Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Chuck Koplinski: Leads bring heart and soul to 'Theory of Everything'

James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything" is a noble endeavor, an effort to portray theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking's refusal to be completely silenced by the debilitating neuromuscular disease that has ravaged his body, while examining the unique relationship between him and his wife Jane.

Film capsules, Nov. 27, 2014

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine:

Winter Wonderland taking over downtown

The 14th annual Parade of Lights features floats, marching bands and Santa Claus himself. It concludes with a tree lighting ceremony at One Main Plaza in downtown Champaign on Saturday night.

Clubs listings, Nov. 27-Dec. 4

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Beer and the big screen

CHAMPAIGN — Buttered popcorn and a Blue Moon beer.

Yes, please.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 27-Dec. 4, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

John Frayne: Baroque music invades Smith Hall

As the Thanksgiving vacation approached, the UIUC School of Music became like a swarm of bees. Everyone seems to be performing at once, from tuba to piccolo, from solo singer to large choruses.

Artist draws more international acclaim, this time for 'Computers Watching Movies'

URBANA — As an artist working with technology, specifically software, Ben Grosser has created pieces that have drawn international attention.

Notes-Worthy: Granger Smith

This week Paul Wood chats with Granger Smith, 35, a Texas native who has been called “the future of country music.” Smith and his band play at 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave., U. As a bonus, his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. will play a song or two.

Their very own place to go through paces

URBANA — Gus takes his jumps, runs through a tunnel and weaves his way around a dozen poles like a champ.

Then he sits with wagging tail as his person, Mary Young, feeds him a reward made in doggy heaven — some nice chunks of grocery-store rotisserie chicken.