Entertainment listings, Feb. 14-21, 2019


This weekend


What: Honoring the cultures of Indigenous Americans and the wisdom and practices they share with others. This year's events inclue a talk on powwows, an educator workshop, and a family concert of storytelling and traditional teachings.

When:4 p.m. Feb. 14; 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 16.

Like other schools, UI has moved to keep Huawei disconnected on campus

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois took steps in 2016 to forbid equipment from a Chinese telecommunications-equipment maker that the U.S. government now considers a national-security threat.

Uni High alum picks up second Academy Award for technical achievement

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Two weeks ahead of Hollywood's biggest night, Paul Debevec was feted at a black-tie ceremony honoring the technological innovators in the film industry.

Wired In: Aron K. Barbey

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood profiles a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet ARON K. BARBEY, the University of Illinois professor of psychology, neuroscience and bioengineering who is director of the Center for Brain Plasticity, the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory and the Intelligence, Learning and Plasticity Initiative.

Rich Warren | Some sound advice on buying a receiver

Let's open with a reader question: We are setting up a TV area in our basement. I have a couple of vintage Polk audio speakers that I plan to use for a TV sound upgrade. My question for you is should I look for a vintage receiver somewhere or is there any good quality new ones on the market today? My budget is under $500.

Twitter posts bigger profit, but monthly user base slips

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's revenue and profit and its daily user base all grew in the final three months of 2018, capping its first profitable year.

But its monthly user count slipped and guidance for the current quarter was below expectations, sending shares down 10 percent at the opening bell Thursday.

Uni High alum earns 2nd Academy Award for pioneering work in special effects

CHAMPAIGN — When Paul Debevec was young, his grandfather gave him a Super 8 camera for Christmas.

"He liked to make these little stop-action movies," mom Linda Miller said, recalling one was of a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich being made and a glass of milk being poured. "The sandwich gets eaten, and the milk goes down. But you never see any hands."

Entertainment listings, Feb. 7-14, 2019


This weekend


What: Guest speaker is Dr. James C. Harden and performance by Leadership Development Academy. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Rantoul. Rescheduled from Jan. 19.

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

Spotify buys Gimlet, Anchor to ramp up podcast game

NEW YORK (AP) — Music streaming service Spotify is buying podcast companies Gimlet and Anchor as it looks to take on Apple's popular iTunes' podcasting platform.

The acquisitions are an aggressive move by Spotify to expand into the small but burgeoning podcast industry.

Court upholds texting suicide manslaughter conviction

BOSTON (AP) — The involuntary manslaughter conviction of a young woman who encouraged her boyfriend through dozens of text messages to kill himself was upheld Wednesday by Massachusetts' highest court.