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Who lives here? Dec. 6, 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?"

The first person to email wholiveshere@news-gazette.com with a character who resides in the featured home will get a shout-out in next week's section. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Krauss up for Grammy

Champaign native Alison Krauss has been nominated for a Grammy.

Again.

Krauss, who won her first Grammy in 1990, already has more Grammys — 28 — than anyone but the late Sir Georg Solti.

Review: 'Wintertime' will definitely make you laugh

By Tricia Stiller/For The News-Gazette

Film capsules, Dec. 4, 2014

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

Notes-Worthy: Dan Wachtel of Not for the Faint of Heart

This week, Paul Wood chats with a member of a promising new metal band, Dan Wachtel, 15, of Urbana.The band is Not for the Faint of Heart, and this is probably their first interview.Other band members are Drake Maxson, guitar; Shon Valentine, guitar; William Penne, drums; and Syd Davis, bass 

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Entertainment listings, Dec. 4-11, 2014

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

Clubs listings, Dec. 4-11, 2014

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

John Frayne: Gift of the season: Christmas concerts

After the musical silence of the Thanksgiving break, this week will see a rush of holiday-themed concerts that will end the fall season in Champaign-Urbana.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Bosses 2' is anything but horrible

Though superhero films are doing their best to disprove this notion, it's generally accepted that sequels are usually not as good as the movie that preceded them. I would argue that comedy sequels have an even harder time as so much of the lunacy that seemed fresh and surprising in the first entry of a series often comes off as labored and predictable the second time around.

Rich Warren: Presenting some gift advice

'Tis better to give than to receive. Yet, what if what you give already was received, or perhaps not ideal for the recipient? Most storefront retailers and some online sellers are tightening the screws on returns, even for gifts. When purchasing an electronic gift or something for yourself, be very sure to document a merchant's return policies.