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C-U Haiku, July 20, 2014

Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette

Soaking rains fell fast

Creating rivers in fields

A fleeting landscape

— Zanne Newman, Champaign


Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come


Who lives here? July 19, 2014

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?"


Entertainment listings, July 17-24, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend


Opening act coming up aces

URBANA — An experienced group of songwriters, the members of Blackjack Billy are back on the performing side, with a big hit in "Booze Cruise" and a new one in "Blood, Sweat and Beer."

They will be playing at 7 p.m. Friday at the Champaign County Fairgrounds to kick off the fair.


Allerton concert a bolt of blues

The University of Illinois Credit Union Concert Series at Allerton Park offers Allerton's Blues and Roots with one band and two concert styles.

The concert series describes it as two concerts for the price of one, each concert similar but with enough differences that you will walk away feeling like you were educated on the roots and where blues came from.


Clubs listings, July 17-24, 2014

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

THURSDAY, July 17

BLACK BEAR INN, Danville: Karaoke with Route 66, 9 p.m.


Film capsules, July 17, 2014

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine:


Q&A with comic Andrew Voris

This week, Paul Wood chats with Andrew Voris, 33, of Urbana, who is performing Thursday though Saturday at The Jukebox Comedy Club in Peoria. He regularly performs at The Iron Post in Urbana.

Tell me about past comics that you liked.


Koplinski on The Purge: Anarchy and more

Chuck Koplinski discusses this week's movie reviews.

Videographer/Producer: 
Chuck Koplinski

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