The Daily Illini

Black Greek Council presents first Greek Picnic weekend

By Natalie Stewart

April 16, 2015

The University’s Black Greek Council is bringing something new to campus with its first Greek Picnic weekend. The Greek Picnic, which is occurring in place of the annual “Step Down” competition, will span over two days with a total of four activities for picnicgoers on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, ...

An unheard Elsinore, the band is back

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

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, but the band’s dynamic wasn’t working, making the previous members opt out last minute. Fro...

Penny Dreadful Players presents “Tis the Season: A New Holiday Show”

Members of the Penny Dreadful Players ensemble rehearse in preparation for their holiday production,

By Amanda Gecewicz

December 9, 2014

The Penny Dreadful Players (PDP) will present a new twist on holiday favorites in their newest play, “Tis the Season: A New Holiday Show,” on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Channing Murray Foundation. The PDP is the oldest student-run theater group on campus. For 22 years, the group has served as ...

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...

Allerton Barn Music Festival returns for eighth season

The eighth year of the Allerton Music Barn Festival in Monticello kicks off tomorrow with Jupiter Plus at 7:30 p.m. The annual festival has become popular in the area and typically sells out each season. Tickets can be purchased online at allertonmusicbarn.com

By Rebecca Jacobs

September 17, 2014

No, there won’t be a chorus of moos and oinks echoing from livestock at the 2014 Allerton Music Barn Festival. Instead, live performances of string, brass and other instruments will fill the barn, engaging audience members in a rustic setting. Now in its eighth year, the annual Allerton Music Barn Festival...