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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 7:30pm
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 102 N. State Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820.
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Please join us for an evening of music for celebration and contemplation, featuring the Barber ADAGIO FOR STRINGS, Choral music of Gabriel Faure, a CONCERTO FOR ORGAN AND STRINGS by Canadian Denis Bedard and the MASS IN G by Franz Schubert.

Filippo Ciabatti will conduct the Choir of Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, Orchestra and the Concerto for Organ and Strings will feature Michael Fisher as soloist

Parking is available in the lot just west of the Virginia Theater on Park Avenue.

This concert is presented without charge, a freewill offering will be taken.

For more information check out www.emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org or call 217-352-9827.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:30pm to 10:00pm
Orpheumm Children's Science Museum

Benefiting the Orpheum Childrens Science Museum and the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club. Tickets are $5

All Ages
3:30-6:30pm 
Performance pumpkin carving
Pumpkin Cookie Decorating
Pumpkin Auction
Tricks, Treats & Eats
Face Painting & Mask Making
Airbrush Tattoos

19+
7-10pm
Live music & DJ Belly
Costume Contest
Craft potions & brews
After dark performers
Tarot readings
Piato Food Truck 

Saturday, November 7, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, November 8, 2015 (All day)
McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 South 5th
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Amasong presents the concert "Brava: 25 Years of Music," featuring music premiered by the chorus over its quarter century. The concert will also be the world premiere of "Let it Matter” by American composer Dr. Elizabeth Alexander [http://www.seafarerpress.com/biography], written for Amasong's 25th anniversary.

The concert will be a homecoming for former musical directors and friends of the choir, including founding director Dr.  Kirstina Boerger, past directors Meagan Smith and Deb Skydell, and New Oreleans funk/jazz singer and composer Lilli Lewis [http://www.lillilewis.com].

Founded in 1990, Amasong is a vibrant part of the music, feminist, and LGBTQ communities in central Illinois. Amasong sings music of women’s experiences around the world and throughout history, drawing heavily upon diverse global folk music traditions. Over the last quarter century, the group has created opportunities lesbians and feminist women to gather together in the pursuit of musical excellence.

The chorus has performed hundreds of concerts, released 5 CDs [http://amasong.org/?page_id=73], and won national awards. Recently, Amasong hosted the Sister Singers Network festival of 450 musicians from women’s choruses from across the United States and sang with That’s What She Said to a full house at the Virginia Theater.

 

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 2:30pm
Champaign Central High School

Central High School Drama presents: Chicago. Set in the 1920s where everyone wants a taste of fame (or infamy) Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a woman who longs to be on the Vaudeville stage.
She plans to make it to the top--even if she has to lie and cheat to get there. After murdering her lover, she lands in the Cook County Jail with Velma Kelly and other Cell Block murderesses. With the help of the infamous lawyer Billy Flynn, she will do whatever it takes to gain her freedom and become the star she's always dreamed of being.

Come see why 'murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and exploitation..are so near and dear to our hearts' and help support Central Drama!

Wednesday, November 11th @ 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 12th @ 7:00 PM

Friday, November 13th @ 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 14th @ 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 15th @ 2:30 PM

Adults: $10

Students: $7

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 7:00pm, Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 7:00pm, Friday, November 13, 2015 - 7:00pm, Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
Champaign Central High School

Central High School Drama presents: Chicago. Set in the 1920s where everyone wants a taste of fame (or infamy) Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a woman who longs to be on the Vaudeville stage.
She plans to make it to the top--even if she has to lie and cheat to get there. After murdering her lover, she lands in the Cook County Jail with Velma Kelly and other Cell Block murderesses. With the help of the infamous lawyer Billy Flynn, she will do whatever it takes to gain her freedom and become the star she's always dreamed of being.

Come see why 'murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and exploitation..are so near and dear to our hearts' and help support Central Drama!

Wednesday, November 11th @ 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 12th @ 7:00 PM

Friday, November 13th @ 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 14th @ 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 15th @ 2:30 PM

Adults: $10

Students: $7

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 Soundcloud.com 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 @ iamterrell5@gmail.com

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 3:30pm
The IMC - Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center - 202 S. Broadway Avenue, Urbana IL
{ theatre, music }

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 Soundcloud.com 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 @ iamterrell5@gmail.com

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 3:30pm
The IMC - Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center - 202 S. Broadway Avenue, Urbana IL
{ theatre, music }

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 Soundcloud.com 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 @ iamterrell5@gmail.com

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 fluideventcenter.com

Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.etix.com/ticket/v/9868/fluid-event-center

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 www.cuwaddc.weebly.com for more information about the festival, including information about the schedule and rates for the workshops, our organization, and the artists.

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