Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Who lives here? April 25, 2015

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman" in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gender confusion he first felt as a youngster trying on his mother's and sister's dresses.

Day at Center gives students peek behind Krannert's curtains

URBANA — Since Krannert Center opened nearly 50 years ago, some of the world's most famous classical musicians have performed on its Foellinger Great Hall stage.

Recently, 22 fifth-graders from Yankee Ridge in Urbana took the world-renowned stage to sing the introductory song to "Into the Woods."

CinemaCon delivers film footage, news

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chris Pratt left the CinemaCon crowd in stitches with his irreverent, high-energy and slightly racy comments at the annual conference of theater owners Thursday. The actor, there to promote "Jurassic World" along with director Colin Trevorrow, introduced a sizzle reel of new footage from the dinosaur epic.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Adaline' enchants despite lack of chemistry

When "Casablanca" comes to mind, you think of Rick and Ilsa. When "Wuthering Heights" is mentioned, you immediately think of Heathcliff and Cathy. When "The Notebook" is on, you're immediately sucked into the trials and tribulations that surround Noah and Allie.

Entertainment listings, April 23-30, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend


Frank's Faves, April 23, 2015

As much as we try to encourage it, reader feedback is rare in a column of this sort, but it does happen on occasion.

So I was flattered when I was approached a couple weeks ago by someone wanting to know if I was really the Frank behind "Frank's Faves" and if I really had never seen "Hoop Dreams."

"Doesn't that kinda hurt your credibility?" this reader asked.

Film capsules, April 23, 2015

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

Club listings, April 23-30, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.


A PLUS VIP LOUNGE: Dragon Karaoke by Paul Faber, 7 p.m.

BLACK BEAR INN, Danville: Karaoke with Route 66, 9 p.m.

In 'Appropriate,' 'every family has a history'

URBANA — American Theatre magazine in its December issue listed plays both old and new that speak to the post-Ferguson struggle over race and justice.

In "The Ferguson Theatre Syllabus" article, the first play cited is a new one, "Appropriate," by Branden Jacob-Jenkins, a young African-American playwright.