with Bridget Lee-Calfas 04-28-16

PODCAST: Club Krannert with Bridget Lee-Calfas 04-28-16: Play now!

Bridget Lee-Calfas from the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts visits to preview two upcoming events aimed at youth.


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Just 1 question: What makes your character special?

For the first time in 10 years, Meade Park Elementary students will have their chance to shine on stage.

Entertainment listings, April 28-May 4, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend


That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

A classic 1662 Choral Evensong will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 102 N. State St., C.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Missed a few at Ebertfest

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

Great week for choral lovers

Choral music lovers have two concerts to enjoy this week.

The prestigious American Boychoir from Princeton, N.J., will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of St. John the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St., C, as part of its "How Can I Keep from Singing" tour.

'Discord' sure to spark conversation

In his 1944 play “No Exit,” French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre observed that “Hell is other people.” Clearly, contemporary playwright Scott Carter agrees and sets forth to illustrate the point in his awkwardly named yet brilliant exploration, “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord.” The Celebration Company production is currently playing at

Urbana arts panel selects grant recipients

The Urbana Public Arts Commission has selected recipients of the 2016 Urbana Arts Grants Program, which funds projects by artists, artist teams, organizations and festival presenters.

The commission received 61 applications requesting a total of more than $193,000. Two selection panels evaluated them and awarded a total of $47,500 to 27 recipients: