Audiences pour in to see 'Get Out'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Great reviews and buzz propelled comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, the micro-budget thriller "Get Out," to a chart-topping opening weekend with $30.5 million according to studio estimates Sunday.

'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winner, take two.

Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" — not, as it turned out, "La La Land" — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in mid-speech.

Movie-man Tim Mitchell's picks for the 2017 Oscars

Since 2007, News-Gazette staff writer Tim Mitchell has predicted who will win the top categories at the Oscars, with a pretty good track record. The 89th Academy Awards will be handed out tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting for the first time. The show will air on ABC at 7:30 p.m., with red carpet coverage kicking off at 6 p.m.

Ask 'Mimi,' Feb. 26, 2017

Did pioneering fusion guitarist Larry Coryell play C-U?

Yes. Harlan Smalling, a guitarist from Tuscola, remembers seeing him here four times back in the day, twice with his fusion band Eleventh House. "His brand of fusion always rocked. Never sappy or new age-y," Smalling noted on Facebook.

Richard J. Leskosky: A different take on the Oscars

Even though you may not have seen all the Oscar-nominated films this year, there are still aspects of the whole awards process that can hold your interest.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

Here's what's happening in the area's


Big Gigantic visiting the Canopy Club

Big Gigantic, an instrumental electronica, hip-hop and jazz music group based in Boulder, Colo., will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Canopy Club, Urbana. Tickets are $29.

The Reluctant Townie: Oscars preview if you haven't seen films

Despite having reached the pinnacle of its art form in 1989, with the Patrick Swayze bar-fighting film "Road House," Hollywood will once again round up its most famous faces and shiniest veneers for tonight's broadcast of the 89th Academy Awards.

Who lives here? Feb. 25, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or TV 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.