The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

David Sedaris’ evening at the Virginia

David Sedaris’ evening at the Virginia

By Lillian Barkley April 28, 2015

David Sedaris has a key to the city and promised to steal Champaign’s riches while its citizens sleep. The author was honored with the key by Mayor Don Gerard before his performance, “An Evening with...

Timeless lead singer, Cal Shapiro, freestyle raps a song about the University during Spring Jam at the Main Quad on Sunday.

First annual Spring Jam concert brings B.o.B., Timeflies

April 27, 2015

A location students usually use to study and commute to class was converted into a stage and outdoor concert venue Sunday afternoon. The University’s first annual Spring Jam concert hosted well-known...

Legendary Louisiana-born bluesman Buddy Guy took the stage at ELLNORA in 2013 at the Krannert Center.

Ellnora: Internationally-recognized guitar festival announces lineup

By Camille Murray April 22, 2015

Three days. Seven locations. Twenty-nine performances. This is what music-lovers have to look forward to at the 2015 ELLNORA Music Festival. The annual event will be held Sept. 10 through Sept. 12 at the...

UI Black Greek Council Showcase shows off student dance performances

By Natalie Stewart April 21, 2015

On Saturday, UI’s Black Greek Council put on the first BGC Showcase as part of their inaugural Black Greek Picnic weekend. At the showcase, which was in Foellinger Auditorium, several fraternities and...

The Champaign Park District announced the lineup for performances at the Virginia Theatre for the 2017 to 2018 season. Performers include ZZ Top and Lily Tomlin.

More than the movies: 17th Ebertfest brings sense of community

By Annabeth Carlson, Assistant features editor April 20, 2015

In The Virginia Theatre’s gold, ornate rooms, the aroma of popcorn wafted through the air Wednesday night as people socialized and took programs from ushers. Outside, the theatre’s sign illuminated...

Chaz Ebert, wife of Roger, introduces The End of the Tour, at The Virginia Theatre during the 17th annual Ebertfest on Thursday.

Feminism shines bright in ‘Girlhood’

By Lillian Barkley April 20, 2015

Céline Sciamma’s “Girlhood” tackles stereotypes from the first scene. The 2014 French film was screened Friday at the 17th annual Ebertfest. The film is the coming-of-age tale of 16-year-old Marieme,...

“The End of the Tour:” Honoring David Foster Wallace at Ebertfest

“The End of the Tour:” Honoring David Foster Wallace at Ebertfest

By Steffie Drucker April 20, 2015

There’s something kind of “meta” about writing an article about a movie about someone writing an article. But it’s particularly fitting for a review of “The End of the Tour,” which was screened...

“A Bronx Tale:” Ebertfest welcomes Chazz Palminteri and Jon Kilik

“A Bronx Tale:” Ebertfest welcomes Chazz Palminteri and Jon Kilik

April 20, 2015

I would never deny that “A Bronx Tale” is a great film; it references important dialogue about race relations, gender construction, class discrepancies and morality. But experiencing “A Bronx Tale”...

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

April 16, 2015

Just as Clark Kent transforms into Superman, Jenna Mourey dons her false eyelashes, sardonic wit and pint-sized pooches to become Internet legend Jenna Marbles. Marbles has built an online empire based...

James Treichler, drummer and audio engineer of Elsinore, works at a sound board for day one of recording the bands new album.  

An unheard Elsinore, the band is back

April 15, 2015

Seven days before recording its most recent album, “PUSH/PULL,” local band Elsinore lost half of its members. Studio time was already reserved and a producer was scheduled to be flown out from Portland,...

Elle Woods played by Noël Konken, senior in ACES, sings the musical number What You Want at Legally Blonde the Musical on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Legally Blonde cast delivers crowd-pleasing performance

By Maddie Galassi April 14, 2015

The cast of “Legally Blonde” earned a standing ovation on Saturday night, when they finished their Moms Weekend performance sponsored by the Illini Union Board. The IUB put on the play inspired by...

Champaigns 40 North kicks off its annual Boneyard Arts Festival, which will be held April 9-12 throughout Champaign-Urbana.

Annual Boneyard Arts Festival launches on campus Thursday

April 8, 2015

Champaign’s 40 North will kick off its annual Boneyard Arts Festival on Thursday, with the University campus as its first stop before visiting the rest of Champaign county. The festival, which is presented...

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