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Frank's Weekend Faves, March 24, 2019

Two Illinois institutions are celebrating golden anniversaries this year, and they'll be doing so together this Saturday when The Other Guys present their 50th anniversary reunion concert at Krannert Center in Urbana.

Religion calendar, March 22-29, 2019

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'Marisol' turns back the clock to early '90s in New York City

URBANA — Director Jace Jamison said "Marisol" takes an imaginative approach to the absurdity of living in The Bronx in the midst of the Apocalypse.

The moon is gone, he said. Marisol Perez still goes to work as a copy editor, fighting to survive the impending rapture as her guardian angel wages total war on God.

The play opens tonight at the Station Theatre.

Frank's Weekend Faves, March 17, 2019

If you like your rock Southern-fried with a side order of chainsaw, you don't have to look far this week. Jackyl, the band that has made lumberjacking rock for the past quarter-century, is coming to The City Center in Champaign on Friday night.

The doors open at 7 p.m., and Jackyl hits the stage at 505 S. Chestnut St., C, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $30.

Religion calendar, March 15-22, 2019

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'Everyone can take something positive from' CUTC's production of 'Our Town'

CHAMPAIGN — It's a play that's familiar to many, with a familiar sort of people, and an ending we must all face.

But the Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company production has its own touches in a play about savoring every moment of life.

Is God on the stage? How much are we stage-managed?

'Come Home to Krannert Center' anniversary event set for April 12-14

URBANA — "Come Home to Krannert Center," an event-packed weekend commemorating the opening of the University of Illinois' performing-arts center, will be held April 12-14.

Krannert opened in April 1969, and the weekend is planned to be a centerpiece of the center's two-season 50th anniversary festivities.

John Frayne | Solid reviews for 'Rape of Lucretia,' Kronos Quartet

On Feb. 24, I attended the final performance of the recent run of Benjamin Britten's chamber opera "The Rape of Lucretia" in the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

This work dates from 1946 and followed the grand opera "Peter Grimes," a work that made Britten world famous.

Frank's Weekend Faves, March 10, 2019

If you're of a mind to celebrate St. Patrick's Day a bit early — in a way that doesn't involve green beer or boiled cabbage — just kick up your heels and high-step over to the Virginia Theatre this evening for 90 minutes of Irish song, dance and storytelling, pub-style, also known as "The Choir of Man."

Tricia Stiller/review | Illinois Theatre's 'Night-Time' is a play within a play

In "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," 15-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone is on a mission. Following the murder of his neighbor's dog, Wellington, the brilliant but unique boy with a fondness for Sherlock Holmes, is determined to investigate and solve the crime.

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