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Community School of the Arts to host winter recitals

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The NIU Community School of the Arts has announced the schedule for winter and holiday recitals. Soloists and ensemble performances are featured in December on the stages of the Recital Hall and Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. Most performances end with a reception. All are free and open to the public. Saturday, Dec. 6 The Showcase Recitals…

Civic practice artist Frances Whitehead to receive honorary NIU doctorate

Frances Whitehead
NIU will bestow an honorary doctoral degree this winter to Frances Whitehead, a civic practice artist and professor of sculpture and architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Whitehead will earn her honorary doctorate during the Graduate School commencement ceremony, scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the NIU Convocation Center. Self-described as…

Improv comedy to meet traditional storytelling Dec. 4

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Improvisational comedy debuts at NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance with its Studio Series presentation of Storytellers Theatre Improv, opening Thursday, Dec. 4. The show replaces the originally scheduled “Many Voices, Many Lands: Storytellers Theatre” and blends the format of the former Storytellers Theatre with the comedic style of improv. Instead of the usual well-rehearsed solo performances…

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