Rich Warren: Apple steers clear of medical devices

A reader mailed a question that's a bit different than most of our queries: "I read over a year ago that Apple was going to make available last December an iWatch that, among other things, would use infrared or radio waves to determine the glucose level in your blood. Months later, the rumor mill says that Apple was developing a band to do the same thing.

John Frayne: UI Symphony's technical level gets high marks

The University of Illinois Symphony, led by Professor Donald Schleicher, gave its second concert of the season Oct. 28 in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, and it was an evening of multi-leveled pleasures.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

Arts scene

Photographer will give lecture

Renowned landscape and wildlife photographer Tom Murphy will give the lecture "Natural History of Photography Around the World" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Institute for Genomic Biology, 1206 W. Gregory Drive, U.

Ask 'Mimi,' Nov. 13, 2016

Did you hear Susan Werner on Thursday night at Krannert Center?

Yes, I went in cold, after having read the raves on her website. I had thought they might be hyperbole. But they're all true and then some.

Parkland's latest art exhibition will draw you in

CHAMPAIGN — A national drawing invitational opening Monday at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College will feature 30 drawings, both large scale and more intimate.

Among the 11 artists represented: Hong Chun Zhang, whose "Twin Spirits No. 3" depicts entwined long hair on two disembodied heads.

Who lives here? Nov. 12, 2016

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home 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.

The #MJs, Nov. 11, 2016

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.

TOP TWEETS (election edition)


Central, Centennial drama departments teaming up again

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Central and Centennial high schools have long enjoyed an intense crosstown rivalry, mainly in athletics.

So when the schools' drama departments came together for the first time last year to present a joint production of "The Little Mermaid," things were uneasy at first.

Club listings, Nov. 10-17, 2016


THE ACCORD: Every Time I Die, Old Wounds, 6:30 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: GUD Vibrations, Habstrakt, LDRU (Slander and NGHTMRE present), 9 p.m.

CLARK BAR: New Twang City, 6 p.m.; C-U Comedy's "The Open Mic," 9 p.m.


IRON POST: UI Latin Jazz Band, 7 p.m.

Frank's Faves: Movie Supreme Beings

This week: So the Cubs won the World Series, and the world didn't end after all. Thank God!

I heard Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant say in a postgame interview prior to last week's climactic Game 7 that this World Series will make a great movie. He wasn't being prophetic; just stating the obvious.