The documenatary about Roger Ebert's life entitled “Life Itself” makes its local premeire Wednesday, opening the 16th annual ‘Ebertfest’ in Champaign. Director Steve James says it's not the film that he, Roger, and wife Chaz Ebert orginally envisioned.
Many consider the 1980’s to early 90’s the golden age of local music in Champaign-Urbana, especially when it comes to rock and roll. On Saturday, April 19th, the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “Rising from the Ashes of Disco: Urbana-Champaign’s Music Scene during the 1980s and Early 1990s.”
Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host.
The Alma Mater, the iconic statue outside Altgeld Hall, and the backdrop for countless graduation day photos, will be returning to her pedestal Wednesday after a lengthy absence to be restored.
Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 90-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93.
A year after Roger Ebert’s death, those behind a memorial sculpture will make sure those at his annual film fest still get a chance to see him 'at the movies.'
One of the recordings now part of the Library of Congress’ national registry is considered the first ‘hit’ song by an African-American. A Champaign-based record label is among those who have worked to preserve it.
The full list of films for the 16th annual ‘Ebertfest’ includes the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s single Oscar-winning performance.
A famous bronze sculpture could return to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign next month after undergoing a $360,000 restoration.
Those who annually block out their calendars for late April in Champaign are getting a sneak preview of who they can see at the annual Roger Ebert film festival.