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Ask 'Mimi,' May 1, 2016

When will this year's Krannert Center Debut Artist perform?

Flutist Jae Eun "Jenny" Shin will present her Debut Artist recital at 3 p.m. today in Krannert's Foellinger Great Hall. Performing with her will be pianist Ieng Ieng Lam.

Library events, May 1-8, 2016

Selected events at local libraries

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Who lives here? April 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 wholives here@news-gazette.com, 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.

Red Carpet at Savoy

SAVOY — The National Center for Supercomputing Applications will host a "red carpet event" Sunday for the local premiere of the new IMAX movie, "A Beautiful Planet."

Chuck Koplinski: 'Hologram' star personifies quiet desperation, hope

Where success as a movie star is concerned, audience identification is key.

Frank's Faves: Five favorites from Prince

"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life ..."

I've always loved that spoken intro to Prince's 1984 hit "Let's Go Crazy," right up through its admonition to "and if de-elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy — punch a higher floor."

Chuck's Classics: "The Searchers" (1956)

The image we have of John Wayne is the unflappable hero, the guy who can be counted on to stand tall against adversity and be counted on to stand by his friends no matter what the circumstances. And while John Ford's film is often cited as perhaps Wayne's finest hour, what's often overlooked is that the Duke is hardly a heroic figure in it.

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

Missed a few at Ebertfest

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

Great week for choral lovers

Choral music lovers have two concerts to enjoy this week.

The prestigious American Boychoir from Princeton, N.J., will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of St. John the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St., C, as part of its "How Can I Keep from Singing" tour.

The director's right-hand woman

CHAMPAIGN — Over her long and distinguished career, Angela Allen worked closely with many of the world's most famous directors, among them American director John Huston.

To this day, she remains friends with his family.

She's also friends with the Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, now 93 and living in Rome.