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Pass/Fail: Novel writing month kicks off Saturday; Cafes host open mic night simultaneously

By Carl Nadig | October 30, 2014

Pass: Novel writing month kicks off SaturdayCreative minds can participate in a global writing marathon beginning Saturday and lasting until the end of November.National Novel Writing Month is a drawn-out project as participants write a 50,000-word novel...

Luke Underhill, Yorkville High School senior and co-host of open mic night, sings and plays acoustic guitar Monday at Fatty’s Pub, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway.

Open mic venues provide space for students to express creativity

By Carl Nadig | March 24, 2014

Monday night venues such as College Grind and Fatty’s, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, are places where students can express themselves with a stage and microphone.Any public forum is an opportunity for what a community has to offer students. For the purposes...

College Grind needs local performers

By Danny Cozzi | February 19, 2014

NIU needs a more integrated community. Let’s start with student musicians.The College Grind, a new coffee shop in the Holmes Student Center, hosts Live Music Mondays every week. Since its grand opening, I’ve considered the College Grind a place where...

Andrew, of the duet, Mary and Andrew serenades the audience during Open Mic Night at the House Cafe Aug. 30.

Open up with House Cafe’s open mic night

By Heather Skrip | September 12, 2010

DeKALB | Monday nights in DeKalb aren't nearly as dull as they sound. Although the weekend has passed, entertainment opportunities haven't disappeared. The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, hosts an open mic night every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to around...

10 years of music with the House Cafe

By Jerene-Elise Nall | August 23, 2010

The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, celebrated its 10th anniversary with the Ten Ear Cornhugger’s Best Fest this weekend. The weekend unofficially began Thursday with a show by Every Time I Die, and featured in this weekend’s lineup were local...