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New year, new playlist

By Morgan Carrigan | January 19, 2016

These are my top five songs that need to be added to your playlist to start off the new year. Jam to these songs on the way to class or while you’re running on the treadmill for an instant mood boost.“Angels” by Chance the Rapper featuring SabaThis...

Little Big Town wows fans with effects, lights

By Deanna Frances | November 2, 2015

DeKalb | Country band Little Big Town kept fans on their feet during its first NIU performance Thursday at the Convocation Center.This was the Convocation Center’s second concert of the semester following the Rich Homie Quan and Hoodie Allen performance...

Pass: 1st Homecoming show in 9 years, Fail: Rauner should speak with students

By Sabreena Saleem | October 26, 2015

Pass:It’s been way too long since NIU has held a Homecoming concert. The university used to hold annual Homecoming concerts at the Convocation Center. Friday’s was the first one since 2006 when rapper Chingy performed with singer Tyrese and rapper...

Rappers differ in crowd interaction

By Alexis Malapitan | October 26, 2015

DeKalb | Hip-hop recording artist Hoodie Allen was quite the crowd-pleaser compared to the disappointing headliner, Rich Homie Quan, at this year’s Homecoming concert on Friday in the Convocation Center.Hoodie Allen opened up the show with popular songs...

Fall concert Guide

By Michael Malaychuk | October 5, 2015

If the end of summer weather and endless live music has you down, don’t panic. There’s plenty of great concerts in the Chicagoland area to choose from over the next three months.OctoberIf strong vocals are more up your alley, “Habits” vocalist...