dancers at a concert during Pygmalion Fest
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September 25, 2014

10th Annual Pygmalion Festival Kicks Off

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.


Comedian Joan Rivers promoting her memoir on July 25th in New York.
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September 04, 2014

Comedian Joan Rivers Dead At 81

Joan Rivers, the comedian who crashed the male dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, has died.


Eddie Money performing in Florida.
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August 22, 2014

Rocker Eddie Money Headlines The Sweetcorn Fest

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.


Lauren Bacall in 1946.
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August 12, 2014

Sultry Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Actress Lauren Bacall, who paired with spouse Humphrey Bogart in films including The Big Sleep and Key Largo, has died at the age of 89, according to her family's estate.


Robin Williams speaks in Pasadena in 2009.
(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
August 11, 2014

Comedian Robin Williams Dead In Apparent Suicide

A law enforcement official in California's Marin County says actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home Monday north of San Francisco, apparently from suicide caused by asphyxia.  


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