Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Frank's Faves: Career movies

"Don't ever let somebody tell you you can't do something, not even me. All right? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want something, go get it. Period." — Will Smith in "The Pursuit of Happyness"

You remember Victoria, right?

Alcohol allowed in downtown Champaign during first Friday Night Live of season

CHAMPAIGN — Starting next week, patrons of the Friday Night Live summer streetfest will be allowed to take drinks in paper or plastic cups from certain bars off-site, so long as they stay within the boundaries of the city's newly created downtown festival district.

Weekend Box Office | 'John Wick' overthrows 'Avengers' with $57M debut

LOS ANGELES — The box office has a new king, and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of "Avengers: Endgame."

Rich Warren | Comcast store can offer advice on picture quality

Seeing is believing, while numbers can lie. What you see is what you get. A month ago, I advised readers to buy a new TV, since current 4K models look so much better than TVs from a decade ago, while costing less. A reader disputed my rosy recommendation:

Library events, May 19-26, 2019

Champaign Public Library

Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Frank's Weekend Faves, May 19, 2019

I've always been all about the therapeutic benefits of getting down, and this summer's monthly event series in downtown Urbana is exactly what I'm talking about. The Downtown Get Down debuts at 5 p.m. Saturday, and C-U's premier Latin American dance band will be there.

John Frayne | Recapping the exciting fall season

Now that the concert halls have mostly fallen silent for the next four months, it's time to look back at selected highlights of the fall 2018 season at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.

Richard J. Leskosky | Memorable mystery coming to the Virginia

The traditional Hollywood detective was single or had a marriage on the rocks because of his job's demands. A sprightly exception, however, turns up in 1934's "The Thin Man," the next entry in the News-Gazette Film Series, screening at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

Wildlife in C-U

Photos of wildlife that The News-Gazette's Stephen Haas has seen within the Champaign, Urbana and Savoy city limits between assignments this spring.

Who lives here? May 18, 2019

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot 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.

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