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FreedomWINds at band concert

Staff Report
February 13
Filed under News, Online

FreedomWinds, the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, will perform at a concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The group, which performs jazz and ragtime songs along with music from Broadway and Hollywood, will perform in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. FreedomWinds consists... Read more »

Registration for ‘Lions in Winter’ Festival now open

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter
December 6
Filed under News

  Registration for admission to Eastern’s literary festival “Lions in Winter” is currently open to both students and the community. The festival will be hosted from Jan. 27 through Jan. 28 in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Students enrolled in high school or college will be granted... Read more »

Charleston to catch Christmas spirit

Kennedy Nolen, Staff Reporter
November 29
Filed under News

­ Charleston will be making spirits bright from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Saturday with the annual “Christmas in the Heart of Charleston” celebration on the square. Free food, music and visits with Santa Claus and a reindeer from Southern Illinois will be open to the public. Some stores on the square... Read more »

Music major to talk evolution of salsa

Staff Report
November 28
Filed under News

  A presentation on the evolution of salsa music will be given by Rose Cloud, a senior music education major, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Black Box room of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. According to the press release, the presentation will track the history and development of salsa music from African... Read more »

Composers’ Forum to show off original student music

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter
November 15
Filed under News

  Students who composed their own music and recruited performers will get a chance to show off their work at a Composers’ Forum 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Bradley Decker, a music composition and theory professor, said the students are the ones making... Read more »

Band to rock out Mac’s Uptowner over weekend

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter
October 6
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

Returning for the second time, "Chromophonic” is ready to capture the ears of listeners at Macs’ Uptowner this Friday at 9:30 p.m. Five men are responsible for the “bodacious high energy, groove-oriented, funk-influenced rock ‘n’ roll” music. Lead vocals and guitar are powered b... Read more »

Music, art fill ‘Night of HOPE’

Music, art fill ‘Night of HOPE’

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Assistant Photo Editor
October 2
Filed under News

People were brought together with music and art to celebrate a good cause at “Night of HOPE” Friday evening at Jackson Avenue Coffee. The night was filled with musical performances and artwork donated by various artists. Throughout September, people could stop by the JAC and donate artwork... Read more »

Global Culture Night to unify diverse groups

Dillan Schorfheide, Staff Reporter
September 29
Filed under News

The Association of International Students holds its Global Culture Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. AIS president Beluchukwu Ebede, or Ben, said the purpose of Global Culture Night is to promote various cultures around the world, as well as to promote unity in diversity. “I am very excited a... Read more »

Band fills park with music, comfort

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief
September 27
Filed under News

Under the glow of the Kiwanis Park lights, the Jed Adam Band performed a mix of both original and cover songs for community members Tuesday night. Audience members shouted song requests for the band, yelling and whistling after their original song, “Comfort.” Charleston resident Tami Lewis... Read more »

Performers show off talents at festival

Cassie Buchman and Olivia Swenson-Hultz, News Editor and Assistant Photo Editor
September 25
Filed under News

Musicians, a juggler, and even a few celebrities, courtesy of an impersonator, made an appearance at this year’s Family Weekend. Along with Family Funfest activities such as arcades and a screening of “Finding Dory,” entertainers could be found all over the Martin Luther King Jr. University... Read more »

Musician to sing historic Civil Rights Movement songs

T'Nerra Butler, Verge Editor
September 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

Chris Vallillo fell for music in the sixth grade, and as the years carried on, his fervent passion for the art formed into a profession, which he will share with Eastern. Vallillo is a folk musician who does a combination of old and new songs that he said has a style reminiscent of older music. ... Read more »

‘Brainchild’ to rock stage

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter
September 22
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

Brainchild plans to rock the minds of Charleston 9:30 p.m. this Saturday  for Family Weekend at Macs’ Uptowner at Guitarist Jake Shultz, other guitarist and vocalist Ray Ponce, and drummer Pony Boy power the “funky jam band” Brainchild is returning for the third or fourth time according to... Read more »

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