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Music and Performing Arts Library at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Dance at Illinois Jul 17
HUGE congrats to DAI Professor Abby Zbikowski on being selected as a 2018-2020 Live Feed artist ! Catch previews of her newest work "Radioactive Practice" during APAP in Jan 2019 & the in progress showing May 17 2019! World premiere Spring 2020! (Photo:Effy Falck)
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MPAL Illinois Jul 16
Perfectly simple! Acting tips from Sir Ian McKellen.
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MPAL Illinois Jul 16
Looking for something but we don't own it? Send us an email to request a purchase or submit your request through our online form here: (requires NetID login).
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MPAL Illinois Jul 15
How Blue Man Group’s instruments are made
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Chicago Symphony Jul 12
Newly appointed CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence shares her thoughts on being a role model for young women: ”If this all works out for me, I’m going to make this easier for women who are younger than me."
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MPAL Illinois Jul 12
Congratulations to ’s Oliver!
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MPAL Illinois Jul 12
Wendy should be a familiar face to many MPAL patrons!
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MPAL Illinois Jul 11
Valuing labor in the arts
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MPAL Illinois Jul 10
Our new room reservation system is up and running at MPAL: . Let us know if you have any feedback!
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MPAL Illinois Jul 9
We are sorry to hear about the loss of composer Oliver Knussen. We have many of his scores and recordings.
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MPAL Illinois Jul 5
New display up in MPAL featuring works by and about American jazz great Fats Waller!
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MPAL Illinois Jul 4
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MPAL Illinois Jul 3
Reminder: we're closed tomorrow for the 4th of July but we're open on Thursday at 9am!
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MPAL Illinois Jun 29
MPAL and other campus libraries will be closed next Wednesday in observation of Independence Day.
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MPAL Illinois Jun 19
Searching the library catalog for recordings? You'll miss a lot of great material, including our streaming collections, if you use the "Audio CD" filter. Use the broader "Music Recording" filter instead!
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MPAL Illinois Jun 11
Summer term 2 starts today and that means we're open on Saturdays from 1-5pm!
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MPAL Illinois Jun 7
The Tony Awards are on Sunday! We're rooting for "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner for best revival, which can be found in our play collection along with several other nominees. Which production are you hoping to see take home an award?
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MPAL Illinois Jun 6
From hit songs like "Night and Day" to the Tony award winning musical "Kiss Me, Kate," Cole Porter was quite the popular songwriter in the 20th century. Stop by and check out MPAL's new display featuring materials by and about him!
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Dance at Illinois Jun 4
Check out this article on ExploreDance announcing our 50th anniversary!
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MPAL Illinois Jun 4
The Tony Awards are this coming weekend! If you're looking to read any scripts nominated for best play or revival prior to the ceremony, you're in luck. We have copies of most of the plays right here in our collection!
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