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Beatles tribute band coming to Egyptian Theatre

By Parker Otto | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The end of The Beatles came in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced he was leaving the group, but 50 years later the music of The Beatles lives on and will be performed by The Return, an American Beatles tribute band. The show will be 7:30 p.m....

Local jazz groups to perform at Egyptian Theatre

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | January 22, 2020

DeKALB — Four local jazz groups will come together for the fourth year in a row to bring a night of jazz to DeKalb.Beginning 7 p.m. Saturday, the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will present its annual “Jazz at the Egyptian” show.The DeKalb...

Midcoast not defined by genre

By Sam Malone | January 12, 2020

DeKALB — In an ornate house, down some carpeted stairs and into a basement with Beatles posters plastered on the walls, Marshall amps stacked in corners and cords haphazardly strewn about, four musicians from distinctly differing backgrounds come together...

Chris Janson tickets go on sale Friday

Chris Janson tickets go on sale Friday

December 12, 2019

Country music star Chris Janson will be coming to DeKalb Feb. 29 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135. N. 2nd St.Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday and are $39.50 per ticket. There is a $5 discount for students and those above the age of 65.Tickets will be...

A Charlie Brown Christmas will come to life in DeKalb

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” will come to life in DeKalb

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | December 12, 2019

The classic cartoon plays on popular networks throughout the holiday season, up until Christmas, but this year “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is coming to life  7:30p.m. on Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St. Oftentimes around the holidays,...

First-year forward Nick Gonzalez celebrates with his team Sept. 27 during NIU’s home loss against Western Michigan University at the Canlan Ice Sports. 

Huskies work through tough season to build program foundation

By Matt Boecker | December 10, 2019

DeKALB — Bob Dylan once said anything worth doing takes time.This sums up the first half of NIU’s first season at the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s D1 level. The team’s record currently sits at 3-12 and 3-5 in Midwest College Hockey...

Posthumous album details rapper Lil Peep’s inner demons

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | November 27, 2019

The work of many deceased writers and artists has been discovered and appreciated long after their passing. Typically, their struggles with substance abuse and mental illness contribute to their posthumous releases.The unforgettable afterlife of rapper...

Tony Lewis (left) and Tom Stevens performed at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., as comedian Jerry Lewis and singer Dean Martin Friday. 

Performing duo bring iconic legends Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis to life

By Parker Otto | October 28, 2019

The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show delivered a dynamite act of music and comedy 8 p.m. Friday at Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. The show started with a musical number sung by Dean Martin, played by Tom Stevens, and Jerry Lewis, played...

The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., will host a musical duo Friday evening.

DeKalb Public Library to host musical duo for Autumn and the Moon Concert

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | October 3, 2019

The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., will host the musical duo of Deane Myers and Layni Katz 7 p.m. Friday at the Autumn and the Moon Concert. The pianist/vocalist duo will perform until 8:30 p.m. Alcoholic beverages will also be provided by Fatty’s...

Todrick Hall, left, hands Taylor Swift the Video of the Year award for You Need to Calm Down Aug. 26 at the MTV Video Music Awards.

“Lover” proves to be a triumph for Taylor Swift

By Parker Otto | September 3, 2019

After the album “Reputation” marked a departure from Taylor Swift’s typical lyrics about romance, Swift returns to form with her latest album, “Lover.” Despite this, “Lover” is an enjoyable album in the synth-pop genre, with tracks that...

Local Jazz Band to perform free concert

By Parker Otto | August 27, 2019

Local band Jazz in Progress will perform 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dee Palmer Band Shell in Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road. The concert, named “Swingin’ at the Bandshell,”  will be free of charge and is expected to last until 9:30 p.m. with a wide...

Open Letter: Call to musicians

By Sam Malone | October 12, 2017

As I reflect with a heavy heart and torn up soul upon what has happened in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, I urge musicians to take this tragedy and create something beautiful with it rather than letting it stop us in our tracks. At...