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American Football caps off Pygmalion Festival

September 29, 2014


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The lineup of performances toplay for Sunday was definitely in favor for the hardcore and expressive “emo” fan. With the Bay Area-band Deafheaven, setting the nightly tone with screams that could be heard from a mile away, fans that were not as exposed to metal as the rest of the crowd were in for...

Chvrches, Tycho deliver visual pinnacles Saturday

Chvrches, Tycho deliver visual pinnacles Saturday

By Sarah Soenke

September 28, 2014


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Rain or shine, Pygmalion’s Saturday performances at the Highdive's outdoor stages were set to run. But luckily, the sun was shining. The day’s lineup of back-to-back sets, all enclosed within the parking lot behind the Highdive, created the most traditional festival atmosphere of the weekend. Att...

Real Estate, Elsinore start Pygmalion with chill sets

Real Estate, Elsinore start Pygmalion with chill sets

By Sarah Soenke

September 26, 2014


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The 10th annual Pygmalion Festival kicked off Thursday night with both familiar and fresh faces. Beginning at 10 p.m. at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Elsinore opened for Real Estate with its tenth performance for the festival. At this point, the festival is as closely tied to Elsinore...

Local bands dominate Pygmalion Festival lineup

Local bands dominate Pygmalion Festival lineup

September 25, 2014


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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...

Hendrick House hops on the food truck bandwagon

Hendrick House hops on the food truck bandwagon

By Taylor Lucero

September 9, 2014


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After a two-year search for the right vehicle, Hendrick House now has its own food truck that can be seen out and about in the Champaign-Urbana area beginning in early to mid-October. Hendrick House’s Diane McNattin said they began to look for a truck after reading about the growing popularity of ...

Community events to get involved in

Community events to get involved in

July 26, 2014


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It can be easy to fall into the same pattern during your first year of college. You’re new to campus and most likely can now get into bars for the first time in your life. While the bars are fun, you don’t want to forget that there is a community here beyond campustown. Champaign-Urbana offers ma...