Frank's Faves: What's in a name?

Favorite summertime songs are easy. Favorite summertime movies? Oy.

Entertainment listings, June 16-23, 2016

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

A Little reminiscing

SULLIVAN — Guy Little remembers how he was told, when he started the Little Theatre on the Square here nearly 60 years ago, that it just couldn't be done.

"Guy, this will never work in Sullivan," the owner of a bistro in the Moultrie County seat told him.

"Two years later he told me, 'You've made me a rich man,'" Little recently said.

Chuck's Classics: "Ball of Fire" (1941)

Other than his contemporary George Stevens, no one was more eclectic than director Howard Hawks in turning any script into a classic. Consider his resume: "Red River" (western), "Only Angels Have Wings" (adventure), "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (musical), "The Big Sleep" (mystery), "Sgt. York" (bio-pic), "Scarface" (gangster). This film, however, is one of his overlooked comedies.

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

Dining on 'Lobster'

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Art scene

Retrospective on Davies' career opens

A retrospective spanning the 45-year career of artist Glen C. Davies of Urbana will open Friday at Illinois Wesleyan University's Merwin & Wakeley Galleries in Bloomington.

Who lives here? June 11, 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.

Entertainment listings, June 9-16, 2016

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

Chuck Koplinski: 'Lobster' offers wry tweak to notions of love

By its very nature, falling in love is a transformative act. The newly besotted tend to look at life, themselves and others in a myriad of different ways when Cupid's arrow finds its mark.