Magnetic show at Staerkel Planetarium

CHAMPAIGN — How’s this for a light show: flares on the surface of the sun, waves of electrified gas 62,000 miles high, creating brilliant auroras in the Earth’s skies — and dangerous effects on technology.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 22-28, 2016

Special events

This weekend


Frank's Faves: End-of-the-world movies

This week: Will the world end with a bang or a whimper? Or maybe a chorus of "Go, Cubs, Go"?

Chuck Koplinski: A 'Magnificent' waste of talent

There's much more to making a Western than putting movie stars under Stetson hats, giving them six-shooters and throwing them on horses.

Films bookend Jolie and Pitt's romance, divorce


AP Film Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, it started with tequila and dancing in the rain in Bogota and ended on the French seaside with white wine, pills and tears.

Colbert, Oliver to join forces for film festival fundraiser

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Stephen Colbert and John Oliver will join forces for an event that will benefit a New Jersey film festival.

The Nov. 19 event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark was announced Monday by organizers of the Montclair Film Festival.

Carrey: Suit over ex's death 'heartless'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jim Carrey says a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estranged husband of his ex-girlfriend is a heartless attempt to exploit him and vowed to fight the case.

'Snowden,' 'Bridget Jones,' 'Blair Witch' can't ground 'Sully'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Blair Witch," "Bridget Jones's Baby" and "Snowden" didn't ground "Sully" at the weekend box office.

The Warner Bros. dramatization of the "Miracle on the Hudson" directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger remained at No. 1 for the second week with $22 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Chuck's Classics: "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963)

Stanley Kramer's film is the rare comedy that clocks in at a massive 205 minutes and rarely drags.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

Music scene

Fundraiser for nursing home

Boomerangs Bar & Grill in Urbana will host the "Boom-Bash" concert from 8 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. next Sunday to benefit the Champaign County Nursing Home.