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Gaelic Storm to return for 9th show at Egyptian Theatre

By Deanna Frances | February 11, 2016

A festive night of Irish music will return for the ninth year as Gaelic Storm comes to the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday.The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 135 N. Second St. Gaelic Storm has performed annually at the Egyptian Theatre...

Playlist: Concerts in Your Car

By Deanna Frances | January 25, 2016

If you’re planning any long trips home or just looking for some good music to rock out to on your way to class, be sure to check out these songs:1. “Fight Song” by Rachel PlattenI love listening to this song in the car, because it’s the perfect...

Weekly Spring events

By Deanna Frances | January 18, 2016

As the spring semester begins and you settle into your new schedule, check out these weekly events in DeKalb for a fun way to spend time after class.Open Mic at the House CafeLocals are given the opportunity to show their talents, or come out and watch...

InFocus: What song helps you study?

By Northern Star staff | November 30, 2015

Deanna Frances | @DeannaFrancesNs“Don’t Stop Believin’” by JourneyEven though “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey is 34 years old, it is a classic “get up and go” song. This song is a great one to listen to when you’re getting stressed...

Adele performs during the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles before the release of “25” on Friday.

Adele grows in album

By Deanna Frances | November 23, 2015

Adele performs during the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles before the release of “25” on Friday.

InFocus: What’s on your Homecoming playlist?

By Northern Star staff | October 19, 2015

Homecoming week is upon us. Some spend it attending countless after parties and some go home to be with friends or family. Regardless of your homecoming plans this year, you’ll need a playlist to keep you on your feet.Here’s what the Northern Star...

Comedy works in ‘The Intern’

By Deanna Frances | September 28, 2015

Robert De Niro’s on-screen connection with Anne Hathaway was impeccable in “The Intern.”The film stars Robert De Niro as Ben Whitacker, a widower and retiree searching for a new purpose. Ben comes across a senior citizen internship program where...

Co-ed dance fraternity Delta Phi Delta members raise awareness and money for suicide prevention awareness by dancing Sept. 16, 2014, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons.

Delta Phi Delta holds second dance for suicide prevention

By Deanna Frances | September 21, 2015

DeKalb | Delta Phi Delta Dance Fraternity will use the art form of dance in its second annual suicide prevention event.Dance for Your Life was created to give students, faculty and community members the opportunity to relieve stress in a fun and unique...

‘The Graduate’ fuses comedic characters, intriguing sets

By Deanna Frances | September 14, 2015

DeKalb | Stagecoach Players’ production of “The Graduate” kept me entertained throughout the entire performance with comical storytelling and relateable characters.The production, directed by Jim Doherty, is based on the novel by Charles Webb and...

Author revamps old Dracula horror story

By Deanna Frances | September 8, 2015

Alucard, a novel written by alumnus Matthew Scott, gives readers a unique twist on a classic horror story.This Dracula-inspired novel, which was released July 15th, takes place in 19th century Transylvania and follows the story of human villagers attempting...

Student group seeks performers, models

By Deanna Frances | August 27, 2015

DeKalb | The Dramatic Studios production company is looking for passionate artists as it prepares for auditions this weekend.The Dramatic Studios is an organization on campus that offers lessons on singing, dancing, modeling, acting and art, as well as...