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Grammy nominee Syleena Johnson returns to CU to celebrate Juneteenth with free concert

Syleena Johnson will headline a concert at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Stage 5, sponsored by Illinois Public Media’s new station Illinois Soul. Doors for the free concert open at 5:00 p.m. Music starts at 6:00 p.m. IPM’s Kennedy Vincent recently talked to Johnson about her music career and ties to Champaign-Urbana.

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