Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Richard J. Leskosky | Amazon Prime Video offers some dramas worth revisiting

Recently, I wrote about several British police dramas currently streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, all from the last two decades. But Amazon Prime also streams some intriguing crime dramas from the 1950s with some offbeat film connections. Two of the most interesting — "Peter Gunn" and "Mr.

John Frayne | Eager to hear more of composer's work

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony offered a chamber music concert of the music of Stacy Garrop on Sept. 5 in the ballroom of the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Garrop is in the second year of her position as composer-in-residence with the C-U Symphony.

Who lives here? Sept. 15, 2018

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.

First Roger Ebert Symposium to feature out-of-this-world film

URBANA — The first Roger Ebert Symposium will explore the cinematic presentation of science and related subjects, including an IMAX film shot from space, with guests getting to hear from the former astronaut who did much of the shooting and the writer/director.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 13-20, 2018


This weekend


The Screening Room | 'Miseducation' proves a powerful call to action

Based on the novel by Emily M. Danforth, Desiree Akhavan's "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" takes a subtle approach to a complex problem, namely coming to terms with your sexual identity.

Frank's Faves: Split-personality movies

"I'd like to talk for a moment about the very serious subject of schizophrenia." "No, he doesn't." "Shut up, let him talk!" — Robin Williams

Did you catch Sunday night's NFL opener between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers? What a great game, right?

Or horrible heartbreaker, depending on your loyalties.

'Strange' happenings in play having world premiere at Krannert

URBANA — It's a dark story in a dark place.

An unsettling and ambiguous version of Henry James' unsettling and ambiguous 1898 novella, "The Turn of the Screw," is getting its world premiere at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts tonight.

Nightlife listings, Sept. 13-20, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town:

THURSDAY, Sept. 13

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Jordan and Jill, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: Mid October, Georgetown, Corduroy and Granny Tweed (Free Music Thursdays), 9:30 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Lou DiBello, solo, 6 p.m.

Weekend Box Office | 'The Nun' scares 'Crazy Rich Asians' into second place

LOS ANGELES — The horror movie "The Nun" has topped the domestic box office in its first weekend, scoring a best for the "Conjuring" franchise and another win for Warner Bros.