The Daily Illini

Life of a leap year baby

By Annabeth Carlson

February 27, 2014

The month of February quickly leads into March, a transition that may not be significant to most people in their everyday lives. But to some, an important day is often missing: Feb. 29.  Feb. 29 is the last day of the month on leap years, which happen every four years. Normally, the month ends on the 28th....

‘Falstaff’ performance celebrates composer Verdi’s 200th birthday

Students rehearse the opera “Falstaff” in the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday. The opera opens Thursday night to celebrate the composer Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday.

November 14, 2013

On Thursday night, a classic tale of romance, revenge and comedy will come to life in the School of Music’s production of the opera “Falstaff.” First cast in early September, this production has taken months to prepare for its performances Thursday through Sunday at the Krannert Center for the P...