Arts & Entertainment
Kenneth Robertson, a plant systematist/botanist emeritus at the Illinois National History Survey, has specialized in the classification and relationship of plants with a focus on natural areas in Illinois, especially prairies, for decades. From 2 to 3 p.m.
Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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CHAMPAIGN — The 19th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival will open April 19 with the 1979 musical “Hair” directed by Milos Forman, with a 35mm new print on loan from Michael Moore and the UCLA Film Archive.
Forman, now 85, won’t be coming but his assistant director for “Hair” will be here as part of the post-screening discussion on the Virginia Theatre stage.
Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elijah" is a monumental work. It is not as long in performance as George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" or Johann Sebastian Bach's "Saint Matthew Passion," but it can seem as long as either of these.
URBANA — The drama "Sleep Deprivation Chamber" seems ripped from today's headlines, but the true incident on which it is based actually happened in 1991 in Virginia.
One of the most frustrating film-going experiences in recent memory, Disney's live-action remake of their classic animated feature "Beauty and the Beast" is a combination of touching moments and garish excess, a movie that eschews the notion that sometimes "less is more." Director Bill Condon goes out of his way to dazzle and distract the audience when all he had to do was tell this magical tal
THURSDAY, March 23
BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Andy Moreillon (blues/rock/folk), 6 p.m.
CLARK BAR: New Twang City, 6 p.m.; C-U Comedy's "The Open Mic," (all sign-ups in advance, email@example.com), 9 p.m.
IRON POST: Gonzo Diablo, 8 p.m.
JT WALKER'S RESTAURANT AND SPORTS BAR, Mahomet: Thursday Night Trivia League, 6:30 p.m.
This week: Sometimes you want a show "where everybody knows your name ... "
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