Frank's Faves: Keep on loving films with REO on the soundrack

At long last, the one accolade that has thus far eluded REO Speedwagon.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 5-12, 2015

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

Chuck Koplinski: 'Spectre' a mere shadow of Bond greatness

Calling "Spectre" the biggest misstep in the James Bond franchise may be a bit of an overstatement; to say that it's a missed opportunity of titanic proportions would be more accurate.

Area update: End of month took October out of record-dry territory

CHAMPAIGN — For a time, it looked like last month would rank as one of the driest Octobers in local weather history.

But a precipitation rebound in the last five days of the month — with a total of 1.2 inches of rain — gave Champaign-Urbana 1.24 inches for the month, and a ranking of only the 20th driest October in 127 years.

Chuck's Classics: "White Heat" (1949)

Growing tired of playing gangsters and heavies, James Cagney formed his own production company in the mid-1940s when his contract at Warner Bros. ended, hoping to change his image.

The Future Five, Nov. 2, 2015


That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events in and around the area

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'Streetcar' in Danville

The Red Mask Players will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams at 8 p.m. this and next Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. this and next Sunday at the Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Who lives here? Oct. 31, 2015

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. Today, we wrap up our series of homes from scary movies or TV shows.

Frank's Faves: Suspense or gore?

"No mere mortal can resist the evil of the thriller ... "