Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 3:30pm
The IMC - Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center - 202 S. Broadway Avenue, Urbana IL
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Announcing Alicia Grimes Meet And Greet/Listening Party at The IMC - Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center In Urbana, Illinois.

WHO: Alicia Grimes, YouTube Music Sensation, Famous Internet Celebrity.

WHAT: Meet and Greet/ Listening Party. She will meet and greet fans, take pictures with fans, sign autographs and give out treats for the first 100 people attending. She is charging $10 at the door.

Alicia Grimes. YouTube Music Sensation, Famous Internet Celebrity. She is a Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative Rap Music Artist. She is notable for 2 of her songs on YouTube, "Say I Do" and "Love You" .She is the current and unsigned music artist in Central, Illinois to have over 1 Million followers on Twitter, Followed By Over 420,000 People On Facebook, Over 30,000+ Fan Page Likes. Over 670,000 YouTube Video Views, With 7 Million+ Impressions. #1 On Evan Carmichael, Jan - Sept 2015 Top 100 Marketers To Follow. Her song “Love You” received regular rotation on over 32+ CMJ College Radio Stations in the USA. Her song Lost & Gone will be released by Substream Music Group overseas. Her song Money Money has over 1 Million Plays on with a combined total of over 1,500,000 Plays.She is featured on the Famous Birthdays List, Famous Illinoisans, Famous Virgos, Famous Web Video Stars, Famous Alicia's, Famous Persons Named Alicia, Virgo Name Alicia. She was recently picked up by 2 booking agencies - Celebrity Talent Promotions and Paramount Entertainment.Her music is distributed to all online music retail stores. She has a upcoming critique/review In the Music Connection Magazine for Oct/Nov 2015. She was interviewed by the News Gazette, Paxton Record, Watseka Times Republic, and many many more...

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015 @ 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center
202 S. Broadway Avenue, Urbana, IL. 61801

For More Information: Contact CO-Manager Terrell T. Slaughter @ 217-255-0660 Or Email @

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:30pm
Fluid Event Center
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Are you ready to go where the Down Boys go? Thursday Oct 15 at Fluid Event Center. Special guests X-Krush! Tickets on sale this Friday at Fluid Event Center in Champaign or online at

Tickets can be purchased at:

Thursday, September 24, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, September 27, 2015 (All day)
Urbana, IL

On September 24-27th eight of the most sought-after, renowned West African drummers and dancers will come to Urbana, Illinois to perform and teach workshops as part of the second annual Midwest Mandeng, a festival celebrating the arts and culture of West Africa.

The artists hail from Guinea and Mali in West Africa and will include Youssouf Koumbassa, Marietou Camara, Djeneba Sako, and local dance master Djibril Camara teaching dance. Drummers will include Bolokada Conde, Fode Bangoura, Moussa Traore, and Abass Camara. Each of these artists have impressive resumes with extensive experience as performers and choreographers and are sought after to participate in workshops all over the world. These artists are to West African drumming and dancing what Michael Jackson and Katy Perry are to pop music.

On Thursday, September 24th Djibril Camara and Bolokada Conde will lead special workshops geared towards absolute beginners at the Channing-Murray Foundation in Urbana. Drumming and dance workshops on Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th will be all-level classes appropriate for beginners and advanced students alike. These classes will be held at the historic Urbana Landmark Hotel.

Other festivities will include a free demonstration geared towards children and their families at the Urbana Free Library on Friday, September 25th at 4:00 p.m. and a “dundunba” dance party featuring live drumming at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26th at Pizza M.

Last year the festivities attracted 127 attendees from as far away as Calgary, Canada and Santra Cruz, California. This year we are expecting even more visitors from near and far.

Visit for more information about the festival, including information about the schedule and rates for the workshops, our organization, and the artists.

Sunday, October 4, 2015 (All day)
Fluid Event Center

Come Join Fluid Events and the Sundowners Car Club for our 2nd annual indoor car show, Sunday October 4th, 10am to 5pm at the Fluid Event Center. 601 N. Country Fair Dr. Champaign, Il. 61821 Registration for the car starts is from 12:00 -2:00pm, Voting will be from 2:00 - 4:00pm, Then the Top 10 awards with specialty trophies will be awarded at 4:30pm.
For more info on the car show and how to participate contact: Gene Sheldon (217)637-2477

In addition to a great car show, the event will be having a Hot Wing Cook-Off, a Wing Eating Contest, a Hottest Wing Contest, a full day of bands including; The Bashful Youngens, New Riders of the Golden Maize and Cody Lee, lots of great vendors and more…

