Published Date:March 25, 2013
The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. Thats the opening line of Casino Royale, the novel that introduced secret agent James Bond to the world, launching a franchise of books and blockbuster movies that continues to this day. April 13 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Casino Royale, and the University of Illinois will recognize the event with a collaborative celebration hosted by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Spurlock Museum, and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music.
March 25, 2013
Published Date:March 22, 2013
Terrence Malicks 1978 film Days of Heaven won an Oscar for best cinematography, and Roger Ebert likely found that no surprise. It is above all one of the most beautiful films ever made, Ebert said in a 1997 review. So its only appropriate that the film will open the 15th annual Roger Eberts Film Festival on April 17 in the big-screen, newly renovated Virginia Theater in downtown Champaign.
March 22, 2013
Published Date:March 14, 2013
Harpist Naoko Yoshino, who has been performing with orchestras around the world since she was 17, will perform in a recital March 26 (Tuesday) at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The performance will mark the culmination of her three-day engagement at the University of Illinois, where she will be the Frances P. Rohlen artist-in-residence beginning March 24 (Sunday).
March 14, 2013
Published Date:March 4, 2013
Because deterioration to the Alma Mater sculpture is more extensive than an initial inspection of the exterior indicated, the restoration of the 5-ton bronze statue is going to cost more and take longer.
March 4, 2013
Published Date:February 27, 2013
Japan House will observe Hinamatsuri, or Girls Day, on Sunday (March 3) with tea ceremonies, the traditional display of hina dolls, and origami souvenirs. This event, like the Setsubun (lunar new year) celebration two weeks ago, has been coordinated by Japan House interns, who will attend Girls Day dressed in traditional kimonos.
February 27, 2013