Five years into its difference-making CU’s Got Talent fundraiser, Champaign West Rotary has found a home at the Virginia Theatre.
URBANA — The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center has chosen Miriam Larson as its new executive director following a national search.
Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana (BACH), at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the Chapel of St. John the Divine, will present a concert by “Les Délices” (“The Delights”), a Cleveland-based touring chamber ensemble. Soprano Clara Rottsolk will be heard in works that depict the tales from the Greek po…
Now featured at our Gies College of Business-sponsored ‘UI at 150 & Beyond’ website: 1960s Illinois undergrad and 2003 Danville High Wall of Famer Irving Azoff, who we learned Wednesday is four months away from another impressive induction — into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Manager's career has taken him far from Danville and the University of Illinois, which he attended before heading to California for his life's work.
Coming sooner than you’d think to a sky near you: vehicles like the ones George, Jane, Judy and Elroy Jetson used to take Astro for rides in. We didn’t believe it, either — until we asked automotive and aviation insiders what big changes they wouldn’t be shocked to see by the turn of the next decade. Here’s who we caught up with for chapter 2 of our monthlong look at what could be in store for dozens of industries between now and Dec. 31, 2029.
CHAMPAIGN — Tickets are on sale for “Ties & Tennies,” a fun-filled night at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign to raise money for the Champaign Park District Jimmy John’s Youth Scholarship Program.
The end of the symphony's fall season Dec. 12 in the Foellinger Great Hall was a busy and varied program, with 14 separate numbers, plus a concluding — and climactic — sing-along.
Veteran frontman Jim Bean's yearly tour around C-U's retirement homes and assisted living facilities with the Christmas Carolers Choir is more special than any of his past performances.
The University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Donald Schleicher, Music Director and Conductor, finished their fall season with a concert that began with Johannes Brahms’ heroic Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor. The soloist in this performance was pianist Young Whun Kim from Seoul, South Kore…
Do you know how to do the Lindy Hop, Charleston, Twist or Hip Hop? These and many other dances first evolved within African American communities. Learn more in this spring’s Spurlock Museum exhibit, “Blues Dancing and Its African American Roots.”
Last week the Champaign-Urbana Ballet came back to Krannert with its annual run of Peter Tchaikovsky’s perennial ballet favorite, “The Nutcracker,” based on stories by the German author E.T. A. Hoffmann. I attended the fifth of six performances, at 2 p.m. on Dec. 8. The Tryon Festival Theatr…
The event, set for 7 p.m. at the Wesley Student Center on the UI campus, will feature the Chicago musical group The Many, a worship band that performs uplifting songs.
Among the 1,958 former students and faculty featured on our Gies College of Business-powered website: 2005 sociology grad Marilyn Cosby — or, as the Chicago soul singer and actress is known in the entertainment business, Lynn Solar.
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.
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.
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.
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.