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Pakistani Student Association hosts annual culture night

Pakistani Student Association hosts annual culture night

By Shahzmeen Hussain

December 1, 2015


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Biryani, flavored rice made with Indian spices and meat or vegetables, and nihari, a curry consisting of slow-cooked beef or lamb along with bone marrow, are two well known South Asian dishes that attendees can try at Pakistani Students’ Association’s third annual culture night.Pakistani Student Association...

Black Greek Council presents first Greek Picnic weekend

By Natalie Stewart

April 16, 2015


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The University’s Black Greek Council is bringing something new to campus with its first Greek Picnic weekend. The Greek Picnic, which is occurring in place of the annual “Step Down” competition, will span over two days with a total of four activities for picnicgoers on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, ...

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...

Ebertfest passes go on sale Nov. 1

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 21, 2014


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Tickets for the 17th Annual film festival, Ebertfest, will go on sale Nov. 1. The festival, which covers 12 film screenings, will take place at the Virginia Theatre from April 15 to 19, 2015. The festival has historically been known to show films that have been overlooked, such as independent films...

Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival brings pre-Halloween horror to Champaign-Urbana

October 9, 2014


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While Halloween may still be a few weeks out, the Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival is bringing the creepy atmosphere to Champaign-Urbana starting Friday with live tattooing, body suspension and celebrity guests. The festival will be visiting Champaign for the first time as the final s...

OK Go to return to Canopy Club with visual fun, confetti

OK Go to return to Canopy Club with visual fun, confetti

By Rebecca Jacobs

September 11, 2014


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OK Go is not just the band of treadmill guys anymore.  This fall, the band is releasing their fourth album and will be performing at The Canopy Club on Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $15. Damian Kulash, lead singer and guitarist of OK Go, said he thinks that the band’s treadmill music...

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...