Notes-Worthy: Best musical moment of summer 2017

Terry Brown asked on C.U. Bands and Fans' Facebook page: Musicians, what was your best moment of music in summer of 2017?

Frank's Faves: Current TV series

"We owe a lot to Thomas Edison — if it wasn't for him, we'd be watching television by candlelight." — Milton Berle

Nightlife listings, May 10-17, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town.


BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Mank n' Sass, 6 p.m.

CLARK BAR: Tom Brewer, Bob Watson, & Matt Stewart, 6 p.m.; C-U Comedy's "The Open Mic," (stand up comedy show; all signups in advance, jesse@cucomedy.com), 9 p.m.

COWBOY MONKEY: DJ Shane Canfield, 9 p.m.

Central Jazz Ensemble off to New York for national competition

Junior Patrick Duncker will use our Snapchat account to go behind the scenes on Thursday at the 23rd annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival in New York. FOLLOW ALONG HERE.


Frank's Weekend Faves, May 6, 2018

Hey, good lookin'! Got a hankering for some lovesick blues — and maybe the plaintive twang of a steel guitar?

Travel/Kentucky | A mammoth adventure


On an overcast day, with a steady drizzle enveloping the landscape, we gathered around Ranger Greg beneath our designated shelter while he went over the perfunctory below-ground rules, so to speak.

Richard J. Leskosky | Facts often sketchy in 'My Darling Clementine'

What's in a name? Or a title? Does the title "My Darling Clementine" tell you the film is a great Western, let alone that it deals with one of the most iconic conflicts in the myth and history of the American West — the gunfight at the O.K. Corral? That's only the first of many complexities to explore when The News-Gazette Film Series screens John Ford's 1946 masterpiece at 1 and 7 p.m.

Rich Warren | Today's TVs are loaded with settings

Greetings from the land of 1,001 settings. Back in the electronic Pleistocene era, TVs came with two knobs: volume and channel. Stereo amplifiers bristled with five knobs: volume, source selector, balance, bass and treble. The latter two did more harm than good.

Who Lives Here? May 5, 2018

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there 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.

Chorale sets Young Artist Scholarship Concert on Saturday in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — The Chorale's 2018 Young Artist Scholarship Concert will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.

The audience will be entertained by The Chorale as well as winners of this year's Young Artist Scholarship competition.

Admission is $15 per person. Donations to the scholarship fund are also accepted.