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Love INC sets Praise Fest and Dessert Auction for Nov. 1

DANVILLE — The public is invited to a Praise Fest and Dessert Auction next month hosted by Love In the Name of Christ of Vermilion County.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Next Gen Auditorium at Second Church of Christ, 3350 E. Voorhees St. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Performances will be given by Joy Bott, Danyell Finkley, Kyle Ghrist and P.J. Bourn.

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Lovett and Keen took turns singing songs.

The Screening Room | Intimate look at space race propels 'First Man'

I was speaking to a friend the other day about how we take the age we live in for granted. We punch 10 numbers into our cellphones and talk to people thousands of miles away and don't give it a second thought. We have cures for diseases that were once fatal. And space travel? Well, does anyone really think about that at all anymore?

The O'Jays: 'We still sound great'

Throughout Eddie Levert's career as a lead singer, the O'Jays have released 10 gold albums, with nine going platinum, 10 albums certified gold and 10 No. 1 hits.

The band, which performs Saturday at the Virginia Theatre, has included Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles.

Nightlife listings, Oct. 11-18, 2018

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

THURSDAY, Oct. 11

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Lou DiBello, 6 p.m.

BIAGGI'S: Sign up at Meetup.com/Introverts are Quietly Delightful and Captivating! for dinner (groups are open to the public), 6 to 8 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: Joe Asselin (Free Music Thursdays), 9:30 p.m.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 11-18, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

THE STORYBOOK BALL

The Doobie Brothers 2018

The American iconic band, The Doobie Brothers, performs at the State Farm Center in Champaign on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

Doobie Brothers: 'We've always managed to land on our feet'

CHAMPAIGN — The Doobie Brothers — those who have not left the brotherhood — still get huge responses from the crowds who've loved them since their heyday in the 1970s and '80s.

"We've been very fortunate in our hits — they're very singable, and people sing them back to us when we play them," says Tom Johnston.

Weekend Box Office | 'Venom' and 'A Star is Born' make best October weekend ever

NEW YORK — In a weekend of perfect counterprogramming for Hollywood, the comic-book movie "Venom" shrugged off bad reviews to shatter the October box-office record with an $80 million debut, while Bradley Cooper's "A Star Is Born" soared to $41.3 million.

Rich Warren | New iPhone is a questionable investment

Why spend $1,100 for a product that lasts three to five years? Or, perhaps months if you drop it. The new Apple iPhone XS Max boggles the mind. More than likely, it costs Apple $300 or less to build. Apple audaciously charges an extra $9 for an adapter to use conventional headphones with the new XS models.