Weekend Box Office | 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' holds No. 1 rank in second week

NEW YORK — On a typically sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend in movie theaters, leftovers led the box office and Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" repeated as No. 1 with $25.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Dec. 2, 2018

There's nothing like the holidays to juice up the local music scene, and no venue is busier with musical goings-on this time of year than Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana. Just check all that's playing this week:

— Today at 3 p.m.

Rich Warren | Stuff stockings with these excellent products

Stuff a stocking or two with these suggestions for a smile on Dec. 25 or one of the seven days of Hanukkah.

John Frayne | Eroica Trio, BACH entertain Foellinger crowd

The Eroica Trio, which performed in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 13, offered a varied program of pleasant, as well as high-strung, chamber music. The two original members of the trio, pianist Erica Nickrenz and cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio, were joined by violinist Sara Parker, who entered the group in 2006.

Who lives here? Dec. 1, 2018

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.

Danville Barbershop Chorus sets annual Christmas concert for Dec. 8

DANVILLE — The Danville Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at St. James United Methodist Church.

This year's concert will benefit Fair Hope Children's Ministries. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for K-12 students. Pre-kindergarten children and younger are free.

Frank's Faves: Movie explosions

"All right, I got somethin' to say. Yeah, it's better to burn out ... than fade away." — Def Leppard

I had one of my more aggravating recurring dreams the other night. And I woke up mad enough to smash my racquetball racquet into pixie sticks.

The Screening Room | Deft, haunting 'Wildlife' an actors showcase

It's inevitable that the veil falls away; there is the moment when you come to realize your parents are not infallible, that they have feet of clay, that the sense of capability they project is nothing but a sham cultivated to the point of believability by repetition on their part and gullibility on yours.

Jewel and family bringing their Handmade Holiday to Virginia Theatre

CHAMPAIGN — People who know anything about Jewel know that she grew up without amenities in Alaska and once lived out of her car.

In her Saturday performance at the Virginia Theatre, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter brings her Handmade Holiday Tour.

Family members Atz, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher, from the Discovery Channel series "Alaska: The Last Frontier," also perform.

Nightlife listings, Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2018

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


BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Joe Zaklan Duo, 6 p.m.


BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Live Karaoke Band, 9 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: Team Ignition and Niniboi presents: Ignition, 10 p.m.