Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Who lives here? Aug. 29, 2015

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, 'Who lives here?'

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home 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.


#SundaySneak: Parmalee heads to C-U with momentum

Boy, Parmalee sure is having fun. You can tell by the hot country-rock band’s Twitter feed.

REO coming home Nov. 9

CHAMPAIGN — REO Speedwagon will return to its hometown with a Nov. 9 concert at the Virginia Theatre.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 3 at the Virginia box office, online at or by phone at 217-356-9063.

Prices are $59.50, $79.50 and $99.50.

Notes-Worthy: Sara Siders-Hall

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Sara Siders-Hall of Upshot.

Clubs listings, Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2015

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

Film capsules, Aug. 27, 2015

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

Frank's Faves: Woulda, shoulda, coulda — or not

True or false? If you don't watch a show right from the start, fuhgeddaboutit!

False, of course. For everyone else except me.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2015

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

Chuck Koplinski: 'American Ultra' comes off half-baked

Nima Nourizadeh's "American Ultra" isn't necessarily a bad movie as much as it's a production made with a script that needed another rewrite.

Focus on convertibles

Cabriolets, Roadsters, all-weather tourer, spider or spyder, soft top, drop top, drophead coupe or rag top, the variety of names for the convertible doesn't do justice to the emotion the open-air vehicle creates.

"Something about driving with the top down," said Chris Mechling, who drives her 1961 Corvette convertible every Friday.

And it isn't a car for the introverted.