Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Rich Warren | Too much emphasis being placed on picture quality

Most of us are not in the league of Larry Kanfer or Darrell Hoemann, let alone Ansel Adams or Annie Lebovitz, when it comes to shooting photos. Thus, our smartphones serve well in capturing the kids, dogs and occasional fender bender for the insurance company.

Frank's Weekend Faves, June 24, 2018

I hadn't yet started writing this column a year ago when Ilene Silverman first opened The Gilbert Gallery in downtown Urbana. But as she prepares to celebrate her art gallery's first anniversary next week, you can bet I'm not going to miss that. Nor should you.


There's a fair bit going on in Ford County

Regulars of county fairs know the adrenaline rush of carnival rides and the familiar crunch of a deep-fried funnel cake. But with all the standard elements of a fair aside, Ford County's annual event has grown to become an attraction to visitors from places far and wide since 1926 — and includes everything from live music to livestock shows.

Who lives here? June 23, 2018

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Notes-Worthy: Connie Hoagland

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with CONNIE HOAGLAND, vocalist in Southernicity, which plays originals and covers. Her bandmates are Dave Cooper (guitar) and Kathy Larson (keys).

Is Southernicity the only band you have been in?

Champaign Movie Makers holding free screening to mark 10 years of projects

CHAMPAIGN — FIlmmaking isn't new to the area, but June is the 10th anniversary of Champaign Movie Makers.

The group started with a handful of artists brought together by independent filmmaker Johnny Robinson and, over the past decade, has turned out dozens of projects every year.

Entertainment listings, June 21-28, 2018


This weekend


What: Fair features queen pageant, exhibits, dirt track racing, motocross, truck and tractor pull demo derby, livestock, carnival food and more.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. June 21-24.

Where: Fairgrounds, 1180 East Road, Oakwood.

Cost: Single day pass, $6; family 4 pack bundle, $20; weekly admission pass, $26.

KAM exhibit showcases famous photographers' takes on U.S. landscapes

CHAMPAIGN — They're all part of Krannert Art Museum's permanent collection, but landscape photos, carefully grouped, show off America as seen by the greatest photographers in the nation.

The black-and-white photographs in "Capturing Landscape," from the 1920s to today, fill the main gallery of Krannert Art Museum, open to the public all summer.

Nightlife listings, June 21-28, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town.


BLACKBIRD URBANA: DJ Harsh's Reggae Night (Free Music Thursdays), 9 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: CU Bands and Fans Original Artist Night, 7 p.m.

Frank's Faves: Dinosaur movies

"Oh, yeah. 'Oooh, ahhh,' that's how it always starts. Then, later, there's running and, um, screaming." — Jeff Goldblum in "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (1997)