Robert Rumbelow
(L. Brian Stauffer)
January 14, 2014

Former U Of I Bands Director Pleads Guilty

The former director of bands at the University of Illinois has pleaded guilty to stealing musical instruments from the school and sentenced to a form of probation.


December 18, 2013

Dial A Carol

Time is running out this year if you want to call up the very popular Dial-A-Carol and get a Christmas song sung to you by University of Illinois students. It’s an annual tradition that started in 1960 and has been going on every year since.


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Lou Reed performing in London.
(Denis O'Regan/Getty Images)
October 27, 2013

Lou Reed, Beloved Contrarian, Dies

One of rock's most beloved and contrarian figures has died. Lou Reed epitomized New York City's artistic underbelly in the 1970s, with his songs about hookers and junkies. He was 71.


Robert Rumbelow
(L. Brian Stauffer)
September 21, 2013

Ex-U Of I Band Program Head Charged With Theft

Champaign County prosecutors have filed felony theft charges against the former director of the University of Illinois Bands for allegedly selling university instruments and pocketing the money.


Violinist Amandine Beyer holds Mozart's own violin backstage at Boston's Jordan Hall on Monday.
(Kathy Wittman/Courtesy of the Boston Early Music Festival)
June 14, 2013

Playing Mozart — On Mozart’s Violin

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.


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