Oscar-nominated shorts coming to Champaign, Normal

For the last 10 years, the Oscar-nominated short films have been packaged and released to select theaters around the country.

Top of the morning, Feb. 7, 2016

Oakwood has a rooting interest in Super Bowl 50 — and it has nothing to do with Peyton Manning or Cam Newton.

Who lives here? Feb. 6, 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 on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Here's a hint this week: Think Montana.

Restoration of house may bring Dick Van Dyke back home

DANVILLE — Dick Van Dyke may return to his hometown in the late spring or early summer for an event connected with the restoration of his childhood home and the launch of a local foundation for the performing arts.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 4-11, 2016

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

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 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.

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.

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.