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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 28, 2013

Neighbors: Aaron Ammons

Illinois Public Media’s "Neighbors" series is designed to introduce us all to our neighbors here in east central Illinois. If you have an interesting neighbor you think we should know about, tell us – you can e-mail us at

By Jeff Bossert


(Duration: 5:42)

Aaron Ammons at the Speak Cafe

Longtime Champaign-Urbana resident Aaron Ammons has been known as a critic of local law enforcement and its treatment of African-Americans, but others are now learning from him.

Categories: Community, History

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

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