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On The Town: Untitled- 40 North's later night fundraiser

Art, music and performances in the  Orpheum Children's Museum were some of the highlights of 40 North's annual late fundraiser on Feb. 27, 2015.

Who lives here? March 7, 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?"

Review: Cast excellent in ''Tis Pity'

BY Rosemary Laughlin

Imagine "Romeo and Juliet" written three decades after Shakespeare's version. The lovers are young. The city is Italian (Parma) and there are suitors squabbling among themselves as they press the girl's father for her hand. The language has the rhythm of unrhymed iambic pentameter.

Notes-Worthy: Jim Means of Killer Bee Honey

Terry Brown of C.U. Bands and Fans talks with guitarist Jim Means of Killer Bee Honey, a local band that plays covers and original music. The band also includes Lon Ray on guitar, vocalist Cathy Means, Aaron Burnett on drums, Josh Dodson on bass and Bryce Johnson on vocals.

How long has KBH been a band and who are the members?

Entertainment listings, March 5-12, 2015

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

Chuck Koplinski: 'Marigold Hotel' sequel familiar, a tad bland

The last thing I expected going into "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" was to hear the blues-rock strains of George Thorogood and the Destroyers. And yet, there was "Who Do You Love?" blasting from the screen as Maggie Smith and Dev Patel tooled down Route 66 in a convertible.

'Tis Pity' not your typical love story

URBANA — Chicago theater director William Brown hesitated when Illinois Theatre asked him to guest-direct John Ford's 400-year-old play, "Tis Pity She's a Whore."

He dismissed it as a revenge tragedy, a form he usually finds "a little Gothic."

Then he read it.

Frank's Faves, March 5, 2015

My wife recently watched the final episodes of two of her favorite television series — "The Mentalist" on CBS and "White Collar" on TNT — both of which she proudly laid claim to having watched faithfully from premiere to finale.

Clubs listings, March 5-12, 2015

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