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Illini Student Musicals to perform ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ on Friday

The cast of Illini Student Musicals goes through a costume rehearsal of their latest production, The Rocky Horror Show. The group, which is entirely student run and funded, will be performing the cult classic this Friday, March 14th at the Canopy Club.

March 13, 2014

After Friday at the Canopy Club, the remains of toilet paper squares, confetti pieces and playing cards may litter the ground. This will not be the doing of sloppy patrons, but of audience members participating in “The Rocky Horror Show.” “The Rocky Horror Show,” presented by Illini Student Musica...

Canopy Club hosts variety of DJs at 1st Heartland Festival

Frankie Sanchez DJs for a sold-out crowd at the Canopy Club in Urbana on Friday. He was part of the first ever Heartland Music Festival, which took place during Unofficial weekend.  

March 10, 2014

“We have been waiting for this weekend,” said Josh Golden, manager of performing artist, Frankie Sanchez, to The Canopy Club’s packed audience Saturday night. “And this is the best weekend we have ever had.” On Friday and Saturday night, The Canopy Club hosted its first-ever Heartland Music Fes...

Heartland Music Festival to take place Friday

Heartland Music Festival to take place Friday

March 6, 2014

As students from other college campuses visit the University for Unofficial weekend, The Canopy Club’s Heartland Music Festival hopes to unite both these visitors and University students in a safe environment, through a common passion: music. On Friday and Saturday night, various performers will pe...

Glowin’ and Flowin’ at The Canopy Club

Derrick Miller, sophomore in Engineering, DJ's under his stage name

By Raymond Sobczak

February 19, 2014

Glow sticks and glowing cups wave in the air, and white shirts and students’ teeth are illuminated by black lights. The bass pulsates throughout the venue, and concertgoers pump their fists to the beat of the electric dance music, or EDM. As attendees dance under the neon lights, the DJ stands on the st...

Felix Cartal to drop the bass at Canopy Club

Felix Cartal to drop the bass at Canopy Club

February 12, 2014

Students now have a reason to rave this week: Electronic dance music producer and DJ Taelor Deitcher, better known by his stage name Felix Cartal, will be stopping by to drop the bass on campus. On Thursday night, Felix Cartal will perform at The Canopy Club, along with Love & Light, Spankalicious a...

Campus Comedy Showcase brings new talent to campus comedy scene

By Alice Smelyansky

February 11, 2014

Every Tuesday at 9 p.m., a lights shine bright and the sound of laughter echoes long after a punch line when comedians step up onto the stage at The Canopy Club for the Campus Comedy Showcase, which was established this semester to promote stand-up comedy at the University.  This year, Jesse Tuttle, the...

Patty Griffin to bring musical storytelling to Canopy Club

Patty Griffin to bring musical storytelling to Canopy Club

By Declan Harty

February 5, 2014

For over 20 years, Grammy-winning artist Patty Griffin has been an active member of the folk music industry. Despite the constant change of the field, she has continued to produce and perform her own original music. “I have just been making my way through the world,” Griffin said. “I have been lu...

Rumpke Mountain Boys to bring bluegrass-rock performance to Canopy Club

By Declan Harty

December 5, 2013

A constant changing of band members is a signal of creative hardship for most musicians; the Rumpke Mountain Boys, however, used it to find a steady group dynamic. The Rumpke Mountain Boys have found the right mixture of personalities for a concrete group. Now in their third year together, the four Rump...

Student Consulting and Event Promotion to host weekend event in hopes to #desegregatesociety

By Julia Marbach

November 7, 2013

After observing patrons at the coffee shop, classmates in lecture halls and passersby on the sidewalk, Saagar Gupta, junior in Business, said he thought he saw most of the people of many different races and ethnicities at the University, but didn’t see them coming together as much as they should. ...

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