In Concert at CPL: The Prairie Dogs

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Event Date: 
March 11, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Address: 
200 W. Green St., Champaign
Description: 

Leave behind your winter doldrums for an afternoon with the perk-me-up sounds of bluegrass, swing, and jazz. The Prairie Dogs are led by Jordan Kaye on guitar and vocals and feature Josh Houchin, bass and vocals; Ken "Pappy" Holmes, banjo; and Tex Wynn, resophonic guitar.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Prairie Breezes Mini Concerts for Kids Presents I-Pan

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Event Date: 
April 20, 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library, The Lewis Auditorium
Address: 
210 West Green Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Prairie Breezes Mini Concerts for Kids Presents I-Pan

I-Pan, a steel drum band from the University of Illinois, will make your toes tap with calypso, soca, and jazz.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Prairie Breezes presents the Mean Lids

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Event Date: 
March 9, 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library, The Lewis Auditorium
Address: 
210 West Green Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Prairie Breezes presents the Mean Lids

Featuring Matt Turino, Ben Smith, and Miriam Larson--the trio is known for their sharp musicianship and their eclectic repertoire of remixed Irish, Appalachian, Old Timey and swingin’ music. And their hats—they’re also known for having the fanciest, funniest, meanest lids in town…

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Celtic Woman

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Event Date: 
April 3, 2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Assembly Hall
Address: 
South-East corner of Kirby and First Street, Champaign
Description: 

Celtic Woman Coming to Assembly Hall

Internationally acclaimed vocal phenomenon Celtic Woman has announced their brand-new North American tour in support of their new CD/DVD release, BELIEVE. The tour kicks off February 3rd in Nashville, TN with performances lined up in nearly 60 cities through April 29th in Las Vegas, before heading to Europe. For complete tour schedule and ticket information, visit www.celticwoman.com.

The tour will make a stop at the Assembly Hall Star Theatre in Champaign on April 3 at 7:30 PM. Tickets range from $55 to $30. Tickets go on-sale to the public Friday, December 16th at 10 am at the Assembly Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 217-333-5000.

Celtic Woman's breathtaking new show, BELIEVE, features the all-female singing sensation performing classic Irish tunes, such as ‘The Water Is Wide,' ‘Green Grow the Rushes,' ‘A Woman's Heart,' and ‘The Parting Glass,' timeless pop anthems such as ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water' and ‘Sailing,' and inspirational songs including ‘You'll Never Walk Alone' and ‘Ave Maria,' with their signature Celtic Woman twist, under the distinct musical direction of Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes. Celtic Woman's awe-inspiring vocalists and mesmerizing violinist will be backed by a dazzling six-piece band, the Aontas Choir, and renowned championship Irish dancer.

Celtic Woman's newest studio CD and companion DVD, BELIEVE, will be available in stores January 24 through Manhattan Records. Filmed for the first time in America in front of some of their most loyal fans at The Fox Theatre (Atlanta, GA) in September, 2011, BELIEVE: LIVE began airing December 3rd on Public Television stations around the country as part of the network's quarterly pledge drive.

Since their March 2005 American debut on Public Television, Celtic Woman quickly emerged as a spectacular commercial success, selling more than six million CDs/DVDs and over two million concert tickets worldwide. Their genre-defining, multi-Platinum-selling projects have each held #1 positions on the Billboard World Music Charts: Celtic Woman (CD/DVD 2005), A Christmas Celebration (CD/DVD 2006), A New Journey (CD/DVD 2007), The Greatest Journey (CD/DVD 2008), and Songs From The Heart (CD/DVD 2010).

Celtic Woman's signature sound has emerged as a transcendent force and their spectacular live shows embody a radiance and purity that connects powerfully with their adoring fan base. Celtic Woman's all-new production, BELIEVE, marks the pinnacle of their illustrious career, a celebration of musical enchantment to be enjoyed by the entire family!

