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Jazz Ensemble founder brings memoir to NIU

By Claire Buchanan | September 9, 2014

Jazz Ensemble founder Ron Modell’s memoir features “a lot of wisdom,” according to a forward by Quincy Jones.Modell directed the band 1969-97. His memoir, “Loved Bein’ Here With You,” will be available Saturday at the NIU Bookstore.NS: Can...

DJ Zebo fuses styles, decades

By Claire Buchanan | September 7, 2014

The Saturday Rosy’s Roadhouse crowd was sparse before DJ Zebo took the stage, but his vigorous music livened up the room.Zebo, a Chicago-based deejay, entertained the crowd throughout the night with an energetic set at Rosy’s, 930 Pappas Drive.Zebo...

Windy Acres Farm stand sells vegetables at the DeKalb Farmers’ Market. Students and locals can stop by the market 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday in September at the corner of North Second and Locust streets.

Even pets can indulge at Farmers’ Market

By Claire Buchanan | September 3, 2014

The DeKalb Farmers’ Market has something for all food lovers — even your dog.The DeKalb Farmers’ Market is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday this month at the corner North Second and Locust streets. Here are some of the stands I enjoyed while at the...

Northern Nights: Bartenders’ favorites

By Staff | May 4, 2014

Molly’sSabreena SaleemColumnist H @BreeSaleemMolly’s, 1000 W. Lincoln Highway, puts a colorful twist on the classic Mai Tai with white and dark rums, amaretto, triple sec, grenadine, sour, and orange juice for a drink that is both tart and sweet....

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with at-home recipes

By Claire Buchanan | May 4, 2014

Before you head out to the bar to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, try to whip up these simple, festive recipes at home.These recipes have a lot of room for improvisation. You can use as much of the ingredients as you like, so feel free to use your creativity.TostadasIngredients:•...

Just Sayin’: Justice League movie, seafood and Kenya Moore

By Northern Star Scene staff | April 29, 2014

Pat Quinn: Justice League movieZack Snyder announced a Justice League movie will be released in 2018 this week.I don’t understand how the production team is going to be able to pull off a Justice League movie when characters and casting are going to...

Dancers rehearse Monday for the Spring Dance Concert at Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St. The performance premieres at 7:30 p.m. today at Huntley Middle School.

Spring Dance concert mixes all types of genres for show

By Claire Buchanan | April 23, 2014

DeKalb | Attendees should prepare for a night of rhythm, color and sound at the School of Theater and Dance’s Spring Dance Concert.The dancers premiere their show at 7:30 today at Huntley Middle School auditorium, 1515 S. Fourth St. The shows are usually...

Writer Lauren Iverson does not think a sequel to the movie Mrs. Doubtfire is a good idea.

Just Sayin’: Sandwiches, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ sequel and jeans

April 21, 2014

Claire Buchanan: SandwichesI know you ponder sandwich variety as much as I do. Well, you probably don’t, but I do, so here are some tasty suggestions.There are more options than PB&J, like PBN&J, or peanut butter, Nutella and blueberries. But...