Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Nightlife listings, Dec. 13-20, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town:


BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Hot Sauce Universe, 6 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: Shlump The Hyperspace Tour, Shlump with Blastfome and LYFTD ,9 p.m.

For star of 'Cinderella,' title role fits just like slipper — perfectly

CHAMPAIGN — Indiana University graduate Kaitlyn Mayse is no stranger to being a fairy-tale princess, having recently played Belle in stage plays of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" and Rapunzel in "Into the Woods," among other roles.

This Sunday, she'll take on the part of Ella in "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" at State Farm Center in Champaign.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 13-20, 2018


This weekend


What: "Snow" will fall over the holiday tree at Center Court while three holiday songs are playing. Also, visit Santa and get a photo taken with him. Special events — ugly sweater day, Dec. 13; pet night, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 17.

When: 12:25, 3:25 and 6:25 p.m. Dec. 13-24.

The Screening Room | Beautiful 'Roma' a powerful personal odyssey

The opening shot of Alfonso Cuaron's gorgeous autobiographical film "Roma" is a curious one at first. The sound of scrubbing is paired with the image of water washing away soap and dirt down a drain. This is repeated again and again, and upon reflection, it serves as a simple metaphor for not only the family at its center but also life itself.

Monticello native bringing his musical storytelling to Virginia Theatre

MONTICELLO — Christian musician and fantasy book author Andrew Peterson only spent his first seven years in Monticello, but he still remembers it as idyllic.

We ask local musicians: Name that holiday tune

From 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing' to 'Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,' the playlist of holiday hymns and hits has something for everybody.

Today, in a bonus edition of the Big 10, we asked music makers with area ties to name that tune they can't get enough of in December.


Weekend Box Office | 'Ralph' tops charts for third week straight

NEW YORK — In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film "Aquaman" arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Dec. 9, 2018

There are all sorts of great Christmas shows to be found in venues all over East Central Illinois this time of year, but only one can boast of having been written specifically for the area theater that is presenting its world premiere this weekend — and is proud as punch to be doing so — Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan.

John Frayne | 2 gems: Rolston Quartet, Schubert's cycle

The Rolston String Quartet, this year's winner of the Cleveland Quartet Award, came to the Foellinger Great Hall on Dec. 2 for an exciting afternoon of chamber music. This quartet was formed at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, in 2013, and it has since rolled up an impressive list of awards, residences, tours and collaborations culminating in the Cleveland Quartet Award.

Who lives here? Dec. 8, 2018

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.