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.


Elaine Stritch at the Cafe Carlyle in 2013.
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July 17, 2014

Actress And Singer Elaine Stritch Has Died

Elaine Stritch, an actress whose talent led to a substantial and long career on Broadway and in cabarets, died today at age 89.


Practice time for the PS 177 band.
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June 11, 2014

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


The University of Illinois' marching band.
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May 03, 2014

Marching Illini Chosen For 2015 Macy’s Parade

The University of Illinois' Marching Illini will be one of just a handful of marching bands to perform in next year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.


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