Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Prankster crashes Kanye's performance

LONDON (AP) — Kanye West declared himself "the greatest living rock star on the planet" at Britain's Glastonbury Festival. But that didn't prevent a prankster from invading the rapper's performance and upstaging him.

Dinosaurs, Pixar knock stuffing out of 'Ted 2'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A foul-mouthed Teddy bear is no match for a pack of dinosaurs.

Seth MacFarlane's "Ted 2" opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, ceding the top two spots to holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out."

The Future Five, June 29, 2015


Chuck's Classics: "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962)

Perhaps the greatest paranoid thriller ever made, John Frankenheimer's classic still packs an emotional punch. Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra — one of the producers) and Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) are former POWs of the Korean War who have seemingly returned to civilian life.

Richard J. Leskosky: Mental processes as characters nothing new

After four years in which Pixar Animation Studios had only one nominee for Best Animated Feature (2012's "Brave," which actually did win but nonetheless did not carry the emotional impact of the most memorable Pixar films), the studio has produced an Oscar-worthy film that is literally emotionally charged.

C-U Haiku, June 28, 2015

Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette

Last mote of twilight?

Escaped spark from neighbor's grill?

Oh — first firefly of summer!

— Rosemary Laughlin, Urbana

Here's what's happening on the music scene

DJs galore

Top DJs from Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis will gather at the Cowboy Monkey and the Highdive this weekend to present three days of music.

John Kosmopoulos, aka DJ Kosmo, introduced "Spindependence Day" in 2003 as a barbeque party for bar and restaurant staff and DJs who were looking for something to do over the Fourth of July holiday.

Actor impressed with 4-legged co-stars

To say that Thomas Haden Church is enthusiastic about his new film, "Max," is an understatement akin to saying the dogs in the movie worked kinda hard.

Here's what's happening on the theater scene

Check out 'Swing!' in Sullivan

The Little Theatre on the Square will present the Broadway musical "Swing!" from Wednesday through July 12, featuring tunes by artists such as Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington.