Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Chuck Koplinski | For its director and star, 'First Man' all about human element

CHICAGO — The piece of advice that actor Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle must be following is "Make no small plans."

John Frayne | Quartets team up for outstanding performance

For their concert on Thursday, Oct. 4, the Jupiter String Quartet chose to play two famous chamber music works, by Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn, which require more than four players.

Who lives here? Oct. 13, 2018

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.

Love INC sets Praise Fest and Dessert Auction for Nov. 1

DANVILLE — The public is invited to a Praise Fest and Dessert Auction next month hosted by Love In the Name of Christ of Vermilion County.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Next Gen Auditorium at Second Church of Christ, 3350 E. Voorhees St. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Performances will be given by Joy Bott, Danyell Finkley, Kyle Ghrist and P.J. Bourn.

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Lovett and Keen took turns singing songs.

The O'Jays: 'We still sound great'

Throughout Eddie Levert's career as a lead singer, the O'Jays have released 10 gold albums, with nine going platinum, 10 albums certified gold and 10 No. 1 hits.

The band, which performs Saturday at the Virginia Theatre, has included Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 11-18, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend


Nightlife listings, Oct. 11-18, 2018

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



BIAGGI'S: Sign up at are Quietly Delightful and Captivating! for dinner (groups are open to the public), 6 to 8 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: Joe Asselin (Free Music Thursdays), 9:30 p.m.

The Screening Room | Intimate look at space race propels 'First Man'

I was speaking to a friend the other day about how we take the age we live in for granted. We punch 10 numbers into our cellphones and talk to people thousands of miles away and don't give it a second thought. We have cures for diseases that were once fatal. And space travel? Well, does anyone really think about that at all anymore?

The Doobie Brothers 2018

The American iconic band, The Doobie Brothers, performs at the State Farm Center in Champaign on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.