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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Figure One, 116 N Walnut St, Champaign

Join us on Friday, February 20th, for our Hap·pen·stance Winter celebration! Come enjoy a night of poetry, dance, music, and art! This evening's lineup includes:

Poetry and prose by John Dudek, Sara Fan, Roya Khatiblou, and Calgary Martin.
Dance performances by Hadley Smith, Lailye Weidman, and Jessie Young.
Music by After-party at Venanzio's and Markomaneis.

Hap·pen·stance is a community engagement program designed to bring visitors together at Figure One for seasonally resonant events such as dances, performances, live music, and more. Tickets sold in advance are $5 for students and $10 for the general public. Entry at the door is $10 students and $15 for the general public.

Ticket sales directly benefit Figure One programs and exhibitions. Ticket reservations and inquiries should be directed to info@figureone.org. Alternatively, RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1403515219951870

Future Hap·pen·stance dates: April 17, 2015; and July 17, 2015.

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 7:30pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

The Twelfth Biennial Black Sacred Music Symposium Concert will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Foellinger Great Hall of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is the culmination of a four-day-long conference dedicated to the study of Black sacred music traditions.

General admission concert tickets are now on sale for $10 and available for purchase at the Krannert Ticket Office. For ticket information, contact the Krannert Ticket Office at (217) 333-6280.

http://www.krannertcenter.com/buytickets.aspx

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
Indi Go Artist Co-op 9 E. University Ave. Downtown Champaign, IL

The technology to turn e-waste into musical instruments is free, open source and waiting to be fully explored. At this talk, you’ll learn how the computer junk piling up in IT departments everywhere can be transformed into novel input devices, allowing kids and adults alike to create physical instruments to control electronic music.

Free and open to the public.

http://abouthatch.org/

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 4:30pm
The Urbana Free Library
{ dance, music, kids }

Who on The Urbana Free Library staff plays piano? Bass? Flute? Find out when you join us for some warm tunes and lively beats on Friday, February 13 at 4:30 p.m. Prairie Breezes concerts are for children and their families and take place on the second Friday of most months. The series is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss. FREE

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 4:30pm
The Urbana Free Library
{ dance, music, kids }

Who on The Urbana Free Library staff plays piano? Bass? Flute? Find out when you join us for some warm tunes and lively beats. Prairie Breezes concerts are for children and their families and take place on the second Friday of most months. The series is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss. FREE

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:00pm
The Virginia Theatre
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Show Type: MUSIC
Date/Time(s): Wed, March 18, 2015
8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
Seating: Reserved Seating

Tickets: $39.50
Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $5 (online only)
Released in 2012, the Alabama Shakes' debut album, Boys & Girls (ATO Records), was RIAA Certified Gold and so was the first single, 'Hold On.' The song was voted the #1 Best Song of 2012 by Rolling Stone and was featured on the 2013 GRAMMY Nominees compilation. 'You Ain’t Alone,' another track from the album, can be heard now in the advertising campaign for the Oscar-nominated film Dallas Buyers Club. Alabama Shakes have been nominated for four GRAMMY Awards, a BRIT and an NME Award. The band was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards ceremony in 2012. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 6th at 10:00 am.
For more, visit http://www.alabamashakes.com/, www.thevirginia.org or call our box office at 217-356-9063. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium
{ music, kids }

We're celebrating the Library's 140th Birthday with our friends from the Boneyard Jazz Quintet. They are seasoned jazz players that play beloved jazz tunes that people know--Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and more. The quintet plays a variety of styles (swing, Latin, ballads, etc). Stop by and enjoy some great music.

The Boneyard Jazz Quintet is Armand Beaudoin (bass and cello); Gary Peyton (drums); Morgan Powell (slide trombone); Randy Salman (Saxophone); Shab Wirtel (trumpet) and Donnie Heitler (piano).

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 4:30pm
The Urbana Free Library

Join the Class Act Showstoppers for Sing & Swing: An Irving Berlin Revue at The Urbana Free Library. These talented young performers will delight audiences of all ages as they celebrate one of America's greatest composers.

Prairie Breezes concerts are free concerts for children and their families and take place on the second Friday of most months. The series is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Centennial High School

Friday, January 23rd—7:00 pm
Saturday, January 24th—10:30 am & 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 25th—2:00 pm

Centennial High School
Aldridge Auditorium
913 S. Crescent Drive, Champaign

Pre-Sale Tickets will be on sale
December 2, 2014 through January 21, 2015 at:
America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
located next to Target in Champaign

Schnucks Supermarket locations in
Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy
Groups of 10 or more may reserve seating/tickets by completing a Group
Reservation form, available only on our website: www.cujwc.org
The deadline for receipt of these forms is Jan 21, 2015.

C-U Junior Woman’s Club is a not-for-profit organization. Proceeds from this event will support various community agencies & projects in Champaign County. For information, call 217-353-5005.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 7:30pm
111 South Walnut St. (2nd floor) Champaign, IL 61820
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Inspired by jazz luminaries both past and present, the Bobby Lane Quintet is a group of young musicians committed to the performance of new, honest compositions. The Quintet was formed in mid 2014 and features students from the University of Illinois Jazz Studies program. Their first EP, "Sketchbook", will be released in late December of 2014.

The band is:
Bobby Lane: Trumpet and compositions
Maddie Vogler: Alto Saxophone
Jose Gobbo: Guitar
Sam Peters: Bass
John Merikoski: Drums

There is a $5 cover charge.
Ages 19+

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