Topping our arts-and-entertainment expert’s chart this week: Elsinore’s live show and music-video debut at the Art Theater in Champaign.

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Topping our arts-and-entertainment expert’s chart this week: Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Holman and orchestra in concert at the Chapel of St. John the Divine in Champaign.

If your eyes are craving some artistic stimulation this long, hot summer, take them to Crystal Lake Park in Urbana this Saturday for the inaugural Crystal Lake Park Art Fair.

By JEFFREY ERIC JENKINSThere is an unwritten rule that professional theater critics do not participate in standing ovations at the end of performances.To some extent, this is due to the "American Idol"-ization of this country, in which the end of a performance has become a signal for audiences to automatically jump to their feet and cheer.

By JEFFREY ERIC JENKINSWhenever Edward Albee was asked what a play of his was about, he would unfailingly answer, "about two hours." Who knew that the Grand Man of American Drama was fond of "Dad jokes"?Despite Albee's mischievous reply, though, it is a really good question for young directors to ask themselves: What is this play about?

Topping our arts-and-entertainment expert's chart this week: CobraFest in Tolono, Strawberry Jam in Urbana and 'local and regional' troubadours at the Rose Bowl.

Now that the concert halls have mostly fallen silent for the next four months, it's time to look back at selected highlights of the fall 2018 season at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.