Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Who lives here? Feb. 16, 2019

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot 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.

The Screening Room | 'Capernaum' an astounding tale of survival, tenacity

Clint Eastwood was once asked about the importance of films in society. He responded, "Well, they're not a cure for cancer."

Plenty of pitches to be made at Unity's annual All Out A Cappella fundraiser

TOLONO — It's being billed as the biggest downstate event of its kind — a two-shows-in-one-night doubleheader that will attract singers from a 100-mile radius to Tolono this weekend.

Frank's Faves: 'Return' movies

"Yeah, we tease him a lot 'cause we got him on the spot, welcome back. Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back ... " — John Sebastian

Hello again, faves fans! Sorry we missed each other last week. I took a few days off for a road trip to celebrate my wife's birthday, and didn't get the chance to write a column in advance of that break as I normally do.

Nightlife listings, Feb. 14-21, 2019

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


BLACKBIRD URBANA: One Man Band Jaik Willis plays an 11-piece drum set with his feet while playing guitar, bass and harps, singing and beatboxing simultaneously without any looping or electronics, 9:30 p.m.

UI music fraternity can help you surprise your sweetheart

CHAMPAIGN — Gotta love a love song on Valentine's Day, whether to woo, or if it happens, totally embarrass somebody.

Alpha Xi Valentine's quartet members Nick Ortiz, Brandon Berg, Brian Weis and Michael Thompson came to The News-Gazette offices to give us a taste of their $10 worth of choral afternoon delight.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 14-21, 2019


This weekend


What: Honoring the cultures of Indigenous Americans and the wisdom and practices they share with others. This year's events inclue a talk on powwows, an educator workshop, and a family concert of storytelling and traditional teachings.

When:4 p.m. Feb. 14; 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 16.

Ebertfest 2019's first announced film is a tribute to its late star

CHAMPAIGN — Coming to the big screen at Ebertfest 21: the critically-acclaimed story of a post-World War II romance between a Polish woman and an American soldier.

"A Year of the Quiet Sun" (1984) is the first of 12 films announced for the annual festival, set for April 10-13 at the Virginia Theatre.

2019 Best in Show photo competition runs through Sunday at Lincoln Square

URBANA — The Champaign County Camera Club's 2019 Best in Show Photographic Print Competition continues through Sunday at Lincoln Square Village.

All 390 entries are on display for the competition's nine categories: animals, architecture, black and white, club, general, landscape, nature, people, and youth.

Rap artists, women take center stage at Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rap artists and women have felt shunned by the Grammy Awards in recent years. But this year, they both took center stage.