John Frayne | Previewing Krannert's 2019 spring season, Part III

In the following listings, the concert venue will be Foelinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, and the start times are 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Jan. 20, 2019

The Russian National Ballet Theatre has been performing winter classics at Krannert like clockwork since 1999, and they're still a rare treat. They return this week for two nights and two performances of two different all-time faves.

Melissa Merli/review | Love wins over hatred in Station's 'Women of Lockerbie'

Seven years after the 1988 midair explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, American Maddie Livingston roams the hills near the town, searching in vain for her son's remains.

The Screening Room | Jenkins brings intimacy, sincerity to 'Beale Street'

There's a calmness about director Barry Jenkins that belies his enthusiastic approach to his work. Upon arriving in the lobby of the Waldorf-Astoria in Chicago, he nearly gets lost in the crowd at a coffee counter, the other patrons completely unaware of the Oscar-winner in their midst.

Tim Mitchell's Oscar-nomination predictions 2019

Since 2007, staff writer Tim Mitchell has predicted who will get nominated for the Academy Awards. The official announcement is Tuesday from Beverly Hills, Calif. The 91st Academy Awards will be held Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., and will be televised live by ABC. Here is Mitchell's forecast this year, with projected nominees in alphabetical order:

Who lives here? Jan. 19, 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 wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, 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.

Nightlife listings, Jan. 17-24, 2019

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


BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Kevin Hart Jazz, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: The Blues Deacons (Free Music Thursdays), 9:30 p.m.

The Screening Room | Career-best performance by Roberts drives 'Ben Is Back'

There have been a spate of films dealing with teens in despair over the past six months. "The Education of Cameron Post" and "Boy Erased" focused on youths dealing with gay-conversion therapy, while "Beautiful Boy" examined the destructive nature of drugs on one young man and his family.

Frank's Faves: Movies where plans go wrong

"Plans are worthless, but planning is everything." — Dwight D. Eisenhower

You know the old Robert Burns line about the best-laid schemes of mice and men, right?

Gang aft agley.

What? Oh, well, that's how the Scottish poet put it. These days, we translate it: They go awry.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 17-24, 2019


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