The kids met near the corner of Willis and Healey on a rainy Sunday in Champaign, just far enough from Bob Weber’s house that he couldn’t see them coming.
Meet John Patterson: an Army veteran and postal service supervisor with a sideline that could help jazz up your home cooking.
Arts in the Park is back on Danville's schedule.
The first live music at a campus venue since the pandemic began will be the Ellnora Guitar Festival from Sept. 17-18 at Krannert Center.
Justin Taylor says the larger version of his former restaurant and bar, JT Walker’s Restaurant and Brewery, in downtown Mahomet, will remain closed for good. But the name lives on at his brewery and taproom across the street, where he’s working on plans to open a smaller version of the resta…
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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.
Alexis Webb, Champaign Park District’s youth theater director, is in charge of giving young children the opportunity to learn the basics of live theatrical presentations.
Many of the actors, director Justin noted, have been involved in Creative Dramatic Workshop productions at Homer Opera House, “so they’ve done Shakespeare since they were little.”
'They’re ready for a performance,' said producer Ellen Ericson on the cast of the Mahomet-Seymour High School production of 'Little Shop of Horrors.' 'It’s been a unique experience for them. Because of COVID, we have a small cast this year to be able to abide by social distancing and other regulations.
HOMER — 2020 was a rough year for everyone. Maybe even more so for the Creative Dramatics Workshop group that owns the Homer Opera House.
'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'
This month, four exciting artists — Danzel Thompson-Stout, Roxane D’Orleans Juste, Rachel Rizzuto and Jaylen De’Angelo Clay — will present works engaging ideas and social phenomena.
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.'
FISHER — Organizers of the Fisher High School play “Dorothy Meets Alice: The Wizard of Wonderland,” are going the extra mile to make sure all COVID-19 precautions are observed this weekend.
TUSCOLA — It was one of those moments that have become rare for high-schoolers over the last year: a yearly event that sparks anticipation and joy.
URBANA — When former Urbana High School theater Director Tim Broeker left the school in the spring, co-director Alyssa Pavlakis and students from Broeker’s time at the school put together a variety show for him over Zoom, recording their favorite songs and monologues to perform for the outgo…
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.
URBANA — As Illinois Theatre Professor Tom Mitchell dug through files of Tennessee Williams’ archives at the University of Texas six years ago, he found 75 disorganized pages of a story that surprised him.
Created by 'We Make Events,' which describes itself as 'a coalition of trade bodies, businesses, unions and live-events workers,' the event included over 1,500 buildings across the country to raise awareness for unemployed workers.
The Champaign Park District said Friday it has suspended public and private events at the Virginia Theatre through April 2021 due to coronavirus concerns.
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.'
With the state set to enter Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan, staff writer Anthony Zilis examines what various of University of Illinois venues are anticipating will change once students and visitors return.