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  • 9/16/2014Dusty 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
    Last year marked the inauguration of a new literary festival held in conjunction with the popular Pygmalion Music Festival, the annual four-day showcase of regional and national bands at the University of Illinois Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Krannert Art Museum, and a variety of local clubs. Pygmalion’s bookish arm, dubbed Pygmalion Literary Festival, returns this year Sept. 25 (Thursday) – 28 (Sunday) with a long list of writers reading at venues other than libraries or book stores.
  • 8/20/2014Dusty 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
    The University of Illinois department of dance has joined with the Art Theater Co-Op and Dance Partners to present a Dance Film Festival that they predict will become an annual event. The lineup includes a dozen films – some features, some shorts – that will be presented over three consecutive Tuesdays, beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Art, 126 W. Church St., Champaign.
  • 8/15/2014Dusty 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
    An exhibition of new works by the University of Illinois School of Art and Design faculty will open Aug. 28 (Thursday) at Krannert Art Museum, along with four exhibitions related to the centenary of World War I. A public reception, with cash bar, will be held 5-7 p.m., and the museum will remain open until 9 p.m.
  • 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).