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A Central Illinois singer and songwriter is finding her popularity growing on the Internet.
Melvin resident Alicia Grimes just got signed with two booking agents, Paramount Entertainment and Celebrity Talent Promotions. They will help her with celebrity appearances, autograph signings and club appearances.
“They deal with a lot of YouTube celebrities,” Grimes said.
The third- through fifth-grade spring concert was held last Tuesday at Unity East Elementary School. The theme was “A Journey of Genres.” The concert was directed by Jocelyn Pritchard with Beth Rogers accompanying on the piano.
The Unity High School drama and music departments put on a production of “Legally Blonde” on April 11 at the Polly Anderson Auditorium at Unity High School.
Unity High School held its annual Fine Arts Festival last Thursday. The gym was filled with artwork, floral arrangements, sewing and woodworking projects. Musical performances were featured in the Polly Anderson Auditorium. The Music Boosters and FCCLA students had refreshments for sale.
For the second year in a row, the Unity High School pep band, under the direction of Bill Jean, earned the honor of being selected as one of the official 2015 IHSA state final pep bands.
The band performed Feb. 27 during the Class 1A and Class 2A state girls’ basketball semifinals at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena during both afternoon and evening sessions.
Unity High School hosted the ninth annual All Out A Cappella benefit concert on Feb. 21. The Unity Music Boosters sponsor the event, and all proceeds go toward enhancing music in Unit 7 schools.
The annual a cappella benefit concert at Unity High School in Tolono will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, with two shows at 5 and 8 p.m.
Both All Out A Cappella shows include performances by the University of Illinois’ Xtension Chords, No Comment, Rip Chords, Girls Next Door and ILL Harmonic, along with Unity’s own Surreal Sound.
Unity Junior High School held a vocal concert last Thursday at Polly Anderson Auditorium at Unity High School.
St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo held an Advent program on Dec. 17 at the Thelma Melohn Gymnasium in the R.E. Franks Meeting Center.
Unity West Elementary School had its fifth annual performance of third-grade students performing “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 15.