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Artists bring fear to House

By Porsha Stennis | October 28, 2013

A student is hoping to expose female faces of the art world in DeKalb through a Halloween art exhibit.Senior illustration major Hayley Devitt is debuting her first art exhibit, called What Are You Afraid of?, from 9 p.m. to midnight today at the House...

Local musician to release solo album

Local musician to release solo album

By Jerene-Elise Nall | April 29, 2012

Summer brings all sorts of things to the DeKalb area - sunshine, jean shorts and new releases from DeKalb musicians. Who: Matt Evert, drummer of DeKalb-bred group Light Pollution Title: Barber Greene Label: Yes Club Records Release Date: May 30 “Barber...

JellyBones jiggles its way into opening spot at House Cafe

JellyBones jiggles its way into opening spot at House Cafe

By Jerene-Elise Nall | April 17, 2012

Are you jellin’? JellyBones, a friendly five-piece psychedelic pop band from Algonquin, Ill., will be playing with the Claudettes at 8 p.m. Thursday at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. Despite the name, JellyBones got its start from sad circumstances....

Reality bites back

By Jerene-Elise Nall | April 8, 2012

Take a bite out of reality. The Reality Bytes film festival will begin at 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Jameson Auditorium in Cole Hall. The three-day film festival hosted by NIU’s Department of Communication will feature screenings and guest speaker Wilfredo...

Vegetarian. vegan groups to raise funds at concert Monday

By Jerene-Elise Nall | March 28, 2012

Musicians Aaron Yarmel and Heather Zinninger will hold a benefit concert for the NIU Vegetarian Education Group and Justice for Animals. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the newly-renovated Cole Hall auditorium. Admission is free, but attendees...

ReUseapalooza promotes environmentally-friendly ideas

By Jerene-Elise Nall | March 21, 2012

You’ve heard of the “3 R’s” - reduce, reuse, and recycle. But have you heard of ReUseapalooza? Friday will mark the beginning of the second annual ReUseapalooza. ReUseapalooza is a gathering of local artists, bands and organizations working to...

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Punk rock marching band to play Otto’s

By Jerene-Elise Nall | February 15, 2012

A thirty-piece punk rock marching band is coming. Mucca Pazza will play at 9 p.m. Saturday at Otto's, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. With thirty pieces, such an ensemble had to find some way to section off. However, for this group, typical ensemble sections...

Digital music sales surpass physical counterparts

By Jerene-Elise Nall | January 29, 2012

While it has arguably been a long time coming, digital music sales have officially surpassed physical media music sales, according to a CNN report.Students feel the benefits of MP3s far outweigh any costs that digitalization may have on music."It's just...

Stop, look and listen

By Jerene-Elise Nall | January 29, 2012

For many students, a walk to and from class is a time to mellow out with their favorite music, but is cranking their volume putting them at risk?According to one study, the answer is yes.A report published this month in the online journal Injury Prevention...

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NIU Art Museum picks up extra credit

By Jerene-Elise Nall | January 17, 2012

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum is showing "New to the Collection," an eclectic accumulation of recently acquired pieces, through Feb. 25 in the museum's North Gallery.The specifics of piecing together the collection are almost as interesting...

The Munsters escape from TV Land

By Jerene-Elise Nall | August 28, 2011

As with any of our favorite reruns, The Munsters has managed to entertain more than one crop of TV junkies. When I heard that NBC had this CBS classic in the early stages of a remake, I was immediately both doubtful and intrigued. Is it possible to resurrect...

The band Appleseed Cast is playing a show at the House Cafe on Friday.

Take a bite with the Appleseed Cast

By Jerene-Elise Nall | April 21, 2011

DeKALB | The Appleseed Cast is set to take the stage on Friday at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. Well-regarded for their pioneering work in the ‘90s emo phenomenon, The Appleseed Cast is no stranger to success. Akin to bands such as Sunny Day...