Scottish folk singer Jean Redpath, who died Thursday, is being remembered today with words like ‘warm’ and ‘vivacious’. Her career in Champaign-Urbana includes numerous performances at University of Illinois and Champaign's Virginia Theatre.
Extremist group the Islamic State claims to have executed American journalist James Foley, who was abducted in Syria in 2012. The FBI is evaluating a video that was posted online Tuesday, purporting to show Foley's beheading.
Coming up Saturday, August 9th, in Champaign at the Virginia Theatre, a gala event--including a red carpet walk--for a project called Pens to Lens.
Film festivals often seek to expose little-known work, and bring them to a larger audience. One in Urbana this week also challenges the fan to make his or her own movie.
This week, Urbana resident Ian Gindes is in New York to perform as part of the Alexander and Buono Festival of Music. He is a professional concert pianist. He is also a Captain in the Illinois National Guard.
Germany and France's largest airlines Lufthansa and Air France say they're suspending all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns amid the increasing violence.
Amasong, Champaign-Urbana’s Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus, is hosting the 11th Sister Singers Network National Women’s Choral Festival happening this week at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Elaine Stritch, an actress whose talent led to a substantial and long career on Broadway and in cabarets, died today at age 89.
An acclaimed documentary 'Life Itself' looking at the life of Roger Ebert begins its theatrical run in Champaign this weekend. Many of the late film critic's best known family and friends are part of it. But some words come from Roger himself.
Pablo Picasso once said that the great 19th-century French painter Paul Cezanne was "the father of us all."