Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Here's what's happening on the film scene

Feminist Film Festival set for Thursday

The sixth annual Feminist Film Festival at the University of Illinois, which showcases independent documentary, narrative and experimental film, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Art Theater Co-op, 126 W. Church St., C.

Last man standing

Music legend Jerry Lee Lewis liked to say that he's good at everything but life.

He sang that sentiment as well, crooning that his wild, exuberant, self-destructive, high-energy adventures would have made "a damn good country song."

Even at that, Lewis understates the mind-boggling highs and astounding lows of his 60-plus years as a rock 'n' roll and country star.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Game for a little Gamelan?

C-U Haiku, April 12, 2015May 3, 2015

Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette

Shadow clad bees soar

chasing golden sunshine with

whirring silver wings

— Frank Modica, Urbana

Here's what's happening on the music scene

Rossaroo announcement

After keeping it hush-hush for the past decade, brother and sister Ross and Carrie Williamson want to get the word out about their grass-roots Rossaroo Music Festival this summer.

Library events, May 3-10, 2015

A sampling of events at area libraries.

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, May 3, 2015

By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

John Frayne: Showered with great April performances

The Jupiter String Quartet, the University of Illinois' quartet in residence, was joined on April 14 by star clarinetist Jon Manasse in a highly enjoyable evening of chamber music at Foellinger Great Hall.

Local author signing copies of new book

Author Lorie Erhard of Champaign will read from and sign copies of her new children's book, "Mama's Many Hats," from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes and Noble, 65 E. Marketview Drive, C. It was published by Bumble Bee Books, Erhard's own publishing firm.