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Nora, a documentary following Zimbabwean dancer Nora Chipaumire as she returns to South Africa and rekindles memories of her youth, is one of the 12 films being screened in the Dance Film Festival, presented by the University of Illinois dance department and the Art Theater Co-Op.

Illinois department of dance partners with Art Theater Co-Op to present Dance Film Fest

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 20, 2014

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.

Published Date: August 20, 2014


Billie Theide, who holds the James Avery Endowed Chair in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, created OMG kittens kittens kittens using NOW Congress playing cards and cotton thread.

Faculty art and four war-themed exhibitions open at Krannert Art Museum

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 15, 2014

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.

Published Date: August 15, 2014


The Jupiter String Quartet will perform on the opening night of the Allerton Music Barn Festival.

Allerton Music Barn Festival this fall to offer wide variety of music, musicians and styles

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 19, 2014

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).

Published Date: June 19, 2014


History of Illinois music, Canadian Brass highlight annual summer concert series

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 12, 2014

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).

Published Date: June 12, 2014


The Marching Illini has been selected to march in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Marching Illini chosen to appear in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 2, 2014

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.

Published Date: May 2, 2014