Recently, Champaign’s famed Pogo Studio closed its doors after nearly 30 years when owner Mark Rubel left for a new job in Nashville, Tennessee. But the music that was recorded there will live on at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois.
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won a best actor Oscar for the title role in the 2005 film Capote, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment at the age of 46.
Decatur's city council is expected to vote next month on whether to spend nearly $90 million on a massive dredging project in Lake Decatur.
Hollywood is spending big money in Illinois.
Victims of the Nov. 17 tornados in Illinois have until Jan. 27 to apply for individual assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and homeowner and renter loans through the Small Business Administration.
Let the arguments begin over who and which film should have been nominated but weren't.
A movie accounting the late film critic and Urbana native Roger Ebert’s legacy and love for film will be showcased in the Champaign festival he started 16 years ago.
Saturday Night Live ignores so many perennial complaints — that it's stale, that it has a spotty history with women, that sketches are too long — that it was kind of surprising to hear in mid-December that it was holding not-very-secret "secret auditions" to find a black woman to join the cast. Cast members Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah had both been talking about it in different ways, but to have longtime SNL boss Lorne Michaels suddenly go for a midseason hire?
Apple recently released its list of top apps for 2013. The award for best iPad app went to “Disney Animated” from Disney Interactive, Walt Disney Animation Studios…and the Urbana company Touch Press. Theodore Gray is the co-founder and CCO of the company. IPM's Jason Croft talked with him recently and asked him first to describe the app.
Time is running out this year if you want to call up the very popular Dial-A-Carol and get a Christmas song sung to you by University of Illinois students. It’s an annual tradition that started in 1960 and has been going on every year since.