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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 7:30pm
203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL 61820
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Straight No Chaser (SNC) have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. The HAPPY HOUR TOUR comes on the heels of the release of ‘Under The Influence’, their fourth album release through Atlantic Records. The album features contributions from superstars Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas, Phil Collins, Dolly Parton and more! Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense... and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act!

Tickets available at the box office, charge by phone at 217.356.9063, or online at thevirginia.org.

More info at: www.sncmusic.com

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 7:30pm
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, Corner of State & Universiry, Champaign

A holiday concert exploring the movement from doubt to faith, restlessness to peace, and Advent to Christmas, featuring music of Vivaldi, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams and texts of Shakespeare, St. Anselm, and George Herbert. Emmanuel Choir and soloists; Filippo Ciabatti, Conductor; Michael Fisher, Organist. December 12, 7:30 PM. Admission free; an offering will be taken. Free parking in the church lot off Park St.
http://emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org
217-352-9827

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Armory Free Theatre, 505 East Armory Drive in Room 160

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students of nationally renown artist Deke Weaver are pleased to present Funny, Messy, Sad, an evening of performance art. Comprised of performances developed throughout the semester, Funny, Messy, Sad will have a limited run of two shows at the Armory Free Theatre on December 5th: one at 7pm and the other at midnight. Each show will run 90 minutes.

Funny, Messy, Sad takes audience members on a ride through musical theatre, church, foodie mysticism, workout routines, performative sculpture, and more. You can expect fireworks inside, full frontal nudity, misinformation, dances with seven veils, secrets and lies, and a guest appearance by Edward Snowden. Also, choreographed hamster dancing, live popcorn popping, wish fulfillment, and the meaning of life illuminated.

Audience members are encouraged to arrive early because seating is limited.

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 6:00pm, Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 6:00pm, Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

Artwork by Phil Strang, Cindy Sampson and Mary Ann Torri. Some is Big and some is Bigger and we are going to have a Blast sharing it with you. Paintings, posters, cards, sculptures and 2015 calendars (by Phil). And so much more. Some of these are HUGE!
Opening on Nov 21 (6-11PM) with music by Cody and the Gateway Drugs (record release party)
Phil's Birthday party on Nov 22 (6-11PM) with music by John Mcmahon and Micheal Felty.
Art-Food-Drinks-and Cool People...what more could you want.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 6:30pm
Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Champaign Urbana Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

A Holiday tradition, The Nutcracker is the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince who are led through an enchanted dream by Clara’s godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer.

From the exciting battle of mice and soldiers to the magnificent scenes of snow and sweets, the talented dancers of Champaign Urbana Ballet perform this timeless piece under the direction of Deanna Doty.

Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Thursday December 4 at 7:30 pm

Friday December 5 at 7:30 pm

Saturday December 6 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday December 7 at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Tickets:

$20 - $42

On-line at www.krannertcenter.com

By phone at 217/333-6280 or 800/KCPATIX

In person at the Ticket Office (10am-6pm every day)

For more information about CU Ballet, visit CuBallet.com

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:00pm, Monday, December 8, 2014 - 2:00pm
Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Champaign Urbana Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

A Holiday tradition, The Nutcracker is the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince who are led through an enchanted dream by Clara’s godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer.

From the exciting battle of mice and soldiers to the magnificent scenes of snow and sweets, the talented dancers of Champaign Urbana Ballet perform this timeless piece under the direction of Deanna Doty.

Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Thursday December 4 at 7:30 pm

Friday December 5 at 7:30 pm

Saturday December 6 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday December 7 at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Tickets:

$20 - $42

On-line at www.krannertcenter.com

By phone at 217/333-6280 or 800/KCPATIX

In person at the Ticket Office (10am-6pm every day)

For more information about CU Ballet, visit CuBallet.com

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:30pm, Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:30pm, Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:30pm
Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Champaign Urbana Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

A Holiday tradition, The Nutcracker is the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince who are led through an enchanted dream by Clara’s godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer.

From the exciting battle of mice and soldiers to the magnificent scenes of snow and sweets, the talented dancers of Champaign Urbana Ballet perform this timeless piece under the direction of Deanna Doty.

Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Thursday December 4 at 7:30 pm

Friday December 5 at 7:30 pm

Saturday December 6 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday December 7 at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Tickets:

$20 - $42

On-line at www.krannertcenter.com

By phone at 217/333-6280 or 800/KCPATIX

In person at the Ticket Office (10am-6pm every day)

For more information about CU Ballet, visit CuBallet.com

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:00pm
Institute 4 Creativity, 111 South Walnut St. (2nd floor), Champaign, IL
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Join us for a night of local & regional music. Time to get your jam groove dancing on!

This is also a final push for Acker’s Kickstarter project to fund their upcoming album (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1252624485/acker-studio-album-and-v...). Support local music!

ACKER - sometimes jazzy, sometimes heavy, always uncomfortably loud (http://acker.bandcamp.com)

Pigeon - noisy punks from Carbondale (http://pigeon2.bandcamp.com)

Marathon + Comrades - Psychedelic drone, joined by special guests. Note: they'll be playing *new* material, not Guitarkestra stuff, y’all. (http://marathondrone.bandcamp.com)

Lineup:
10-10:30: Marathon + Comrades
11-11:30: Pigeon
12-12:30: Acker

Ages 18+
Beverages available for donation. A government-issued ID will be required to consume alcohol.

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 2:30pm
Urbana High School, Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St.
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Based on the beloved classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women, The Broadway Musical" will be presented Nov. 5-8 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m. by the Urbana High School Theatre Department under the direction of Tim Broeker and musical direction by Cullyn Murphy.

Tickets are $10 ($5 for UHS students and children under 12) and are available at the door, beginning 30 minutes prior to each performance, or by emailing tbroeker@usd116.org.

The story follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. Jo longs to publish a novel. Meg longs for a fiance. Beth longs for a piano. Amy longs to be admired. This timeless tale has been given new life as an exhilarating musical, filled with glorious song, dance and a few tears. It celebrates personal discovery and coming of age in a time of challenge and transformation.

The cast, crew and orchestra feature a wealth of talent from more than 30 UHS students. The production team includes technical director Breanna Morton, costume designer Barb Hughes, orchestra conductor Darren Hicks, assistant director Jessica Elliott and scenic construction lead Rick Broeker.

Performances are at Urbana High School's Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St., Urbana.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm, Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm, Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:00pm, Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
Urbana High School, Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St.
{ theatre, music }

Based on the beloved classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women, The Broadway Musical" will be presented Nov. 5-8 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m. by the Urbana High School Theatre Department under the direction of Tim Broeker and musical direction by Cullyn Murphy.

Tickets are $10 ($5 for UHS students and children under 12) and are available at the door, beginning 30 minutes prior to each performance, or by emailing tbroeker@usd116.org.

The story follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. Jo longs to publish a novel. Meg longs for a fiance. Beth longs for a piano. Amy longs to be admired. This timeless tale has been given new life as an exhilarating musical, filled with glorious song, dance and a few tears. It celebrates personal discovery and coming of age in a time of challenge and transformation.

The cast, crew and orchestra feature a wealth of talent from more than 30 UHS students. The production team includes technical director Breanna Morton, costume designer Barb Hughes, orchestra conductor Darren Hicks, assistant director Jessica Elliott and scenic construction lead Rick Broeker.

Performances are at Urbana High School's Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St., Urbana.

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