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Virginia Theatre Cancels Cosby Appearances

Two performances at Champaign's Virginia Theatre by Bill Cosby scheduled for next April 11 have been cancelled, in the wake of numerous sexual assault allegations.

Other appearances around the country by the comedian, as well as TV programs, have been cancelled in the last few days.

The Champaign Park District, which owns the Virginia, reached out to the promoter for the two performances.

"With the stories increasing, and the issue, it seems like it keeps growing, we felt it best at this time that it wasn't appropriate for the park district to move forward with this show,"  said Champaign Park District Executive Director Joe DeLuce.

DeLuce said refunds are available on Monday for those who purchased tickets by calling the Virginia Theater box office at 356-9053. 

He said the park district is working with the same promoter, which is handling other Virginia shows, including a capella group Straight No Chaser in December, with hopes of filling the April 11 slot with another performer.

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