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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 24, 2014

Urbana Resident Ian Gindes—Professional Concert Pianist/Captain in the Illinois National Guard

By Jason Croft

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(Duration: 6:18)

This week, Urbana resident Ian Gindes is in New York to perform as part of the Alexander and Buono Festival of Music. He is a professional concert pianist. He is also a Captain in the Illinois National Guard.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 21, 2014

Amasong Hosting 11th Sister Singers Network National Women’s Choral Festival

By Jason Croft

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(Duration: 4:50)

Logo for the 11th Sister Singers Network National Women’s Choral Festival

Amasong, Champaign-Urbana’s Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus, is hosting the 11th Sister Singers Network National Women’s Choral Festival happening this week at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.







NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 11, 2014

iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School’s Band

By Eric Westervelt

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(Duration: 7:15)

Practice time for the PS 177 band.

There's a steady stream of hype surrounding the pluses and pitfalls of classroom tablet computers. But for a growing number of special education students tablets and their apps are proving transformative. The tablets aren't merely novel and fun. With guidance from creative teachers, they are helping to deepen engagement, communication, and creativity.

Categories: Education, Music, Technology



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