a screen grab from the TV show Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
credit: Rankin-Bass
December 23, 2014

50 Years Of Rankin-Bass’ Rudolph

This month saw the return of a holiday television tradition: The Rankin-Bass Production of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer celebrated it’s 50th anniversary.


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Singer Joe Cocker has died at age 70.
(Ron Wolfson/Landov)
December 22, 2014

Singer Joe Cocker Dies At Age 70

Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer famous for hit songs such as "Feelin' Alright" and "Up Where We Belong," has died at age 70, his management agency tells NPR.


Isham Jones with his saxophone in the 1920's.
(Archeophone Records)
December 08, 2014

Two More Grammy Noms For Champaign Record Label

A local record label known for archival work will again be at the Grammys.  'Isham Jones: Happy', on Archeophone Records, reissues 1920 recordings of a saxophonist and Chicago band leader.


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November 21, 2014

Virginia Theatre Cancels Cosby Appearances

Two performances at Champaign's Virginia Theatre by Bill Cosby scheduled for next April 11 have been cancelled after allegations of sexual assault re-emerged.


A 1991 file photo of brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 03, 2014

Car Talk Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dead At Age 77

Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old.


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