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Orchestra jazzes up campus

Orchestra jazzes up campus

Amy Geldean

November 29, 2018

The Jazz Orchestra brought a festive spirit to NIU as they performed in the annual “Swinging in the Holidays” concert 3 p.m. Sunday at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.Reginald “Reggie” Thomas, Head of Jazz Studies, prepared audience members for the holiday season by providing a night of music which ...

‘Plain White T’s’ give rousing concert

Ginger Simons

October 1, 2018

Alternative rock band Plain White T’s took the stage 7 p.m. Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., rocking the crowd with a polished, energetic show that proved their new material is just as much of a blast to listen to as their beloved hits.Indie pop band Like Language opened the show w...

The Egyptian gets Sweet

Northern Star Staff

September 20, 2018

Glam rock group Sweet is coming to DeKalb 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. Sweet is known for hit songs like “Ballroom Blitz” and “Fox On The Run,” and is currently on it’s 50th anniversary tour across the country.Sweet formed in 1968 and quickly made waves with...

World Concert ends on unorganized note

Haley Galvin

April 12, 2018

The School of Music’s World Music Concert showcased diversity, yet the performance as a whole was outshined by a lack of organization and professionalism.Sunday afternoon at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, 550 Lucinda Ave., performers brought together all of the world music programs offered on campus ...

Jazz band to put on free performance

Northern Star staff

August 24, 2015

Local band Jazz in Progress will hold free a concert Tuesday in Hopkin’s Park.The performance will start at 8 p.m. at the Dee Palmer Band Shell. Admission is open to everyone.Jazz in Progress is an 18-piece combo that plays the best of classical jazz, swing and funk, among other genres, according ...

Northern Black Choir celebrates 45th anniversary

Logan Love

April 7, 2013

The Northern Black Choir (NBC) celebrated its 45th anniversary Sunday with a concert featuring singing, dancing and skits. Jeremy White, junior English major and assistant director for the choir, talked about the group’s founding. “Today’s event is a celebration of our 45th anniversary,” White sai...

Kid Cudi parties it up at NIU

Rapper Kid Cudi performs on Friday night at the Convocation Center during his sold out show.

Aymie Telinski

March 31, 2013

Students joined Kid Cudi in the “Pursuit of Happiness” at his concert 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Convocation Center. Kid Cut Up took the stage first and set the tone for the rest of the night’s entertainment. The DJ opened up with a set that included remixes of top hits like “Thrift Shop” and...

Lucky Boys Confusion punks up Otto’s

Adam Krier (left) and Ryan Fergus (right) of Lucky Boys Confusion sit down before their show Friday night at Ottos's in DeKalb. They spoke about the nostalgia of coming back home to the Chicago area to play and how life is on the road.

Katie Finlon

March 31, 2013

These Chicago guys just came for good music, a good time, a few good beers—and a good place to call home. Lucky Boys Confusion, a punk band from Naperville and Downer’s Grove, was the headliner act 11 p.m. Friday at Otto’s Night Club, 118 E. Lincoln Highway. The band played its standard hits, ...

Student Association sponsors Michael Jackson Tribute

Animations dance group performs to Michael Jackson's hit song Beat It on Tuesday night at the Tribute to the King of Pop in O'Connell Theatre.

Logan Love

March 27, 2013

The Student Association’s Michael Jackson “HIStory” tribute concert was a real thriller, paying homage to the life and legacy of the “king of pop.” The tribute concert featured singing, dancing and skits, all featuring Jackson’s legendary hits. The event was a collaboration among many student o...

William Beckett performs at the House Cafe

Katie Finlon

March 24, 2013

William Beckett saw fit to rickroll DeKalb, the first stop of his new tour, after wishing his fans a “Great Night.” Beckett, former lead singer of alternative band The Academy Is…, kicked off his “What Will Be” tour 9 p.m. Friday at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. This is the first ...

New Kids on the Block returns to the music scene

Beth Schumacher

February 4, 2013

Lyte Funky Ones (LFO) was right: New Kids On The Block did indeed have a bunch of hits. Let’s discuss this. Once upon a time, there was a boy band that created chart-topping music. This was a time before One Direction, *NSYNC and even the Backstreet Boys. Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McInt...

Kid Cudi concert tickets go on sale Friday

Northern Star Staff

January 29, 2013

Kid Cudi will play the Convocation Center. A little more than 5,000 tickets will be sold for the event, according to Heather Priest, assistant director of marketing for the Convo. Cudi was selected because he was a popular choice in a survey about who students would like to see, Priest said. “We ha...