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‘Carmen’: A Well-Deserved Olé

‘Carmen’: A Well-Deserved Olé

February 21, 2017

The Lyric Opera of Chicago turned into the thrilling and colorful Seville of the twentieth century u...

Police Blotter – 1/24/17

Police Blotter – 1/24/17

January 25, 2017

Police Blotter 1/24/17 Issue – Spring 2017 The following occurrences happened between the date...

Review: Chamber Blues at the Jewel Box

Review: Chamber Blues at the Jewel Box

January 25, 2017

  You can take the performer out of his blues, but you can’t take the blues out of the performe...

Review: ‘Awaken, My Love’

Review: ‘Awaken, My Love’

December 6, 2016

Is there an entertainer who’s having a better year than Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino? First,...

Review: Kaskade and Deadmau5 collaboration

Review: Kaskade and Deadmau5 collaboration

October 26, 2016

  The wait has finally come to an end! The collaboration that the electronic dance music worl...

All These Years of Music

All These Years of Music

March 1, 2016

Solas, pronounced “suh-liss,” is a Traditional Irish Folk band whose members hail from both Ireland ...

The Pirate of Montreal

The Pirate of Montreal

February 16, 2016

Cœur de pirate, also known as Béatrice Martin, is a French-Canadian bilingual pop singer and classi...

The Month that Music Died

The Month that Music Died

February 2, 2016

The last few weeks have been a sad time for the music industry. Many classic rock and other musician...

Blackstar Shines Bright

Blackstar Shines Bright

February 2, 2016

Leave it to David Bowie to have complete artistic control over his own death. Besides being a startlin...

5 Tracks You May Have Missed in 2015 (But Should Still Check Out)

5 Tracks You May Have Missed in 2015 (But Should Still Check Out)

January 19, 2016

Aside from ”To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar  and ”Currents,” the third studio albu...

Grief is Good

Grief is Good

December 1, 2015

The loss of his mother and former band mate inspired NEIU English instructor Larry O. Dean to create...

Jazz is Alive and Well

Jazz is Alive and Well

November 17, 2015

Duke Ellington and Benny Carter's energies were felt onstage with the NEIU Varsity Big Band as they played...