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Who lives here? Aug. 20, 2016

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

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Weekend Planner: Qapla'! Set phasers to fun

Fans of the groundbreaking sci-fi TV series 'Star Trek' will gather today at the Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of the first episode. The fans belong to USS BortaS, the East Central Illinois chapter of Starfleet: The International Star Trek Fan Association.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 18-24, 2016

Special events

This weekend

FAIRBURY FAIR

Notes-Worthy: Peter Blackmon

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Peter Blackmon:

In your job as general manager of Danville's Palmer Arena, how much work goes into bringing in such an array of shows and public events?

Club listings, Aug. 18-25, 2016

THURSDAY, Aug. 18

THE ACCORD: Frequency, 10 p.m.

CLARK BAR: Vinny Santanelli Music, 6:30 p.m.; C-U Comedy's "The Open Mic," 9 p.m.

COWBOY MONKEY: DJ Wesjile (outside), 7 p.m.

HOULIHAN'S RESTAURANT AND BAR: Noah McClaugherty (Patio Play/live music performed by local musicians), 6:30 p.m.

Vertical Horizon frontman Scannell says songwriting is 'therapy'

"Live music can be a transcendent thing," says Matt Scannell, lead vocalist and lead guitarist for alternative rock band Vertical Horizon.

The band, best known for "Everything You Want," will play that song and more recent cuts from "Echoes from the Underground" Saturday at Taste of Champaign-Urbana, echoing off the trees.

Brilliant cast ignites fiery 'Indignation'

There are moments while watching a film when the distance between the audience and the players on the screen disappear. This is rare, but when it happens, it is magical, and James Schamus' "Indignation" manages to pull this off during a stunning 15-minute sequence midway through.

Frank's Faves: Election campaign movies

I've been putting it off and putting it off ... but eventually, I'm going to have to face the choice we have for president in this November's election.

At 57, Blow not putting on the 'breaks'

Lots of people will remember Kurtis Blow from "Soul Train," when he was the first artist to perform hip-hop on the show.

"The Breaks" was the first certified gold record rap song, in 1980.

Blow has released 15 albums and is an ordained minister.