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Gotta catch em’ all around campus, safely

Mallory Kutnick, Verge Reporter

September 8, 2016

The school year has officially kicked off. More students and teachers now rush to and from than one would have seen just three weeks ago. Cars roam the streets, bicycles roam the sidewalks and Pokémon Trainers roam carefully. University Police have found that, even in its July prime, mobile app...

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

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter

September 8, 2016

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

Fine arts photographer Sheila Pree Bright (right) and Director and Chief Curator of the Tarble Arts Center Rehema Barber (left) led a conversation about Bright's work and her experiences in her field. Lectures at Tarble are not usually conducted through conversation, but both Bright and Barber felt it would be the best way to present Bright's work.

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

September 7, 2016

  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

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Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

September 2, 2016

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

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

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The Sound Bank is a vinyl-only store owned by the founders of Cavetone Records. It is located on the second floor of the Vault Art Collective building in Tuscola.

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

August 30, 2016

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 resident Lauren Schuberth auditions for the part of Babe in the play
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Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

August 22, 2016

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

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

Cameron Craig's album, My Life as a Sonata: A Passion Recapitulated, will be released on Aug. 16.

Jason Howell, Editor-in-Chief

July 7, 2016

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

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

“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...

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