Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Notes-Worthy: Bassist George Gekas of the Revivalists

This week, bassist George Gekas talks with Paul Wood about his band, the Revivalists. You can check out the band at, then can catch them live at 9 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave., U. 

Station Theatre show 'a little dark, a little sexy'

URBANA — Thom Miller, who plays the character of the playwright-director in "Venus in Fur," opening tonight at the Station Theatre, said the male role is "kind of dressing" to the stronger female role in the two-hander.

Illinois bands corner


7:30 p.m.: The Illinois Wind Symphony presents "Orange and Boo!" A spooktastic concert event, conducted by Linda Moorhouse, will feature: Marvel Superhero Black Bolt, Godzilla Eats Las Vegas, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and an audience costume contest!

Where: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall

Stars will guide Santa's sleigh in Parkland weekend event

Is it beginning to feel a lot like Christmas? You can get a head start by learning the ways of stars.

Parkland's Staerkel Planetarium will tell you all about Santa's secret star Saturdays through Dec. 20.

The weekly event runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturdays at 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

The premise:

Entertainment listings, Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Film capsules, Oct. 30, 2014

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine:

Clubs listings, Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Rich Warren: Cable providers could soon move to a la carte model

Technology and entertainment package more "gotchas" than the average automobile dealership. Apparent bargains turn into illusions. Or sometimes, try as you might, you just can't find a deal.

Scaring people a family affair

RANTOUL — What is it in our nature that we pay to be frightened, to have grisly things jump out at us, loud noises unsettle us, strange sights creep us out?

You'd think we'd pay NOT to have that happen.

If some guy jumped out at me in my house, I'm not sure whether I'd punch him or just go with the heart attack.

Chuck Koplinski: Filmmaker's focus all wrong in 'Listen Up Philip'

Upon finding out that Josh Fawn, a rival author, has committed suicide, Philip Lewis Friedman (Jason Schwartzman) laments the fact that he turned down an offer to travel with and pen a series of articles about the late writer, as he would likely have been recognized for having conducted Fawn's last interview. He notes, "Those are so hard to come by."