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‘Porch Fire’ to light up Mac’s Uptowner stage

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter

September 8, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

The southern Illinois bluegrass band Porch Fire will be heating up Charleston when they take the stage at Macs’ Uptowner Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Guitarist Blake Bledsoe, drummer Troy Hutchens, mandolin player Dakota Yeck-Petty, upright bass player Elizabeth Hartman, keyboard player Levi Jones and...

Sheila Pree Bright leads discussion at Tarble

Sheila Pree Bright leads discussion at Tarble

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

September 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

  The Tarble Arts Center hosted a conversation led by fine arts photographer Sheila Pree Bright and Director and Chief Curator Rehema Barber Wednesday. Bright’s work is currently displayed in the Tarble Arts Center in the exhibit about racial tension in America titled “A Dark Matter.” “(Rehema)...

‘Song Stage MidWest’ returns for second season

‘Song Stage MidWest’ returns for second season

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

September 2, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

After working on a documentary on a musician and composer in Utah, producer Roy Wells and his partner Ryan Wiggins got the idea to take their music initiative to a higher level. That is when the idea for the music competition, “Song Stage” was born. “After (working on the documentary) we...

Music competition coming to Eastern campus

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

September 1, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

After having a good time working on a documentary about a musician and composer in Utah, Producer Roy Wells and his partner Ryan Wiggins got the idea to take their music initiative to a higher level. That is when the idea for the music competition program, “Song Stage Midwest” was born. ...

SoundBank celebrates first anniversary

SoundBank celebrates first anniversary

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

August 30, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

Musicians, painters, singers, sculptors and music fanatics alike are invited to participate in The Vault Arts Collective’s and the Sound Bank’s anniversary celebrations on Saturday. The Vault Arts Collective will be celebrating their third anniversary and the first anniversary of Cavetone Record’s...

Charleston Community Theater holds auditions for “The Queen of Bingo”

Charleston Community Theater holds auditions for “The Queen of Bingo”
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Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

August 22, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

From the stage to the director’s chair, DQ Grill and Chill owner, Scott Brooks, 62, has taken on yet another production for the Charleston Community Theater. Brooks will direct this season’s production of “The Queen of Bingo,” and auditions will be open to the public 6 p.m. Tuesday in the...

First comedy event of the semester set for Friday

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Janet Pernell, Multicultural Reporter

August 22, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The first comedy act of the semester is set for 7 p.m. Friday. Ester Steinberg will be featured  in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Comedy shows, which are hosted by the University Board once a month, will be free and open to the public. According to the comedian’s...

Eastern’s Cameron Craig releasing vocal album

Eastern’s Cameron Craig releasing vocal album

Jason Howell, Editor-in-Chief

July 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

A passion for music and being laid off from Eastern has prompted Cameron Craig to rediscover a prior love and release a vocal album, set to be released Aug. 16. Craig, a faculty member in the geography department and a graduate student in music at Eastern, returned after 22 years to his musical studies...

Stage company to perform ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Sam Fishel, Staff Reporter

July 6, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The Central Illinois Stage Company will perform their summer musical, the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, from July 13-17 at Salisbury Church, 2350 Madison Ave., Charleston. The musical tells the Biblical story of Joseph and his “coat of many colors” as his j...

Review: ‘Night Vale’ mystifies

Review: ‘Night Vale’ mystifies

Sam Fishel, Staff Reporter

June 21, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

“Time is weird in Night Vale,” readers of Welcome to Night Vale are often reminded. But as it turns, time is only one of the many weird things going on in this desert hamlet where “the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep.” Welcome to Night Val...

Academy to visit multi-cultural art exhibit in Tarble 

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor

April 27, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The Academy of Lifelong Learning will be viewing art from several cultures in “Kingdom Anamalia: Animals in Folk and Indigenous Art” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Tarble Arts Center. Artwork in the exhibit will be from countries all around the globe, including Haiti, India, West Africa and the Americas and wi...

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