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Clubs listings, Aug. 14-21, 2014

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

THURSDAY, Aug. 14

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

Film capsules, Aug. 14, 2014

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

Taste of Champaign-Urbana: It's not just about the food

After 30 years of making art, Annatjie Els is doing her first art fair, the Taste of Champaign-Urbana.

The Champaign woman trained as a lawyer in her native South Africa but took an Urbana Park District watercolor class about 30 years ago.

The artist is now making the leap to showing and selling her own watercolors.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 14-21, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend

Music Q&A: Cole Rabenort of the Fights

This week, Paul Wood chats with Cole Rabenort of the Fights, which also includes Clayton Deering, Nicholas Stine, David Pride and Joe Gerard. They've just released "Off Your Horse" on Parasol Records

Tell us about "Off Your Horse," your first full-length album.

Koplinski: Great movie weekend

With seven new movies opening, Chuck Koplinski says this is turning out to be a great movie weekend.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area, Aug. 13, 2014

2014 ACE Awards

CHAMPAIGN — Nominations are being accepted at http://www.40north.org for the 2014 ACE Awards. The deadline for submitting nominations is midnight Sept. 8.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 13, 2014

We asked our film critic, CHUCK KOPLINSKI, for his three favorite Robin Williams movies:

The Birdcage (1996)

Patch on Robin Williams: 'He was tender'

 

Robin Williams won kudos for his performance in “Patch Adams,” the story of an idealistic doctor who uses clown humor as part of his treatment.

Paxton hosting Swedish Heritage Day

PAXTON — A Swedish Heritage Day celebration is returning to Majestic Park in downtown Paxton on Saturday.

The celebration runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park will be the site for music, artisans, crafters, food and fun.

The music starts at noon in the park's gazebo.