Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

'Madea' cruises past 'Jack Reacher'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry bested Tom Cruise at the box office this weekend.

Perry's "Boo! A Madea Halloween" opened in the top spot with an estimated $27.6 million, edging Cruise's "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" into second place, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Bill Murray honored: That's the fact, jack

WASHINGTON (AP) — On Sunday night, Bill Murray got the sort of attention he doesn't usually seek out. He was honored with the nation's top prize for humor.

The actor accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (a bust of Mark Twain) at the Kennedy Center fete — and immediately handed it to the audience to be passed around.

Ask 'Mimi,' Oct. 23, 2016

When will Krannert Art Museum open its fall exhibitions?

C-U haiku, Oct. 23, 2016

By Jim O’Brien, Ann Hart and Will Reger

autumn colors

the smell of rain scouting

for lovers

— Ernesto P. Santiago, Athens, Greece

Submissions may be made to with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and city, which will be published with your haiku. Submissions may be edited.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

Movie scene

Lineup for New Art Film Festival

Organizers of the seventh annual New Art Film Festival promise a "tight" program next Sunday at the Art Theater Co-op in downtown Champaign.

Studio Visit: Stewart Arp

Stewart Arp, 21, of Champaign and from Paris, is a University of Illinois senior majoring in advertising and a singer-songwriter and guitarist. He recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

Tell me about your developmental record deal with Invengo Productions in Austin, Texas.

Loaded lineup for C-U Folk & Roots Festival

URBANA — The eighth annual C-U Folk & Roots Festival in early November will bring in so many talented acts that co-chair Rob Krumm was hard-pressed to name the "headliners."