Ahead of the vaudeville musical 'Drytown' playing tonight, Friday and Saturday at Krannert's Studio Theatre, staff writer Paul Wood caught up with one of the stars — Julie Gunn — who will co-host the production with husband Nathan.

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A director's cut of 'Illinois Country,' which profiles the region’s role in the history of country music, will be shown at 7 p.m. at the theater in downtown Champaign. Later this fall, the finished product will air on public television stations throughout the state alongside the eight-part documentary 'Country Music' from filmmaker Ken Burns.

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Topping our art-and-entertainment expert’s chart this week: The opening-night party for the 2019 Ellnora The Guitar Festival at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

From the time she steps into Colwell Playhouse when she arrives at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts early this week until the world premiere of her new show, “Data Not Found,” at 7:30 Friday evening at Ellnora: The Guitar Festival, Kaki King doesn’t expect to see much, if any, of the …

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A half-century after the Beatles broke up, nearly 30 years after he was asked to put together a band and go on tour, and just a month after turning 79, Ringo Starr is still getting by with a little help from his friends — as many will see at tonight's performance at State Farm Center.