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Getting to Know The MOTH: Live

  Since 1999, The Moth Community Program has been teaching the craft of personal storytelling, providing people with the tools to share stories that dissolve stereotypes and bridge divides. See The MOTH: True Stories Told Live this Saturday, March 4 at The Virginia Theatre to be a part of the experience.   Our Host: Kate […] Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes: Lion King, Jr.

The African Savanna is heading your way at the Virginia Theatre, and you won’t want to miss this walk on the wild side! The Youth Theatre Program has worked hard to bring you the magic in their production of Lion King, Jr. Read on for the behind-the-scenes info. 1. Over 100 masks and animals have […] Continue Reading

Celebrating Black History Month

This month, we are embracing Black History Month and taking the opportunity to celebrate the influence the Black community provides to Champaign. Frederick Douglass tribute We are so proud of Douglass Park’s history and how it has grown into the space it is today. Since the 1930s, the park space has served the African American […] Continue Reading

5 Ways to Romance Your Valentine

If you are looking for the perfect way to show your love this Valentine’s Day, look no further than this list! We love to celebrate love in all its lengths, shapes, and styles.   1. Tango for Two. Surprise your favorite person with a dance lesson. We are hosting a Valentine’s Day Tango introductory class […] Continue Reading

Douglass Park History & Frederick Douglass

In honor of Black History Month, we’d like to talk about Frederick Douglass – the inspiring namesake of Douglass Park, Douglass Community Center, Douglass Annex, Douglass Branch Library, and a public art piece in Douglass Park.   Frederick Douglass (1818-95) was a prominent American abolitionist, author and orator. Born a slave, Douglass escaped at age […] Continue Reading

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