Roger Ebert

(Matt Sayles/AP)

April 06, 2013

Ebert Services Monday in Chicago

Funeral services have been set for Urbana native and longtime film critic Roger Ebert, who passed away Thursday.


Debbie Reynolds

.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

March 30, 2013

The ‘Unsinkable’ Debbie Reynolds Looks Back on Life, Love and a Boozy Busby Berkeley

Debbie Reynolds has been in show business for more than 60 years — beginning as an ingenue chirping a novelty tune called "Aba Daba Honeymoon" in one of her first films, a Jane Powell/Ricardo Montalban vehicle called Two Weeks With Love. That was 1950. Today, she's indisputably a grand dame of show business, working with names like Matt Damon and Michael Douglas.


Alma Mater restoration

(Andy Blacker/University of Illinois)

March 04, 2013

Alma Mater Won’t Return to Campus Until 2014

An icon on the University of Illinois' Urbana campus won’t be back for more than a year. The restoration process of the Alma Mater statue will also cost more than originally thought.

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Van Cliburn meets President Barack Obama

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

February 27, 2013

Renowned Pianist Van Cliburn Dies at 78

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn, the only solo musician of any genre to receive a ticker-tape parade in New York City and the first classical musician to sell a million albums, has died.


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