Arts & Entertainment
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NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman" in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gender confusion he first felt as a youngster trying on his mother's and sister's dresses.
URBANA — Since Krannert Center opened nearly 50 years ago, some of the world's most famous classical musicians have performed on its Foellinger Great Hall stage.
Recently, 22 fifth-graders from Yankee Ridge in Urbana took the world-renowned stage to sing the introductory song to "Into the Woods."
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chris Pratt left the CinemaCon crowd in stitches with his irreverent, high-energy and slightly racy comments at the annual conference of theater owners Thursday. The actor, there to promote "Jurassic World" along with director Colin Trevorrow, introduced a sizzle reel of new footage from the dinosaur epic.
When "Casablanca" comes to mind, you think of Rick and Ilsa. When "Wuthering Heights" is mentioned, you immediately think of Heathcliff and Cathy. When "The Notebook" is on, you're immediately sucked into the trials and tribulations that surround Noah and Allie.
As much as we try to encourage it, reader feedback is rare in a column of this sort, but it does happen on occasion.
So I was flattered when I was approached a couple weeks ago by someone wanting to know if I was really the Frank behind "Frank's Faves" and if I really had never seen "Hoop Dreams."
"Doesn't that kinda hurt your credibility?" this reader asked.
URBANA — American Theatre magazine in its December issue listed plays both old and new that speak to the post-Ferguson struggle over race and justice.
In "The Ferguson Theatre Syllabus" article, the first play cited is a new one, "Appropriate," by Branden Jacob-Jenkins, a young African-American playwright.