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Ravinia Festival offers change from antics of other festivals

Ravinia Festival offers change from ‘antics’ of other festivals

By Lindsey Diehl | April 24, 2012

Are you into outdoor summer concerts but not into the crazy antics of festivals like Summercamp, Lollapalooza and North Coast? Well, you’re in luck. You can leave the glitter and face paint at home and travel to Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road,...

J. Cole talks about touring with full band, Campus Consciousness Tour

By Lindsey Diehl | April 15, 2012

It doesn’t seem to be “A Sideline Story” for this heavy hitter, anymore. Grammy-nominated artist J. Cole is gearing up for his tour stop Wednesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. The “Work Out” and “Can’t Get Enough” rapper is headlining...

Discover Sycamore seeks live entertainment for farmers market

Discover Sycamore seeks live entertainment for farmers’ market

By Lindsey Diehl | April 2, 2012

Looking for a fresh place to perform this summer? Discover Sycamore is seeking live entertainment for the 2012 Sycamore Farmers’ Market every Sunday June through September. The markets are held in the City Center parking lot at the corner of Somonauk...

Everyday spring fashion

By Lindsey Diehl | February 26, 2012

This spring is all about colors, prints and bold styles. With the transition of winter to spring quickly approaching, NIU students are showing glimpses of upcoming spring fashion looks by taking high fashion runway trends and applying them to their everyday...

Beads, beaches and bliss

By Lindsey Diehl | February 20, 2012

Beads, beaches and bliss.A Kishwaukee College educator's exhibition Expressive Art is on display through March 3 at Bliss Beads Studio & Gallery, 161 E. Lincoln Highway.Cynthia Haskell de Seife, who teaches Introduction to Education and other various...

Courtesy of the Sycamore Music Boosters

Sycamore father and son to headline music education fundraiser

By Lindsey Diehl | February 7, 2012

A New York City jazz musician is traveling back home to perform with his father at a local music fundraiser.Juliard School student Bryan Carter will be taking the stage with his father, music professor Ronald Carter, at the Sycamore Music Boosters event,...