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Arts & Entertainment

  • Museum reopens for the season with viewing of rarely seen artifacts

    A number of exceptional artifacts from the Ellwood Mansion collections – rarely seen by the public – will be on display at seven stations within the h ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • NIU Theatre to present 'Romeo and Juliet'

    Starting Thursday, Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance students will perform one of the most timeless and famous pieces of litera ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • KSO concert to feature Young Artists Concerto Competition winner

    The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present its Arthur D. Montzka Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Northern Illinois University’s Boutell ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • NIU artists travel different paths to greatness

    A pair of art majors from Northern Illinois University are featured in the 2017 Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Indus ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Honors recital to feature CSA talent scholarship winners

    Six talented young musicians will perform in the annual Honors Recital at Northern Illinois University at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Online options for Oscar-nominated flicks expands

    More movies and cheaper options arrived online Tuesday for movie fans still needing to catch up on Oscar-nominated flicks.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • Indian Valley Theatre opens ‘Don’t Hug Me’ next weekend

    Indian Valley Theatre will present the musical comedy “Don’t Hug Me” on Feb. 24 through 26 at the Sandwich Opera House.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • DeKalb High School to host a cappella competition

    DeKalb High School will host the Varsity Vocals ICHSA Midwest Quarterfinal a cappella competition at 7 p.m. Saturday.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • NIU Theatre to present 'A Song for Coretta'

    Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming production of “A Song for Coretta,” written by Pearl Cleage, is a timeless piece t ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Susan Cudden to demonstrate for KVAL

    The Kishwaukee Valley Art League will host Genoa artist Susan Cudden at its meeting on March 2.Cudde ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Beth Fowler Dance to present 'Sleeping Beauty'

    Beth Fowler Dance Company will present its spring ballet, "Sleeping Beauty," at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, at the Egy ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • NIU professor and alum earn Grammy honors

    While the main focus was on Chicago’s homegrown talent Chance the Rapper winning big, two additional Illinoisans were winners at the Grammys on Sunday ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Kishwaukee College stages reading of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

    Kishwaukee College Theatre will hold a one-night reading of Lorraine Hansberry’s critically acclaimed play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Casting Oscar: Foundry creates each statuette as work of art

    Every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over at a foundry far from Hollywood.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • 6 brilliant B&B experiences across Northern Illinois

    Galena and Chicago aren’t the only places to find great bed-and-breakfast experiences in northern Illinois. Visitors seeking unique and luxurious lodg ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:54 pm
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