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Music Q&A: Charlie Harris of Bones Jugs N Harmony

This week, Paul Wood chats with Charlie Harris, 27, of Urbana. He's in Bones Jugs N Harmony, which is on a roll with a debut album coming out Oct. 17 and a performance at the Pygmalion Festival — the four-day event that opens today. The closing performance is at 1 a.m. Monday at Cowboy Monkey, 6 E. Taylor St., C. Their website is BonesJugs.com

Film capsules, Sept. 25, 2014

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

Chuck Koplinski: Star equal to expectations in slick 'Equalizer'

There's no escaping the "been-there-done-that" feel that hangs over the new Denzel Washington actioner "The Equalizer."

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area, Sept. 24-Oct. 1, 2014

Music, science and art get together

CHAMPAIGN — Music will meet science will meet art at "The Sounds of Science" at 2 p.m. Saturday at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cadets help Krannert

Lincoln's Challenge Cadets helped Krannert Center for the Performing Arts staff move a car into the Studio Theater, to be used as a prop for the upcoming play, "Polaroid Stories".

C-U Haiku, Sept. 21, 2014

Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette

A single firefly

Flickers on and off, alone

Except for the moon

— Bonnie Swenson, Urbana

Ask 'Mimi' Sept. 21, 2014

Mimi, did you go to the Rosanne Cash show at Krannert last weekend?

Here's what's happening on the art scene

Artoberfest contest

Sullivan Area Arts is putting out a call for artists to participate in its fourth annual Artoberfest contest to take place during Octoberfest on Oct. 17-18 in the Moultrie County seat.

Library events, Sept. 21-28

Each week, The News-Gazette offers a selection of events provided by area libraries.

Great fiction about the days of yore

For some reason, fall is a time when I read more historical fiction novels. I don't know why. Maybe the upcoming holidays provide some sense of nostalgia for days past; maybe it's the start of school; I'm not sure.