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Clubs listings, March 5-12, 2015

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

Chuck Koplinski: 'Marigold Hotel' sequel familiar, a tad bland

The last thing I expected going into "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" was to hear the blues-rock strains of George Thorogood and the Destroyers. And yet, there was "Who Do You Love?" blasting from the screen as Maggie Smith and Dev Patel tooled down Route 66 in a convertible.

Frank's Faves, March 5, 2015

My wife recently watched the final episodes of two of her favorite television series — "The Mentalist" on CBS and "White Collar" on TNT — both of which she proudly laid claim to having watched faithfully from premiere to finale.

Notes-Worthy: Jim Means of Killer Bee Honey

Terry Brown of C.U. Bands and Fans talks with guitarist Jim Means of Killer Bee Honey, a local band that plays covers and original music. The band also includes Lon Ray on guitar, vocalist Cathy Means, Aaron Burnett on drums, Josh Dodson on bass and Bryce Johnson on vocals.

How long has KBH been a band and who are the members?

Film capsules, March 12, 2015

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

Entertainment listings, March 5-12, 2015

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

'Tis Pity' not your typical love story

URBANA — Chicago theater director William Brown hesitated when Illinois Theatre asked him to guest-direct John Ford's 400-year-old play, "Tis Pity She's a Whore."

He dismissed it as a revenge tragedy, a form he usually finds "a little Gothic."

Then he read it.

Illinois Theatre: 'Tis Pity She's a Whore'

Images from rehearsals of Illinois Theatre's "Tis Pity She's A Whore" in the Colwell Playhouse. Performances will be March 5-7 and 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday March 15 at 3 p.m. Directed by William Brown.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Girls' Day

URBANA — Girls are invited to Japan House on Sunday to celebrate Girls' Day, or Hinamatsuri in Japan, with special tea ceremonies at noon and 1 p.m.

William Wegman and the pull of painting

CHAMPAIGN — William Wegman came to the University of Illinois in the mid '60s to work on an MFA in painting and printmaking.

But  while here he renounced painting and began experimenting with other art forms, including video.