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Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show impresses viewers

Jennifer Lopez and daughter Emme Maribel Muniz perform Sunday during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game.

Parker Otto

February 3, 2020

The Pepsi Halftime Show of Super Bowl LIV proved one thing: Shakira and Jennifer Lopez are just as relevant today as they were 20 years ago. The duo's performance was incredible and served as an tribute to Latin American culture, while completely demolishing any memories of last year's disastrous exc...

Top 5 Super Bowl commercials

Jemea Green

February 3, 2020

Number 5 – Hulu: “Tom Brady’s Big Announcement”With Tom Brady getting older, there has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not he would retire. He also posted a picture on Twitter making it seem like he might be done with football, or maybe just done with the New England Patriots. He s...

Globetrotters energize the Convo

Globetrotter Dazzle Kidoń does tricks with a basketball Thursday during the Harlem Globetrotters game at the Convocation Center.

Mattieu Kotters

February 2, 2020

The Harlem Globetrotters visited the Convocation Center Thursday, delighting families with equal parts variety and athleticism in a family-friendly show that honored their time-tested legacy. The Globetrotters took to the court to begin the show, followed by their all-time-greatest rivals, the Washington Generals. What wo...

‘Clue’ comes to the Egyptian Theatre

'Clue' comes to the Egyptian Theatre

Jacob Baker

January 31, 2020

The Irrational Masters will shadow cast their upcoming live performance of the 1985 cult classic “Clue.” Shadow casting is a performance where actors mirror the film as it plays on a screen. The show will be 8 p.m. Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.In 1985, “Clue” didn’t perform well at the ...

‘The Turning’ disappoints with bland story and poor execution

Finn Wolfhard (left), who plays Miles Fairchild, and Brooklynn Prince, who plays Flora Fairchild, in

Jacob Baker

January 30, 2020

“The Turning” is as bland as a January horror film can get. Being another adaptation of the 1898 horror novel “The Turn of the Screw,” “The Turning” retains a lot of the dark, disturbing and intriguing material, but the execution is nowhere near where it needed to be to keep the viewer on edge....

Top 10 Super Bowl halftime shows since 2010

Top 10 Super Bowl halftime shows since 2010

Jacob Baker

January 30, 2020

Since the late 1960s, the Super Bowl halftime show has been a tradition of entertainment. The show often consists of one or several musical artists performing their hits accompanied by interchanging set pieces and colorful visuals. This will be a list ranking of the Super Bowl halftime shows from the 2...

Victor E. Pub offers fans food and beverages with a view of the action

Victor E. Pub Feb.1 during NIU's game against Miami University-Ohio at the Convocation Center.

Quentin Wilson

January 30, 2020

DeKALB — Students are now given a new option to watch, get comfortable and enjoy home games here at NIU.On January 11th, the Convocation Center hosted the opening of the Victor E. Pub located on the west end, on the track above the basketball court."We are always looking for new areas to attract ou...

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Parker Otto

January 29, 2020

Comedian Brian Regan delivered family-friendly humor Sunday in a fantastic stand-up act at the Egyptian Theatre.The show touched on marching bands, starvation and political opinions, with all jokes resulting in a lot of laughs.Regan delivered clean-cut but hilarious humor that proved profanity is not ne...

Grammy Awards draws lowest ratings since 2008

Nathan Morris, from left, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, of Boyz II Men‎, and Alicia Keys, second left, sing a tribute in honor of the late Kobe Bryant, seen on screen, at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards  Sunday in Los Angeles.

Jacob Baker

January 28, 2020

The 2020 Grammy Awards takes big steps in recognizing diversity on all fronts. Hosted by Alicia Keys, the Grammys awarded artists like Billie Eilish and Lizzo in major categories while also giving credit to artists like Tyler, The Creator and Lil Nas X.Despite the fact that it's a step forward for represe...

Jazz at the Egyptian enchanted audience Saturday

Jamie O'Toole

January 28, 2020

At the fourth annual Jazz at the Egyptian show four local jazz groups rocked the stage, allowing composers like Duke Ellington to live on.Jazz in Progress, the Sycamore High School Jazz Ensemble, the DeKalb High School Jazz Ensemble and the NIU Jazz Orchestra performed. Although a 4-mile radius separat...

Taco dip recipe perfect for Super Bowl

Ingredients need for Taco Dip

Jacob Roushia

January 28, 2020

Looking for snacks for the upcoming Super Bowl or a family gathering? This taco dip is easy to make, cheap and, most importantly, tastes great!Ingredients:Two eight ounce packages of cream cheese Two diced tomatoes Two diced green pepper16 ounce container of sour cream¼ cup of Tones Taco Seasoning...

Fashion Industries Organization to hold auditions

Fashion Industries Organization to hold auditions

Jacob Roushia

January 26, 2020

DeKALB — The Fashion Industries Organization is looking for male and female models to audition for its 12th annual Kohl’s-sponsored spring fashion show.  Auditions will be 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Wirtz Hall, Room 210.Members of the Fashion Industries Organization will not be modeling the cl...