Event Previews

Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Friday, November 09, 2018

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah has postponed his show for Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Convocation Center. The show … Read more

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Oscar-nominated actor Richard Jenkins will be at Northern Illinois University on 2 p.m. Tuesday for a Q & A with students in the… Read more

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The School of Theatre and Dance is performing “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday … Read more

Sunday, October 21, 2018
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The NIU STEAM organization is hosting a discussion on anatomy and synthetic biology 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Fatty’s Pub and Gri… Read more

Shadows cascaded onto a large white screen Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. as Catapult took to the stage. The gr… Read more

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

“America’s Got Talent” finalists Catapult are coming to DeKalb 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. Read more

Friday, July 26, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019

In an age where every horror film, like “Us” or “Hereditary,” is trying to be complex and meaningful, it’s nice to enjoy a fun summer horror film. “Crawl” delivers all of this pulse-pounding entertainment while also having relatable protagonists and a sense of isolation.

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The Indie Horror Film Festival returns to DeKalb 10:30 a.m. July 13 at the Red Roof Inn, 1212 W. Lincoln Highway. This full-day festival will screen a lineup of over 60 independent horror films, both short and feature length, and music videos.

Sunday, July 07, 2019

After “Avengers: Endgame” created one of the greatest comic book movies of all time with an emotional payoff to 10 years’ worth of film, there was much need for a fun, light-hearted superhero film. Thanks to a likeable protagonist, great humor and a great sense of heart, “Spider-Man: Far Fro…

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Many songs by The Beatles are incredibly simple but carry a great deal of charm and emotional weight. This is what made them the greatest musicians in the history of rock and roll. “Yesterday” is very similar with likable characters, magnificent sequences of musical creativity and, yes, enou…

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

There are a select number of tasks that are absolutely impossible. Choosing a select number of songs by The Beatles to recommend is one of them. The Beatles, in the 10 years they existed, constantly redefined rock and roll with 13 studio albums, six feature films and 13 tours that, in the wo…

Saturday, June 22, 2019

It’s bizarre to think that the horror subgenre of zombie films has itself a comedic subgenre. But with films like “Shaun of the Dead,” “Warm Bodies” and “Zombieland,” it’s clear that great effort is put into this bizarre idea of combining laughs with flesh eating corpses who desperately want…

Friday, June 21, 2019

Enjoy free live music at the Ellwood House Museum every Wednesday until Aug. 7. The Music at the Mansion concert series was supposed to begin June 19, but is postponed to June 30 due to inclement weather. The 90 minute performances begin at 7 p.m. and go until 8:30 p.m. Food and beverages wi…

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The latest mishap in Woodstock 50’s track record may just be the final nail in the coffin. Woodstock 50’s venue, Watkins Glen International racetrack, “terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract,” according to a statement released by WGI June 10. “As suc…

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

If there is one thing that the recent release of “Shaft” has taught cinema, it’s that an old franchise can still learn new tricks. After three films from the 70s starring Richard Roundtree and a sequel starring Samuel L. Jackson, “Shaft” juggles three leads in an entertaining manner alongsid…

Monday, June 17, 2019

There are three kinds of summer blockbusters; those that amaze, those that anger and those that are simply good enough. “Men in Black: International” falls into the third category with two charming leads and a serviceable story with decent action scenes.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The “X-Men” films have had a rich history of good films such as “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Logan” and “Deadpool” with a couple of missteps including “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” However, none of the previous “X-Men” films are as boring as “Dark Phoenix,” the recent film in the franchise, …

“Tim,” the third album from Swedish EDM superstar Avicii, born Tim Bergling, follows his tragic suicide in April 2018. Fans of his were given a teaser for the upcoming album on April 5 when his YouTube page posted a video called “Avicii - The Story Behind The Album ‘TIM.’” The video features…

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tech giant Apple announced June 3 it will be terminating its long standing music platform iTunes, which was first rolled out in 2001. The program and app will be separated into three different apps each for music, TV and podcasts. Apple didn’t give a definite time frame as to when this will happen.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

The 1960s was a decade of forward thinking and controversial bands. Among these was The Doors; a Los Angeles band which stood out due to their poetic lyrics, keyboard led rhythm section and the power of frontman Jim Morrison. The Doors created controversy due to Morrison’s antics both on and…

Friday, June 07, 2019

On May 31, Robert Pattinson of “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” fame officially signed on to play the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming film “The Batman,” according to Variety. The film, scheduled to be released June 25, 2021, was originally slated to be directed and produced by Ben Af…

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

If anyone wanted to see a film filled with really engaging characters amid a spectacle of monster filled action, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” probably won’t satisfy but if one is in the mood for gorgeous action with a decent script then the film should be serviceable. “Godzilla: King of …

Monday, June 03, 2019

“Press” is the title of rapper Cardi B’s latest single released May 31 and takes aim at tabloids making rumors about her, mainly about her scheduled divorce from her husband Offset of Migos fame being staged to add to the publicity surrounding his album “Father of 4.” The couple called off t…

Sunday, June 02, 2019

The pre-concert process is a ritual any music fan has been through — buying tickets with exorbitant fees, figuring out how to get to and from the venue, picking out an outfit for the night, showing up early to get good spots and so on. Your group of friends shows up at the gates for security…

Flashy, flamboyant and freaking incredible, “Rocketman” is the musical biopic worthy of Sir Elton Hercules John. “Rocketman” manages to distinguish itself from all the other musical biopics with an Oscar worthy performance, amazing dance sequences and a visual style of sheer fantasy.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

With Disney turning out disappointing live-action remakes of their most iconic animated properties including 2014’s “Maleficent” and 2017’s “Beauty and The Beast,” “Aladdin” comes to theaters as a surprise with something that the aforementioned films lack: passion. There is a sense of wonder…

A child possessing superpowers and using them for evil sounds like a good concept. In fact, the story of “Brightburn” mirrors that of Superman’s origin. However, due to a clunky script and lack of characterization, “Brightburn” is anything but super.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

At the height of their career, progressive rock band Pink Floyd released their most ambitious project in 1979. After concept records like “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “Wish You Were Here,” Pink Floyd turned their aspirations to rock opera or an album that tells a story the whole way throu…

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

With the release of “Rocketman” Friday, audiences are, no doubt, excited to see the story of Elton John on the big screen. However, there are plenty of films to satisfy fans of the music biopic genre until “Rocketman” hits theaters.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

With the Elton John musical biopic “Rocketman” blasting into theaters in less than a week, music and movie fans alike will be scrambling to hear John’s music. So here’s a playlist of some of the best and most distinct tracks that John has ever given the world.