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Local bands dominate Pygmalion Festival lineup

Local bands dominate Pygmalion Festival lineup

September 25, 2014

With Chicago being known as the breeding ground for Midwest music, smaller towns, such as Champaign-Urbana, can be excluded from the Chicago spotlight.  Having received more notoriety in the late ‘80s and ‘90s due to internationally known acts such as REO Speedwagon, Poster Children, National Skyline and H...

Campus Comedy Showcase brings new talent to campus comedy scene

By Alice Smelyansky

February 11, 2014

Every Tuesday at 9 p.m., a lights shine bright and the sound of laughter echoes long after a punch line when comedians step up onto the stage at The Canopy Club for the Campus Comedy Showcase, which was established this semester to promote stand-up comedy at the University.  This year, Jesse Tuttle, the...