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  • 'Peggy the Pint-Sized Pirate'

    Students at St. Mary's School in Sycamore will present a production of "Peggy the Pint-Sized Pirate" the weekend of May 29 at the St. Mary's Parish Ac ...
    May 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Cher tribute artist coming to Sandwich Opera House

    Lisa Irion as Cher will take the stage at the Sandwich Opera House at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 6.Irion ...
    May 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • NIU Annuitants to see ‘Pippin’

    Space remains for the Northern Illinois University Annuitants’ Aug. 2 trip to Chicago’s Cadillac Palace to see “Pippin.”
    May 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb resident wins 2015 composition contest

    Jan Bach of DeKalb won the grand prize in the Humboldt Brass Chamber Music Workshop 2015 Composition Contest. He received $2,000 for his octet “Deriva ...
    May 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • ‘Let’s Dance’ plans live recording session, party

    Open the door to a fun adventure at a live CD recording session and dance party May 31, hosted by producers of DeKalb’s “Let’s Dance.”
    May 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Upcoming TV schedules expose trends

    NEW YORK – Television’s next big hit may have been revealed during last week’s annual schedule presentations to advertisers by the biggest networks.
    May 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity

    WASHINGTON – In the age of selfies, social media and streaming videos, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons ...
    May 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Creating Emotion: Longtime DeKalb artist Dale Osterle's works exhibited at Glidden Goods

    DeKALB – When viewing a landscape with a beauty that takes your breath away, most people reach for their camera to capture the moment. Dale Osterle cr ...
    May 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • IVT opens registration for summer children’s program

    Indian Valley Theatre has opened registration for its 32nd annual Summer Children’s Theatre Workshop.
    May 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Review: With Anna Kendrick, 'Pitch Perfect 2' hits those sweet notes

    "Who run the world? GIRLS!" sing those irrepressible Barden University Bellas, channeling Beyoncé, in "Pitch Perfect 2.""Who run the world? GIRLS!" si ...
    May 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hendricks releases 14th piano recording

    Jim Hendricks, professor of piano at Chicago State University and a Sycamore High School and Northern Illinois University alum, has released his 14th ...
    May 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Review: Dazzling 'Mad Max: Fury Road' is a can't miss thrill

    The silences in “Mad Max: Fury Road” are unsettling.The moments are few and infrequent, but it’s not ...
    May 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Life Lessons: Country singer Jo Dee Messina headed to the Egyptian

    Country music ain’t just for boys anymore.Jo Dee Messina has made a name for herself in the honky-to ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • STEM Read reimagines ‘The War of the Worlds’

    The Martians have landed in DeKalb and they did not come in peace. That’s the premise of STEM Read’s new adaptation of the classic 1938 radio play, “T ...
    May 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Band to play ‘Music Made in America’

    The Kishwaukee Concert Band will present “Music Made in America” at 3 p.m. May 17 in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northe ...
    May 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    How will you observe Memorial Day?
    Attend a Memorial Day parade, service or other event
    Have a picnic or grill out
    Travel out of town
    Go swimming