Archive for the 'Miscellaneous' Category

Happy Halloween from CUBlog!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Remember the three rules of caring for C-U Confidential: 1. Keep it out of sunlight, 2. Never get it wet, and 3. Never read it after midnight. Kapeesh?

Rosenstein, Ebertfest earn ACEs

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

On October 18, 2007, local filmmaker Jay Rosenstein and Ebertfest each won an ACE Award, given out annually by the 40 North 88 West arts council of Champaign County.

Pardon our digital dust…

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Oft-ignored corners of the C-U Blogfidential universe finally get their due. In this episode, a quartet of Pages beefs up with useful and mind-boggling information.

“McCollum Case” article

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Article in Urbana newspaper The Public i about the case brought against the Champaign School District by the late Vashti Cromwell McCollum, challenging the presence of sectarian religious classes in public schools. Also, your editor explains its inclusion here.

Driver busted with bootleg DVDs

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Article in Champaign daily The News-Gazette about Illinois State Police arresting Michigan resident Paul J. Adams III near Watseka, IL, on charges involving speeding, possession of marijuana, and “unlawful use of unidentified audiovisual recordings.”

Don’t overlook summer learning

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Skip Huston will introduce a weekly series of “Overlooked Films” beginning Thursday, June 7, 2007, at the Avon Theater in Decatur, IL, while Kymberly Harris will teach drama workshops beginning Monday, June 4, 2007, in the basement of the Coffee House in Normal, IL.

In My Backyard: Year 2

Monday, February 26th, 2007

C-U Blogfidential begins Year 2 and is teething like crazy.

Chicago Sun-Times quotes CUBlog

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

The Chicago Sun-Times runs a quote from C-U Blogfidential in Thursday’s unofficial “Chief Illiniwek” issue.

Chief Illiniwek, 1926-2007

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Everybody is showing their true colors this week in regards to Chief Illiniwek, the long-standing University of Illinois mascot who will make his last public appearance tonight, Wednesday, February 21, 2007.

Ghosts, ZOMBIE walk Avon aisles

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE and STRANGLER OF THE SWAMP will spook patrons of the Avon Theatre in downtown Decatur, IL, on Friday, January 19, 2006, beginning at 10:30 p.m.

Happy New Year from CUBlog!

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

May the year 2007 be prosperous for Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

Chef Ra, 1950-2006

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Several articles report on the passing of this Champaign-Urbana champion of reggae, Rastafarianism, and ganja rights, who also hosted a pair of home-video releases for High Times magazine.

Happy Birthday Avon Theatre!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

The Avon Theatre in Decatur, IL, turned 90 years old yesterday, November 28, 2006. Hurrah to Skip Huston and the Avon team!

AURA, IL update

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

CRYSTAL’S SIGH, a short film derived from the upcoming feature AURA, IL, produced by FirstSunrise Productions of Champaign, IL, wins a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award.

Illinois Tourism article

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Article in Champaign daily The News-Gazette about the Illinois Bureau of Tourism’s “Magnificent Movie Getaways” campaign, an effort to promote filmmaking in Illinois through location tours and on-line information.