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Comic Book Club offers up food, fun

By Jessica Cabe | October 15, 2012

The NIU Comic Book Club will be hosting a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Party at 6:30 p.m. today at Pizza Villa, 824 W. Lincoln Highway. Just like the teenage mutant ninja turtles from the ’90s cartoon, the comic book club members will bring in...

Indian Valley Theatre to present ‘The Sound of Music’

By Jessica Cabe | October 11, 2012

Sandwich is alive with The Sound of Music. The Indian Valley Theatre will present The Sound of Music today through Oct. 14 and Oct. 19 through Oct. 21. Performances begin 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Director Kristofer Pagoria has...

Muse releases its latest album, 2nd Law.

Muse releases progressive new album

By Jessica Cabe | October 1, 2012

Most long-time Muse fans agree the band can be categorized in two parts: Muse before Twilight and Muse after Twilight. The band became wildly successful after Twilight author Stephenie Meyer cited them as one of her biggest influences while writing. This...

Kari Spieler, Shaun Savage, Adam McHeffey and Tom Elefante of Swear and Shake soak up the sun in this undated courtesy photo.

New York folk-pop foursome brings Americana to Otto’s

By Jessica Cabe | September 30, 2012

Americana has come a long way in the pop world the last few years, and now it’s coming to DeKalb. The New York-based foursome Swear and Shake is performing 8 p.m. tonight at Otto’s Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway. Tickets are $8, and attendees must...

Filmmaker not to blame for Middle East violence

By Jessica Cabe | September 17, 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words. And, apparently, a moving picture is worth nine lives and counting. Innocence of Muslims, a low-budget film depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a womanizer and child molester, sparked violent protests and attacks across...

Rap group slaughters expectations

By Jessica Cabe | August 29, 2012

Anyone paying attention to trends in hip-hop will tell you the days of rap supergroups are no more. Someone forgot to tell Slaughterhouse, the fierce foursome which recently signed to Interscope/Shady Records. The group, made up of Royce da 5’9”,...

Art museum celebrates Southeast Asia

By Jessica Cabe | August 28, 2012

Music is an aural art, but some instruments are worthy of a display case. Music for the Divine, an exhibit featuring musical instruments from Burma, runs Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 12-4 p.m. through Nov. 17 in the South Gallery...

STEM Cafe discusses fishy situation

By Jessica Cabe | July 16, 2012

Illinois is being invaded, but the threat is not extraterrestrial. Asian Carp are causing big problems throughout the Midwest and have even made their way up to South Dakota, said Vic Santucci, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) expert, who...

Local musicians ready to hit the road

By Jessica Cabe | July 1, 2012

A crazy train is about to depart from DeKalb. Folk punk singer-songwriter Davey Dynamite and grunge punk heroes The Stockyards are going on their first tour, and they will kick off the string of shows 7 p.m. Friday at the House Cafe, 263 East Lincoln...

Smashing once again

By Jessica Cabe | June 18, 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins was one of the most influential and popular alternative rock bands of the ’90s, but since they disbanded in 2000, frontman Billy Corgan has seemed to do no right. Fans were underwhelmed by the coldhearted, poorly mixed comeback...

Occupy Wall Street compilation to benefit movement

Occupy Wall Street compilation to benefit movement

By Jessica Cabe | April 30, 2012

In September, a nation once condemned for its apathy spawned one of the biggest sociopolitical movements in the past fifty years. Occupy Wall Street has grown into an international protest calling for progressive reformation of the relationship between...