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‘Rent’ embodies societal issues at State Farm Center

‘Rent’ embodies societal issues at State Farm Center

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Contributing writer

October 12, 2017

Twenty years after revolutionizing Broadway, Jonathan Larson’s "Rent" visited the State Farm Center. The musical filled the stage with passion as members of the show shared the story of impoverished New Yorkers searching for a silver lining, attempting to find community and purpose in a city trying to leave...

No Comment wins ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal

No Comment wins ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal

By Stephanie Kim

February 3, 2015

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...

Allerton Barn Music Festival returns for eighth season

Allerton Barn Music Festival returns for eighth season

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...

Student-run ‘Rent’ musical to be performed during Mom’s Weekend

April 3, 2014

For its 104th student-run production, the Illini Union Board will put on a performance of the hit musical “Rent.” The show will be the newest addition to a long list of performances for the organization.  The Illini Union Board’s annual spring musical, “Rent,” will have shows Friday and S...