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Who lives here? Jan. 31, 2015

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Weekend update: Happy homecoming

Former Bement Country Opry singer Shonna Bonds, now performing and living in Branson, Mo., will return to Bement to perform tonight at the Opry. "She's a super singer," Bement Country Opry drummer and web manager Michael Brake says. Here's the scoop, courtesy staff writer Melissa Merli:

Champaign's Hendrix named Hooters Girl of the Year


Former Champaign Central student Jenell Hendrix has been named Hooters Girl of the Year 2015. Hendrix will be honored at a party on Friday at the Champaign restaurant.

Armed with a new album, String Cheese Incident kicks off three-night run in Chicago

By Andrew Howie/For The News-Gazette

The Midwest is home to a great many music events every year, and there are some truly outstanding acts out there.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 29-Feb. 5, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Frank's Faves, Jan. 29, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend, which naturally turns my thoughts to pigskins and gridirons on flat-screens — and the best football movies ever made.

John Frayne: A charming return of Russian Ballet

The Russian National Ballet Theatre, directed by Elena Radchenko, came to town this week, performing a slate of classical Russian ballets. This company is basically the same company as the Moscow Festival Ballet that came here last year. This year, I went to the Jan.

Notes-Worthy: Lou DiBello

C.U. Bands and Fans’ Terry Brown Talks with Lou DiBello. DiBello, who has been playing in the Champaign-Urbana area for several years, currently is in ESP band as well as with David Howie & The Live Jukebox Show

Give me a little history on yourself. Where are you from, and why do you play the local scene?

Phased out

 By Andrew Howie/For The News-Gazette

We asked news-gazette.com music blogger Andrew Howie for his thoughts on Phases of the Moon's decision this week to leave Danville.

Clubs listings, Jan. 29-Feb. 5, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are