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Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Compliment for Estabrook

Bringing history to life

I have always been drawn to stories of outcasts and rebels, people who don't quite fit into the role that society has carved out for them.

There have been brave people who sought to break the mold in all eras of history, but often their stories have gone unheard or unremembered.

Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, Jan. 18, 2015

I've read lots of poems about the loss of beloved pets, but this one by J.T. Ledbetter, who lives in California, is an especially fine and sensitive one.

Elegy for Blue

Someone must have seen an old dog

dragging its broken body through

the wet grass;

someone should have known it was lost,

drinking from the old well, then lifting

C-U Haiku, Jan. 18, 2015

Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette

Shadowed tree branches

Convict stripes on first snow

in Winter's prison

— Rosemary Laughlin, Urbana

Getting Personal: Kerris Lee

Kerris Lee talks about his future plans at Cafe Kopi in Champaign  

Who lives here? Jan. 17, 2015

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?"

Gettin' down at the Great Cover Up

CHAMPAIGN — Music promoter Ward Gollings wonders: Is there anyone in Champaign-Urbana who has been to all of the Great Cover Ups over the past 23 years?

With the 24th one kicking off tonight at the Highdive, it's a good question but a difficult one to answer.

Chuck Koplinski: Eastwood's aim is true in 'American Sniper'

His best and most-assured film since "Invictus," Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" covers many themes the filmmaker has touched on over the course of his career.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 15-22, 2015

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

Notes-Worthy: Michael Guido Esteves

CU Bands and Fans’ Terry Brown chats with Michael Guido Esteves of 90’s Daughter, which was voted best band in Champaign-Urbana two years in a row. The next time the band can be heard in C-U is Jan. 31 at Jupiter’s at the Crossing.

When was 90's Daughter formed as a band and who are the current members?