Local music scene icon Todd Hunter talks about his WEFT show, why there are fewer shows in C-U than there used to be, etc.
While today's a day to focus on what's happening on the court, Illinois' men's basketball team is an even more consistent performer on the balance sheet.
Larkin's Place has an announcement about "Spread the Word to End the Word," which will be held on March 31 and sponsored by the Special Olympics.
Quit using the "R-word," ok? Try douchebag or asshole or something like that.
The University of Illinois hockey team has advanced to the ACHA National Championship Game. Fans can listen to streaming audio at livesportsvideo.com. Jon Hansen of WPGU calls the game starting at 6 p.m. central time.
Last week, Mark Thompson, owner of Slot & Wing Hobbies, was arrested for disrupting a William Ayers speech at Allen Hall. Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz decided not to press charges: “I am simply not interested in giving Mr. Thompson or Mr. Ayers any more of a platform than they’ve already had here.”
Full story over at the News Gazette.
Lesson learned? It looks like open season on disrupting speech we don't like in Champaign County.
Congrats to local food blogger Champaign Taste for her recent media appearances. She was featured on both WILL and WICD last week. It's always nice to see local bloggers who aren't merely griping about their kids/sig others/dogs/health problems/etc. earn some recognition from the "real world."
After yesterday's plea for volunteerism to help secure the path in the upcoming Illinois Marathon, it seems like the community has risen to the challenge.
Let's hope this year goes off without a hitch, and becomes an annual tradition, as planned.
Cool! Dr. Suzanne Trupin is twittering and blogging the same nifty info you hear from her on WILL-AM once in a while. I just found out a couple of hours ago that she was "Haloing some boobs." Whatever that means! Tweeting at http://twitter.com/GynoGab and blogging at http://www.gynogab.blogspot.com/.
Now you too can get a phone call from Illinois men's basketball coach Bruce Weber. Weber will interrupt a press conference to give you a ring, or you can annoy that Purdue or Michigan State fan in your life, as well.
Ward Gollings has the eagle eye. Have you got the wallet?
Love film? Sure, we all do. But do you love film enough to dabble in the creation of one? If so, the Champaign Movie Makers, a group of likeminded film fanatics, meets tonight, March 18, at 7 p.m. The group is open to anyone interested in learning about and experiencing the filmmaking process in our neck of the woods. NOTE: The meeting place has changed. It will no longer be held at Shatterglass Studio. Instead, head to room 215 of the Champaign Public Library.
Through a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, the two main libraries in Champaign County have decided to promote the 1930 novel, Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett, for this year's Big Read.
The idea behind the promotion is simple: try to get as many people in the community to participate in a shared experience of reading the same novel at the same time. Accompanying the read, our very own P. Gregory Springer will be hosting and introducing a a screening of the film by the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart, at the Virginia Theatre on April 30, at 7 p.m.
For more information visit cubigread.org or contacting the Champaign Public Library at 217/403-2070 or The Urbana Free Library at 217/367-4405.
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