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Student with ties to San Bernadino to hold benefit

By Lilly Mashayek

December 10, 2015


Filed under News

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...

Black Chorus concert shares a message of inspiration

By Natalie Stewart

October 14, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

Music with a message: Black Chorus hopes to inspire and teach determination at their next concert Sunday.By Natalie StewartStaff writerResilience and determination are only two of the many narratives Black Chorus seeks to tell through their performance in the fall concert Sunday under the direction o...

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


Filed under Life & Culture

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...

Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

By Emily Scott

April 14, 2015


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On a warm April evening, Durl and Jan Kruse relaxed with their friends after they finished a Japanese-fusion meal at the Red Herring, Urbana’s first all-vegan restaurant. Jan showed off two loyalty cards covered in little red herring-shaped stamps.  “I’m saving this one for a friend,” she said.  ...

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

By Mara Shapiro

April 2, 2015


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In order to expose students to Arab culture, the Arab Student Association will host a cultural night entitled “Layalina” on Thursday. Layalina, which means “Our Night,” is the RSO’s annual event that encompasses food, dancing, music and other performances. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the...

No Comment wins ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal

No Comment wins ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal

By Stephanie Kim

February 3, 2015


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Members of No Comment have had a note-worthy January.  From performing in a room of seasoned politicians and professionals at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield on Jan. 12 to winning the Midwest Quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella just 12 days later...

Two trombonists making a name in jazz

By Sarah Foster

January 29, 2015


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Jim Pugh has a variety of extraordinary experiences to share with his students.Throughout his half-century-long musicianship, the trombonist and professor of jazz studies has written and directed pieces for symphonies. He’s soloed on soundtracks for feature films, and he’s had his head smashed in a tr...

Go: Organic Orchestra embodies music for the mind, body, spirit

Go: Organic Orchestra embodies music for the mind, body, spirit

By Robin Dean

January 29, 2015


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The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will host a night full of music that reveals an assortment of colors, textures, images and storytelling. The concert will be led by composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph who is the current George A. Miller Visiting Artist. The Go: Organic Orchestra will embody...

2014: The year of C-U music

January 13, 2015


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Just two weeks into 2015, looking back at this past year has proved to be yet another phenomenal year for music, especially in Champaign-Urbana. From the formation of several new bands to reunion shows from old-school local music staples, 2014 capped off with an overabundance of music experience...

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