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Stage Coach Players perform ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

By Jacob Roushia | December 8, 2019

DeKALB — “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a heartwarming and hilarious production by the Stage Coach Players. The organization premiered its showing of Douglas Rand’s adaptation of the film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and will...

‘Harley Quinn’ is foul-mouthed fun

By Jacob Roushia | December 3, 2019

Comic book anti-heroine Harley Quinn's new animated show is an explicit, violence-filled take on the character. The series premiered on Nov. 29 on the streaming service DC Universe.Episode One of "Harley Quinn," was titled "Til Death Do Us Part" and premiered...

Stage Coach Players to perform Its A Wonderful Life

Stage Coach Players to perform ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

By Jacob Roushia | December 2, 2019

DEKALB- The Stage Coach Players Theater will be performing a production of "It's a Wonderful Life." The play will premier 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Stage Coach Players Theater, 126 S. Fifth St. The show will also run 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14....

At 1 p.m. Dec. 1, the 50th Country Music show will take place to benefit Toys for Tots at Taylor Street Plaza, 507 E. Taylor St.

Upcoming country music show to benefit Toys for Tots

By Jacob Roushia | November 24, 2019

DeKalb - The 50th Country Music Show and Toys for Tots, hosted by Gary Mullis, will take place on Dec 1. The event will involve donating toys, eating cake and listening to music. The show will start at 1 p.m. at the Taylor Street Plaza, 507 E. Taylor...

Student organizations host event for undocumented students

By Jacob Roushia | November 22, 2019

DeKALB – Al Otro Lado and Dream Action NIU raised money during their fundraising campaign to support undocumented immigrants and immigrants seeking asylum. The event took place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Campus Life Building Room 100. Several fraternities,...

‘Midway’ displays one of history’s greatest battles

By Jacob Roushia | November 18, 2019

The film “Midway” tells the tale of one of the most important events in World War II’s Pacific Theater with strong characters and amazing action. “Midway” focuses on the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and the following Battle of Midway. Throughout...

Launched on Nov. 12, Disney+ is a streaming service containing films and series from Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Pixar and National Geographic.

Disney+ entices consumers with fair prices and extensive content

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | November 17, 2019

The streaming service Disney+ launched Tuesday and features a large amount of content, including films and television shows, owned by The Walt Disney Company. Several members of the entertainment section subscribed to the service: Parker Otto | Entertainment...

Egyptian Theatre to host final flashlight tour

By Jacob Roushia | November 14, 2019

DeKALB – The next 2019 Flashlight Tour will take place at 8 p.m., Friday at The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd Street. It will be the last tour of the 2019 season.The Flashlight Tour “lets you experience the Egyptian Theatre in a way that most don't...

School of Music hosts New Music Festival

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | November 13, 2019

The NIU School of Music hosted the New Music Festival from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8 in the Music Building. Five concerts were shown over the course of four days and the Northern Star Entertainment Section sent multiple reporters to cover this event. Day 1- Parker...

Blizzard announces new video games including ‘Overwatch 2’

By Jacob Roushia | November 11, 2019

DeKALB – Activison-Blizzard announced several video games at their annual Blizzcon convention Nov. 1 and 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Blizzard was celebrating a few milestones this year because it’s the 25th and 15th...

Piff The Magic Dragon to come to DeKalb

By Jacob Roushia | November 11, 2019

DeKALB – Piff The Magic Dragon, a comedic magician who has appeared on “America’s Got Talent” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” will be performing 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre. Piff’s real name is John Van Der Put, and he...

The ABBA Show makes DeKalb residents “dancing queens”

By Jacob Roushia | November 8, 2019

DeKALB – The ABBA Show’s first ever tour in the United States and DeKalb included four DeKalb High School student musicians, and was an absolute blast to watch. The performance started at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N.  Second...