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Category: Visual and Performing Arts
Photo of a bowl of chicken noodle soup
Interested in giving back to the NIU and DeKalb community by fighting hunger while enjoying delicious soup? Attend the 18th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Wednesday, April 13. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. Come enjoy delicious, homemade soups prepared by NIU students...
The New NIU Jazz Ensemble
The New NIU Jazz Ensemble, formerly known as the NIU Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, is booked to perform this week at the House Café in DeKalb and next week at the legendary Jazz Showcase in Chicago. Shows at the House, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., are scheduled for 8 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday,...
“Judith and Holofernes” by Donatello, 1455-1460
Judith Testa, an NIU Presidential Teaching Professor Emerita, will speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, on “Webs of Desire and Violence: Power Politics and Sexual Politics in Three Works of Florentine Renaissance Art.” Part of the 2015-16 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History series, the presentation will take place in Room 102 of...
NIU’s 2016 World Music Festival is approaching. The NIU Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, directed by Omar al Musfi and guest artist Issa Bolous, will kick off this year’s festival at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the NIU School of Music’s Recital Hall. Musicians will perform a wide array of traditional and contemporary Arabic and...
The annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition opens at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, with a reception, juror’s talk and award presentation by Noritaka Minami. Minami, this year’s juror, is a Chicago-based artist photographer who holds an MFA from UC Irvine. He has taught photography at Harvard University, Wellesley College, UC Berkeley and...
Women In To Light
NIU School of Theatre and Dance students will remount their December production of “Women In To Light” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, to benefit the DeKalb Area Women’s Center. As a part of the center’s Women’s History Month programming, the NIU actresses will host a talk-back immediately following their performance to discuss their process...
Timothy Takach
American composer Timothy Takach is in residence at the NIU School of Music Choral Department for the next three days. During his residency, Takach will present an all-school convocation to talk about entrepreneurship as professional musician, meet with students in conducting classes, present a seminar for composition students and work with the NIU choirs in...
Students looking for engaging, hands-on ways to explore their interests and career options this summer can now register for Northern Illinois University’s 2016 summer camps. Day and residential camps will run throughout June, July and August. The schedule includes both time-tested favorites and exciting new offerings from programs across the NIU community. With options in...
Photo of a violin
Six talented young musicians – recipients of talent scholarship awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts – will perform Saturday, Feb. 27, on campus. The annual Honors Recital begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Music Building at NIU. The concert is free and open to the public, and the...
“The Lucky Chance”
The NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming Mainstage Series production is a Restoration comedy about three young women who find ways to bypass the rules of courtship and marriage. Opening Thursday, Feb. 25, “The Lucky Chance” by Aphra Behn, is the story of three friends: one woman already married and two others about to...
Dan Lopatka
Making it as a musician can be tough, no matter how talented. But some NIU musicians have used their resources and skills to find a niche in the television market. Dan Lopatka, Carol Kalvonjian and Mel Washington are talented Chicago-area music graduates from NIU who are often on set together to perform on the TV show...
Sinclair Bell, associate professor of art history at NIU, is the co-editor of a new book on the ancient Etruscans published by Wiley-Blackwell press. Professor Bell co-edited this volume with his colleague, Alexandra Carpino, professor of art history and chair of the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University. Their new collection, “A...
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