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Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 6:00pm
The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St., Urbana
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Community Center for the Arts Faculty Showcase Concert!

The Community Center for the Arts (C4A) will present its annual faculty showcase concert on Saturday, March 7, starting at 6:00 pm at The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St in downtown Urbana. People of all ages are invited to stop in anytime between 6 and 8 pm for this free performance. The program, performed by C4A’s professional music faculty and friends, features high-quality music in a casual atmosphere, with an eclectic mix including old-time, jazz, classical, Andean, pop, and more! The Iron Post will be offering food and beverages during the concert.

C4A offers private instruction and group classes on most bowed, plucked, and keyboard instruments. Courses and lessons are offered for a variety of ages, toddler to mature adult. All lesson offerings are located at C4A Studios, 103 N. Race Street.

For details, please visit the C4A website: www.c-4a.org.
Email: info@c-4a.org.
Phone: 217.384.5150.
C4A is a 2014 recipient of the Urbana Arts Grant and is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:00pm, Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:00pm, Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:00pm, Monday, March 23, 2015 - 6:00pm, Monday, March 30, 2015 - 6:00pm, Monday, April 6, 2015 - 6:00pm
Champaign County Community Center for the Arts (C4A)
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C4A will offer two group guitar classes for adults and high school age students starting on Monday, March 2. “Guitar from Scratch,” for people with no experience playing guitar, will meet Mondays from 6:oo to 7:00 PM. “Build Your Guitar Repertoire,” for advanced beginners will meet on Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Both classes will be taught by Steve Meadows at the Community Center for the Arts studios, 103 N. Race street, in downtown Urbana. The fee for each 6-week class is $100. For details and to register please visit our website: www.c-4a.org (click on Offerings/Music Ensembles and Group Classes)

By playing simple songs, “Guitar from Scratch” students will learn basic guitar-playing skills including tuning, right-hand and left-hand techniques, holding the pick, strumming styles, and a lot of chords.

“Build Your Guitar Repertoire” picks up at the next level. Students will develop proficiency with the skills they already have and expand their knowledge base to an intermediate level.

Email: info@c-4a.org
Phone: 217.384.5150.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:00pm, Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:00pm, Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:00pm, Monday, March 23, 2015 - 6:00pm, Monday, March 30, 2015 - 6:00pm, Monday, April 6, 2015 - 6:00pm
Champaign County Community Center for the Arts (C4A)
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C4A will offer two group guitar classes for adults and high school age students starting on Monday, March 2. “Guitar from Scratch,” for people with no experience playing guitar, will meet Mondays from 6:oo to 7:00 PM. “Build Your Guitar Repertoire,” for advanced beginners will meet on Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Both classes will be taught by Steve Meadows at the Community Center for the Arts studios, 103 N. Race street, in downtown Urbana. The fee for each 6-week class is $100. For details and to register please visit our website: www.c-4a.org (click on Offerings/Music Ensembles and Group Classes)

By playing simple songs, “Guitar from Scratch” students will learn basic guitar-playing skills including tuning, right-hand and left-hand techniques, holding the pick, strumming styles, and a lot of chords.

“Build Your Guitar Repertoire” picks up at the next level. Students will develop proficiency with the skills they already have and expand their knowledge base to an intermediate level.

Email: info@c-4a.org
Phone: 217.384.5150.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

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
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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)
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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
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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).

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