College of Visual and Performing Arts

Jazz Lab Band offers spring concert April 22

NIU Jazz Lab Band
Director Rodrigo Villanueva and the NIU Jazz Lab Band will perform their last concert of the spring semester at 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music Building. The band will perform an eclectic and dazzling program featuring two of the top jazz trombonists in the Chicago area: NIU’s own…

NIU art historian wins Howard Fellowship

Sinclair Bell
Sinclair Bell, an associate professor of art history in the NIU School of Art, has received a fellowship from the Board of Administration of the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation. Bell and eight other scholars representing the fields of the history of art and architecture, painting and sculpture, each receive $30,000 for the 2012-2013…

Theatre to stage ‘The Real Inspector Hound’

Photo of a fingerprint under a magnifying glass
Presenting its final production of their 2012-2013 Studio Series, the NIU School of Theatre of Dance will stage the one-act farce, “The Real Inspector Hound,” by Tom Stoppard, opening April 18. Stoppard’s classic play takes satirical aim at several conventions of live theater. “The Real Inspector Hound” opens to an apparent play-within-a-play, quickly becomes a commentary on…

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