Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

For one night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press

Who lives here? Nov. 22, 2014

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

Little loss for park district in canceling Cosby

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Park District had high hopes for shows with Bill Cosby planned for April.

Before the district canceled Cosby's appearance, he was to have been the headliner for the Virginia Theatre's first-ever subscription series, said Executive Director Joe DeLuce.

Author addresses several heavy themes

"The Newlyweds" by Nell Freudenberger is an interesting look at the lives of Amina and George, who meet on an Internet dating site for Asian women wanting to get married to American men. Amina, an interesting and heartwarming character who readers can really get behind, is 24 years old and from Bangladesh. She is a modern day mail-order bride.

Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer

Notes-Worthy: Tyler Day of Krelboyne

This week, Paul Wood chats with Tyler Day, 20, — “bass and yelling” — of Krelboyne. The band plays at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Error Records, 123 W. Main St., U.

Film capsules, Nov. 20, 2014

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

Double-dog dare you to go see musical

If you fondly remember your air rifle and being dressed so warm that you can't move, you're going to want to see "A Christmas Story, The Musical."

The musical, based on the 1983 Christmas classic, runs at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Virginia Theater, 203 W. Park Ave, C.

Chuck Koplinski: Star's conviction saves overlong 'Mockingjay, Pt. 1'

So here we have it, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1," the beginning of the final chapter in the saga of Katniss Everdeen, Suzanne Collin's dynamic archer-turned-rebel who has become a symbol of power for 'tween girls across the country and an object of desire, if not a bit of fear, for adolescent boys everywhere.

That's the (holiday movie) ticket

Forget the tinsel on the tree, we're talking Tinseltown!

Holiday movie season is here, and staff writer Paul Wood has the scoop on all the releases coming your way.

Nov. 21

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1"