Top of the Morning, Jan. 25, 2019

Young archers are coming to Champaign this weekend. Lots and lots of archers.

More than 700 have registered for the Schweighart Shootout today and Saturday at Jefferson Middle School and the Champaign Park District's Leonhard Center.

Jefferson, the six-time state champion, is the host.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 24-31, 2019


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Frank's Faves: 'Blood' movies

"Don't go 'round tonight. It's bound to take your life. There's a bad moon on the rise." — Creedence Clearwater Revival

Did you happen to venture outside last Sunday night to check out the super blood wolf moon?

Frank's Weekend Faves, Jan. 20, 2019

The Russian National Ballet Theatre has been performing winter classics at Krannert like clockwork since 1999, and they're still a rare treat. They return this week for two nights and two performances of two different all-time faves.

Reality TV: Local government broadcasts now serious, high-tech affairs

CHAMPAIGN — It's not "The Bachelor" or "Survivor," Greg Stock knows. If it were, he jokes, he'd have been kicked off a long time ago — he's not one to play to the cameras, after all.

But Champaign City Council meetings on Champaign Government TV offer plenty of real-time drama, if not the sex appeal of those more popular shows.

Who lives here? Jan. 19, 2019

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.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 18, 2019

Want to see the only lunar eclipse of 2019 up close? Parkland College's Staerkel Planetarium has you covered.

The eclipse, set to begin at 9:13 p.m. our time Sunday, will last past midnight. Staerkel Director DAVE LEAKE said it will be visible from your own yard.

"No telescope is needed," Leake said.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 17-24, 2019


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Rich Warren | Highlights from 2019 CES in Las Vegas

In 1979, Sony's large exhibit at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show featured the interconnected home. In this home of the future, interconnected entertainment devices and appliances communicated with each other for an automated and immersive experience.

Of course, at the time, it resembled a Potemkin City, a facade of wishful technology.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Jan. 13, 2019

There is no art form more American than tap dance. If that tidbit of info caught you flat-footed, you'll never have a better chance to catch up on what you've missed than this week when Dance at Illinois, Lyric Theatre at Illinois and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts kick off a tap-focused spring season with a screening of the documentary "American Tap."