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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols’ Early Days Hosting “Midnight Special” On Radio

By Jim Meadows

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(Duration: 6:27)

Mike Nichols in New York on April 1, 2013

Director Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at the age of 83, got his start in Chicago, where among other things, he was the original host of "The Midnight Special" on WFMT Radio.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 26, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Urbana’s Nic Dillon: On Bringing Harmoniums To Life

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 6:20)

The workbench in Nic Dillon's basement in Urbana

Urbana musician and Central Illinois native Nic Dillon never saw himself as having a regular day job.  Now, the self-described 'mechanic' of harmoniums may never have one again.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

10th Annual Pygmalion Festival Kicks Off

By Jason Croft

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(Duration: 5:03)

dancers at a concert during Pygmalion Fest

The 10th annual Pygmalion Festival starts Thursday in Champaign-Urbana. What started as strictly an indie rock festival has grown to include a literary festival and a hand-made goods bazaar. And next year, a tech conference will be thrown into the mix.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 22, 2014

Rocker Eddie Money Headlines The Sweetcorn Fest

by: Jason Croft

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(Duration: 4:18)

Eddie Money performing in Florida.

This weekend, rocker Eddie Money – known for hits including Two Tickets to Paradise, Baby, Hold On, and others – will be in town headlining the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival.  Nearly 40 years and after his debut album went double platinum, Money continues to tour.

Illinois Public Media’s Jason Croft talked with Money about his career, music videos and the television commercial that made him a pop culture darling.

Categories: Entertainment, Music


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