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Gaelic Storm to return for 9th show at Egyptian Theatre

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 since 2007, said Alex Nerad, Egyptian Theat...

Playlist: Concerts in Your Car

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 song for motivation. The empowering lyrics, “This i...

Weekly Spring events

Deanna Frances

January 19, 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 other performers at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincol...

InFocus: What song helps you study?

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 or frustrated while studying for tough exams. The...

Adele grows in album

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

Deanna Frances

November 23, 2015

Adele’s new album, “25,” which was released Friday, debuts a more mature and powerful Adele.The first song on the album, “Hello,” was a perfect song to begin the album with. The song has powerful lyrics like, “hello from the other side. I must’ve called a thousand times to tell you I’m...

InFocus: What’s on your Homecoming playlist?

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 scene staff is listening to:Michael Malaychuk:The Ch...

Comedy works in ‘The Intern’

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 he begins working as a personal intern for Jules Ostin...

Delta Phi Delta holds second dance for suicide prevention

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.

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 way, said La’Vannah Roberson-Wilson, senior communicatio...

Weekend Guide September 17

Weekend Guide September 17

Northern Star staff

September 17, 2015

Celebrate the last weekend of summer by checking out these local weekend events:TodayCelebrate the independence of seven Latin American countries at the seventh Annual El Grito at 6 p.m at the Latino Resource Center. The fiesta will include food, entertainment and music.FridayJoin Amanda Littauer, a...

‘The Graduate’ fuses comedic characters, intriguing sets

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 the motion picture screenplay by Calder Willingham and...

Author revamps old Dracula horror story

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 to overthrow Dracula from his powerful posit...

Student group seeks performers, models

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 connections to agencies that may book students for...