Entertainment listings, Feb. 4-11, 2016

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

Chuck Koplinski: Artful 'Anomalisa' truly one of a kind

Though a bit over a month has passed since I saw Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman's "Anomalisa," it's still on my mind, memories of it having crept out of my subconscious to replay themselves again and again.

Rich Warren: Auxiliary channels offer viewing bonanza

The FCC gifted broadcasters with additional channels during the conversion to digital in the summer of 2009. Digital television (DTV) far more efficiently uses broadcast bandwidth than the analog TV it replaced. Thus, in addition to a full-bandwidth HD primary channel, it permits a pair of additional lower definition channels. Generally these still look superior to the former analog TV system.

Frank's Faves: Favorite hospital-based movies

I'm baaaaack! Did you miss me? What do you mean, was I gone? Grrr ...

Chuck's Classics: "Sergeant York" (1941)

Timing is everything, and the arrival of this Howard Hawks film at the end of 1941 couldn't have been more opportune. The American populace was torn over entering World War II as some felt it was incumbent to join the fight while isolationists argued it was none of our business. The story of Alvin York — the most decorated U.S.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Impressive performance

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

A cappella galore

The 10th anniversary of the All Out A Cappella shows will take place Saturday at Unity High School in Tolono, featuring mainly collegiate groups.

Who lives here? Jan. 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, and we'll give a winner a shout-out next week. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.


Entertainment listings, Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2016

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

Chuck Koplinski: 3's a charm for fun, vibrant 'Kung Fu Panda'

By the time the third entry in most film franchises is released, much of what made the movies in question distinctive and fresh has gone by the wayside. There's a labored quality to what's on the screen and what was once inspired has become an exercise in "been there, done that."