Entertainment listings, March 17-24, 2016

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

Chuck Koplinski: Pledging 'Allegiant'

Having salvaged the "Divergent" series with his fine work on "Insurgent," director Robert Schwentke pulls off a similar stunt with "Allegiant," the first part of the third entry in Veronica Roth's dystopia trilogy.

Chuck's Classics: "Touch of Evil" (1958)

Say what you will about Charlton Heston's acting style and political beliefs — if you're a film lover, you have to give him credit for his insistence on Orson Welles directing "Touch of Evil." Based on pulp-crime novel "Badge of Evil," the film cast Heston and Welles, with Heston thinking his co-star was also directing.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events in the area

Music scene

Creole Carnival Tour at Krannert

Richard J. Leskosky: Old musical still 'Young and Healthy'

If you're tired of all the political song and dance routines of the primary campaigns, you have a chance to experience the real thing — at least, real song and dance — when The News-Gazette Film Series shows the 1933 Warner Bros. musical "42nd Street" at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m.

Who lives here? March 12, 2016

Each week on this page, 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.


Frank's Faves: Songs that make the movies

Some songs make the movie ... and some just leave 'em in the dust.

Chuck Koplinski: 'London' blows up city, logic real good

It's sometimes hard to watch movies like "London Has Fallen" (you know, ones you've seen before but under a different title) with a sense of objectivity.

Entertainment listings, March 10-17, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

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