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Ellnora: Strumming the chord of diversity

Ellnora: Strumming the chord of diversity

By Frances Welch

September 8, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

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...

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...

Blind Summit Theatre brings “The Table” to Krannert

Blind Summit Theatre brings “The Table” to Krannert

By Elizabeth Dye

October 22, 2014


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Blind Summit Theatre, whose colossal 60-foot tall Voldemort puppet performed at the 2012 London Olympics, has returned to the United States from England with a tour that includes one 2-foot tall, three-man-operated puppet and a table as the prop. Inspired by both British playwrights and world religion, “The Table...

Local bands reunite for a triple performance

Local bands reunite for a triple performance

August 28, 2014


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New and long-standing local music fans can unite Friday for a nostalgic reunion show at Cowboy Monkey in downtown Champaign. Current local bands, Elsinore and Hathaways, will join Champaign-Urbana native band Grandkids, which will be making a trip from Chicago on Friday.  “The idea was to have an end...

Creating space through “Gakked”

Creating space through “Gakked”

By Alice Smelyansky

February 6, 2014


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In the quiet moment after she has expelled a poem down onto a sheet of paper, Sophia Ege, junior in LAS, breathes a sigh of relief. As immersed as she is in her emotions at the start of the process, the end is all revealing — Ege deconstructs her prose, as well as the root causes for her emotions....

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...