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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

Noted conductor Andrew Megill to lead choral activities at Illinois

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 31, 2014

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.

Published Date: March 31, 2014

The green patina of Alma Mater will be gone when she returns to the U. of I. campus on April 9.

Restored Alma Mater sculpture to return to U. of I. campus on April 9

Author: Mike Helenthal

Published Date:March 21, 2014

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.

Published Date: March 21, 2014

'A Simple Life,' a drama from Hong Kong that was part of Roger Ebert's top 10 list for 2012, will be shown April 26 at 2 p.m. at Ebertfest. Director Ann Lui will be a guest for the post-film discussion.

Ebert documentary, Spike Lee and Oliver Stone all part of 2014 'Ebertfest'

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:March 20, 2014

Roger Ebert will not be at his namesake festival this year, but he will kick it off just the same. “Life Itself,” a documentary about the late film critic’s life, will open this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, running April 23-27 in Champaign-Urbana.

Published Date: March 20, 2014