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“Furious 7,” starring (from left) Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Paul Walker, is fueled with action and humor, making viewing it a memorable experience. “Furious 7” was released Friday.

‘Furious 7’ explodes with action, drama

By Alexis Malapitan | April 6, 2015

“Furious 7,” the seventh installment of the “The Fast and the Furious” series, does a wonderful job of blending action and humor into an unforgettable film.The film begins with Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) in a hospital mourning the death of his...

From left, Bruce Johnston, David Marks, Brian Wilson, Mike Love
and Al Jardine of musical group The Beach Boys pose backstage at
the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday. The group is
slotted to headline a night a show in June at the annual Bonnaroo
festival in Manchester, Tenn.

Bonnaroo gears up for big summer

By Alex Fiore | February 14, 2012

The summer music festival puzzle added a few more pieces Tuesday morning. Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival announced its preliminary lineup via Spotify Tuesday morning, and headliners include Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and the Beach...

Winnie Page keeps the ‘Dirty D’ dirty

By Ross Hettel | October 12, 2011

Winnie Page and the Dirt Band are bringing skanky, dirty funk to DeKalb. Formed in January, the Dirt Band is composed almost entirely of music majors (the exception being a Spanish major) at NIU. Examining their influences, the members check off all the...

Female rapper brings streets of Chicago to the cornfields of DeKalb

By Barb Lowden | August 22, 2011

DeKALB | Shawnna, the feisty rapper from the south side of Chicago, will storm the stage firing aggressive lyrical tornadoes tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Otto's, 118 E. Lincoln Highway.If you think you don't know who she is, think again. Shawnna's voice is...

Are student opinions really heard at the Convo?

By Chris Krapek | February 20, 2011

A few weeks ago, it was looking pretty grim. The line-up for the spring semester at the Convocation Center was filled with shows that weren't directly aimed at college students. So far, there's been a Christian music concert, well-respected gospel singer...