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DIY Network films at Farmer City lake

FARMER CITY — Doug and Kristin Meeker's water sport business at their private Farmer City lake is so unique, it became the setting for a TV show.

New York-based film crews took to the town as the DIY Network show "Lake Life" filmed at the location for two weeks in mid-July, building an offshoot to the Meekers' business, The Liquid Edge.

The triumphant return of Chase Rice

The last time Chase Rice played the Champaign County Fair, he was an up-and-coming warmup act. Two years, endless gigs and one smash hit album later, Rice returns to Urbana tonight as a full-fledged headliner who has gotten the hang of playing in front of full houses. A few other things you ought to know about the star of tonight's show:

Clubs listings, July 30-Aug. 6, 2015

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

Film capsules, July 30, 2015

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

Entertainment listings, July 30-Aug. 6, 2015

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

CUTC brings back 'Guys and Dolls'

CHAMPAIGN — When he auditions for musicals high school drama director John Tilford usually indicates he's willing to be part of the ensemble.

And if he lands an ensemble role, as he did in the Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's "Guys and Dolls," opening tonight at Parkland College, he'll do his best and not gripe about not having a lead role.

Chuck Koplinski: Hair-raising stunts elevate 'M:I' again

Paramount Pictures has been very aggressive in promoting "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation," moving it forward from its original Christmas Day release date and having much of the advanced publicity focusing on a stunt that finds franchise star Tom Cruise hanging from the side of a plane as it takes off and reaches an altitude of 5,000 feet.

Frank's Faves: Best action franchise? (Hint: Not Bond)

The best action movie franchise ever? Don't hate me, 007 fans ...

'Situation comedy' comes to Station

URBANA — As British actress Judith Bliss, Joi Hoffsommer speaks some delicious lines in the Noel Coward comedy "Hay Fever," opening tonight at the Station Theatre.

One is: "I've always longed to leave the brittle glamour of cities and theaters and find rest in some old-world nook."

Notes-Worthy: Chad Sherman

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Chad Sherman, bass player for Zach Linley & The Rebel Daredevils

Zach Linley & The Rebel Daredevils has hit the ground running, opening for several national artists. What has it been like to be in a band that starts out of the gate in a big way?