That's entertainment: Spotlighting events in the area

Comedy scene

'Randy and Mr. Lahey Live'

"Randy and Mr. Lahey Live," based on the hit TV show "The Trailer Park Boys," will be presented next Sunday night at Vintage Villains, 126 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Rob Kanter/Environmental Almanac: Bugs go boom

In anticipation of the 33rd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival, which they will host Saturday on the UI campus, this week's column is written by three members of the Entomology Graduate Student Association: Joshua Gibson, Todd Johnson, and Tanya Josek

Richard J. Leskosky: Film blazed trail for science fiction

Fans of "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" generally fall into two opposing camps, and you might not expect either to associate with Shakespeare scholars. But all three groups can find common ground for enjoyment in this month's News-Gazette Film Series offering, "Forbidden Planet," which will screen at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

Ask 'Mimi,' Feb. 21, 2016

Did you watch the Grammy Awards?

I usually don't but did this year. It had some great performances: the "Hamilton" cast; Kendrick Lamar's "The Blacker The Berry" and "Alright"; Lady Gaga's Bowie tribute; and Alabama Shakes (above), who actually perform music of substance. I deeply regret not going to their March 18 concert at the Virginia Theatre.

Who lives here? Feb. 20, 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, 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.


Entertainment listings, Feb. 18-25, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Frank's Faves: Best Oval Officer

Hail to the Chief we wish was more like in the movies ...

Thanks to the peculiarities of our modern calendar, February has become the month of odd observances — from groundhogs and valentines to Leap Day and Mardi Gras (at least this year anyway).

Chuck Koplinski: Holocaust drama 'Son of Saul' all about perspective

Upon its release, Laszlo Nemes' "Son of Saul" was the focus of much controversy from critics and viewers alike.

Chuck's Classics: "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948)

There are some movies that never cease to engage me, and John Huston's gripping adventure ranks right up there, propelled not simply by a riveting story but also by its three outstanding leads. Based on the novel by B.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events to see — or be seen in — around the area

Music scene

Upcoming UI performances

The University of Illinois Chamber Singers and Webern Kammerchor (right), a university choir from Vienna, Austria, will perform with the chamber orchestra Sinfonia da Camera at 7:30 p.m. next Sunday in Krannert Center's Great Hall.