Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Ebertfest '15: What you need to know

Though actor/writer Jason Segel — in a film about native son/writing legend David Foster Wallace — is the biggest name announced thus far for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, don’t be surprised if there are additions to the lineup.

Segel visit, Ramis tribute highlight Ebertfest '15 lineup

On her blog at, Chaz Ebert announced the lineup for Roger Ebert's Film Festival 2015 at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.

Read about it here.

Prompting Theater actors wrap up first movie

CHAMPAIGN — The scene will be a royal birthday party, and the actors circled around director Brian Hagy begin offering suggestions on what to include.

They could sing "Happy Birthday." They could do something with Silly String. And how about making one character a royal guard?

Frank's Faves, March 26, 2015

A while back, I promised you a list of my favorite concerts from those I've reviewed for The News-Gazette.

New faces, same great tunes

Here's your chance to see arena rock in an intimate setting.

Foreigner plays at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

More information is at

John Frayne: Sinfonia's 'Potpourri' was a sensual delight

The concert of the Sinfonia da Camera on March 13 was billed as "A Chamber Music Potpourri."

Chuck Koplinski: 'Get Hard' silly, offensive, but effective

With their comedic styles like night and day, there was no guarantee that any sort of chemistry would result from the pairing of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart on screen, but after seeing them together in "Get Hard," in retrospect it seems like a no-brainer.

Where are they now?

Achieving fame is sweet, but it has its dangers as well. What happens when you're no longer in Foreigner? Sometimes good things, sometimes bad. Only leader Mick Jones remains in the band coming to the Virginia Theatre on Sunday. Here's what happened to the rest:

Lou Gramm

'Mothers and Sons' timely, poignant

URBANA — The Celebration Company at the Station Theatre today will open the acclaimed Terrence McNally drama "Mothers and Sons," making the amateur company the first theater company in Illinois to mount the relatively new play.

Clubs listings, March 26-April 2, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

THURSDAY, March 26

BLACK BEAR INN, Danville: Karaoke with Route 66, 9 p.m.