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Ask 'Mimi,' June 28, 2015

Why is there an artist installation in the window of Weiskamp Screen Printing at 312 S. Neil St., C?

Melonie Mulkey's lifesize narrative, or tableau, is there through August as part of LIGHTBOX, a collaboration between 40 North 88 West Champaign County Arts Council and Weiskamp to rotate installation art in one of their large display windows facing Neil Street.

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Entertaining Sunday

C-U Haiku, June 28, 2015

Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette

Last mote of twilight?

Escaped spark from neighbor's grill?

Oh — first firefly of summer!

— Rosemary Laughlin, Urbana

4th of July regulars

CHAMPAIGN — Everything's good for Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, the Champaign band that is a regular at Fourth of July celebrations here. They'll play at 7 p.m. on the main stage outside Memorial Stadium.

Actor impressed with 4-legged co-stars

To say that Thomas Haden Church is enthusiastic about his new film, "Max," is an understatement akin to saying the dogs in the movie worked kinda hard.

Party while you paint

CHAMPAIGN — A few months ago, art teacher Mandy Danowitz had a few friends over to paint (a picture, not the walls) while sipping wine.

"It was such a blast — that was the genesis of it. I thought I could really do something with this," she said.

Who lives here? June 27, 2015

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

C-U authors contributed to new book on motivation

URBANA — Failure is not final but rather pregnant with potential, according to a new book by eight African-American authors.

"The Reinvention Project," a self-published book, features eight chapters contributed by six Champaign-Urbana residents and two other writers.

Berlin to headline night 2 of Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

URBANA — The 40th edition of Urbana’s Sweetcorn Festival will have an '80s movie flavor.

Performing on Friday night, Aug. 28: the Psychedelic Furs, best known for singing the title track to “Pretty in Pink.”