Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

'Beauty and the Beast' dances off with top box-office spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not all reboots are created equal.

This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from "Beauty and the Beast" to "Power Rangers" and "CHIPS," producing both successful and underwhelming results.

Tricia Stiller/Review: Production addresses relevant issues

As social justice and political activism return to the forefront of our nation's latest growth spurt, the Celebration Company at the Station Theatre in Urbana flexes its creative muscle to expand our thinking with its current offering, "Sleep Deprivation Chamber" by Adam P. Kennedy and his mother, award-winning playwright Adrienne Kennedy.

'Exceedingly beautiful' piece

URBANA — St. Patrick's Church in Urbana will host a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday featuring Gabriel Faure's "Requiem," the best-known of the composer's large works.

Back in the day, he knew them when they were Green

Long before its Tuesday State Farm Center appearance, Green Day played at a Champaign club that has long since closed — Mabel's.

A University of Illinois alum and his band shared the bill.

While living in Champaign-Urbana, Jon Ginoli was in a popular local band called the Outnumbered.

Richard J. Leskosky: A movie's title carries a lot of weight

Most books about contemporary filmmaking will tell you that when you're trying to sell an idea for a movie not based on some pre-existing work, you need a great logline.

A logline is a one- or two-sentence summary that captures both the movie's concept and the reader's interest.

Studio Visit: Della Perrone

Della Perrone, 58, of Champaign is a professional photographer and stringer for The News-Gazette.

When did you start taking photographs?

I started around 1981, with the rock and roll scene. I got away from photography for a while because I realized the darkroom was important and I really didn't like it. I didn't like the chemicals and the process.

Ask 'Mimi,' March 26, 2017

Did you visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture last week when you were in Washington, D.C.?

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

Here's what's happening the in the area's ...

Music scene

Get close to the music at DoCha

DoCha, downtown Champaign's free music festival, now in its eighth season, will take place Friday through next Sunday in the Orpheum Theatre.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Healing powers of the wilderness