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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,...
Photo of a tambourine
Snare drums snap, bells ting-a-ling and flutes whistle like birds. But why does one instrument sound any different than another? And how do objects produce sound in the first place? NIU alum Andrew Morrison has spent his career using physics to study these questions. At the next STEM Café, he will present “Good Vibrations: The...
NIU First Lady Dana Stover admires “Wig” by Danielle Dobies at the entrance to Gallery 215.
A Sept. 4 open house at the NIU Gallery 215 on Fourth Street brought out a crowd of art lovers, including local notables.
Gallery 215
Corn Fest offered more than food, music and carnival rides. Attentive eyes might have caught the first glimpses of the “Downtown Initiative.” Launched by a volunteer squad of undergraduate and graduate students from the NIU School of Art and Design, the project comes in response to NIU President Doug Baker‘s pillars. Talk about Student Career...
Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake
The earthquake in Haiti was one of the top five deadliest disasters in contemporary history, claiming more than 315,000 lives. The disaster was also one of the most widely covered events in modern history; international media attention helped raise $5.6 billion in funds in the two years following the earthquake. What happened? Where did the...
Fareed Haque
NIU School of Music professor and guitarist extraordinaire Fareed Haque and NIU School of Music graduate student and Afro-pop musician Mathew Tembo will perform a benefit concert for the Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls in rural Kenya. The concert takes place from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the House Café, 263...
MathGames!
NIU School of Music professor and guitarist extraordinaire Fareed Haque will celebrate 50 years of music and performance Friday, Jan. 25, at The House Café with performance and premiere. The jazz and classical guitar virtuoso was voted “Best World Guitarist 2009” by Guitar Player magazine, and is known for his long and distinguished career in music....
MathGames!
Fareed Haque, professor of guitar in the NIU School of Music, will perform a faculty recital at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy. in DeKalb. Haque will perform with his new band, MathGames! A world-renowned guitar virtuoso, Haque recently returned from interstellar pan-dimensional time travel to bring “jazztronica”...
CD cover artwork for “DeKalb Brawl City”
Chicagoland’s Don’t Panic, it’s a Distro plans a Sunday, Sept. 30, release of “DeKalb Brawl City,” a compilation CD featuring punk and metal bands from DeKalb. The 17-track CD features independently released music from both current and defunct bands from DeKalb. Ranging from punk and metal to folk and ska, “DeKalb Brawl City” dives down deep...
CSJazz Band has room for a few more musicians. Feel the beat and find your groove in this top notch high school regional jazz band, sponsored by the NIU Community School of the Arts. The openings are for trumpet, trombone and bass. Interested players need to be between the ages of 14 and 20 and...
Recycling symbol in green grass
NIU’s Green Paws Environmental Alliance (also known as the Green PEAs) along with STAND (NIU’s anti-genocide group) will hosting a cell phone/battery/ink cartridge recycling drive at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at The House Cafe. The event at 263 E. Lincoln Hwy. also will raise awareness for Raise Hope for Congo with a petition for NIU to go mineral-conflict free. Featured...
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The NIU Women’s Resource Center will sponsor the DeKalb area’s second annual Rock Against Rape benefit concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. Admission is $5 for students and community members. All proceeds will go to the national organization PAVE, for Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment. Through art,...