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Taylor Swift redefines movie theater etiquette with new concert film

Taylor Swift reimagines the traditional cinematic experience with the release of her new movie, “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.” The film was essentially a recording of The Eras Tour from her...

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Arpeggia equips CU students with accessible music education

Arpeggia, a registered student organization at the University, aims to allocate music education resources to Urbana middle school students and create an efficient teaching experience for University...

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Polyvinyl Records announces pop-up event at American Football House

Polyvinyl Records will host a pop-up shop at the American Football House this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The American Football House is located at 704 W. High St. in Urbana. The American Football...

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CU Jazz Festival connects community, local artists through jazz brunch

The CU Jazz Festival celebrated community and jazz music by hosting a jazz brunch on Sunday.  The brunch was held in a secluded area of Seven Saints restaurant in downtown Champaign from 11 a.m. to 1...

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Gary Mullen & The Works take over State Farm Center

Gary Mullen & The Works, a Queen cover band, took on the State Farm Center for one night only on Friday. Lead singer Gary Mullen is a lifelong fan of the British rock group and formed The Works as...

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‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ brings powerful prequel to life

**This article contains spoilers.** “The Hunger Games” prequel “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” premiered on Nov. 17. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” was adapted from Suzanne Collins’ novel of...

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Review | Champaign Urbana Ballet kicks off Christmas season with ‘The...

The Champaign Urbana Ballet put on a Christmas classic, E. T. A. Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker,” at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.  “The Nutcracker” is a heartwarming...

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Review | Ana Gasteyer brings Christmas spirit to KCPA with album ‘Sugar and...

Actress, comedian and singer Ana Gasteyer performed at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 6. Gasteyer’s show was a combination of a performance of her 2020 Christmas album “Sugar and...

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The third day of buzzmas | Local beverages to help you stay warm during winter

As outdoor temperatures start to drop, the temperature of morning beverages increases. Aside from Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts’s staples, the Champaign-Urbana area has some great local coffee shops and...

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Review |‘Mean Girls’ adaptation misses opportunity to deepen franchise

“Mean Girls,” a new take on an old classic, hit the big screen on Jan. 12. The new film was a movie adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical “Mean Girls,” which was adapted from the 2004 original movie...

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The Canopy Club honors Mac Miller with themed charity event

On Saturday, The Canopy Club hosted a “Best Day Ever” night, paying tribute to late hip-hop artist Mac Miller. The rapper and songwriter would have celebrated his 32nd birthday on Jan. 19. The audience...

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Popular culture sets realistic and not-so-realistic college housing expectations

College housing is commonly portrayed in popular coming-of-age films and TV shows. However, these depictions are often wildly inaccurate. Despite some realistic elements, most films don’t seem to fully...

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3 rom-coms to cure your Valentine’s Day loneliness

For those without significant others, Valentine’s Day can be a lonely holiday, and if that applies to you, The Daily Illini has your back. This Valentine’s Day, buy yourself some chocolate, grab a...

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TWINSICK ‘Hard Launch Tour’ takes The Canopy Club by storm

DJ duo TWINSICK performed an energizing and intoxicating set Friday night at The Canopy Club.  Formed in 2019 by Alex Ingalls and Casey Schneider, TWINSICK has amassed a following of nearly 300,000...

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Soundtrack to student living: Each UI residence hall captured in a playlist

Residence hall life is an iconic part of the college experience. Each University residence hall brings with it a set vibe, determined by location, LLCs, residents and more. Wherever you choose to live...

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Review |‘Bob Marley: One Love’ needs a ‘Redemption Song’ after plot misses...

Rating: 6/10   After over 40 years since his untimely death, the story of Bob Marley’s rise to fame is told in the new film “Bob Marley: One Love,” which debuted in theaters on Feb. 14. Before the...

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The Station Theatre brings ‘Falsettos’ to life

The Station Theatre in Urbana is putting together a production of “Falsettos” set to run from March 21 to April 7. The theater originally planned to perform the show in 2020, but production was halted...

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Review | Coca-Cola Spiced falls flat of its promises

Coca-Cola, a brand that has changed very little over its history, recently released a new flavor that is said to join the cherry and vanilla flavors in becoming a permanent flavor option. Coca-Cola...

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Best of CU | Best Secret Spot: Steam tunnels

Rankings: « First Place » Steam Tunnels (14.0%) « Second Place » Tumble Inn Tavern (6.0%) « Third Place » N/A .sno-660a85a8889bb { width: 28%;background-color: #dddddd;border: 0px solid...

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Best of CU | Best Sandwich: The Bread Company

Rankings: « First Place » The Bread Company (23.7%) « Second Place » Jimmy John’s (15.5%) « Third Place » Baldarotta’s Porchetta & Sicillian Sausage (10.8%) .sno-660a85a887188 { width:...

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