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Friday, June 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
The Virginia Theatre
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ROCK ICON PAT BENTAR AND NEIL GIRALDO TO PERFORM INTIMATE ACOUSTIC CONCERT AT HISTORIC VIRGINIA THEATRE

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will perform together in an intimate acoustic concert at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Friday, June 15, 2018, at 7:30 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.). Reserved seating tickets go on sale Friday, May 4, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. Tickets are $39.50 to $79.50 dollars—with special VIP Packages also available—and will be sold at the Virginia Theatre Box Office, 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, online at the.virginia.org, or charge by phone at 217/356-9063. Presented by Champaign Park District. The Virginia Theatre’s 2017-2018 Season Sponsors are The News-Gazette, WILL—Illinois Public Media, and WCIA News Channel 3.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history. During their nearly four-decade career, they have won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy awards, as well as three American Music awards. Their undeniable chemistry, Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trail blazing work as a producer, guitarist, and songwriter created some of rock’s most memorable hits. These include, ‘Promises in the Dark', 'Hell is For Children', 'We Live For Love', 'Love Is A Battlefield', 'Hit Me with Your Best Shot' and 'We Belong.' Their rock and roll love affair has endured for 39 years and they continue to tour every year, wowing audiences everywhere.

For more, visit www.benatargiraldo.com.

PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO
A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening

Virginia Theatre: 203 West Park Ave., Champaign
Date/Time(s): Fri, June 15, 2018 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Seating: Reserved
Tickets: $39.50/$59.50/$69.50/$79.50
TICKETS ON SALE: FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 – at 10:00 A.M.

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
McKinley Presbyterian Church
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Amasong will present ‘Nevertheless, She’ a concert of music written by women - May 19 and 20, at 4:00 pm at McKinley Presbyterian Church.

Women composers have long been viewed as less qualified or serious than male composers. Nevertheless, women continue to compose! Join Amasong as we honor these great musicians.
 
The concert will include a newly discovered piece from the Baroque era convents, Justice Choir protest music composed in 2017, and a variety of music from around the world. Other pieces include an Indian devotional song written by Amasong’s own Smitha Vishvishwara, an avant garde work by Meredith Monk, and a contemporary favorite by Imogen Heap.
 
Admission is $15, more if you can, less if you can’t. A raffle of items donated from chorus members and the community will also be offered at both concerts.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
McKinley Presbyterian Church
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Amasong will present ‘Nevertheless, She’ a concert of music written by women - May 19 and 20, 4:00 pm at McKinley Presbyterian Church.

Women composers have long been viewed as less qualified or serious than male composers. Nevertheless, women continue to compose! Join Amasong as we honor these great musicians.
 
The concert will include a newly discovered piece from the Baroque era convents, Justice Choir protest music composed in 2017, and a variety of music from around the world. Other pieces include an Indian devotional song written by Amasong’s own Smitha Vishvishwara, an avant garde work by Meredith Monk, and a contemporary favorite by Imogen Heap.
 
Admission is $15, more if you can, less if you can’t. A raffle of items donated from chorus members and the community will also be offered at both concerts.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.
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Join us for music, movement, and fun with Ms. Teresa.

For children birth through 5 years old and their families.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:30pm
Clark Bar
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On Thursday, April 19th, the local goth community will be getting together at Clark Bar. We’ll be taking over the TouchTunes jukebox to play all of our favorite songs. You might want to load the TouchTunes app on your phone before you come.

10:30pm-close. No Cover! 19+ to enter, 21+ to drink alcohol. $2 Bud Light drafts, $3 Blue Moon drafts, $4.50 Long Islands.

Clark Bar
207 W. Clark St.
Champaign, IL 61820
http://www.theclarkbar.com/

Plenty of free street and parking lot parking.

A Darkness Underground event:
https://www.facebook.com/DarknessUnderground/

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre
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Date/Time(s): Fri, April 13, 2018 – 7pm

Seating: Reserved

Tickets: $33.50/$29.50/$22.50
Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $3 (online only)

On-Sale Date: On Sale Now

International touring and recording artists The Duttons perform in a variety of musical genres – everything from bluegrass to classical to contemporary – expertly, on many instruments. They have appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and frequently in PBS television specials (most recently in November, 2016).

Whether playing in their home theatre in Branson, MO, or on the road, this multi-generational family of performers are known for their showmanship and technical mastery.

The Duttons have won recognition in national fiddling contests, as studio musicians, and have also garnered awards in classical violin competitions. The group has an intensely loyal following all around the country, selling out shows in both Branson and at their Winter Theater in Mesa, AZ, with fans returning again and again.

Don’t miss them!

For more, visit www.theduttons.com.

Presented by the Champaign Park District.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 10:30am
Community Center for the Arts (C4A), 202 West Main St, Urbana
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Join us for a free family concert at the Community Center for the Arts (C4A) at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 7, at 202 West Main St in Urbana. Our music and performing arts faculty will present a concert designed especially for kids. Afterward, you can talk to the performers, try out an instrument, maybe learn a magic trick, and learn about our classes and summer camps!

This concert is part of our ongoing “Music Mornings” series, where kids have an opportunity to experience music in a casual setting. You can find details about Music Mornings on C4A’s website www.c-4a.org or on Facebook @C4ArtsUrbana

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
For more information email info@c-4a.org or call 217-384-5150.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 11:15am
The Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801
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Join the Knights of Cabiria for a one-of-a-kind concert for families, featuring high-energy dance music from Latin American and Eastern European countries.

For children and their families.

Prairie Breezes family concerts are generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:00pm
The Urbana Free Library
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Celebrate Spring with Ms. Teresa with music, movement, and fun with your little one.

For children birth to 5 years old and their families.

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:15am
Urbana Free Library
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Come for an entertaining and exciting listening experience from the Transit Brass Trio! The group features Robert Sears (trumpet), Jessica Pearce (french horn), and Ben Carrasquillo (trombone). Performing new compositions and arrangements is a tradition of all Transit Brass concerts.

For children and their families.

Prairie Breezes family concerts are generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

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