National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China

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Event Date: 
October 20, 2011 (All day)
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
Description: 

With 60 years of history, the joyous National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China outshines its peers on award-winning performances devised from intense research, creative exploration, and attention to stagecraft.

Admission: 
$10-$32
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Recycling: washi tales

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Event Date: 
September 18, 2011 - 12:30am
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
Description: 

As an artist works in the ancient Japanese papermaking tradition to create new sheets onstage from historical documents, four narratives emerge that connect us to their forgotten past and become a part of our own lives.

Admission: 
$10-$25
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Grass Roots Revival @ Kickapoo Landing

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Event Date: 
August 23, 2011 - 10:30pm - August 24, 2011 - 12:30am
Venue: 
Kickapoo Landing
Address: 
Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood
Description: 

Grass Roots Revival performs Bluegrass & Gospel

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Bluegrass in the Gardens Music Festival

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Event Date: 
August 20, 2011 - 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue: 
Rockome Gardens
Address: 
125 N. County Road 425E ~ Arcola, IL ~ 61910
Description: 

Some of the best names in bluegrass return to Rockome Gardens for two days of music in their 17th Annual "Bluegrass in the Gardens" Music Festival. The festival features stage shows from 12:00 noon to 6 PM both days, with bluegrass bands from Illinois, Ohio, New York, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri.

For more information, download our flyer.
http://www.bluegrassmidwest.com/downloads/9.pdf

Saturday-August 20, 2011

Noon New Outlook

1:05 PM Tommy Brown & County Line Grass

2:10 PM The Bankesters

3:10 PM **Intermission***

3:30 PM Rigney Family

4:35 PM Dyer Switch

Sunday-August 21, 2011

Noon Dyer Switch

1:05 PM Rigney Family

2:10 PM Link Family

3:10 PM **Intermission**

3:30 PM Guitar Drawing

3:35 PM Punches Family

4:35 PM Pickin Chicks

Admission: 
$12.00 Adults - 2 DAY PASS: $20.00 Children Ages 5-12 Half Price • 4 Years & Under FREE
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Desafinado at Pride Fest

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Event Date: 
August 20, 2011 - 10:35pm - 10:55pm
Venue: 
Lincoln Square Village
Address: 
201 Lincoln Square, Urbana
Description: 

Based in Champaign-Urbana, IL, Desafinado is a six piece ensemble that plays a combination of Samba, Bossa Nova, and MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira).

CU PRIDE FEST PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

MAIN STAGE
4:00-4:20: DJ Randall(will be playing throughout the evening between performers)
4:40-4:45: Committee Welcome
4:45-5:05: Dawna Nelson
5:30-5:35: DJ Randall/Up Center Welcome
5:35-5:55: Desafinado

6:25 – 6:50 Drag Show 1

7:05-7:25: Amasong
8:00-8:25: Vanattica
8:40-9:05: Drag Show 2
9:20-9:50: Carnivale Debauche
9:50- : DJ Rico with Drag Hotspots

SECOND STAGE:
4:20-4:40: Dona Flor
5:15-5:30: Alex Miffin
6:00-6:25: Zoo Improv
6:50-7:05: Tom Miebach
7:35-8:00: Class Act Improv

Admission: 
Free Admission, donations accepted
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Tree Thump @ Urbana Sweetcorn Fest

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Event Date: 
August 27, 2011 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Green Alley
Address: 
South Broadway Avenue
Description: 

Dreamy, psychedelic melodies meet funky improvised beats in the didj explorations of Tree Thump. Phil Clark cranks it up with the didjeridu, JB Faires mixes it up on bass, Ben Hay lends a Zimbabwe-pop-and-zydeco infusion to his drum licks, and percussionist Jason Finkelman brings congas, caxixi, bells, and whistles to a music that can only be called—as the band puts it—“an experience.” Special Guest guitarist Ben Juday will join Tree Thump for Sweetcorn Festival.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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CWM at Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

CWM will present Balinese gamelan and dance, performed by the Asnawa family and friends, and Ghanaian drumming, performed by the Adzido Drum Club.

West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
Repeats every week until Wed Sep 28 2011 .
August 14, 2011 - 11:00pm - August 15, 2011 - 12:30am
August 21, 2011 - 11:00pm - August 22, 2011 - 12:30am
August 28, 2011 - 11:00pm - August 29, 2011 - 12:30am
September 4, 2011 - 11:00pm - September 5, 2011 - 12:30am
September 11, 2011 - 11:00pm - September 12, 2011 - 12:30am
September 18, 2011 - 11:00pm - September 19, 2011 - 12:30am
September 25, 2011 - 11:00pm - September 26, 2011 - 12:30am
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana
Description: 

About the Classes: Open to beginners through advanced. Offered every Sunday evening.

The classes introduce attendees to dances from Guinea, in particular. Dances from other West African countries are also presented. Yankadi, Macru, Soli, Dundunba, Lamban, Sinte, Triba, Koukou and more are among the dances taught. Live drumming accompanies the class. Class begins with a warm up with live drumming, instruction in particular steps associated with a dance (w/o drums), dancing those steps (drumming), and solo circle (drumming).

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable dance/workout clothes, and shoes are optional.

About Djibril: Djibril Camara teaches these classes. He is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has danced professionally for 17 years and was the principal choreographer and dancer with the Ballet du Afrique Noir, touring throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been introducing various U.S. communities to the joys of African dance for over 5 years. He has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the past 3 years.

Admission: 
$10 for students/$12 for non-students; Or buy in bulk for reduced rates
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Desafinado at Victory Park

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Event Date: 
August 10, 2011 - 11:30pm - August 11, 2011 - 3:00am
Venue: 
Victory Park
Address: 
Green and Lynn, Urbana
Description: 

Based in Champaign-Urbana, IL, Desafinado is a six piece ensemble that plays a combination of Samba, Bossa Nova, and MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira).

Part of the Neighborhood Nights Concert Series, an Urbana tradition for 20 years featuring free music in a different park each week through the summer. Free popcorn and lemonade. Bring a chair or blanket. In case of rain, the concert will be rescheduled for the next evening.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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The Twenty-Third Annual Tagore Festival

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Event Date: 
September 24, 2011 - 10:00pm - September 25, 2011 - 3:00am
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 W. Oregon Street, Urbana
Description: 

Twenty-Third Annual Tagore Festival

Additional details will be provided as they become available.

5:00 pm: Reception & Invocation

6:00 pm: Catered Dinner

7:00 pm: Keynote Speech - Prof. Keya Ganguly (Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis)

Cultural Program

Admission: 
All events are open to the public and free of charge except for the dinner.
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