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Subscriptions for Virginia's 2017-18 season now on sale

CHAMPAIGN — Subscriptions for the 2017-18 season at the Virginia Theatre are on sale now via the box office or by calling 217-356-9063.

Krannert awarded $20,000 federal 'Art Works' grant

URBANA — Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will receive an "Art Works" award of $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The grant will go toward sustaining and expanding Krannert's presentation of high-quality, diverse artistry; creating residencies and engagement opportunities; and exploring how the arts affect students, families, artists and partners.

#TheMJs, June 23, 2017

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

Gaming Bits: LawBreakers, retro releases and more

Welcome to another edition of Gaming Bits, an infrequent feature by Playing Critic columnist Joel Leizer, where he shares a few of the latest gaming announcements to hit his inbox.

Notes-Worthy: Matt Poss

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with Matt Poss of the Matt Poss Band.

Entertainment listings, June 22-29, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

VERMILION COUNTY FAIR

What: Grandstand entertainment includes Little Miss and Talent Show at 6 p.m. June 22, Truck and Tractor Pull at 6 p.m. June 23, Stadium Motocross at 7 p.m. June 24, Demo Derby at 4 p.m. June 25. Livestock shows, 4-H exhibits and shows, carnival, entertainment, food and more.

Playing Critic: Flaws in 'Perception' easily perceived

If the blind protagonist of 'Perception' isn't generally scared by the goings-on in this survival-horror game, why should players be?

"Perception" takes what should be a solid, fantastically novel premise — blind woman trapped on a haunted estate — and mucks it up with unrealistic acting from the protagonist and the inclusion of far too many supernatural elements.

Frank's Faves: Movies with bad endings

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Suggestions are always welcome at Frank's Faves. Even those that stump the columnist. Trust me, it happens.

Chuck Koplinski: Powerful 'I, Daniel Blake' not pulling any punches

There's a quiet sense of rage that builds throughout Ken Loach's powerful "I, Daniel Blake," an anger toward the impersonal nature of modern bureaucracies that results in a display of righteous indignation.

Club listings, June 22-29, 2017

THURSDAY, June 22

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Kyle Yap, 6 p.m.

CLARK BAR: The Live Jukebox (David Howie and Lou DiBello play all requests), 6 p.m.;C-U Comedy's "The Open Mic," (stand up comedy show; all signups in advance, jesse@cucomedy.com), 9 p.m.

COWBOY MONKEY: Kurt Bielema, Justin Walden, Ryan Groff, 9 p.m.

GOLDY'S BAR AND GRILL: After Party, 7 p.m.