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.
A classical musician in a class of his own, John Wustman was on the receiving end of a sweet-sounding surprise Sunday.
'I worry that a generation of artists, certainly the ones who were in the midst of their careers, will never recover. It’s that bad.'
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“The people I support in the arts are deeply struggling. They miss both the intrinsic rewards of creating for audiences and the vanishing infrastructures of support for what they do."
The lead singer of the Champaign-born band has been booked for a 15-minute virtual concert at halftime of the Dec. 5 game against Iowa, UI Alumni Association President/CEO Jennifer Dillavou told The News-Gazette.
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.
The six-month silence of classical-music concerts was broken Sept. 13 when Ian Hobson opened the 37th season of the Sinfonia da Camera with a 3 p.m. piano recital in a tent on the grounds of the Campaign Country Club.
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.
Recollections of 2020 will include community sing-alongs from porches and driveways, anguished home-schooling sessions, and family weddings via Skype. Sweatpants and T-shirts became the new business attire, board games were cool again, silly livestreams the next best thing to “Saturday Night…
The Champaign Park District said Friday it has suspended public and private events at the Virginia Theatre through April 2021 due to coronavirus concerns.
It won’t be quite the same as strolling through a crowd on a warm summer day, listening to live music, sampling restaurant foods and nibbling on ears of sweet corn, but two popular local festivals are proceeding in a pandemic-safer virtual way.
Mike Ross: 'As far as I can tell, unless criteria change, it’s hard to be able to imagine going into larger gatherings until that vaccine is out there and showing effective results.'
It's shaping up to be a school year like no other for everyone — including marching bands. Bob Asmussen looks at how several of them plan to adjust this fall.