Amasong Concert "Tree of Life"

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Event Date: 
December 16, 2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue: 
McKinley Presbyterian Church
Address: 
809 S. Fifth St., Champaign, IL
Description: 

Amasong’s Fall 2012 concert, "Tree of Life", draws inspiration from forests and woods, shade and canopy. The seasons of trees, like our seasons of human life, bring forth love, growth, and restoration. Amasong, Champaign-Urbana's premier lesbian/feminist chorus, celebrates these seasons with music drawn from cultures around the world. Latin America, South Africa, Eastern Europe, and the American South all contribute to the most unique choral concert you'll see this season.

Admission: 
Suggested donation $15-$25, more if you can, less if you can't.
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Del Sur

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Event Date: 
November 10, 2012 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
The Iron Post
Address: 
120 S. Race Street, Urbana
Description: 

"Del Sur" is a Champaign-Urbana based group playing huaynos, cumbias, porros, zambas, and many other genres from Latin America. The group features Alex Agudelo, Eduardo Herrera, Ian Middleton, Julián Norato.

REGGAE PARTY : FALL 2012

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Event Date: 
November 9, 2012 - 10:30pm
Venue: 
The Canopy Club
Address: 
708 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana, IL
Description: 

African Cultural Association presents
REGGAE PARTY : FALL 2012
Doors open at 10pm. Must be 18+ to enter. 10:30pm TBA

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The Black Watch and the Band of the Scots Guards

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Event Date: 
February 12, 2013 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
Description: 

The Black Watch and the Band of the Scots Guards

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 7:30pm | Foellinger Great Hall

In nearly three centuries of service, The Black Watch—otherwise known as the Third Battalion of the Royal Highland Regiment of Scotland—has traversed continents, battled at Fontenoy and Ticonderoga, answered the call of duty in both world wars, and garnered honors at the Battle of the Hook in Korea. But the members of this revered machine gun battalion regularly trade battle dress for red hackles, black feather bonnets, Royal Stewart tartans, thundering drums, and Great Highland bagpipes in their role as what Pipe Major Steven Small calls “custodians of tradition.”

The Black Watch will be joined in concert by the London-based Band of the Scots Guards, which is frequently called upon for royal duties such as the fantastic spectacle of Trooping the Color each year on Queen Elizabeth’s birthday. Clad in resplendent red coats, the musicians have awakened halls across the globe with their quick march, Heilan’ Laddie. Experience the splendor for yourself as the Foellinger Great Hall again resounds with the majesty of military music-making.

Recommended for ages 10 and up

The length of this event will be announced when information becomes available.

Corporate Gold Sponsor
Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon

Patron Co-sponsors
Susan & Michael Haney

Corporate Bronze Sponsors
Skins-n-Tins Drum Shop
Jeffrey Van Buren, Senior Vice President-Investments of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Valerie Van Buren

Admission: 
Flex: 36 / SC 31 / Stu 15 / UI & Yth 10 Single: 38 / SC 33 / Stu 15 / UI & Yth 10
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ANGELIQUE KIDJO, DIANNE REEVES, AND LIZZ WRIGHT

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Event Date: 
January 19, 2013 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Sing the Truth!
ANGELIQUE KIDJO, DIANNE REEVES, AND LIZZ WRIGHT CONTINUE THE LEGACIES OF MIRIAM MAKEBA, ABBEY LINCOLN, AND ODETTA

Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 7:30pm | Tryon Festival Theatre

A Benin-born UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, a multiple Grammy winner who was featured in the film Good Night and Good Luck, and a jazz phenom with Pentecostal gospel roots—these are the women who sing their truth in a stunning showcase that celebrates the female greats of R&B, blues, folk, gospel, and jazz music.

Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves, and Lizz Wright begin at the root of this musical tree with odes to Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln, and Odetta before climbing newer branches with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Tracy Chapman, Toshi Reagon, and Sade. In improvised and powerfully executed incantations, the trio and their instrumental ensemble weave a joyful offering of sisterly power and artistic collaboration.

The length of this event will be announced when information becomes available.

Patron Co-sponsors
Dianna Armstrong
Anonymous

Corporate Silver Sponsor
Sharon Harkness, Inc., at Keller Williams Realty

Corporate Bronze Sponsors
The Great Impasta
University of Illinois Employees Credit Union

Admission: 
Flex: 46 / SC 41 / Stu 15 / UI & Yth 10; Single: 48 / SC 43 / Stu 15 / UI & Yth 10
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UI Steel Band and I-Pan

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Event Date: 
November 13, 2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
Description: 

UI Steel Band and I-Pan

RICARDO FLORES, DIRECTOR

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 7:30pm | Colwell Playhouse

These groups perform calypso, soca, jazz, and popular works.

The length of this event will be announced when information becomes available.

Admission: 
$10 / SC 7 / Stu 4
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COMPOST Q: Improvisation - Composition - Dance

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Event Date: 
November 4, 2012 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library - The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Address: 
210 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois
Description: 

Join us for a unique live performance by Compost Q - a seasoned, multi-dimensional collective steeped in improvisation, composition, and dance. They describe their creative pieces as “active, rich, organic, dark, loamy and finished collaborations”. Performers: Dorothy Martirano (violin), Yu-Chen Wang (gu zheng/Chinese zither), Chris Reyman (accordion), Erik Lund (trombone), Armand Beaudoin (bass), Kirstie Simson (dance), and Tamin Totzke (dance).

Admission: 
free admission
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Tango Night with Alejandro Ziegler Cuarteto

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Event Date: 
October 25, 2012 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Illini Union Courtyard Cafe
Address: 
1401 West Green Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Tango Night with Alejandro Ziegler Cuarteto

Sponsored by Illini Union Courtyard Cafe and the Tango Tango Club

Join us for the Alejandro Ziegler Cuarteto's first-ever U.S. tour!

Meet & Greet at 6:00PM.
Free Dance Workshop from 6:30PM - 7:30PM.
Doors Open at 7:30PM.
Concert at 8:00PM.
Dancing from 9:00PM - Close.
Free Complimentary empanada with ticket (until supplies last). Additional empanadas available for purchase.

Admission: 
$6.00 Students/$8.00 General Public (tickets available for pre-sale at the Quad Shop)
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Rose Duffy

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Event Date: 
November 2, 2012 - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Heartland Gallery
Address: 
112 West Main Urbana, IL
Description: 

This concert is in partnership with the CU Folk and Roots Festival.

Rose Duffy's dedication to Irish music began at a young age. Her father and sisters played tunes after dinner in the family kitchen, and when she started to study Irish dance, it exposed her to the music before she first picked up a fiddle. At the age of eight, she began to take lessons and has since become a part of Chicago's thriving Irish music scene, playing alongside musicians such as Liz Carroll and Maurice Lennon. She has performed in Chicago at Millennium Park, has been a member of the Broken Pledge Ceili Band, and has toured with Riverdance during their North American Tour. Rose is also a practicing occupational therapist.

Ticket Prices:
On-line sales are not currently available.
Tickets will be available at the venue before the start of the show, while supplies last

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Mugdock Pipers' Concert

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Event Date: 
October 23, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Activity Room, Clark-Lindsey Retirement Village
Address: 
101 West Windsor Road Urbana, IL 61802
Description: 

The Mugdock Pipers will be presenting a concert of Highland Bagpipe music.

Admission: 
free admission

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