Vendor Application Form
Hot Wings & Hot Rods Sponsor Information
2nd Annual Hot Wings & Hot Rods Cook-Off Challenge

For more info on the event and how to become a vendor, participant or contestant contact: or call (217)359-6960

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 3:00pm
2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL

Matsuri is the Japanese word for festival. Join us for our first Matsuri and kick off the fall semester here at Japan House within the University of Illinois Arboretum. Come for an afternoon of Japanese and Asian inspired food, drinks, crafts, demonstrations, and performances. Purchase of tickets are needed for food and drink.They will be available at Japan House. There will be drum performances by Ho Etsu Taiko and tea ceremonies by Urbana-Champaign Association of Chado Urasenke Tankokai. There will be martial arts demonstrations, garden tours of the Japan House gardens, bonsai and ikebana displays and tea bowl making by Jason Armour. Some of our participating restaurants will be Cream & Flutter, Flying Machine Coffee, JT Walker's, Kona Ice, Michaels' Catering, Miga, Pandamonium Doughnuts and Pizza M.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Spurlock Museum

A whole afternoon of performances! During WorldFest, the Museum celebrates the wonderful variety of performance arts practiced around the world and offers hands-on activities for everyone. This event is sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Suggested donation: $5.

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
Spurlock Museum
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The music of this Taiwanese quintet features a fusion of traditional and western instrumentation, including bass/zhong ruan, vocals, erhu, zhong ruan, and percussion, with modern dance and Tai-chi movement. Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, the ensemble’s music has been described as “joyous, evocative, and enchanting” by the New York Public Theater. This concert is co-sponsored by the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, the UIUC Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, the Spurlock Museum, and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Free admission.

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
The Virginia Theatre
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VT Series Event


Tickets: $99/$59/$39 On Sale Monday, August 21, 2015 – 10am

Global music sensation Celtic Woman brings its 10th Anniversary World Tour to The Virginia Theatre on Sunday, October 4, 2015 - at 3:00 P.M.! This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, in the group's distinctive signature style. The 10th Anniversary World Tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women - three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist - with a full band, plus the Aontas Choir, bagpipers, and Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes. A true celebration of an incredible 10-year journey that has already captivated millions, don't miss Celtic Woman live in concert! For more, visit For more information call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit us online at

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre
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VT Series Event


Tickets: $40/$25/$20 On Sale Monday, August 21, 2015 – 10am

Tenth Avenue North made its national debut in 2008 on Reunion Records with Over and Underneath, which spawned the hits 'Love is Here,' 'By Your Side' and 'Hold My Heart.' They won the Gospel Music Association Dove Award in 2009 for Best New Artist of the Year, and in 2010 'By Your Side' was named Song of the Year. The band gained further momentum with 2010's The Light Meets the Dark and The Struggle in 2012 which continued to populate radio and the church with such memorable songs as 'Healing Begins,' 'You Are More, 'Losing' and 'Worn.' Lead vocalist Mike Donehey, drummer Jason Jamison, bassist Ruben Juarez, keyboardist Brendon Shirley and guitarist Jeff Owen have forged a unique sound that has made them one of Christian music's most successful young bands. The Dove Award-winning band's fourth studio album, aptly titled Cathedrals, is a collection of well-crafted songs that inspire community, encourage accountability and celebrate the fact we are not alone. With Sidewalk Prophets, winners of the 2010 GMA Dove Award for New Artist of the Year. For more information call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit us online at

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
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Christina Brier and Kathryn Sloat of Lilac 94 are traveling to the midwest to share an oddity: two harps, traditionally classical instruments, playing decidedly non­traditional music. All of the pieces they will perform on the concert were written in the last fifteen years, several of them written specifically for Lilac 94. Last summer Christina and Kate spent two weeks at the Fresh Inc Festival in Wisconsin, where they worked with young composers on new music for their harp duo. One of these new pieces includes “The Juniper Tree” by Rebecca Larkin, which depicts a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Other pieces that will be featured on the program include a double harp cadenza, dance music for two harps, and a collaboration with Chicago flutist Jenni Shanahan, whom they also met and worked with at the Fresh Inc Festival.

The centerpiece of the show will be a set of new works written for them by composers Daniel Morel and Bret Bohman. Each of these pieces depicts a different setting in the Midwest, including Kansas City (Daniel Morel’s “KC Blue”), Tiffin, Ohio (Bret Bohman’s “Foglifter”), and Ann Arbor, Michigan (Bret Bohman’s “Swirl”). This new music was the inspiration for Lilac 94’s journey through the Midwest. Christina and Kate thought it would interesting to play Bret and Daniel’s music in their places of origin, and fun for audiences to hear their area of the country as harp music.


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