KATHY GRIFFIN

Show Type: COMEDY
Date/Time(s): 
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 - 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
Seating: Reserved Seating

Tickets: $49.00
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Kathy Griffin 

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TICKETS ON SALE:
Friday, November 14, 2014
at 10am

by phone:
217-356-9063

at box office:
M-F 10am-5:30pm
203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL  61820

Exceptional Artists
proudly present
KATHY GRIFFIN

When it comes to Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders, she's outrageously wild and downright hilarious!

Two-time Emmy winner, NY Times best-selling author, five-time Grammy nominee, and Broadway darling KATHY GRIFFIN makes her first-ever appearance in Champaign, Illinois, at the historic Virginia Theatre on Friday, January 23, for an evening of rapid fire wit.

For more information on Kathy, visit www.kathygriffin.net.

Click here to download the complete press release.

THE SECOND CITY Hits Home!

Show Type: COMEDY
Date/Time(s): Sat, Feb 21, 2015 - 7:30pm
(doors open at 6:30pm)
Seating: Reserved Seating

Tickets: $18 - $45 (VIP) 
Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $2 (online only)

 

 

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Friday, August 8, 2014
- at 10:00 A.M.
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The world’s #1 name in comedy is coming to C/U! Central Illinois gets in on the laughter as The Second City takes on all the news that’s fits to twist. The biggest headlines! The hot-button issues! And it’s all served up with a side of that famous Chicago-style improv. Don’t miss your chance to see the superstars of tomorrow live on stage now — when The Second City Hits Home!

For more information, visit http://www.secondcity.com/

An Evening with DAVID SEDARIS

Show Type: SPOKEN WORD
Date/Time(s):  Sun, April 26, 2015 - 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Seating: Reserved Seating

Tickets: $42.50 to $55.00
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TICKETS ON SALE:
Friday, December 18, 2014
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by phone:
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at the box office:
M-F 10am-5:30pm
203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL  61820

Illinois Public Media
proudly presents
An Evening With
DAVID SEDARIS

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, DAVID SEDARIS has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms & political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Sedaris is the author of the collections of personal essays Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, & Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, all of which have become bestsellers. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker & have twice been included in The Best American Essays. His latest book entitled Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls was just released in paperback June 2014.

DAVID SEDARIS will appear for one night only, featuring all-new readings of his work & a book signing. 

For more, visit http://www.davidsedarisbooks.com/index.html.

C-U AT THE VIRGINIA: SONGS FOR THE DECADES

Show Type: MUSIC
Date/Time(s): Wed, Dec 31, 2014 - 7:00pm
(doors open at 6:15pm)
Seating: Reserved Seating

Tickets: $22 - $24
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Presented by The Chorale

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The Chorale, Julie Beyler, Music Director
 
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This celebration of song will include music from the 1940's, 50's and 60's including 'Yesterday','Moon River', 'Hey, Good Lookin' and 'Singin' in the Rain'.

The CHORALE, under the direction of Founding Director Julie Beyler, proudly welcomes award winning barbershop quartet After Hours as guest performers.

Ring out the old year with a rousing sing-along with Michael Hammer at the Wurlitzer!

Proceeds help support The Chorale's Young Artist Scholarship program. 

 

For more information, visit http://www.thechorale.org/

 

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After Hours (visit http://ahquartet.com/ for more)

FOREIGNER

Show Type: MUSIC
Date/Time(s): Sun, March 29, 2015
7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Seating: Reserved Seating

Tickets: $59.50 - $99.50 
Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $6 (online only)


Foreigner
Tickets On Sale:
Friday, December 19, 2014
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With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems, including “Juke Box Hero”, “Feels Like The First Time”, “Urgent”, “Head Games”, “Hot Blooded”, “Cold As Ice”, “Dirty White Boy”, “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is”, FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into their career.

At FOREIGNER’S core is founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones, the visionary musician whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks, and multi-layered talents continue to escalate the band’s influence, along with lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist Jeff Pilson and multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel.

Founded in 1976, FOREIGNER’S debut album produced the hits “Feels Like The First Time”, “Cold As Ice” and “Long, Long Way From Home”. The album Double Vision followed, as did a string of hits like “Urgent”, “Juke Box Hero”, and “Waiting For A Girl Like You”. Those songs helped give FOREIGNER’S next album, 4, its impressive run at #1 on the Billboard chart. At the zenith of 80’s sound, FOREIGNER’S fifth album, Agent Provocateur, gave the world the incredible #1 global hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is”. This musical milestone followed the record-breaking song “Waiting For A Girl Like You”.

An unprecedented new level of energy commenced in 2002 when Mick Jones decided to take FOREIGNER to the next level. He was joined by the astonishing Kelly Hansen on vocals, and continues as they lead the group in a re-emergence of astounding music that speaks to both long- time FOREIGNER fans and younger generations. With renewed energy and direction, FOREIGNER hit the Billboard charts again with the 2005 release of their live greatest hits album, Extended Versions. Can't Slow Down followed in 2009, and entered the Billboard chart in the Top 30, driven by two Top 20 radio singles, “In Pieces” and “When It Comes To Love”.

