Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

'The Lion King' earns record box office

MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time.

Melissa Merli: Powers' spirits up in face of hard times

For the past 13 years J. Michael Powers has been a sort of Father Time fixture at the farmers' market in Urbana, maintaining a steady beat as a one-man percussion ensemble.

Ask 'Mimi' Sept. 21, 2014

Mimi, did you go to the Rosanne Cash show at Krannert last weekend?

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

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

Succumb to the movement

Great fiction about the days of yore

For some reason, fall is a time when I read more historical fiction novels. I don't know why. Maybe the upcoming holidays provide some sense of nostalgia for days past; maybe it's the start of school; I'm not sure.

Studio Visit: Melonie Mulkey

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Melonie Mulkey of Champaign chats with Melissa Merli. Mulkey is a sculptor and photographer whose work is part of the two-person exhibition "A Little Touched, But Otherwise Alright" on view through Oct. 4 at Figure One, 116 N. Walnut St., C.

Let your children pig out on author's great stories

There exists among retired (and sometimes merely vacationing) children's library folk a pernicious malady known as Story Rug Withdrawal Syndrome. SRWS victims tend to have a nervous eye tic and a penchant to lure children to sit cross-legged on brightly colored rugs whilst they read aloud enthralling stories.

Here's what's happening on the theater scene

Comedy in Paxton

The Tri-County Players will present the comedy "Pie Ladies" by Sherry Piros next weekend and Oct. 3-5 at the Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., Paxton.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Mariachi at its best

C-U Haiku, Sept. 21, 2014

Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette

A single firefly

Flickers on and off, alone

Except for the moon

— Bonnie Swenson, Urbana