Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Who lives here? June 15, 2019

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there 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.

Entertainment listings, June 13-20, 2019



What:Tractor pulls, beer tent, livestock judging, food and more.

When: June 13-16.

Where: Piatt County Fairgrounds, Cerro Gordo.

Nightlife listings: June 13-20, 2019

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


BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILL: Dan Hubbard, 6 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: First Gig "After Hours Open Jam," featuring camp directors/leaders and kids from the Parkland College camp performing on stage, 6 to 8 p.m.

Frank's Faves: Farm movies

"Rain on the scarecrow, blood on the plow / This land fed a nation, this land made me so proud / And son, I'm just sorry they're just memories for you now." — John Mellencamp

The Screening Room | 'MIB: International' a pointless drag

I was pretty sure the world didn't need another "Men in Black" movie. I'm sad to say that after sitting through the latest installment of the franchise, I now know I was right.

'Beauty and the Beast': A transformational tale

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company's next production, "Beauty and the Beast," shows off songs, costumes and the talents of many youngsters.

Directed by Whitney Havice, the production opens tonight at Parkland College's Jean & Harold Miner Theatre.

The song tells it all in this classic "tale as old as time."

CUTC's Beauty and the Beast

Rehearsal for the CUTC production of  Beauty and the Beast at Parkland in Champaign on Monday, June 10, 2019. 

Library events, June 9-16, 2019

Champaign Public Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 7 p.m. Monday at the main library, learn tips and tricks for making travel arrangements, including how to use online resources available free for library cardholders. The program is part of the Get Curious at Your Library Summer Series.

C-U haiku, June 9, 2019

Near dark river banks,

Where the Sangamon mud slows,

Trilliums grow up.

— Kathleen Owen, Decatur

Haiku submissions may be made to with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and city of residence, which will be published with your haiku.

Virginia Theatre's 2019-20 season has options galore

The next season at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign runs the gamut of local, regional and national acts.