Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Richard J. Leskosky: A look back at animation history

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the premiere of Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." So, in retrospect, it's a little surprising that this year's Society for Animation Studies conference did not acknowledge that milestone. But then many of the historically oriented presentations looked further back than that.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week ahead

Jeffrey Lewis and Los Bolts

Who lives here? July 22, 2017

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, 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. This week, you get a hint.

Irish band The Script coming to State Farm Center

CHAMPAIGN — Irish band The Script will visit the State Farm Center on Oct. 7.

Their new album, "Freedom Child," sees the band presenting a collection of urgent, timely, future-facing anthems that speak of both real-life events and real-time sonic adventurism.

The Script have sold over 29 million records.

Virginia to screen 70mm film print of 'Dunkirk' in August

CHAMPAIGN — Want to see a crisp 70-millimeter print of Christopher Nolan's World War II movie "Dunkirk"? The Virginia Theatre can help.

The historic theater in downtown Champaign will screen a 70mm widescreen film print of "Dunkirk" Aug. 15-20.

Entertainment listings, July 20-27, 2017


This weekend


What: Traditional fair events including queen pageant, demo derby, wild World of Animals, horse shows, livestock, Nick Lynch Band, 4-H, tractor pull and talent show.

When: July 20-24.

Where: Fairgrounds,1390 E. 2000 N. Road, Watseka.

Notes-Worthy: John Bell

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with John Bell, a member of the Champaign County Fair Board. This year's fair runs from Friday through July 29.

How long have you served on the Champaign County Fair Board and when do you begin planning for the annual event?

'Seussical's no piece of cake, but these kids have just what it takes

CHAMPAIGN — Urbana High sophomore Adam Christman admits he's a bit overwhelmed.

Though he doesn't have much theater experience, he was cast as Horton, one of the leads in "Seussical," opening tonight at Parkland College.

His older brother, Matt, had talked him into auditioning for the Urbana Park District Youth Summer Theatre production.

Chuck Koplinski: Impressive 'Dunkirk' hampered by gimmick

There's no shortage of ambition on display where Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" is concerned.

Frank's Faves: Civil War films set in the South

'Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton. Old times there are not forgotten. Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land.' — Daniel Decatur Emmett