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Tickets range from $55 to $30.
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AMASONG presents "The Spirit is Moved! A Winter Celebration of Music and Dance"

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Event Date: 
December 11, 2011 - 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Venue: 
McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church
Address: 
809 S. Fifth St., Champaign
Description: 

AMASONG: Champaign-Urbana's Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus presents “The Spirit is Moved! A Winter Celebration of Music and Dance”

Join Amasong for a high-spirited concert of songs and dances from around the world. Sung in ten different languages, this program of music and movement will inspire your heart – and your feet – to dance. Enjoy vocal music from four continents: traditional dancing songs of Serbia, Ghana, Afghanistan, and the Huron Native Americans, Renaissance devotional music from Spain, contemporary composition by Meredith Monk and many more celebratory pieces. Featuring Subhalakshmi Kumar, Bharatanatyam (South Indian Classical) dancer, Josh Houchin, bass, and others.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, 4 p.m. Both performances are at McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., Champaign. Suggested donation $15-$25 (more if you can, less if you can't). Sign interpreted for the hearing impaired and wheelchair accessible. More information at www.amasong.org

Admission: 
Suggested donation $15-$25 (more if you can, less if you can't)
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Milonga Sundays - second Sundays at Emerald City Lounge

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Event Date: 
December 12, 2011 - 1:00am - 4:00am
Venue: 
Emerald City Lounge
Address: 
118 N. First Street, Champaign, Il
Description: 

Tango/Milonga

Milonga uses the same basic elements as Tango and requires a greater relaxation of legs and body. Movement is normally faster, and pauses are not made. It is rather a kind of rhythmic walking without complicated figures, with a much more "rustic" style than Tango.

There are different styles of Milonga: Milonga Lisa (Simple Milonga), in which the dancer steps on every beat of the music; and Milonga con Traspié, in which the dancer uses Traspiés or contrapasos (changes of weight from one foot to the other and back again in double time or three steps in two beats) to interpret the music. Thus, dynamics may be danced without having to run fast or without the use of much space.

Come out and experience Milonga on our open dance floor. Make it a night out with your partner or a group of friends! Also enjoy our Sunday night specials while enjoying the show.

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Milonga Sundays - second Sundays at Emerald City Lounge

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Event Date: 
November 14, 2011 - 1:00am - 4:00am
Venue: 
Emerald City Lounge
Address: 
118 North 1st Street, Champaign, IL
Description: 

Tango/Milonga

Milonga uses the same basic elements as Tango and requires a greater relaxation of legs and body. Movement is normally faster, and pauses are not made. It is rather a kind of rhythmic walking without complicated figures, with a much more "rustic" style than Tango.

There are different styles of Milonga: Milonga Lisa (Simple Milonga), in which the dancer steps on every beat of the music; and Milonga con Traspié, in which the dancer uses Traspiés or contrapasos (changes of weight from one foot to the other and back again in double time or three steps in two beats) to interpret the music. Thus, dynamics may be danced without having to run fast or without the use of much space.

Come out and experience Milonga on our open dance floor. Make it a night out with your partner or a group of friends! Also enjoy our Sunday night specials while enjoying the show.

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Korean Cultural Celebration

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Event Date: 
December 3, 2011 - 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Address: 
210 West Green Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Join us! Through music, stories, and activities, children and families will have a chance to better understand the Korean culture. This program is presented by the Community Affairs Team of the Korean Cultural Center, UIUC.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Grassroots Revival

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Event Date: 
November 18, 2011 - 10:15pm - 11:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library
Address: 
210 West Green Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Prairie Breezes Mini Concerts for Kids Presents Grassroots Revival

Take the chill off the air when you come inside to the warm harmonies of Jones and JamieLou, an Americana/Bluegrass Duo, born and bred in the cornfield-flatlands of Illiana, featuring vocals, banjo, guitar, autoharp and more.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Prairie Breezes Mini Concert: Jason Finkelman

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Event Date: 
October 21, 2011 - 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library
Address: 
210 West Green Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Prairie Breezes Mini Concerts for Kids Presents Jason Finkelman

A listening adventure awaits families as percussionist Jason Finkelman presents "Global Sounds, Creative Rhythms", an afternoon concert featuring a wide variety of African and Brazilian instruments, found objects, and interactive improvisation.

Location: The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Admission: 
Free Admission
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