Five years into its difference-making CU’s Got Talent fundraiser, Champaign West Rotary has found a home at the Virginia Theatre.

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.

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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.

Thanks to the Tons O’ Fun Band and its Dec. 7 Christmas show, another 50 bulbs were lit on the Developmental Service Center’s Tree of Hope on Thursday afternoon.

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.”

Monticello High School pep band will perform at the University of Illinois men’s basketball game on Dec. 29 - thanks to Lovie Smith's bowl-bound football team.

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…

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'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.

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.