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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 1:00pm
Main & Race Streets, Urbana

4th Annual Race Street Bash! at the Community Center for the Arts

The Community Center for the Arts (C4A) will host its 4th annual street fair celebrating the arts in Champaign County with local musicians, artists, and performing artists on Sunday, May 31 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Race Street, just north of Main Street in Urbana. All activities are free and open to the public.

This event is a real old-fashioned street party with live music, street performers, games, a cakewalk, and free hands-on activities in music and arts for all ages. There will be free lemonade and food will be available for purchase from local vendors.

For a schedule of events and more details please visit C4A’s website at www.c-4a.org and click on “Happenings”, email info@c-4a.org or call 217-384-5150.

This program is funded by a grant from Urbana Public Arts and partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
Pizza M, 208 West Main Street, downtown Urbana

Does copyright protect creative work? What impact does copyright have on censorship? And what would happen if we abolished copyright? Join us for a provocative conversation with two guests: artist and copyright abolitionist Nina Paley and UIUC law professor and activist Paul Heald.

Delicious snacks from Pizza M will be provided.

Nina Paley is the creator of the animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues and the short This Land Is Mine. Her adventures in our broken copyright system led her to join QuestionCopyright.org as artist-in-residence, where she produced a series of animated shorts about intellectual freedom called Minute Memes. As half of PaleGray Labs, she develops techniques to combine animation with her other passions of quilting and embroidery. Nina is a former syndicated cartoonist, a 2006 Guggenheim Fellow, and currently making a new animated feature called Seder-Masochism.

Paul Heald lectures on patent, copyright and international intellectual property law around the world. He is the University of Illinois Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Professor of Law and is currently a fellow and associated researcher at CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, based at the University of Glasgow. He’s also the author of a recently released mystery novel Death in Eden.

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 7:30pm
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church
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Enjoy festive organ and brass music featuring Michael Fisher, organist at Emmanuel Church.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 9:00pm
Institute 4 Creativity 111 Walnut Street, Champaign IL
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Institute for Creativity welcomes four local singer-songwriters who will perform their solo material as well as sing together for an evening of beautiful melodies, harmonies, and lovely lady musicianship.

https://www.facebook.com/events/887340417955479/

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
The Iron Post

Join us for the second in a series of “Jazz Talks” on Saturday April 4, 2015 from 5-7:00 pm at the Iron Post. Dorothy Martirano, Morgan Powell, Jeff Helgesen, Tom “Shab” Wirtel, and Sue & Bruce Wood will reminisce about their intersections with C-U music scene luminary, John Garvey, and share stories about the various musical adventures he championed at the University of Illinois. Tom Faux, ethnomusicologist and C4A faculty member, along with local jazz historian Jamie Hutchinson, will moderate the discussion. The cover is $10, and thanks to the Iron Post, all proceeds will go to support C4A, a non-profit community music school.

John Garvey was a fascinating character and multi-faceted musician; he joined the faculty of the University of Illinois in 1948 as a member of the Walden String Quartet, became principal teacher of viola, and went on to conduct several prestigious ensembles during his tenure. He is perhaps best known for establishing a jazz ensemble in 1959, long before the institution of a jazz curriculum in the School of Music. Garvey’s other musical interests include his work with the U of I Russian Orchestra.

For more information and updates please vist the C4A website at www.c-4a.org

This program is presented by the Community Center for the Arts (C4A) in collaboration with the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, WEFT-FM, and The Iron Post.
C4A’s mission is to strengthen and build community through high quality music education, performance, and presentation.

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.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 12:30pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
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Enjoy many performances from around the world in one afternoon…plus crafts for all ages! The Spurlock Museum invites you to WorldFest, Saturday, April 4, from 12:30 to 4:00 PM. The event, sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council, features performances of Brazilian guitar music by Renato Anesi, Middle Eastern Fusion music by the Wanees Zarour Ensemble, Indonesian dance by the Saman Dance Group, and storytelling by Kim Sheahan. The suggested donation is $5.00 per person. For an event schedule, visit www.spurlock.illinois.edu.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 7:30pm
Music Building Auditorium
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Come here jazz saxophonist, Clark Gibson, perform the music from the Charlie Parker with Strings collection, supported by a string ensemble from the University of Illinois School of Music.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
730 pm
Music Building Auditorium, on the campus of University of Illinois

Please see website for more information about performer
www.clarkgibson.com

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.

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