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Entertainment listings, June 15-22, 2017


This weekend


What: Live street-side performance series. Includes an eclectic mix of music and street performances including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock and blues, along with a cappella music, belly dancing and live painting.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, June 16 through Aug. 25.

UI names Minnesota administrator to top student affairs post

CHAMPAIGN — An administrator from the University of Minnesota will be the new vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois.

Danita Brown Young, currently vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at Minnesota, will succeed Renee Romano, who retired in May.

Part 32: 'Nixon didn't have a Twitter account'

A new episode of TV's most irresistible reality series airs on multiple channels around 1:30 p.m. today, when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is due to testify in public before the Senate Intelligence Committee about possible Trump administration ties to Russia.

Top of the Morning, June 13, 2017

As a tribute to Tony Clements, WDWS 1400-AM will air special programming — including a portion of his funeral service — at 7 p.m. Friday.

Top 50 most important Illini: No. 49, Cam Miller, QB

Why he's important: If you can throw the football more than 10 yards without it wobbling, you're coveted on this Illinois roster. In a perfect world, Miller improves by honing his reps each day during practice and during warmpus before each game before he assumes a spot on the sideline to support the Illini.

Scott Richey: Play for the recruiting edge


This week: The Big Ten's best are pretty well known — your Miles Bridges and Ethan Happs of the world. But there's always some player that bursts onto the scene (think D.J. Wilson in 2016-17). Here's 10 candidates for such a leap this coming season:

De'Ron Davis, 6-10, F, Indiana

Welcome Matt: June 12, 2017

Each Monday, sports editor Matt Daniels gets your morning kick-started with that to expect this week from The News-Gazette.


Top 50 teams in 2017: No. 49, Vanderbilt

Coach: Derek Mason

2016 record: 6-7

Projected 2017 record: 7-5

Circle the date: Sept. 23 vs. Alabama

Bowl trip: Birmingham

Point of emphasis: Te'Jon Lucas

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' coaching change created plenty of questions for the first season of the Brad Underwood era.

Namely, roster questions. As in, who might actually be on the roster?

Wired In: Anthony Griffin

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet ANTHONY GRIFFIN, a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in the autonomic material systems group in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois.