Film capsules, July 23, 2015

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

Chuck Koplinski: Actor, plot offer shrewd take on 'Mr. Holmes'

One would think that, what with Sherlock Holmes being the fictional character who has appeared in more theatrical films than any other, the well would be dry where coming up with new ways to portray and explore him are concerned.

Frank's Faves: Shall We Play a Game?

Do today's action flicks seem like video games? There's a reason for that.

Notes-Worthy: Sean 'Stigma' Smith

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Sean Smith, who goes by "Stigma" on stage:

Your performances are visually and audibly amazing. How would you describe what you do?

Demo Derby Lemenagers

Craig Lemenager and son Adam Lemenager and thier demo derby cars at their home in Loda on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Gin Blossoms to play Taste of C-U

The Grammy-nominated group Gin Blossoms will headline this year’s Taste of Champaign-Urbana. 

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events in and around the area

Theater scene

URBANA — The Urbana Park District Youth Summer Theatre will present the classic musical "The Pajama Game" today through Saturday at the Parkland Theater.

Studio Visit: Erik Lund

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Erik Lund, trombonist and professor of composition at the University of Illinois,  chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli. Lund leads his own quintet and performs with CompostQ.

I really enjoyed your Friends Quintet gig Friday at the Post. I noticed different players.

The Future Five, July 20, 2015


C-U haiku, July 19, 2015

Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette


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— Gabi Fischer, Champaign