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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Scottish Singer Made Mark On Champaign-Urbana Arts Scene

By Jeff Bossert

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Jean Redpath

Scottish folk singer Jean Redpath, who died Thursday, is being remembered today with words like ‘warm’ and ‘vivacious’.  Her career in Champaign-Urbana includes numerous performances at University of Illinois and Champaign's Virginia Theatre.

Categories: Art and Culture, Music

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Rocker Eddie Money Headlines The Sweetcorn Fest

by: Jason Croft

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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

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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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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