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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 07, 2013

For Hannibal & Co., A Horrifying New Stage

By Beth Accomando


(Duration: 4:09)

horror musicals

What do a reanimated deviant surgeon, a cannibalistic serial killer and a demon-plagued, vomit-spattered priest have in common? They're all characters in camp stage musicals inspired by horror films — and they're all played by the same classically trained opera singer.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 03, 2013

July 4th Freedom Celebration Rundown

By Jeff Bossert

Thursday marks the return of the Champaign County Freedom Celebration on the University of Illinois' Urbana campus.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 14, 2013

Playing Mozart — On Mozart’s Violin

By Anastasia Tsioulcas


(Duration: 3:47)

Violinist Amandine Beyer holds Mozart's own violin backstage at Boston's Jordan Hall on Monday.

The violin and viola that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played himself are in the United States for the first time ever. The instruments come out of storage only about once a year at the Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria. The rest of the time, they're kept under serious lockup. I talked to the musicians who got to play them at the Boston Early Music Festival earlier this week before the violin's New York premiere at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York tonight.

Categories: Art and Culture, History, Music

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 09, 2013

In The Rush To The Tonys, A Late Glut For Theatergoers

By Jeff Lunden

This spring, more than in any recent year, the 2012-2013 Broadway season accelerated toward its conclusion: Nineteen productions opened between the beginning of March and April 25, the cut-off date for Tony eligibility. And many of those shows raised their curtains in the final two weeks of the season.

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