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Classic ballet comes to life at Egyptian Theatre

By Chris Plumery | December 8, 2019

DeKALB — The Egyptian Theatre was full of people of all ages who came to watch Beth Fowler’s Dance Company perform “The Nutcracker.” The performance of the Tchaikovsky ballet was shown 7 p.m. Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.The...

Egyptian Theatre to screen ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

By Parker Otto | November 30, 2019

DeKALB – The holiday film “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be screened at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N Second St. The screening will feature multiple additions that a viewer can’t experience at home Jeanine Holcomb, Marketing...

Egyptian Theatre to host final flashlight tour

By Jacob Roushia | November 14, 2019

DeKALB – The next 2019 Flashlight Tour will take place at 8 p.m., Friday at The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd Street. It will be the last tour of the 2019 season.The Flashlight Tour “lets you experience the Egyptian Theatre in a way that most don't...

Annual Pumpkin Festival arrives in Sycamore

By Edwin Kelso | October 23, 2019

DeKALB – In 1956, Sycamore resident Wally Thurrow displayed a few decorated pumpkins on his front lawn. Six years later, this would spawn an event that would define the Sycamore community for decades to come.Now, in 2019, a Wild West Pumpkin Fest is...

Egyptian Theatre screens classic films for 90th birthday

By Parker Otto | September 13, 2019

DeKALB - Starting Sunday, The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St., will screen classic films as part of The Classic Film Series. Taking place from September until May, The Egyptian Theatre will play nine classic films once a month. The first film will be...

After a groundbreaking ceremony in May, The Egyptian Theatre has been under construction to add modern elements to the theater including air-conditioning, larger bathrooms and new carpeting.

Egyptian Theatre continues construction for 90th birthday

By Parker Otto | August 26, 2019

DeKALB — As the summer comes to an end, the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St., continues to undergo construction which began May 1, following a groundbreaking ceremony. The construction will not dampen the Egyptian’s fall season of live musical acts...

Head brewer John Sanderson shows some of the various instruments used to create microbrew craft beers.

Sycamore brewery opens downtown

By Jessie Kern | July 23, 2018

DeKALB — A Sycamore business has relocated to downtown DeKalb after transitioning from a brew pub to a microbrewery.Forge Brew House, 216 N. 6 St., had a soft opening March 17 and grand opening March 24. The Sycamore location, previously on Airport...