The winners of the 2015 ACE (Arts, Culture and Education) Awards, announced Thursday by 40 North 88 West:
Advocate: Carolyn Baxley, owner of Cinema Gallery, Urbana, for her commitment to regional emerging and established artists and for showcasing their work.
CHARLESTON — The world premiere of the feature-length film, "Indian Ben," with a cast that includes University of Illinois students and Champaign-Urbana film-and-theater community members, will take place from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Illinois University's Coleman Hall.
One of the stars of the Dark History Con this weekend is a name who will be familiar to many in Champaign: Hart Fisher.
Fisher made the news back in 1992, fresh out of the University of Illinois, when his Boneyard Press published the comic book, "Jeffrey Dahmer: An Unauthorized Biography."
"If no one sees it, it didn't happen."
These were the words Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger lived and thrived by, a philosophy of denial and evasion upon which he built a criminal empire all the while justifying his criminal activity with a survival of the fittest mentality.
URBANA — The 26th annual Tagore Festival on Saturday at the Channing-Murray Foundation will celebrate Rabindranath Tagore's "Gitanjali," a collection of poems that led to Tagore being the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1913.
In the beginning, Hollywood end credits were simple: "The End" or simply "End" and then a blank screen. Sometimes, a would-be classier film might end with "Fin," the French word for "end."
Producer/director Stanley Kramer set out to be the conscience of American cinema in the 1950s and '60s, making a series of films that spotlighted McCarthyism ("High Noon") and juvenile delinquency ("The Wild One") among other social issues. One of his better efforts, "The Defiant Ones" took a hard look at racism years before the civil-rights movement gained traction.