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Entertainment listings, Jan. 8-15, 2015

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

Chuck Koplinski: 'Selma' a powerful reminder of sacrifice

In life, and with releasing films, timing is everything and Ava DuVernay's "Selma" could not have opened at a more opportune moment.

Film capsules, Jan. 8, 2015

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now,  from e3 magazine:

John Frayne: Looking back at the year in music, an encore

Last week's review of the fall season was a look at just yesterday. But the spring 2014 season seems to be fast receding into the past. Here are some retrospective notes.

Fat City owner buys Memphis on Main

CHAMPAIGN — The owner of Fat City Bar and Grill has acquired Memphis on Main in downtown Champaign and said he plans to continue booking the same sort of entertainment there.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

String quartet

DANVILLE — The Wasmuth String Quartet is returning to Danville for its second season of free performances and educational events.

Illinois Ancestors: Chicago maps are accessible online

Cartographer Dennis McClendon's "labor of love" is a website called Chicago in Maps that makes it easy to find a variety of maps of that city.

Ask Mimi Jan. 4, 2015

What entertainment do you most look forward to in 2015, Mimi?

Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, Jan. 4, 2015

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