Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Tricia Stiller/review: 'Fun Home' a look at an interesting, challenging life


None of us emerge unscathed from childhood. In fact, one could argue we spend a good majority of our adulthood solving the riddles we left behind like Rubik's Cube-like landmines dropped in places we don't remember.

Tim Mitchell's Oscar-nomination predictions 2018

Since 2007, staff writer TIM MITCHELL has predicted who will get nominated for the Academy Awards. The official announcement is Tuesday morning; the 90th Academy Awards will be broadcast March 4 from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., pushed back a week due to the Winter Olympics.

Rich Warren: CES was a yawner this year

For many years, the Consumer Electronics Show zapped the brain circuits of attendees with stimulation. From most reports, this year, the CES barely sparked its way through Las Vegas from Jan. 8-12.

Perhaps the power outage on Jan. 10 that blacked out the show for up to two hours proved symbolic.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Jan. 21, 2018

Among the passings in 2017 that struck nearest and dearest to my heart, none leaves a bigger hole in the local cultural landscape than the late-great Blues, Brews & Barbecue festival in downtown Champaign.

Tour of Kyle Emkes' autograph collection

Kyle Emkes's Savoy home features an incredible stash of autographs.

Who lives here? Jan. 20, 2018

Each week on this page, 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 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.

Danville Barbershop Chorus plans guest night Tuesday

DANVILLE — Male singers who enjoy four-part barbershop harmony are invited to the Danville Barbershop Chorus' Guest Night.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. James United Methodist Church, 504 N. Vermilion St., and is open to all males from high school juniors up.

Nightlife listings, Jan. 18-25, 2018


BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Live Jukebox Show, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: The Blues Deacons (Live Music Thursdays), 9 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: CU Bands and Fans Original Artist Night, 7 p.m.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Phantom Thread' unravels in the end

As we all know, expectations are a double-edged sword. While they may inspire us to exceed them, at times they can be so great they simply can't be overcome.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 18-25, 2018


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