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Mike Love and the ‘sonic oasis’ of The Beach Boys

Mike Love and the ‘sonic oasis’ of The Beach Boys

By Sarah Soenke and Alice Smelyansky

December 13, 2014

On Monday night, one of the world’s most iconic rock bands of the past five decades will visit Champaign as part of its winter holiday tour. The Beach Boys, now synonymous with California-surfer rock and pop music, will take the stage at the Virginia Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale and range ...

Q & A with Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel

Q & A with Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel

By Alexander Vassiliadis

April 9, 2014

For the electronic-rock duo Phantogram, 2014 has been a long-awaited return to promoting an album release.  Nearly four years after their 2010 debut album, “Eyelid Movies,” the band released “Voices” as their most recent full-length studio album on Feb. 18. It quickly made its way to the numbe...

Ebertfest 2014 to maintain message, atmosphere of late host, founder

By Declan Harty

November 7, 2013

For the first time in its 16 years, Ebertfest is being planned without longtime host and co-creator Roger Ebert — University alumnus, Urbana native and the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize. Ebert passed away in April 2013 due to thyroid and salivary gland cancer, leaving behind many thing...