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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...

See ‘White Christmas’ at the Egyptian Theatre on Dec. 11

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | November 17, 2022

DeKALB –  The Egyptian Theatre will be showing a holiday classic, “White Christmas” over winter break. The movie will be featured at 2 p.m. on Dec. 11 and will be shown in 35 mm. Tickets will range from $8 for those over the age of 65 and students...

Ashlie Amber will perform her show “Ashlie Amber: I Will Always Love You” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18.

Ashlie Amber to perform tribute to Whitney Houston at the Egyptian Theatre

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | November 16, 2022

DeKALB -- Singer Ashlie Amber is coming to DeKalb on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N 2nd St., to perform a tribute to the late singer Whitney Houston while telling her own personal story. Amber has been a full-time professional...

Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, waves to a crowd of supporters at an early vote rally at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb, IL, Nov. 2, 2022. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Rep. Underwood and Tweedy rock the Egyptian Theatre

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | November 2, 2022

DeKALB – An early vote rally held Wednesday at the Egyptian Theatre brought together supporters of Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville and fans of musician Jeff Tweedy for a night of political speeches and music. The event began around 7:20 p.m....

The members of Irrational Masters during curtain call for their shadow cast performance of Rocky Horror Picture show. (Caleb Johnson | Northern Star)

Irrational Masters perform ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at the Egyptian Theatre

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | November 1, 2022

People arrived in droves dressed in their most wonderful Halloween chic on Friday for the Irrational Masters’ annual Halloween shadow cast performance of the iconic "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Egyptian Theatre.  This year they are joined...

Grammy award-winning musician and Illinois native Jeff Tweedy, frontman of rock band Wilco, will perform at an early vote rally on Nov. 2 at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb.

Early vote rally to be held at Egyptian Theatre

By Eddie Drinkwine | November 1, 2022

DeKALB – Congresswoman of Illinois’ 14th congressional district, Lauren Underwood, and Jeff Tweedy, a Grammy award-winning singer and guitarist from the band Wilco, will be holding an early vote rally and concert from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday...

SWEETIE, a Chicago band, peformed original songs and covers at Rocky Horror Picture Show pre-show on Oct. 28 at the Egyptian Theatre. (Caleb Johnson | Northern Star)

The band SWEETIE honor ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ with performance

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | October 31, 2022

Large crowds gathered in sweet anticipation as Chicago band SWEETIE rocked out Friday night at the Egyptian Theatre for the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” pre-show.  The band is a trio composed of Birdy Vee, singer and guitarist, Joe Pennington on...

From left: Hughie Stone Fish, Keith Habersberger and Alex Lewis, members of the comedy trio Lewberger, performed at the Egyptian Theatre on Oct. 7. (Caleb Johnson | Northern Star)

Lewberger welcomed to DeKalb with applause, dancing

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | October 16, 2022

Large crowds gathered on Oct. 7 at the Egyptian Theatre for a spectacular musical comedy show, “An Evening With: Lewberger.” This comedy trio consists of Keith Habersberger, from the Try Guys web show, Alex Lewis and Hughie Stone Fish. They were...

The McCartney Years will be performing at 8 p.m. this Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb. (Colin Kempsell | Northern Star)

‘The McCartney Years’ to come to DeKalb on Saturday

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | October 5, 2022

The McCartney Years will be performing at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre here in DeKalb, bringing fans all the hits from English rocker Paul McCartney’s prime. The show is set to showcase Paul McCartney in a "period accurate" fashion, according...

This Is My Brave to host performances at Egyptian Theatre

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | September 28, 2022

DeKALB – The Egyptian Theatre will be hosting a night of performances dedicated to discussing mental health on Oct.13 at 7 p.m. Brought to you by the DeKalb chapter of This Is My Brave, an organization that uses storytelling to talk about mental...

The Egyptian Theatre is located downtown DeKalb at 135 N. 2nd Street.

Egyptian Theatre to host month of horror films

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | September 26, 2022

DeKALB — The Egyptian Theatre will host a four-night horror movie series at 7 p.m. every Tuesday during the month of October. A double featurette, “The Mummy’s Hand” and “The Mummy’s Tomb” will kick off the event on Oct. 4. “Psycho”...

A view of the balcony seating mural in the Egyptian Theatre.

Tickets now available for Egyptian Theatre’s ‘BOO’ze & Spirits Flashlight Tour’

By Laqes Davis, Lifestyle Writer | September 23, 2022

DeKALB — The Egyptian Theatre is hosting an event called the “BOO’ze & Spirits Flashlight Tour” this fall. The theater will share scary stories and reveal secrets about ghosts that roam throughout the building.  According to the event...