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Richard J. Leskosky: There's even an award for bad films

In my previous column, I wrote about best picture Oscar winners that did not get the further respect of being voted onto either the American Film Institute's list of 100 Greatest American Movies or the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.

Who lives here? April 30, 2016

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to wholives here@news-gazette.com, 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.

Red Carpet at Savoy

SAVOY — The National Center for Supercomputing Applications will host a "red carpet event" Sunday for the local premiere of the new IMAX movie, "A Beautiful Planet."

Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for about $3.55 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of children's entertainment.

Frank's Faves: Five favorites from Prince

"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life ..."

I've always loved that spoken intro to Prince's 1984 hit "Let's Go Crazy," right up through its admonition to "and if de-elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy — punch a higher floor."

Chuck Koplinski: 'Hologram' star personifies quiet desperation, hope

Where success as a movie star is concerned, audience identification is key.

'Jungle Book' remains the king at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Jungle Book" stayed on top of the box office in its second weekend in theaters, beating new opener "The Huntsman: Winter's War" by around $40 million, according to comScore estimates Sunday.

Chuck's Classics: "The Searchers" (1956)

The image we have of John Wayne is the unflappable hero, the guy who can be counted on to stand tall against adversity and be counted on to stand by his friends no matter what the circumstances. And while John Ford's film is often cited as perhaps Wayne's finest hour, what's often overlooked is that the Duke is hardly a heroic figure in it.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

Great week for choral lovers

Choral music lovers have two concerts to enjoy this week.

The prestigious American Boychoir from Princeton, N.J., will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of St. John the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St., C, as part of its "How Can I Keep from Singing" tour.

Ask 'Mimi,' April 24, 2016

Is Rebecca McBride retiring from Krannert Center?

Yes, her last day will be May 2. The senior associate director has had a "tremendous influence on a lot of things: public engagement, sustainability, Ellnora: The Guitar Festival," said Bridget Lee-Calfas, Krannert's advertising and publicity director.