Roger Ebert sculpture model
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
April 04, 2014

Sculptor: Ebert Statue In ‘Home Stretch’

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.'


Lupita Nyong'o wins best supporting actress
(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
March 03, 2014

Oscars 2014: Low On Laughs, But A Great Speech Or Two

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.


Actor-director Harold Ramis dead at 69
(AP Photo/Jim Prisching)
February 24, 2014

Chicago Actor, Filmmaker Harold Ramis Dead At 69

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.


Shirley Temple in 'The Blue Bird."
(The Associated Press)
February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple Dies; Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat

Shirley Temple, who charmed the nation as a child movie star in the 1930s and went on to become one of the nation's diplomats in posts that included ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, has died. She was 85.


(Jason Croft/WILL)
February 05, 2014

Pogo Studios Archives Donated to the Sousa Archives

Recently, Champaign’s famed Pogo Studio closed its doors after nearly 30 years when owner Mark Rubel left for a new job in Nashville, Tennessee. But the music that was recorded there will live on at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois.


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