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John Frayne | Foellinger audience enjoyed 'An Evening on Broadway'

"An Evening on Broadway" hit the boards of the Foellinger Great Hall on Oct. 6 with an evening of lively singing, organized and performed by Nathan and Julie Gunn and friends.

Richard J. Leskosky | Gettin' Hitched: Director's TV work to be screened

Late October brings not only chilly weather and the chills associated with Halloween but also the annual Hitchcock retrospective in The News-Gazette Film Series at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

This year's "5 Nights of Hitch" (Monday through Friday at 7 p.m.; tickets $6 or $24 for all showings) presents viewers with some different aspects of Alfred Hitchcock's artistry.

Tricia Stiller/review | Illinois Theatre's 'Forum' stands up to test of time

Can a comedy inspired by an ancient Roman playwright still appeal to audiences some 2,000 years later? You bet it can, because funny is funny.

That statement was proven Thursday night at the opening performance of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," now playing at the Krannert Center's Colwell Playhouse.

UI Student Bar Association calls on sanctioned professor to resign

CHAMPAIGN — A student group at the University of Illinois College of Law is demanding the resignation of Professor Jay Kesan, who was recently sanctioned following a sexual-harassment investigation.

Accusers: Sanctions against UI law professor fall short

CHAMPAIGN — When a tenured University of Illinois law professor made veiled references to sex during a professional lunch, former law student Prachi Mehta said she wasn't sure what to do other than change the subject.

She didn't report it, unsure it amounted to harassment and fearful of jeopardizing her law career.

UI experts on Mega Millions: Fat chance, but, 'hey, why not?'

CHAMPAIGN — Even with a $970 million jackpot for today's Mega Millions drawing, the head of the University of Illinois' statistics department isn't planning to buy a ticket.

"It's not worth the effort," Douglas Simpson said.

But he won't blame you if you buy one or two.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 18-25, 2018


This weekend


Krannert the perfect 'Forum' for new take on classic musical

CHAMPAIGN — A funny thing is happening on the way to Krannert Center.

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" is directed by longtime theater Professor J.W. Morrissette.

And there are plenty of funny things in the musical classic.

UI scholar’s family to judge: Keep accused kidnapper's trial in Urbana

URBANA — In court motions filed this week, prosecutors and the family of missing visiting scholar Yingying Zhang said they want the trial of her alleged kidnapper and killer, Brendt Christensen, to remain in Urbana.

UI '#MeToo' forum: Focus should be on systems that let misconduct continue

CHAMPAIGN — Universities can do more to combat sexual misconduct on campus — and not just through standard training programs or investigations, a panel of lawyers and academics said Wednesday at the University of Illinois College of Law.