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Who lives here? March 29, 2014

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?" The first person to email wholiveshere@news-gazette.com with the name of a silver screen character who resides in the featured house will get a shout-out in next week's section. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence in your submission.

More artists booked for Mahomet festival

MAHOMET — Organizers of the Sangamon River Music Festival have booked a group of up-and-coming Christian artists for this year's event, set for Aug. 22-23 in downtown Mahomet.

Citizen Way will perform in downtown Mahomet at noon on Saturday, August 23 — the time slot traditionally reserved for contemporary Christian acts at the festival.

Clubs listings, March 27-April 3, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

THURSDAY, March 27

BLACK BEAR INN, Danville: Karaoke with Route 66, 9 p.m.

Rich Warren: Want your music on the go-go? Murfie can help

Take advantage of Murfie's law. No, not the Mr. Murphy who causes mishaps, but Murfie from Madison, Wis. The Murfie folks read a recent column about transferring digital media and contacted us about their eagerness to help.

Murfie transfers your personal, commercially released audio CDs to the cloud, AKA that big computer server in the sky.

Entertainment listings, March 27-April 3, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

New spot, same stuff at Home & Garden Expo

There's a new home for the WCIA Channel 3 Creative Construction by Design Home & Garden Expo on Saturday and Sunday.

The new location is at the Fluid Events Center, formerly Hundman Lumber, at 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C, just north of the Church Street intersection.

Good grief! Go see 'Charlie Brown'

CHAMPAIGN — Good news for fans of "Peanuts": The musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" opens tonight at the Parkland Theatre for a four-performance run.

Stefanie Senior, who is directing for the Champaign Urbana Theatre Company, said the two-act musical brings to life the famed comic strip by Charles Schulz.

John Frayne: Herrera offers delightful portrayal of 'Mikado'

Between March 9 and March 14, I went from a famous French operetta, "Orpheus in the Underworld," by Jacques Offenbach, to W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's masterpiece of English operetta, "The Mikado." Was there something in the water or the air responsible for this onrush of the light, lyrical mood?

Film capsules, March 27, 2014

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

Chuck Koplinski: Director does 5-star turn in 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

It's tempting to say that if you've seen one Wes Anderson film, you've seen them all, an ironic comment that I can't help but think the director would appreciate.