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A robot and all that jazz

By Mariah Schaefer

November 1, 2015

Envision this: A jazz band plays on a stage in front of a live audience, and among the performers is a robot. The robot functions as another member of the group, being able to fully improvise jazz with the rest as they play naturally. Ben Grosser, an assistant professor in the School of Art and Design, is ...

Sugar by Sarah aims to satisfy sweet tooths

Sugar by Sarah aims to satisfy sweet tooths

By Alexander Vassiliadis

December 1, 2014

Chocolate peppermint crunch, salted caramel, chocolate ganache and lemon ginger. These are only a handful of the flavors of French macarons that Sarah Heller, Champaign-Urbana native, makes and sells at her business — Sugar by Sarah. Sugar by Sarah operates primarily out of the year-round Urbana M...

Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival brings pre-Halloween horror to Champaign-Urbana

October 9, 2014

While Halloween may still be a few weeks out, the Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival is bringing the creepy atmosphere to Champaign-Urbana starting Friday with live tattooing, body suspension and celebrity guests. The festival will be visiting Champaign for the first time as the final s...