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  • 6/19/2014Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor
    Andrew Megill, Ollie Watts Davis, the Jupiter String Quartet and Chip McNeill are among the musicians scheduled to perform at the eighth annual Allerton Music Barn Festival. Tickets go on sale Thursday (June 19) for the popular concert series held in the beautifully restored century-old Dutch hay barn at the Allerton Park and Retreat Center near Monticello, Illinois. This year’s festival runs Sept. 18-21 (Thursday-Sunday).
  • 6/12/2014Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor
    Well-known TV and radio newscaster Dave Shaul, a “proud alumnus” of the University of Illinois Band, will emcee “The History of Illinois Through its Music,” the first concert of the Illinois Summer Band’s annual Twilight Concerts on the Quad beginning at 7 p.m. on June 19 (Thursday).
  • 5/2/2014Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    More than 350 University of Illinois students got their 2015 holiday plans disrupted today – in the best possible way. The Marching Illini learned the band is one of 10 chosen to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 26, 2015, beating out more than 175 applicants from around the country. The parade, a tradition since 1924, now draws more than 3.5 million live spectators and an estimated 50 million TV viewers.
  • 3/31/2014Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    Andrew Megill, considered one of the leading choral conductors of his generation, will join the University of Illinois in the fall as the director of choral activities and as a professor of conducting.
  • 3/21/2014Mike Helenthal writer Mike Helenthal by Mike Helenthal published by Mike Helenthal
    The Alma Mater sculpture will make her long-awaited return to the Urbana campus April 9, where she will be put back on her pedestal to silently watch the next century of university progress.