Gospel singers head to Nashville

URBANA — Two dozen voices lift up a gospel song in a small church inside Lincoln Square.

Rehearsing at New Life Church of Fair are Noah I. Brown And Company, who are heading off to Nashville for a taping of "The Bobby Jones Gospel Hour" Saturday.

The long-running, Emmy-winning show is on BET, Black Entertainment Television.

AUDIO: eight years after brush with fame, Buckley man still farming

Eight years after his brush with fame, a Buckley man is still preaching his hard working ideals.  WDWS reporter Tim Ditman has more.

Check out the music video for yourself here.

THE FUTURE FIVE: From Spidey on the Quad to pancakes in St. Joseph

Staff writer Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead:


Chuck's Classics: "Meet John Doe" (1941)

Each week, N-G film reviewer Chuck Koplinski will pick a flick you should be sure to catch on Turner Classic Movies.

Ask Mimi Aug. 3, 2014

From Eddie Money to the Illinois State Fair to the Sounds at Sunset, Melissa "Mimi" Merli has you covered.

What Eddie Money song do you hope he plays later this month at the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival?

Author's collection has family as common element

Science fiction and fantasy author Mark Tiedemann of St. Louis has a new book out: "Gravity Box and Other Spaces," a collection of 11 fantasy, sci-fi and speculative fiction stories. This award-winning author took some previously published stories and wrote a few new ones for this interesting and page-turning collection.

C-U Haiku, Aug. 3, 2014

Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette

A tinge of fire

In the forest

A season ends

— Alyssa Peterson, Champaign

Here's what's happening on the art scene

Moving pictures

CHAMPAIGN — The 40 North 88 West Champaign County Arts Council is featuring on the inside of Champaign-Urbana MTD buses a new rotation of art works by four artists.

Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, Aug. 3, 2014

By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

Here's a poem by an Indiana poet, Shari Wagner, that has a delightful time describing the many sounds of running water.


It begins in a cow lane

with bees and white clover,

courses along corn, rushes

accelerando against rocks.

It rises to a teetering pitch

as I cross a shaky tree-bridge,