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LIVE: 2015 Ebertfest Day 3

Welcome to our LIVE report from Ebertfest, coordinated by staff writer MELISSA MERLI, who has been on hand for each one of the festivals in downtown Champaign.

She will be tweeting regularly throughout the week. Follow her here

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Ebertfest: 'Moving Midway' praised for helping some heal over race

CHAMPAIGN — Many Americans, particularly African-Americans, find the plantation a painful and polarizing subject.

Godfrey Cheshire's documentary, "Moving Midway," examines the Southern plantation and its mythologies by focusing on the move of his ancestral plantation home from an encroaching development on the outskirts of Raleigh, N.C., to a rural area.

Ebertfest: Couple who got engaged at 2003 festival honored

CHAMPAIGN — Before the 2003 Ebertfest, Daniel and Janet Weber had dated on and off for about four years.

But by the time the festival rolled around, Daniel knew he wanted to propose to Janet.

Ebertfest: Leading man Segel defers to his director on Wallace flick

CHAMPAIGN — "The End of the Tour" star Jason Segel was escorted by Chaz Ebert into the Virginia Theatre on Thursday night, greeting fans along the way with a warm smile.

Choosing not to take the stage before the showing of his film, Segel instead gave "Tour" director James Ponsoldt center stage.

Ebertfest extra: 'A Bronx Tale'

 

CHAMPAIGN — It took a few years for Chazz Palminteri’s one-man play “A Bronx Tale” to become a movie. But once the work started “so many of the things about the movie felt like divine intervention,” producer Jon Kilik said Friday night in Champaign.

LIVE: 2015 Ebertfest Day 2

Welcome to our LIVE report from Ebertfest, coordinated by staff writer MELISSA MERLI, who has been on hand for each one of the festivals in downtown Champaign.

She will be tweeting regularly throughout the week. Follow her here

Notes-Worthy: Jordan Cundiff

Terry Brown of C.U. Bands and Fans talks with Jordan Cundiff, owner/engineer of SCP Recording Studio and Partner at SCP Records in Danville

Chuck Koplinski: 'True Story' chilling tale of the price of lies

In December 2001, Christian Longo murdered his wife and three children.

Clubs listings, April 16-23, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

THURSDAY, April 16

A PLUS VIP LOUNGE: Dragon Karaoke by Paul Faber, 7 p.m.

Ford County Fair adds night of music

ELLIOTT — Rather than the traditional single-night concert, Ford County Fair organizers announced this year's lineup will feature three artists performing in two concerts:

— Headliners for the June 23 main show are Frankie Ballard and Granger Smith, who fair officials describe as "two of the hottest new acts" in country music.