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Music and Performing Arts Library at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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MPAL Illinois Dec 17
"The Secret in the Wings" by Mary Zimmerman, a darkly humorous and violent play, utilizes lesser-known fairy tales to weave multiple story lines. The catch? They're being recited by an ogre masquerading as a babysitter.
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MPAL Illinois Dec 13
Need a place to study (alone or with a group) for finals? MPAL has a large reading room with tables and small group rooms you can reserve here.
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MPAL Illinois Dec 13
We're here to help with any last minute research needs!
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MPAL Illinois Dec 10
Hansel and Gretel, based on the Grimm fairy tale, is an opera composed by Engelbert Humperdinck, first performed about 125 years ago. Today's highlighted item is the 1969 G Schirmer edition and can be found here in our catalog:
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MPAL Illinois Dec 6
We get new items in all the time and these will be on our shelves soon! You can also check out our new "New Materials at MPAL" display for monthly highlights.
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MPAL Illinois Dec 4
Our new display highlights recordings and scores of works by Puccini! Check it out in MPAL
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MPAL Illinois Dec 3
This month, we will be highlighting performing arts pieces based on fairy tales! Where better to begin than a holiday favorite, Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"? One of our copies, pictured below, performed by New York City Ballet, beautifully captures Balanchine's choreography
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Counseling Center Dec 3
It’s officially finals season. To help you out, we’ll be around campus with care packages to help you ! Find us at the Union today!
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MPAL Illinois Dec 1
Our December LibGuide for is up! Take a look at our resources for the last performances of this semester
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MPAL Illinois Nov 30
Ever needed to use a microfilm reader but unsure how one operates? You aren't alone! We have several video tutorials available on our website:
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MPAL Illinois Nov 29
Saw a show at this past month? Want to explore more resources related to the productions? Take a look at our LibGuide!
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Library of Congress Nov 29
On the 103rd anniversary of Billy Strayhorn's birth, Carla Hayden announces the Library's acquisition of the jazz great's personal papers & archives. More:
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MPAL Illinois Nov 28
What's new with you? Our New Items Display is up and running! Come check out our new music, dance, and theater materials. Items rotate monthly!
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MPAL Illinois Nov 28
We apologize that it's so cold in the library right now... we're aware and we're working on it!
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Illinois Music Nov 26
The UIUC Musicology Division is delighted to announce the 2nd of their musicology colloquia for this year. Ayana Smith will present "Fake News & False Images: Ocular-centrism and Operatic Culture in 17th Century Rome", Dec 7 @ 4pm, 0359 MB. Don't miss this exciting conversation!
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MPAL Illinois Nov 26
We've got new and improved power options in the reading room -- just look for the shiny brass outlets in the floor!
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MPAL Illinois Nov 21
We're closed tomorrow through Saturday, but we'll be open on Sunday at 2pm!
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MPAL Illinois Nov 20
Second year graduate assistant, Halle Burns, has been working on creating a rotating New Items display for us. Keep an eye out over the next few weeks -- the first batch of new materials will be added soon!
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MPAL Illinois Nov 19
Hope you're enjoying your fall break as much as this dog is enjoying these leaves! As a reminder, we're open until Wednesday of this week
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MPAL Illinois Nov 19
RT : Pardon our dust! MPAL is having some work done starting Friday afternoon 11/16 and it may be a bit loud in the reading room.
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