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Jazz performance showcases impact of music during Brazil's military dictatorship

Tito Carillo plays in the Utopian Songwriting performance at the Iron Post in Urbana on Friday, Apr. 8

By Sarah Kats

April 12, 2016

As the humming of people filled the Iron Post on Friday, their spirits seemed to already be permeated by the energy of the music that followed. They gathered to revisit the songwriting of jazz musicians from Brazil’s military dictatorship.The event, called "Utopian Songwriting," included notes gi...

Student with ties to San Bernadino to hold benefit

By Lilly Mashayek

December 10, 2015

A benefit concert for the victims of the San Bernardino shootings on Dec. 2 will be held on Saturday Dec. 12 at 7 at the Red Herring cafe in Urbana. The concert is being organized by Justin McAdara, second-year DMA candidate inJazz Studies at the University, and the band Stream of Consciousness. The concert wi...

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

The band Nicky Davey performing at The Canopy Club on October 1, 2015.

By Frances Welch

October 5, 2015

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...

Ellnora: Strumming the chord of diversity

David Spelman backstage with Daniel Lanois at Ellnora 2013.

By Frances Welch

September 8, 2015

Stretching back to the 16th century, the guitar has evolved as much as the timeline of human history. Originating from what was once called a long-neck lute, today’s modern counterpart has developed into the backbone of all musical genres. Music lovers can continue to celebrate this diversity and evolution o...

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...