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Who lives here? April 7, 2018

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?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Chuck Koplinski | Logic of 'A Quiet Place' is its undoing

John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place" has been impressing audiences at festivals and now has the burden of living up to the resulting hype. As with most situations of this sort, the truth often lies somewhere in the middle, and while the film certainly has its moments, it's surely not the innovative, instant classic so many are proclaiming.

John Frayne | UI professor impresses at piano recital

Rochelle Sennet, asssociate professor of piano in the University of Illinois School of Music, gave a highly enjoyable recital on March 29 in Krannert's Foellinger Great Hall of music ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to contemporary composer James Lee III.

The program opened with Bach's "English Suite" No. 4 in F Major, BWV 809.

Nightlife listings, April 5-12, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town:

THURSDAY, April 5

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Andy Moreillon, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: The Bashful Youngens (Live Music Thursdays), 9 p.m.

Frank's Faves: Movie twins

"There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins."— Josh Billings

Multi-talented autistic UI alum thrives at tickling the ivories

URBANA — Classical pianist/composer/tango dancer Charles Joseph Smith fell in love with soft rock, played Latin and swing music in the 1990s with the Dancing Illini and now has reinterpreted pieces by Chopin and Liszt.

Parkland Theatre rewinds to the rockin' '50s with rollicking 'Memphis'

CHAMPAIGN — You want live, raucous rock 'n' roll? A musical at Parkland College is all about that, says director Jeff Dare.

Dare, a teacher at Edison Middle School, said the music is what helped "Memphis" win the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical.

Entertainment listings, April 5-12, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

BROCTON RED BARN MARKET

What: The 18th annual Antiques and Crafts Show. A juried show with more than 50 vendors. Food available.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7.

Where: Red Barn, Brocton. Located on Illinois 49, 5 miles south of U.S. 36 or 5 miles north of Illinois 133.

Notes-Worthy: Vigor Mortis

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with the Tayorville-based band comprising Dwain McAfee (keyboard, trumpet, vocals), Trene Pinnell (bongos, congas, drums, vocals), Tom Lacy (guitar, bass guitar, keys, vocals), Sam Lacy (guitar, bass guitar, keys and vocals) and Rob Lebshier (drums, trombone, vocals).

Memphis Rehearsal

Rehearsal for the Parkland spring musical Memphis at the Parkland Theatre in Champaign  on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.