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…

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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 …

Stepping in for Brian Barnhart on “A Penny For Your Thoughts” this morning: Ann Rhoton, who will spin her favorite Christmas tunes from 9-11 a.m. on WDWS 1400-AM.

The music store is tripling its size, using space where the BoRics hair salon had been and Plato’s Closet before it moved a few spots down.

His former coaches and teammates might not believe him, but Brit Miller said he’s never been as sore as he was after training for “Dancing with the CU Stars.”

It could be awhile before the next big music act is booked at State Farm Center but campus will have that concert feel again at 3 p.m. Friday, when the Marching Illini join Tina Horton to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the famed Altgeld Hall chimes.

This week's lineup: Allison Semmes on Ollie Watts Davis; Carol Marin on Joe Wenzel; Michael Kelly on Heywood ‘Woody’ Sanders; Roxanne Decyk on Emily Watts; Carol Ross Barney on Jack Baker; Grace Hou-Ovnik on Louis Liebovich; Amber McReynolds on Brian Gaines; Scott Atlas on Gilbert Haight; Susan Avery on Marvin Geller; and Arielle Gross Samuels on Paul Braun.

When he’s not at the bar known for its famous fried fish Fridays and catchy motto (“Food, Drink, Sports and ROCK!”), Grassman can usually be found onstage playing the guitar, drums, harmonica, mandolin, keyboards or kazoo with any of the three bands he’s a member of.