Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Sinfonia da Camera opening 35th season with 'Siren Songs'

If you feel yourself inexplicably drawn to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts this Saturday evening, don't be alarmed.

It's only the call of the Sirens that's reeling you in.

Weekend Box Office | 'The Predator' debuts at No. 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Predator" is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theaters.

20th Century Fox said Sunday that the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American theaters.

John Frayne | Eager to hear more of composer's work

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony offered a chamber music concert of the music of Stacy Garrop on Sept. 5 in the ballroom of the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Garrop is in the second year of her position as composer-in-residence with the C-U Symphony.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Sept. 16, 2018

There's nothing like a free local concert to support a great cause — and to celebrate a special occasion — which is why there's nothing quite like 'Boom-Bash,' scheduled for this Saturday night at Boomerangs Bar and Grill in Urbana.

Boomerangs is hosting the seventh annual "Boom-Bash" featuring local acts Sun Stereo on an outdoor stage from 9 to 11 p.m.

Melissa Merli/review | Builders Association's 'Strange Window' will make you think

The Builders Association's new piece, "Strange Window: The Turn of the Screw," succeeds in at least one respect: reflecting the "ambiguity and unreliability" that's so much in the air these days, as association artistic director Marianne Weems put it.

I left the theater wondering what she and her crew were trying to tell us. Maybe that was the point.

Richard J. Leskosky | Amazon Prime Video offers some dramas worth revisiting

Recently, I wrote about several British police dramas currently streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, all from the last two decades. But Amazon Prime also streams some intriguing crime dramas from the 1950s with some offbeat film connections. Two of the most interesting — "Peter Gunn" and "Mr.

Who lives here? Sept. 15, 2018

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.

First Roger Ebert Symposium to feature out-of-this-world film

URBANA — The first Roger Ebert Symposium will explore the cinematic presentation of science and related subjects, including an IMAX film shot from space, with guests getting to hear from the former astronaut who did much of the shooting and the writer/director.

Nightlife listings, Sept. 13-20, 2018

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 13

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Jordan and Jill, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: Mid October, Georgetown, Corduroy and Granny Tweed (Free Music Thursdays), 9:30 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Lou DiBello, solo, 6 p.m.

'Strange' happenings in play having world premiere at Krannert

URBANA — It's a dark story in a dark place.

An unsettling and ambiguous version of Henry James' unsettling and ambiguous 1898 novella, "The Turn of the Screw," is getting its world premiere at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts tonight.