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Entertainment listings, March 6-13, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

Rich Warren: Reader asks me to bark up the subwoofer tree

Home theater confuses people with its nomenclature. Dolby Laboratories established the 5.1 home standard about 30 years ago. Now we also have 6.1 and 7.1.

Film capsules, March 6, 2014

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine:

Chuck Koplinski: Wit, wisdom make for memorable 'Mr. Peabody'

It was only a matter of time before Jay Ward's beloved characters Mr. Peabody and Sherman would make it to the big screen. Having kicked around Hollywood for a while, certainly not helped by the disaster that was 2000's "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle," it finally found a home at Dreamworks Animation in 2007.

Film on Title IX to debut on Big Ten Network

URBANA — The Big Ten Network will premiere, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the new documentary, "Title IX: Let 'em Play."

The documentary also will be broadcast at 10 p.m. Friday, airing both before the first game of the Big Ten women's basketball tournament and immediately after the last game in the tournament.

Danville friends relate highlights of Oscar trip

Mimi Myers and Suzy Smalley are back in Danville after a weekend of star-gazing on the Oscars red carpet.

While the People magazine movie fan contest Myers won didn't come with front-row seats — the best friends sat high up in the stands, under a golden arch — they still got a good view of the rich and famous as they stopped to wave to the crowd or chat with ABC's Robin Roberts.

Mitchell's predictions for Oscar winners

News-Gazette reporter Tim Mitchell's Oscar predictions:

BEST PICTURE: "12 Years a Slave"

Leskosky's Oscar picks

Here are critic Richard J. Leskosky's Academy Award picks for this year, based on the nearly unanimous results of the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild of America, and British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards presentations.

Best actor: Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club")

Richard J. Leskosky: Oscar nominees trending toward real people, events

This year stands out in Oscar history for having the most best picture nominees based on real people and events, both in quantity and percentage — six of the nine 2013 films nominated or 66.67 percent.

Chaz Ebert on who should win at tonight's ceremony

By Chaz Ebert

I have to admit right up front that I am terrible at guessing who will win the Oscars. The good news is that a lot of worthy people have been nominated, so I will probably be pleased with whomever wins, except for two categories.