Frank's Faves: Not a rom-com kinda guy

Valentine's Day? Not on my list of holiday faves. But it does have its perks ...

If you, like some of my News-Gazette colleagues, have noticed some glaring omissions among my movie favorites, you're not alone.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 11-18, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Chuck Koplinski: 'Hail, Caesar!' gently skewers Hollywood

The great thing about the Coen brothers' films is that they not only entertain but challenge their audience, something wholly unique and altogether welcome where today's American movies are concerned.

'Kung Fu Panda' kicks aside 'Caesar,' 'Zombies'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" and the Jane Austen-monster mashup "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" followed distantly behind "Kung Fu Panda 3," which remained on top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend.

Chuck's Classics: "The Great Escape" (1963)

This John Sturges film is one you can never get tired of. No matter how many times I watch it, it never ceases to thrill, amuse and move me. The World War II story, based on a true incident, is a compelling account of an escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp by a group of Allied prisoners.

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

Free Krannert performance

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Noteworthy performance

Oscar-nominated shorts coming to Champaign, Normal

For the last 10 years, the Oscar-nominated short films have been packaged and released to select theaters around the country.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

Benefit concert

ROAR — Rock Out Against Rape — will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at the Palmer Arena in Danville with the Brat Pack, featuring Mike Ingram and New Souls.

Top of the morning, Feb. 7, 2016

Oakwood has a rooting interest in Super Bowl 50 — and it has nothing to do with Peyton Manning or Cam Newton.