Entertainment listings, Dec. 3-10, 2015

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

Richard J. Leskosky: A fun evening with a comedic legend

In October, John Cleese and Eric Idle toured in a sit-down talk show, "John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last ... For The Very First Time," with half of their 22 shows in Florida so that, they claimed, they could score a free vacation, as England is so dreary in October.

The Future Five, Nov. 30, 2015


Chuck's Classics: "Meet John Doe" (1941)

Frank Capra's forgotten masterpiece, this is the only film made by the director's production company and is a personal statement of the highest order. On the eve of the United States' entry into World War II, this tale of a possible fascist state taking hold in America, led by an innocent figurehead, struck a nerve and became a box-office success.

Top of the morning, Nov. 30, 2015

Funny how some things play out.

Consider the Virginia Theatre marquee.

Five years ago today, it was front-page news that members of the Champaign Park Board were starting to make decisions on the design of a new marquee for the historic theater in downtown Champaign.

Just two weeks earlier, the 1940s-era marquee had been removed from the building.

Ask 'Mimi,' Nov. 29, 2015

Is former Champaign resident Dylan Minnette in the "Goosebumps" movie?

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Art showing 'Jackie Brown'

Library events, Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2015

Selected events at local libraries:

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Who lives here? Nov. 28, 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.


Entertainment listings, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 2015

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