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Album review: Kanye West's “The Life of Pablo” does not disappoint for hip-hop fans

Album review:  Kanye West's “The Life of Pablo” does not disappoint for hip-hop fans

By Jake Valentine

February 21, 2016


Filed under Life & Culture

Whether you love or hate Kanye, there’s no denying that he’s one of the most influential artists of this generation. What’s so polarizing about Kanye is not only his unpredictable behavior that you can’t look away from, but also the fact that almost everyone has an opinion about him. He’s not just ...

Music review: "The Internet" brings new vibe to Canopy Club

Music review: "The Internet" brings new vibe to Canopy Club

By Frances Welch

October 5, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

It goes without saying that The Canopy Club manages to book and promote a pretty diverse bill of artists each month; some acts are more surprising than others, considering certain artists’ large followings (Young the Giant, Young Thug) and the rather unknown following of Champaign-Urbana (pretty m...

JMSN brings R&B sounds to Canopy

JMSN brings R&B sounds to Canopy

By Mara Shaprio

September 1, 2015


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For Detroit-based artist Christian Berishaj, also known as JMSN, music has always been an important part of his life. “It’s me. It’s JMSN,” he said. “There’s only one of me, and that’s what makes me unique.”The R&B artist, however, didn’t break into the music industry until 10 years ago, ...

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

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

April 27, 2015


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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 artists B.o.B. and Timeflies. The Illini Union Board, State Farm Center and Star Course hosted the...

The Canopy Club to co-present first ILLrock Block Party

By Stephanie Kim

May 1, 2014


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To celebrate the end of the year, The Canopy Club will bring live music outdoors with its first ILLRock Block Party on Saturday. The party will take place on Oregon Street in Urbana near Manolo’s Pizza and Empanadas and the School of Music building. Gates will open at 1 p.m. and the show will end around...

The Impressions of Allen Kleiner

The Impressions of Allen Kleiner

By Mara Shapiro

April 28, 2014


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Freshman in Engineering Allen Kleiner knew he wanted to rush a fraternity prior to arriving on campus. However, he didn’t expect to feel so welcomed by the brothers of Theta Chi. “I didn’t expect how we were treated as well as we were here,” Kleiner said. “Seniors made the effort. The olde...

GWS professors, student to host Hip Hop and Punk Feminism symposium

By Alexander Vassiliadis

December 5, 2013


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Punk. Hip-hop. Feminism. Three seemingly unrelated subcultures will be brought together and analyzed during “Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms: Theory, genealogy, performance” on Thursday and Friday in the Asian American Cultural Center lounge at 9 a.m.  Professor Mimi Thi Nguyen, Dr. Ruth Brown, Dr. K...