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Ahmad Jamal plays the piano while James Cammack plays bass. Ahmad Jamal passed away on Sunday. (Wikimedia Commons)

Best works of late pianist Ahmad Jamal

By Nick Glover, Editor-in-Chief | April 19, 2023

Legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal died Sunday.  With a career spanning seven decades, Jamal is known for his creative composition and improvisational mastery. In memory of his vast career, here are three albums of his that encapsulate his skillful...

Kind spirit of Mr. Rogers brought to life in new biopic

By Parker Otto | November 26, 2019

In recent years, Fred Rogers has become a cultural icon in the digital age with the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” becoming the highest grossing biographical documentary of all time and episodes of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” becoming...

Packers defense emerges and other top stories in week three of NFL

By Matt Boecker | September 23, 2019

DeKALB — This week the NFL was highlighted by a team continuing their dominance and an unexpected team emerging. The Baltimore Ravens get derailed by the ChiefsThrough two weeks, the Ravens averaged 542 total yards of offense and 41 points per game,...

Top 5: Head-scratching strange news

Top 5: Head-scratching strange news

By Holly New | September 15, 2013

No. 5: Dennis Rodman returns from North Korea visitDennis Rodman has returned after a four-day trip to North Korea, visiting with dictator Kim Jong Un.In Beijing’s airport, Rodman referred to President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary...

Wiz Khalifa blazes his way to the Convocation Center

By Chris Krapek and Connor Rice | February 13, 2011

DeKALB | Roll out the green carpet. "Black and Yellow" rapper Wiz Khalifa will perform at the Convocation Center at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13 as part of the Campus Consciousness Green Carpet Tour 2011. "Pretty Polly Productions out of Massachusetts...