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Fatty’s, 1312 West Lincoln Highway, will be kicking off their Acoustic Music Series Friday.

Fatty’s to kickoff acoustic music series Friday

Jack Baudoin, Reporter February 26, 2021

DeKALB – Fatty’s, 1312 West Lincoln Highway, will be kicking off their Acoustic Music Series with a performance by Back Country Roads Friday from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. The band, a six-piece from Sycamore, IL, performs covers of many different Top 40...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #1

Lifestyle staff February 26, 2021

Weekly Spotify Playlist:    Jacob’s picks  MAVI - “TOWN CRIER” Human Serpent - “Maze of Reminiscence”  Gravesend - “Needle Park” ...

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How to enjoy movies safely in DeKalb

Parker Otto, Reporter February 24, 2021

DeKALB – With Tier 3 being lifted in January, not only were restaurants allowed to have indoor dining, but movie theaters are allowed to be open at 25% capacity. DeKalb’s AMC Market Square 10 Theater, 2160 Sycamore Rd., is the only place for people...

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Alpha Kappa Delta Phi fundraiser to sell happiness beanies

Northern Star Staff February 23, 2021

DeKALB – NIU’s Alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority chapter will host a Happiness Beanies fundraiser from 12 a.m. to 4:48 p.m. on Wednesday to raise money for the chapter’s operational expenses. The beanies have the Chinese characters 幸福 on the...

Tails pet of the week: Barnabas

Tails pet of the week: Barnabas

Greg Gancarz, Reporter February 22, 2021

DeKALB – The Tails Humane Society’s pet of the week for Feb. 22 is a 70-pound pit bull named Barnabas. Barnabas has a mysterious past, but the shelter thinks he may be housetrained. His favorite activities include snuggling up for hugs and kisses...

How to celebrate National Margarita Day in DeKalb

How to celebrate National Margarita Day in DeKalb

Jack Baudoin, Columnist February 22, 2021

Margaritas are synonyms with a good time. That tasty mix of tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur is the most popular drink in the country, with 51% of Americans ranking it as their go-to drink, according to The Spirits Business. It is easy to see why...

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A look into the Oscar shortlists

Parker Otto, Reporter February 22, 2021

On Feb. 9, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that, ahead of voting for Academy Award nominations on March 5, they have announced shortlists in nine categories.  The nine categories in question were Best Documentary Feature,...

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NIU’s Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and University Chorus to host in-person and virtual concert

Parker Otto, Reporter February 20, 2021

DeKALB – NIU’s Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and University Chorus will host a concert, available for in-person viewing for family members and virtual streaming, from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building. The...

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DeKalb Public Library to host virtual event ‘Sherlock Holmes: The True Story’

Brandon Montemayor , Contributor February 19, 2021

DeKALB - The DeKalb Public Library will be holding the virtual event, “Sherlock Holmes: The True Story” from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday via Zoom. The event is free to attend and will be hosted by self-described “lecturer in all things British,” John...

The Huddle Restaurant located at 817 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb prepares to reopen indoor dining with Illinois moving into phase 4.

How restaurants are dealing with new COVID-19 tier mitigations

Parker Otto, Reporter February 19, 2021

DeKALB – With Illinois moving from Tier 3 to Tier 1, and then to Phase 4, on Jan. 25, restaurants are finally able to have indoor dining for the first time in months after Tier 3 guidelines were enacted in October.  Under Phase 4, groups of 10 or...

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Where to celebrate Ash Wednesday

Parker Otto, Reporter February 17, 2021

Today, Feb. 17, marks the Christian holiday Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of Lent. The Newman Catholic Center, 512 Normal Road, will be hosting four masses for Ash Wednesday at 12:05, 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m. These four services are spaced out and socially...

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Theater hosts tour about venues haunted history

February 17, 2021

DeKALB - Egyptian Theatre is hosting BOO’ze & Spirits Flashlight Tours at 8 p.m. March 5 continue every Friday in March. Doors will open at 7.  The BOO’ze & Spirits Flashlight Tour showcases why the Egyptian Theatre,135 N. Second St.,...

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