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Who lives here? July 23, 2016

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?"

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home 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.

Chuck Koplinski: Fun fright flick thrives on characters' stupidity

In order for a horror film to work, it's required that at certain points, its characters act ... without thinking? I don't want to use the word "stupid," as I surely don't know how I would behave if a horde of flesh-eating zombies were bearing down on me and I realized I just happened to forget to load my shotgun. Being under constant pressure causes us to do, well, stupid things.

A common bond

CHAMPAIGN — As she rehearses the play "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," Abby Gailey remains cognizant that it was written by a man about women.

Notes-Worthy: Dustin Danger

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Dustin Danger:

Tell us about yourself: Where are you from? Where did your talent in music come from? How long have you played in this area?

Clubs listings, July 21-28, 2016

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

Entertainment listings, July 21-28, 2016

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

Frank's Faves: These are the voyages...

Boldly going where plenty have gone before — to rank the best 'Star Trek' movies ever.

164th Champaign County Fair kicks off

URBANA — The 164th annual Champaign County Fair is doing a few new things this year, among them a fundraiser tonight before the fair officially opens Friday.

Prairie Farm turns 50

CHAMPAIGN — An attorney's dream to honor his late wife has been entertaining and educating area children for half a century.

This month marks the 50th birthday of the Champaign Park District's Prairie Farm, a replica turn-of-the-century farm complete with a farmhouse, barn, pond, flower garden, wandering paths, big shade trees and a pasture.

Fair forecast: Farmer City/DeWitt County Fair

Themed "blue jeans and country dreams," the 86th Farmer City/Dewitt County Fair kicks off today.

The five-day fair is dedicated to Darlene Maiden, who worked for the fair board for more than 40 years. Before tonight's pageant, there will be a special recognition for Maiden, who passed away in May 2015.