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Artist in-residence helping to create new theatrical work

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 1, 2015

Lisa Gaye Dixon moves deliberately across the floor of the rehearsal stage, throwing her arms wide, hunching her shoulders and extending her hand from her forehead like a feather. Her expression is sometimes questioning, sometimes intense. Her costume includes a floor-length skirt supported by a crinoline underneath and a white ruff around her neck, echoing a picture of a black Elizabeth I on a board at the edge of the stage.

Published Date: May 1, 2015


Grammy Award winners Los Lobos will perform at this years ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

ELLNORA Guitar Festival to showcase diverse styles of guitar music

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 20, 2015

The spectrum of music at ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival this fall will range from traditional Mexican guitar to southern rock, and from jazz to classical guitar. And the diversity is not just in the style of music, but the instruments as well. The guitar festival also features banjo, sarod, Hawaiian slack key guitar and pipa, a four-stringed Chinese lute.

Published Date: April 20, 2015


Stephen Peterson, director of bands at Ithaca College, has been appointed the new director of bands for the University of Illinois. Peterson will oversee all the concert and athletic bands.

Stephen Peterson of Ithaca College appointed to lead U. of I. bands program

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 16, 2015

The longtime director of bands at Ithaca College will lead the University of Illinois concert and athletic bands, including the Marching Illini, beginning in August.

Published Date: April 16, 2015


The latest recording by renowned composer Augusta Read Thomas features the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra and various other musicians from the U. of I.

U. of I. musicians perform on new CD by composer Augusta Read Thomas

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 16, 2015

University of Illinois musicians – faculty members and students – perform works by renowned composer Augusta Read Thomas on a new CD. The music on “Astral Canticle” was recorded in December 2014 in the Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Published Date: April 16, 2015


Events to celebrate Tennessee Williams' work during 'Not About Nightingales' at Krannert

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 10, 2015

Several special events will look at the early work of Tennessee Williams in conjunction with a production of Williams’ “Not About Nightingales” at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Published Date: April 10, 2015