Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

National Council of Negro Women's game-night fundraiser set Oct. 6

URBANA — The Champaign County section of the National Council of Negro Women is hosting a game night for its next fundraiser.

It will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St., U, and will include door prizes, a 50-50 raffle, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, music, dancing and floor games.

Tickets are $20.

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," "I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 16-23, 2018


This weekend


Frank's Faves: Movies where people lose body parts

"Just a flesh wound." — John Cleese as the Black Knight in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975)

It HAD been a pretty good week for Frank's Faves.

Last week's column didn't appear to offend any one unduly or make any glaring factual errors (judging by a general lack of negative feedback). And I came away with a bucket full of new, good suggestions for future faves.

Nightlife listings, Aug. 16-23, 2018

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


BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Kevin Hart Trio (jazz), 6 p.m.

The Screening Room | 'Crazy Rich Asians' a beautiful, bland affair

In addition to "The Meg," also currently in wide release, "Crazy Rich Asians" is a film co-produced by American and Chinese studios, an effort to appeal not only to viewers in the United States, but also those in the Far East, a market that Hollywood studios are now focusing on.

Amuse-bouche: A few words with Emily Blue

EMILY BLUE hails from here, but is making a big wave in Chicago. Staff writer Paul Wood asked the 24-year-old a few questions before she appears at Taste of Champaign-Urbana at 8 p.m. Saturday at West Side Park. She has an exotic and colorful persona that will stand out at the festival.

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To Your Health | Try a new twist on roasted vegetables with turnips

If you are looking for a way to prepare vegetables that enhances their natural flavor, roasting is a winning strategy.

Vegetables brown and caramelize while roasting, giving them a crispy texture on the outside and a sweeter flavor. A great vegetable for roasting that can be often overlooked is the turnip.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 15, 2018

Champaign and Urbana are full of public art displays, with items of interest dotted all over town.

But art fans need not brush past the burgeoning scene in Arcola — which already includes the Raggedy Ann and Andy statue, the one-and-only hippie memorial and 15 murals by the Walldogs.

Illini Collector Car Club's Motor Muster set Aug. 18 at Frasca Field

The Illini Collector Car Club is set to host its 22nd annual Motor Muster, where it will celebrate the vehicles of the Roaring '20s.

The event is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at Frasca Field, 1402 E. Airport Road, U.

Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Cars must be in place by 10:30. Door prizes will be awarded at 2:30 p.m., with award presentations at 3:30.