Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 90-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93.
A year after Roger Ebert’s death, those behind a memorial sculpture will make sure those at his annual film fest still get a chance to see him 'at the movies.'
One of the recordings now part of the Library of Congress’ national registry is considered the first ‘hit’ song by an African-American. A Champaign-based record label is among those who have worked to preserve it.
The full list of films for the 16th annual ‘Ebertfest’ includes the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s single Oscar-winning performance.
A famous bronze sculpture could return to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign next month after undergoing a $360,000 restoration.
Those who annually block out their calendars for late April in Champaign are getting a sneak preview of who they can see at the annual Roger Ebert film festival.
The big winner was 12 Years A Slave, but there was quite a bit of love to go around at Sunday night's Oscars. What there wasn't, as usual, was a lot of riveting television.
An attorney for Harold Ramis says the actor has died. Fred Toczek tells The Associated Press that Ramis died early Monday morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69.
The University of Illinois’ Allerton Park and Conference Center is a frequent location to visit for touring the grounds, or special events like a wedding. But an event this weekend will give visitors a sense of what it was like about a century ago.
A new movie on the efforts to preserve artwork stolen during World War II is helping to highlight the work of a former University of Illinois art history professor.