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Who lives here? May 24, 2014

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

Work underway on memorial mural for C-U's Chef Ra

CHAMPAIGN — Langston Allston didn't know James "Ra" Wilson Jr. personally. But his parents did. And so did many other people in Champaign-Urbana.

John Frayne: Prairie Ensemble delights as usual

The strong suit of Kevin Kelly and his Prairie Ensemble is their unusual and challenging repertory. Their May 10 concert at McKinley Presbyterian Church, with the resounding title of "Around the World in One Night," offered four pieces, two of which were unknown to me, one that was familiar and one a classic standard.

From showstoppers to symphonies, Krannert lineup is a treat for the senses

URBANA — As usual, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts over its next season will bring big-name artists such as Rosanne Cash, Wynton Marsalis, Renee Fleming and Cassandra Wilson.

It also will showcase lesser-known artists whom center director Mike Ross and his staff hope people explore. Among those acts are:

Clubs listings, May 22-29, 2014

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

THURSDAY, May 22

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

Film capsules, May 22, 2014

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

Entertainment listings, May 22-29, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend

Chuck Koplinski: Soul at heart of time-traveling 'X-Men' sequel

In the Marvel Comics Universe, the "X-Men" books were always the ones with a social conscience, focusing on issues of alienation and bigotry in whatever forms they may have taken during different phases of the series' existence.

Rustic opera moved to Wesley Foundation

Editor's note: Due to advance sales and interest in this production, the venue has been changed from the historic round barn on the University of Illinois campus to the Great Hall of the Wesley Church and Foundation, 1203 W. Green St., U.,

Staying Safe in the Sun

When Craig Neitzel watches his daughter and her Centennial High School teammates play tennis, then wipe the sweat off their arms and faces between sets, what he sees is this: “They’re wiping off sunscreen they just applied 10, 15, 30 minutes ago.”