DANVILLE — A Danville blues band is holding a fundraiser Dec. 15 to help them defray the costs of participating in the 36th International Blues Challenge next month in Memphis, Tenn.
For people of a certain age who love Frank Capra’s 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” it might be difficult to imagine that the now-classic holiday story bombed at the box office when it was first released.
Picking up where we left off last week, we asked 50 music makers from near and far: What’s the one holiday hymn or hit you can’t get enough of?
The Sinfonia da Camera went light on Friday, Nov. 22, when Ian Hobson led the ensemble in “H.M.S. Pinafore, or The Lass That Loved a Sailor,” one of the three most popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas.
There are many excellent new picture book biographies this year, giving young readers the opportunity to know important people, either well-known figures or little-known heroes.
Danville's Neveah Cooke beat out five other contestants for a chance to guest-conduct the Danville Symphony Orchestra, which is set to perform a Christmas concert at the high school’s Dick Van Dyke Theater starting at 7:30 p.m.
When the audience begins filtering in, the cast of this show, rewritten by local author Ed Pierce, will be in character as radio actors who are hosting a holiday party before the show. At 7:30, the radio program begins.
The film is a riveting procedural drama that's as infuriating as it is compelling, a movie that gets under your skin in the best way, inciting the viewer to activism with its relatable story.
URBANA — Tickets are on sale for a benefit to help fund the cost of a film — “Jimmy in Saigon" — about the life and mysterious death of James “Jimmy” McDowell, who was born and raised in Champaign-Urbana and died in Vietnam in 1972.
John Mackey's 24-minute composition 'Places We Can No Longer Go,' inspired by his mother's battle with Alzheimer's, will serve as the centerpiece for the UI Wind Symphony and Wind Orchestra concert tonight at Krannert Center’s Foellinger Great Hall.
About 20 other fourth- and fifth-graders from Champaign’s Garden Hills Academy are more excited than nervous about their role in the annual Tons O’ Fun Band & Friends Christmas Show on Saturday at the Virginia Theatre.
On Monday, which is World AIDS Day, the 55-minute loop of seven videos will play both at Krannert Art Museum and in the lobby of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. They’ll continue to play on loop at the museum through Dec. 23.
We convened a panel of 50 music makers — from the front men of REO and REM to Lutheran church organists in Monticello and Tuscola — and asked: What’s the one holiday hymn or hit you can’t get enough of?
There’s almost a weariness to this film about the right-hand man of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, a final acceptance that men will always fall victim to temptation, that corruption is inevitable, unavoidable.
The old saw about cats having nine lives gains some validity when one reaches an age that would be extraordinary for a human. And Felix the Cat turned 100 years old on Nov. 9.
“The Crown” returned to Netflix for its third season on Nov. 17, bringing the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family forward to the mid-1960s — a watershed moment for popular culture in the UK, and a tumultuous era both politically and historically. The popularity of “The Crown” ha…
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra came to Foellinger Great Hall on Nov. 17 with its new conductor, Stéphane Denève, and played a highly stimulating concert. The program had much going for it, a challenging new work by Aaron Jay Kernis, a brilliant performance by Gil Shaham in Bela Bartok’s Vi…
This week’s stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: A Champaign tavern given a holiday feel thanks to a creative Champaign Central grad.