The Virginia Theatre’s 100th year of entertainment will feature a new sound system, new air conditioning and two golden oldies — Gordon Lightfoot on Aug. 16, Boz Scaggs on Oct. 7.
Allie Hartlein has moved her Shamrock Academy of Irish Dance from Mahomet to Champaign, and is now making classes available to a broader age range.
For anyone living within earshot of the University of Illinois campus after 1958, the sound of the Altgeld chimes will always be a fond memory.
Pre-recorded music of all local bands will be played for six hours July 4 on three radio stations, and listeners will be given a number to text and a website for online donations to help defray the cost of the cost of the fireworks, said Freedom Celebration Committee Treasurer Margaret Givens.
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As Illinois gets ready to lift all coronavirus-related restrictions — beginning Friday, per the governor’s orders — we took a look at a handful of events making their triumphant return.
The parade last year held a two-fold purpose. Because of the pandemic, the club was not able to hold its annual beer tent fundraiser at Mahomet Music Fest. Members wanted to honor those who served and get creative to hold a fundraiser, so the honors parade was born. Parade participants paid a fee to enter.
“We'll still have a little bit of Irish, we're going to do some Cajun creole music, some funk music, some blues, some folk music," Allerton Event Manager Ashley Sims says.
By the time Jeff Brown stepped outside to take part in “Taps Across America,” Sidell Fire and Rescue personnel had joined the ceremony with a rig that included an American flag hanging from its extended ladder.
The band would have made the trip with the Illinois football team for the 2021 season opener against Nebraska, but the game that was billed the Aer Lingus College Football Classic in Dublin has been moved back to Champaign.
The Champaign Central Jazz band and the New Street Combo will hold their first live concert in over a year on Sunday, when they’ll take over the pavilion at Colbert Park in Savoy from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Late last June, CU Sings ‘Let It Be’ was an artistic and fundraising success. The brainchild of local businessman James Barham, the video combined the talents of area musicians to pay homage to the Beatles classic.
The association's chair blamed the pandemic, which canceled many of the UBA’s revenue generators, and a reduction in city funding.
For the first time in more than a year, University of Illinois concert bands will offer live music on Friday -- outdoors and for free -- to an audience that will include anybody strolling by.
The Edison bands will perform their first concert in over a year on Saturday at 2 p.m. with their annual "Day in the Park."
The yearlong silence in the local concert halls ended for me on the evening of March 29. Ian Hobson, music director of the Sinfonia da Camera, organized a series of three chamber music concerts performed in Champaign’s University Place Christian Church. This was my first indoor concert since…
'Someone carrying a COVID-19 vaccination card not counting against our capacity, I don’t know how the heck we’re going to do that or how (authorities) are going to enforce it, either'
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Director: 'We’ll be as ready as we possibly can to restart in-person events in our theaters in the fall possibly. That may or may not be possible. It depends on a whole lot of things.'
Guest narrating today's trip down memory lane: Paul Lewis, former Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy, Judy Woodruff, Mike Schmidt, Randy Wittman, a pair of Illini astronauts, the Hon. Rita Garman, a dozen as-seen-on-MTV '80s acts and more special guests.
In November 1975, the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald perished under the waves of Lake Superior, and Gordon Lightfoot’s ballad to its crew captured the nation’s lost hope with the words, “… all that remains are the faces and names … Superior, they say, never gives up her dead, when the gales of …