Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Tolono set for a good time

An extra $1,000 worth of fireworks will light up the sky in Tolono on Saturday night, wrapping up the annual Fun Day Festival.

LIVE: Dick Van Dyke's homecoming

DANVILLE — Dick Van Dyke rolled up to his alma matter in Danville on Thursday in a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, singing and smiling his big grin as Danville High School students serenaded him with theme music from the movie.

“God I’m 17 again,” said Van Dyke as he walked onto the stage in the Danville High School auditorium that was named for him in 2010.

Clubs listings, June 23-30, 2016

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Here's how to get the blues

CHAMPAIGN — Mike Galloway and others at Fluid Event Center had a theme going for the 2016 Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival.

But they "tossed it out the window" as soon as they booked The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Reverend Horton Heat.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Weiner' is tale of self-destruction

"The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers." — Marshall McLuhan.

Entertainment listings, June 23-30, 2016

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Frank's Faves: The Van Dyke file

Welcome home, Mr. Van Dyke. It's a jolly holiday with you ...

Danville's favorite son is returning home this weekend for a couple of Friday night events designed to launch the Dick Van Dyke Foundation's fundraising campaign that will work to restore his childhood home as well as provide scholarships for local students in the performing arts.

Notes-Worthy: Julia Degler

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Julia Degler:

Being a mother of teenagers (one being non-verbal autistic) and being so successful in your career and music, what drives you the most to keep bringing excellence in your music and all you do?

'Hamilton' antagonist also ready to exit

NEW YORK (AP) — A week after winning a best-leading-actor Tony Award, Leslie Odom Jr. has announced he will join other key principals in leaving the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" next month.

'Finding Dory' blows expectations out of water with $136 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The forgetful blue fish of "Finding Dory" is box-office gold for Pixar and Disney.

The sequel to 2003's "Finding Nemo" far surpassed its already ocean-sized expectations to take in $136.2 million in North American theaters, making it the highest-grossing animated debut of all time, not adjusting for inflation, according to comScore estimates Sunday.