Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Box Office | 'Captain Marvel' breaks records with $455M global debut

NEW YORK — "Captain Marvel," Marvel Studios' first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, according to studio estimates Sunday, making it one of the biggest blockbusters ever led by a woman.

Rich Warren | Technology users can avoid common pitfalls

When swimming off the Big Island of Hawaii, an undertow grabbed me and pulled me toward Maui. Had it not been for a kindly surfer, I might not be writing this column today. Aspects of contemporary technology remind me of that undertow.

It seems that between Amazon and Google, along with other players, privacy becomes as endangered as a lone swimmer in a riptide.

Frank's Weekend Faves, March 10, 2019

If you're of a mind to celebrate St. Patrick's Day a bit early — in a way that doesn't involve green beer or boiled cabbage — just kick up your heels and high-step over to the Virginia Theatre this evening for 90 minutes of Irish song, dance and storytelling, pub-style, also known as "The Choir of Man."

John Frayne | Solid reviews for 'Rape of Lucretia,' Kronos Quartet

On Feb. 24, I attended the final performance of the recent run of Benjamin Britten's chamber opera "The Rape of Lucretia" in the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

This work dates from 1946 and followed the grand opera "Peter Grimes," a work that made Britten world famous.

Who lives here? March 9, 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, 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.

Entertainment listings, March 7-14, 2019


This weekend


What: Biennial event, held in conjunction with the University of Illinois College of Engineering Open House. Our open house exhibits highlight the work taking place at one of the nation's leading centers for interdisciplinary research. Schools, clubs, and other large groups are welcome.

Frank's Faves: Movies featuring Katherine Helmond, 'Beverly Hills, 90210' cast

“May the bridges I burn light the way.” — Luke Perry as Dylan McKay in “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1994)

Last week was a sad one for fans of television. Two of the medium’s most beloved ensemble cast members from shows already considered classics left us within a few days of each other — Katherine Helmond at age 89 on Feb. 23 and Luke Perry at age 52 on March 4.

The Screening Room | Offbeat 'Captain Marvel' a pleasant surprise

As the ambitious 22-movie cycle that Marvel Studios initiated 11 years ago winds down its third phase, it seems right to pause for a minute to reflect on how groundbreaking this undertaking has been.

14th Black Sacred Music Symposium focusing on 'the study, the methods and the message'

URBANA — A four-day-long conference exploring the unique treatment of vocal music by black Americans culminates in a concert with a long tradition.

The Fourteenth Biennial Black Sacred Music Symposium Concert on Sunday is a large enough event to fill the Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Nightlife listings, March 7-14, 2019

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



BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Jordan & Jill Happy Hour, 6 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: 147Calboy with Ovaeast Mook and Rockstar Rodie, 8 p.m.