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The DeKalb Public Library sits under a cloudy sky located in downtown DeKalb. Jazz In Progress will visit the library on Oct. 14. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

DeKalb library to host Suzuki Strings

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | April 6, 2023

The DeKalb Public Library will be hosting an after-hours concert featuring NIU’s Suzuki Strings on Sunday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the main lobby.  The Suzuki method is a unique way of teaching children and teens music. According to the DeKalb Public...

Entrants of the 2019 Karoshi Con cosplay contest stand on stage together in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium in the Holmes Student Center. This weeks DeKalb Day Planner includes the NIU Anime Associations Karoshi Con, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the NIU Anime Association)

Appreciate the arts this Saturday

By Sarah Rose, Assistant Lifestyle Editor | April 4, 2023

Theater, music and art galore. Check out events happening this Saturday at NIU and in local Dekalb. After-Hours Concert From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. join the NIU Steelband at the DeKalb Public Library, located at 309 Oak St. DeKalb, for an eclectic performance....

The Chicago Skyline at night with the water in the foreground of the image.

That Time I… went to a concert in Chicago

By Emily Beebe, Assistant Editor | February 16, 2023

Last March, Big Time Rush announced that they were going on tour. My friend is a big fan of Big Time Rush, and she has never seen them in concert before. When I saw that they were going on tour and would make a stop in Chicago, I immediately bought tickets...

Mavis Staples singing with power during her set on Friday night. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

‘For What It’s Worth,’ Mavis Staples lights up the Egyptian Theatre

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | February 6, 2023

Mavis Staples played to a packed audience at the Egyptian Theatre on Friday night, marking her first-ever performance in DeKalb. The NIU Concert Choir and the NIU Black Choir opened for Staples, performing a brief set together. Their lively performance...

Mavis Staples, Grammy Award-winning singer and civil rights activist, and guitarist Rick Holmstrom perform We Shall Overcome before President Obamas keynote speech at the Civil Rights Summit on April 10, 2014.

Mavis Staples to perform at Egyptian Theatre

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | January 25, 2023

Grammy-winning singer Mavis Staples is performing at 8 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the Egyptian Theatre, located at 135 N 2nd St in DeKalb. Mavis Staples has amassed many awards over the course of her long career. Her most recent win came as a featured artist...

‘Plain White T’s’ give rousing concert

By 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...

The Egyptian gets Sweet

By 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...

World Concert ends on unorganized note

By 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...

Jazz band to put on free performance

By 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,...

Northern Black Choir celebrates 45th anniversary

By 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...

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

Kid Cudi parties it up at NIU

By 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...