In June 2013, Mick Jones was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. A multi-talented and multi-dimensional “musician’s musician”, Jones has also written songs such as “Bad Love” with Eric Clapton and “Dreamer” with Ozzy Osbourne, and produced records for other recording artists, including Billy Joel’s Storm Front and Van Halen’s 5150. A Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated songwriter, Jones is the winner of the prestigious British Ivor Novello Songwriter Award for “The Flame Still Burns”, the soundtrack music for the film Still Crazy.

In May 2014, Atlantic Records Chairman Craig Kallman presented Jones with RIAA Gold and Platinum Digital Awards for six FOREIGNER songs. These awards signify 500,000 and 1,000,000 downloads of FOREIGNER hits. That is more individual awards than any other heritage rock band, and an illustration of FOREIGNER’S continuing resonance in the digital era.

The year continued with FOREIGNER’S headline run in The Soundtrack of Summer US amphitheater tour. The hits compilation album of the same name was released to coincide with the tour and immediately hit the Billboard Top 200 chart, peaking at #64. For most weeks during the tour, Juke Box Heroes joined The Soundtrack Of Summer in the Billboard Top 200 making FOREIGNER the only classic rock band to have such a remarkable presence in today’s chart.

For more information, visit www.foreigneronline.com.

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1957)

Show Type: FILM
Date/Time(s): Sat, Jan 24, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm
Seating: General Admission
Rating: G

Tickets: $6
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Witness For The Prosecution (116 minutes)
Charles Laughton upstages everyone in this fun courtroom drama/comedy. Leonard Vole is arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly acquaintance. He employs an experienced but aging barrister as his defense attorney. With Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich.

PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)

Show Type: FILM
Date/Time(s): Sat, Feb 14, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm
Seating: General Admission
Rating: G

Tickets: $6
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Philadelphia Story (112 minutes)
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart star in one of the most popular romantic comedies of all time! When a rich woman’s ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

STEAMBOAT BILL JR (1928)

Show Type: FILM
Date/Time(s): Sat, Mar 28, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm
Seating: General Admission
Rating: G

Tickets: $6
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Steamboat Bill JR (70 minutes)
This 1928 feature-length comedy silent film features Buster Keaton and has come to be regarded as a masterpiece of its era. Released by United Artists, the film was the last product of Keaton’s independent production team and set of gag writers.

GILDA (1946)

Show Type: FILM
Date/Time(s): Sat, April 4, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm
Seating: General Admission
Rating: PG

Tickets: $6
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Gilda (110 minutes)
Gilda is an essential 1946 American black-and-white film noir directed by Charles Vidor. It stars Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth in her signature role as the ultimate femme fatale. In 2013 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival

APRIL 15-19, 2015


Show Type: FILM
Time(s): TBA
Seating: General Admission

Tickets:

Festival Passes - $145 (available 11/1/14)
Add'l per pass processing fees apply (online, phone or box office):

- $2.75 service fee (per festival pass)

- 2.5% credit card fee (per festival pass)

Individual Film Tickets (available 4/1/15)
- $14 Regular Admission
- $12 Senior
- $12 Student

Ebertfest
www.ebertfest.com

Festival Passes:
ON SALE AT 10:00 A.M.,
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014



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The College of Media at Illinois presents the 17th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival!

Held every April inside downtown Champaign’s Historic Virginia Theatre, Ebertfest continues its proud tradition in 2015 with its 17th annual film festival.

Festival passes go on-sale starting at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 1st, 2014, here at www.thevirginia.org, at the Virginia Theatre box office, and by phone at 217.356.9053.

Patrons buying a festival pass will receive a confirmation ticket for each pass they purchase. Confirmation tickets must then be exchanged for an actual pass - the ones you wear on a lanyard around your neck. The actual festival passes will become available for pick up at the Virginia Theatre box office beginning Monday, April 13, 2015.

Ebertfest Documentary [2013]

HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)

Show Type: FILM
Date/Time(s): Sat, May 30, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm
Seating: General Admission
Rating: G

Tickets: $6
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His Girl Friday (92 minutes)
His Girl Friday is a fast-talking 1940 American screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks, from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play The Front Page by Hecht and MacArthur. A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter (and ex-wife) from remarrying. With Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.

ON THE TOWN (1949)

Show Type: FILM
Date/Time(s): Sat, June 20, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm
Seating: General Admission
Rating: G

Tickets: $6
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On The Town (98 minutes)
Ranked as one of the best musicals of all time! Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up. With Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.

DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)

Show Type: FILM
Date/Time(s): Sat, July 11, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm
Seating: General Admission
Rating: PG

Tickets: $6
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Double Indemnity (107 minutes)
The seminal 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The film stars Fred MacMurray as the insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as the provocative housewife who wishes her husband were dead, and Edward G. Robinson as the claims adjuster whose job it is to find phony claims.

NASHVILLE (1975)

Show Type: FILM
Date/Time(s): Sat, Aug 8, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm
Seating: General Admission
Rating: R

Tickets: $6
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Nashville (159 minutes)
The 2014-2015 Virginia Season closes out with the extraordinary 1975 epic musical drama directed by Robert Altman. A winner of numerous awards and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, Nashville is generally considered to be one of Altman's best films. The movie takes a snapshot of people involved in the country music and gospel music businesses in Nashville, Tennessee.

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