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Big Gigantic visiting the Canopy Club

Big Gigantic, an instrumental electronica, hip-hop and jazz music group based in Boulder, Colo., will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Canopy Club, Urbana. Tickets are $29.

Who lives here? Feb. 25, 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.


#TheMJs, Feb. 24, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



Entertainment listings, Feb. 23-March 2, 2017


This weekend


What: Hosted by Unity West PTO. Arrive early to pick your own table, view and bid on the silent auction items. Maximum of eight players per table; work as a team to come up with the answers. 50/50 raffle and games between rounds. Bring your own food.

Frank's Faves: Movie musicals

This week: Hang onto your tap shoes, fave lovers. I feel an old-fashioned song and dance coming on ...

Chuck Koplinski: 'I Am Not Your Negro' a timely screed

Having seen his three compatriots — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. — all slain in their fight for civil rights, author and advocate James Baldwin knew the crusade they had led gradually had lost the momentum and power to make any sort of significant change.

'Lego Batman' builds on haul

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Great Wall" was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud.

The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, "The Great Wall" was intended to prove that the world's No. 2 movie marketplace could produce Hollywood-sized blockbusters of its own.

Richard J. Leskosky: Bugs on the big screen

With the relatively warm weather we've been having lately, you might actually see some insects flying around outdoors. But you can definitely see some indoors — alive, mounted or on film — on Saturday at the 34th annual Insect Fear Film Festival.

Frank's Faves: Alien-encounter movies

This special edition: You don't have to be a crackpot to see flying saucers. Just a movie fan.