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Lovelytheband performs at Foellinger

Lovelytheband performs at Foellinger

By Anna Pevey, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

Wednesday night, LA-based indie trio Lovelytheband performed at Foellinger as the most recent act brought to the University by Star Course. The pop trio consists of lead vocalist Mitchy Collins, guitarist Jordan Greenwald and drummer Sam Price. They just recently finished opening for 5 Seconds o...

CU Ballet presents magical production of The Nutcracker

CU Ballet presents magical production of The Nutcracker

By Sam Schrage, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

From Clara to Sugar Plum Fairy, Lauren Frost has portrayed some of “The Nutcracker’s” most magical characters throughout her eight years with the Champaign Urbana Ballet. Now in her sixth year as a company member, Frost continues to bring her talent and passion to the stage in more ways than...

School of Art and Design faculty exhibition tells cultural stories

School of Art and Design faculty exhibition tells cultural stories

By Alicia Barbas, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

For generations, artwork has spoken to American society in ways that words cannot express. The political climate experienced by each American artist during their lifetime often impacts the content, messages or themes in their work, and this truth is exhibited once again at the University. On Nov. 1, the University...

AIDS awareness film premieres at museum

AIDS awareness film premieres at museum

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Fade in: Outstretched blood-red fists rise up on the foreground against a crossed- out white box. The title of the film is “Visual AIDS Presents Day With(out) Art.” That’s followed by Fredrick Weston, an artist and AIDS patient, strolling into the New York offices of Visual AIDS. This contemporary ar...

Nick Offerman to perform on campus for Japan House

Nick Offerman to perform on campus for Japan House

By HongBin Jeong, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Famous for his role as Ron Swanson on the NBC series “Parks and Recreation,” Nick Offerman will be sharing laughs with the students at the University to fundraise for Japan House. Offerman’s relationship with Japan House began when Offerman was a student. He enrolled in a course offered by Sh...

Exhibit highlights provenance research

Exhibit highlights provenance research

By Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

About two years ago, Nancy Karrels, doctoral candidate in FAA, approached Krannert Art Museum and asked for an internship. She proposed a provenance research project. The idea came from previous provenance work Karrels had been doing for several years. She said she wanted to keep doing that kind of ...

SPEAK Café empowers creative minds

SPEAK Café empowers creative minds

By Alicia Barbas, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Student Organizations

This past Thursday marked the second SPEAK café event of the semester, hosted at the Espresso Royale inside of the Krannert Art Museum. The café was filled with R&B music until it quickly became populated with people of all ages; from mothers with children to retired professors, most of w...

Student musicians use digital network

Student musicians use digital network

By Megan Bradley, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Carly Shultz considers herself an artist at heart. Shultz, junior in LAS, has worked on photography and surrealist art but is now starting to incorporate music into her artistic expressions. Shultz said her music currently does not fit into a specific genre, but it incorporates parts of multiple gen...

Country duo Dan and Shay perform at State Farm Center

Country duo Dan and Shay perform at State Farm Center

By Courtney Stone, Staff writer

October 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

On Saturday, renowned country duo Dan + Shay took the State Farm Center by storm as special guests for Chris Young’s Losing Sleep 2018 world tour. As people began filing into the arena at 6:30 p.m., the large crowd of all ages was ready to rock out in their flannels and flared jeans. Fans could b...

Krannert’s latest production: something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone

Krannert’s latest production: something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone

By Shreya Goel, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

A set with ten doors provides the space for madcap insanity and musical comedy in the Theatre department's latest production. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, based on the book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is one of the six production...

Movies provide cultural insight

Movies provide cultural insight

By Eunice Alpasan, 2018-2019 Roger Ebert Fellow

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

Editor's note One theater; 51 countries. This is what us three University students walked into, alongside hundreds of other moviegoers, Saturday morning in downtown Chicago. Held annually during the month of October, the Chicago International Film Festival offers something of value to adventur...

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