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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...

Vijay Iyer to perform ‘cutting-edge’ jazz at Krannert

Vijay Iyer Trio, which features musicians Vijay Iyer, Marcus Gilmore and Stephan Crump, will perform Feb. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

February 20, 2014

Living in New York City, teaching at Harvard University and performing around the world, Vijay Iyer pushes the boundaries of what seem possible in his work schedule — and with his jazz music — on a daily basis.  As a composer, producer, performer and musician, Iyer said that his music is a process o...