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Updated: Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

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Eaglesmith likes to keep things interesting

Canadian alt-country legend Fred Eaglesmith came to rock like many others — through the Holy Church of Elvis — but he's always interested in something new.

Directorial debut coming next week to Roger Ebert's Film Festival

CHAMPAIGN — It might come as a surprise for many at Ebertfest to discover that Patrick Wang, who wrote, directs and stars in "In the Family," graduated with a degree in economics from MIT.

He worked for a decade or so as an economist in think tanks and at the Fed before he made the movie, his first, coming to Roger Ebert's Film Festival on Thursday.

Entertainment listings, April 11-18

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

Clubs listings, April 11-18

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

THURSDAY, April 11

Ebert's take on festival films

The 15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival runs April 17 through 21. Here is the lineup, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic's views about some of the films.

April 17

7 p.m.: "Days of Heaven" with short subject "I Remember"

Ebert calls "Days of Heaven" a timeless classic.

Boneyard Arts Festival: 11 years and still a first-filled fest

Pop-up galleries, glass-blowing demonstrations, open artist studios and performances — all are among the myriad events taking place this weekend as part of the 11th annual Boneyard Arts Festival.

The festival will encompass more than 100 indoor and outside venues, both traditional and not.

John Frayne: Wind Symphony, trumpets shine for premiere of concerto

The Illinois Wind Symphony, conducted by Robert W. Rumbelow, offered a rare highlight at its concert on April 2 — a world premiere by the distinguished composer Aaron Jay Kernis, who has been awarded two Pulitzer Prizes for his music.

Chuck Koplinski: '42' a fitting tribute to baseball hero's grit

To be sure, a solid film biography of Jackie Robinson is long overdue. Though it was made with the best of intentions, and features the man himself, 1950's "The Jackie Robinson Story," isn't a film that has aged well.

Master of Fine Arts exhibit opens Saturday

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition will open Saturday at Krannert Art Museum, with the opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. that day.

The annual exhibition showcases works, generally cutting-edge, by the MFA candidates at the university.