Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Peele looks to follow up on success of 'Get Out'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele's sweet spot as a filmmaker are the "pit in your stomach" moments. That thing that happens when you realize the woman stirring the tea isn't just there for conversation. When you notice that the help is a little off. Or, as in his new film "Us," when you see that the family of four standing in your driveway late at night looks exactly like you.

Weekend Box Office | 'Captain Marvel' soars higher in 2nd weekend

LOS ANGELES — "Captain Marvel" has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust.

Walt Disney Studios estimated Sunday that the intergalactic superhero fell only 55 percent from its record-breaking opening.

Frank's Weekend Faves, March 17, 2019

If you like your rock Southern-fried with a side order of chainsaw, you don't have to look far this week. Jackyl, the band that has made lumberjacking rock for the past quarter-century, is coming to The City Center in Champaign on Friday night.

The doors open at 7 p.m., and Jackyl hits the stage at 505 S. Chestnut St., C, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $30.

John Frayne | Sinfonia da Camera's classics were a fine bouquet, indeed

The Sinfonia da Camera concert on March 2 in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts was entitled "A Bouquet of Classics" and a concert that featured two of the greatest symphonies of the Classical Period, Wolfgang Mozart's Symphony No. 39 and Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 104 ("London"). They certainly deserved the term "classics" in both its meanings.

Who lives here? March 16, 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.

Aretha Franklin concert documentary, local choir to open Ebertfest

CHAMPAIGN — An Aretha Franklin concert documentary shot nearly 50 years ago will open this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival on April 10.

A live performance by a local choir — the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir of Champaign-Urbana, directed by Noah Brown, Audrey Mock and Terry Napper — will follow.

The Screening Room | 'Apollo 11' re-instills wonder of space travel

We've become blasé where space travel is concerned, and I suppose there are many reasons for this. NASA hasn't had any manned launches in quite some time, and perhaps the prevalence of starships zooming through the cosmos in sci-fi flicks and TV shows makes traveling in outer space seem ho-hum.

Frank's Faves: Movie apologies

"It's sad, so sad. Why can't we talk it over? Oh, it seems to me that sorry seems to be the hardest word." — Elton John and Bernie Taupin

I owe someone an apology. I think.

Nightlife listings, March 14-21, 2019

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

THURSDAY, March 14

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Kyle Rhoney (of Kickin & Pickin), 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: Andy Mo (Free Music Thursdays), 9:30 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: Boogie T.Rio With Mersiv And Vampa , 9 p.m.

Entertainment listings, March 14-21, 2019


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