JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
JESSICA HERNDON, AP Film Writer
Another cup of disappointment
In the forecast
— Marilyn Gehant, Chicago
URBANA — Actor RJ Mitte, who starred on AMC's "Breaking Bad" as Walter White Jr., will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Illini Union I-Rooms in the west wing of the building, 1401 W. Green St.
Like his character on the Emmy Award-winning show, Mitte has cerebral palsy, albeit a milder form.
Each week, The News-Gazette offers a selection of events provided by area libraries:
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with artist Peter Bodnar, 85, Urbana.
Q: Have you been showing your work at other places besides here at the Cinema Gallery in Urbana?
By Chaz Ebert
I have to admit right up front that I am terrible at guessing who will win the Oscars. The good news is that a lot of worthy people have been nominated, so I will probably be pleased with whomever wins, except for two categories.
Here are critic Richard J. Leskosky's Academy Award picks for this year, based on the nearly unanimous results of the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild of America, and British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards presentations.
Best actor: Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club")
SULLIVAN — The Little Theatre On The Square will present the musical comedy "Smoke on the Mountain" from Friday through March 16.
The play tells the tale of a traditional church revival in 1938 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in North Carolina.
"Josephine" (2014, Chronicle Books, written by Patricia Hruby Powell and illustrated by Christian Robinson, ages 6-14) proudly heralds in Josephine Baker with these words:
"Knees SQUEEZE, now FLY, heels flap and chop, arms scissor and splay, eyes swivel and pop. Josephine, all RAZZMATAZZ, erupted into the Roaring Twenties — a VOLCANO."
Top picks from Melissa Merli for the weeks to come: