Entertainment listings, July 20-27, 2017


This weekend


What: Traditional fair events including queen pageant, demo derby, wild World of Animals, horse shows, livestock, Nick Lynch Band, 4-H, tractor pull and talent show.

When: July 20-24.

Where: Fairgrounds,1390 E. 2000 N. Road, Watseka.

Frank's Faves: Civil War films set in the South

'Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton. Old times there are not forgotten. Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land.' — Daniel Decatur Emmett

Part 38: They love L.A.

With the UI celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, we caught up with hundreds of graduates who have gone on to big things. Every Tuesday throughout 2017, Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 38: Illini in the City of Angels.

Director sees Vietnam series as vaccination to war

HANOVER, N.H. — Filmmaker Ken Burns views the Vietnam War as a virus that infected Americans with an array of chronic illnesses — alienation, a lack of civil discourse, mistrust of government and each other. And he hopes his new documentary can be part of a cure.

Ask 'Mimi,' July 16, 2017

Are there renovations this summer at the two Krannerts?

At Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois Facilities & Services is replacing 14 sections of limestone exterior to which railings are attached, as well as the railings, for safety reasons, said Bridget Lee-Calfas, Krannert's publicity and marketing director. A crane had to be used.

Who lives here? July 15, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television 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, July 14, 2017

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

Top of the Morning, July 14, 2017

The University of Illinois was represented at Wednesday night's ESPY Awards as alum and 2017 commencement speaker Nick Offerman appeared on stage to present the Cubs with the Best Moment Award during the three-hour telecast on ABC.

Entertainment listings, July 13-20, 2017




Frank's Faves: Movies set in the South

By the time you read this, I will be enjoying a long-overdue vacation with family somewhere well south of the Mason-Dixon line.