Who lives here? April 15, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there 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.


Art Theater temporarily closed

CHAMPAIGN — Projector problems have led to the temporary closure of the Art Theater in downtown Champaign.

The theater announced late Thursday afternoon that a technical malfunction with its projector led to the closure.

Staff said they are working on getting the equipment back up and running as soon as possible.

Chuck Koplinski: Franchise has furious fun with 'Fate'

It's a long way from street racing on the mean streets of L.A. to saving the world James Bond-style, but that's the evolution the "Fast and Furious" franchise has taken, one that no one could have expected when the first film in the series debuted in 2001.

Ebertfest never rests: A guide to the 2017 event's films

CHAMPAIGN — Roger Ebert's Film Festival, opening Wednesday night at the Virginia Theatre, will show three documentaries — unusual, but "we're going through a documentary renaissance, and documentaries are mattering more and more."

Entertainment listings, April 13-20, 2017



What: Bring your basket and flashlight and join Lite Rock 97.5 WHMS to hunt for eggs filled with prizes. For ages 18 and older. Be on the lookout for the bronze, silver and gold eggs for a chance to win prize packages.

When: Register on-site, 7:15 to 8 p.m.; egg pursuit, 8:10 p.m. April 14.

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

Revolutionary performer

The scoop on Ebertfest

You might not know that the 19th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or any other of the Ebertfests, wouldn't have happened without Cyberfest.

Cyberfest was a University of Illinois technology and arts festival 20 years ago that celebrated the birthday in Urbana of the fictional artificial intelligence character HAL 9000 in the movie and book "2001: A Space Odyssey."

Ask 'Mimi,' April 9, 2017

Did guitarist Adrian Belew win an Oscar?

I'm not sure whether he received an actual Oscar statuette because I couldn't contact him — he's on tour, heading to Europe. But the uber-guitarist who once lived in Urbana and once played with King Crimson scored the short animated Pixar film "Piper," which took the Oscar this year for best animated short film.

Richard J. Leskosky: Marx Brothers return to Champaign

If figuring out your taxes or listening to news (or fake news) stories of government malfunctions has left you stressed out and frustrated, the Marx Brothers' "Duck Soup" is just what you need, because it pokes fun at various aspects of government, including taxes.