In conjunction with University of Illinois homecoming weekend, Hua Nian of Urbana, whose son is a member of the Marching Illini is showing her artwork about the band this week at the Harding Band Building.

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What if I had to totally relearn an essential skill I'd always taken for granted, one that was part of my very identity? I can only imagine, but I know it can be done — because the following films have already imagined it for me.

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A few years ago, I reviewed “The One Man” by Andrew Gross. It remains one of the best historical thrillers I’ve ever read. Outstanding suspense, fascinating historical details and based on a true story, this title continues to be one that I often recommend to others.

Carl Orff’s most famous piece, “Carmina Burana,” (“Songs of Beuern”) begins with a chorus “Fortune, Empress of the World,” which depicts mankind afflicted by the fickle moods of Lady Luck, one minute up and the next moment, in the depths.

Generally speaking, I like my kidlit with unambiguously happy endings, but this week I’m reviewing two books that put me on edge, each in different ways. Considering the Halloween season is upon us, I suppose that is appropriate.

This week's stop in our series on local businesses with stories to tell: Champaign’s Dixon Graphics, a 2019 Arts, Culture, and Education Award winner for, among other things, 'going out of their way to support, advocate for, advise, encourage, and promote local artists as they conduct their art businesses.'

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Joey Wright is coming back to where his broadcast career started. The Bradley University sophomore and Urbana High grad will call tonight's Urbana-Peoria Richwoods football game for Clutch Sports Media.

The University of Illinois Symphony concert on Sept. 20 climaxed with an enormously convincing performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (“Titan”). This symphony ends with a thrilling finale and dominates one’s memories of this concert. But there were other pleasures of a smaller scale a…

If you follow movie — and TV-show — news very closely, you may have heard that Netflix recently announced a television adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s young-adult novels: the Grisha trilogy (beginning with “Shadow and Bone,” the title of the upcoming show) and the Six of Crows duology.

A storefront fortune teller could have imbued TV channels with as much meaning as associations of engineers and the federal government. While radio stations advertise their actual frequency, TV stations proclaim an arbitrary channel number. The government allocated FM radio stations “channel…