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Kelsey Gettle, legal program manager for Safe Passage, leads a group of people in a rally. Tuesday evening Take Back the Night marched around the Egyptian Theater in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

DeKalb rallies to support Take Back the Night

By Sean Reed, Photo Editor | April 3, 2024

DeKALB – A crowd of about 100 people gathered Tuesday for the annual Take Back the Night survivor speak out and protest march at the Egyptian Theatre. Victims shared their stories of sexual assault, rape and child sex trafficking at the hands of fathers,...

The marquee for the Egyptian Theatre hangs above the sidewalk on North Second Street. The theatres board announced it is buying back properties it previously owned in the 1930s adjacent to the historic building. (Courtesy of the Egyptian Theatre)

Historic Egyptian Theatre buys back adjacent properties

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | February 14, 2024

In the name of preservation the Egyptian Theatre has recently repurchased properties it owned in the 1930s. The Egyptian Theatre is now in possession of the two nearby units, both 143 and 147 N. Second St. The board of the Egyptian Theatre wishes...

A red, blue and white poster depicts an outline of the Beatles behind the text Liverpool Legends. The Beatles cover band will perform for one night only at the Egyptian Theatre on Feb. 16. (Courtesy of Sarah Vargo)

Liverpool Legends celebrate The Beatles’ 60th Anniversary in America

By Tamya Burch, Social Media Coordinator | February 2, 2024

Relive the British Invasion and get the complete Beatles experience. The Grammy-nominated fab four of lads better known as the Liverpool Legends, will grace the Egyptian Theatre’s stage 8 p.m Saturday, Feb. 16.  The quartet formed in 2005 after...

The Egyptian Theatre marquee hangs over the icy sidewalk at 135 N. Second St.  Dimensions Youth Ballet and Dimensions Dance Academy are scheduled to perform the classic ballet, Swan Lake, Feb 10 and Feb 11. (Northern Star File Photo)

Dimensions Dance to bring “Swan Lake” to Egyptian Theatre

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | January 31, 2024

A tale of love, tragedy and heartache, set with a beautiful score by famed Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, “Swan Lake,” is classic ballet that has drawn in audiences for generations. Dimensions Youth Ballet and Dimensions Dance Academy will...

The Egyptian Theatre marquee hangs over the icy sidewalk Friday. The Countdown to the Oscars occurs at 7 p.m. Tuesdays between Jan. 16 and March 5. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Egyptian Theatre hosts countdown to Oscars

By Jonathan Shelby, Lifestyle Writer | January 20, 2024

DeKALB - With the Oscars only two months away, the organizers behind it will be showing previous film nominees and Academy Award winners in a special film series to celebrate the upcoming event.  The movies shown will be “The Philadelphia Story”,...

The front of the Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb. The Egyptian Theatre is celebrating its 94th birthday by taking $94 donations from patrons.  (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Celebrate Egyptian Theatre’s 94th birthday

By Lindsay Curtis, Lifestyle Writer | November 30, 2023

DeKALB - The Egyptian Theatre is celebrating its 94th anniversary of providing entertainment to the local DeKalb community. Members of the community can show their support by donating $94 or more to the theatre’s Birthday Club. Donations for the...

A huskie statue painted in blue overalls stands outside Jonamac Orchard. The Orchard has many fall activities for the public to enjoy such as apple picking and a corn maze. (Sarah Rose | Northern Star)

Fall into love with fall festivities

By Tamya Burch, Social Media Coordinator | October 12, 2023

Fall is here, and it is time to indulge in some fun festivities. DeKalb County is ready to bring in the season with these fall-themed activities to do with friends and family.  October is in its final stretch of gearing towards the pinnacle of the...

The front of the Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb. The Egyptian hosts dozens of shows and concerts every year. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Upcoming highlights at The Egyptian Theatre

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | August 29, 2023

One of DeKalb’s oldest and most popular businesses, the Egyptian Theatre, promises an eclectic mix of events in the coming months. This season will feature a wide variety of events, ranging from tributes to popular artists to screenings of classic...

The Sycamore High School Jazz Band on stage during Jazz at the Egyptian. The band was one of three to receive an $1,000 donation from the Egyptian Theatre.

Egyptian Theatre donates to local ensembles

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | March 9, 2023

On Feb. 4, The Egyptian Theatre hosted its sixth annual Jazz at the Egyptian concert. The event included performances by the DeKalb and Sycamore high school jazz ensembles, the Northern Illinois University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz in Progress, a local...

Fred Hampton giving a speech during protest outside of a courthouse in Chicago.

Egyptian Theatre hosts ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ screening, discussion

By Daniel Massa, Lifestyle Writer | March 1, 2023

Editor’s Note: The following piece contains spoilers about the film “Judas and the Black Messiah.” “Judas and the Black Messiah” is a powerful and raw film unlike any other story told about the Civil Rights Movement.  A screening of the...

At 8 p.m. Friday, the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will be host to Gaelic Storm, a Celtic style band. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Gaelic Storm band play Egyptian Theatre Friday

By Daniel Massa, Lifestlye Writer | February 28, 2023

DeKALB – At 8:00 p.m. Friday, the Celtic band Gaelic Storm, well-known for their music in the 1997 “Titanic” film, will be performing live at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb. Gaelic Storm is a Celtic band founded in 1996 by Patrick Murphy...

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...