Eighth annual Feminist Film Festival set Thursday at Art

CHAMPAIGN — The eighth annual Feminist Film Festival presented by the University of Illinois Women's Resources Center at 7 p.m. Thursday will feature student-made short films.

Art Theater participating in anti-Islamophobia film series

CHAMPAIGN — Starting today, the Art Theater Co-op will participate in an international film series called the Seventh Art Stand, which opposes Islamophobia and President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days.

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DSO wrapping up 50th season

The Danville Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jeremy Swerling, will close its season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School with the concert "Fantastique @ 50!"

Richard J. Leskosky: Bean counters and the big screen

April is the cruelest month, according to poet T.S. Eliot, and he wasn't even thinking about income taxes when he wrote that.

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Learning more about Porter

#TheMJs, April 28, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



"If women are going to wear low cut dresses that show cleavage don't be harassed when men look. Or shld we sue for sexual arousal?"

Frank's Faves: Live-action cat movies

This week: There's a new cat in our house. There may not be for long ...

My wife and I acquired a 2-year-old Himalayan cat recently — ostensibly to put the fear of God into some illegal immigrants in our century-old farmhouse. She's a gorgeous, long-haired creature, luxuriously furry from ears to tail. But I fear she will not be with us for long.

Entertainment listings, April 27-May 4, 2017


This weekend


What: The Asian American Cultural Center celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with this annual family-friendly festival showcasing a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances and activities.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 29.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Free Fire' locked and loaded with nihilism

While you couldn't technically call Ben Wheatley's "Free Fire" a chamber play, you might be able to get by with referring to it as a pressure-chamber movie.

19th Ebertfest receives a lovely sendoff

CHAMPAIGN — The 19th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival opened Wednesday with a standing ovation for singer Jimmy Demers — well, emcee Chaz Ebert told the audience to stand before he sang "God Bless America."