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Film capsules, Sept. 18, 2014

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

It's symphony season, and the area's Big Three orchestras have some exciting programs ready

CHAMPAIGN — If you're a fan of classical music, you've likely heard of the Big Five — the nation's top five orchestras.

Locally, we have the Big Three: the Champaign-Urbana and Danville symphony orchestras and Sinfonia da Camera. As usual, they plan classical and contemporary fare for the coming season, but with some unusual twists.

Clubs listings, Sept. 18-25, 2014

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

Having trouble picking what to do this weekend? Try Orchard Days

The Savoy Orchard Days Festival runs Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The Matt Poss Band performs Friday night in the beer tent from 7 to 9 p.m. Ryan Ideus & the Feudin' Hillbillys perform on the main stage from 9 to 11:30 p.m.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 18-25, 2014

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

Chuck Koplinski: Slow, steady is perfect for 'Tombstone'

During the 1980s and '90s, Gene Hackman and Michael Caine seemed to be following the same career track — if a script came their way, they agreed to do it. (Caine once admitted that he decided to do "Jaws: The Revenge" after reading just the first page of the script and saw that it took place in Hawaii. He had always wanted to go there, so he agreed to do the movie.)

Mike Birbiglia at the Virginia Theatre

Mike Birbiglia, with opening comedian Chris Gethard, made the Virginia Theatre a stop for his "Thank God for Jokes" tour on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area, Sept. 17-24, 2014

World War I

URBANA — "World War I in Champaign County: The Local Story of the Great War" at the Archives Research Center, Horticulture Field Laboratory, 1707 S. Orchard St., U, will feature on Thursday live period music, plus presentations and exhibits exploring the local scene in that era.

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From Abraham Lincoln in Monticello to Orchard Days in Savoy to the Vermilion River Fall Festival in Danville, and more, staff writer Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead.

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

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

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