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First annual Spring Jam concert brings B.o.B., Timeflies

Timeless lead singer, Cal Shapiro, freestyle raps a song about the University during Spring Jam at the Main Quad on Sunday.
April 27, 2015

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...

Box Office Report: “The Theory of Everything”

Box Office Report: “The Theory of Everything”
February 5, 2015

Bearing a haunting resemblance to 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Theory of Everything” wonderfully unveils a biography boiling with heartbreak and reality without glazing over a period in history. The...

Bands play covers for charity at The High Dive

Sixteen Tons performed last Thursday at The Highdive as part of the 24th annual Great Cover Up. It was the band's first show in 20 years.
January 20, 2015

For two weekends in January at The Highdive in downtown Champaign, the 24th annual Great Cover Up — a benefit for regional charities — brings together local acts, new and old, to transform into tribute...

Local bands dominate Pygmalion Festival lineup

The 92s
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...

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