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Charleston Alley Theatre to perform Shakespeare’s comedy

Charleston Alley Theatre to perform Shakespeare’s comedy

Abby Whittington, Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

The Charleston Alley Theatre will be performing William Shakespeare's comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” 7:30 p.m. from May 5-8 at the Mattoon Train Station and from May 12-15 at The Charleston Alley Theatre. The play will take place in the home and garden of Leonato, the governor of Messina, Italy...

The UB to host comedy act, feature Steve Hofstetter 

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor

April 21, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The University Board will be hosting another comedy act before the end of the semester. The comedy show will feature Steve Hofstetter, comedian, musician, author and columnist, 7 p.m. Friday in 7th Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Nia Douglas, the UB's comedy coordinator,...

Students plan event for on campus entertainment

Jeff Coy, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary are hosting the annual Campus Carnival 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Campus Pavilion. This event is free for all students. The carnival will have karaoke, inflatables, cotton candy, Giant Jenga, a bag toss, a station where...

Spring concert sells out, sees positive response

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

Panic spreads as Friday's concert is approaching with 3,100 tickets sold, not including complimentary admission for Eastern guests, promotional giveaways, artist's guest tickets and concert personnel working the event. The concert will be 8 p.m. in Lantz Arena, and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets...

The Agency to host ‘Greatest Show on Earth’

Analicia Haynes, Administration Editor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The Agency will be hosting “The Greatest Show on Earth” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Great Hall of Pemberton Residence Hall. An annual talent show with a circus twist, members from The Agency planned for the big event all semester and raised funds to cover the show by selling clothes for $1. They...

Romeo + Juliet put through contemporary lens 

Abby Whittington, Entertainment Editor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

Romeo + Juliet, directed by acting professor Anne Thibault, will be having its first performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Theatre of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The first show has been sold out to 300 high school students. After Thursday, Romeo + Juliet will be open to students, faculty...

Library Edible Book Festival draws crowd

Library Edible Book Festival draws crowd

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

Families and residents from the Charleston and Mattoon area as well as students and faculty filled Booth Library's lobby for the Edible Book Festival on Monday as they looked at the many edible artworks. Winners of each category included a book with the theme “Where the Wild Things Are,” for...

UB to host Panther Stock activities

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The University Board will be hosting “Panther Stock: Panic at the Union,” a series of activities throughout the Martin Luther King Junior University Union from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday. Aaliyah Stephen, the UB's special events coordinator, said Thursday's activities will have several venues...

Unity Stroll brings Greeks together

Unity Stroll brings Greeks together

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Greek Week, News, Showcase

Tables turned and roles were somewhat switched when the PanHellenic Council, Interfraternity Council chapters did some of the traditional steps from the chapters of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Greeks were found dancing and singing throughout the Booth Library Quad near the Doudna Fine Arts...

Charleston Community Theatre announces final play of season

Staff Report

April 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The Charleston Community Theatre has announced the final play of its 2015-2016 season. The play, titled “Motherhood Out Loud”, will be held at the Tarble Arts Center from April 15 to April 16, and April 21 to April 23 at 7:30 p.m. There will a performance scheduled for April 17 at 2 p.m. The...

UB to host Great Gatsby themed comedy act

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The University Board will be hosting a Great Gatsby themed comedy act featuring comedian Raneir Pollard at 7 p.m. Friday in the 7th Street Underground. Pollard is from Miami, Fla. and, according to his website, as a gay youth in a Baptist Caribbean family, he had to find a way to laugh in the...

Taste of Asia to kick off Asian Heritage Month

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

April 4, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

For the past 10 years, the Asian Heritage Month committee has brought events to Eastern’s campus as a way to honor the Asian culture. This month kicks off with the “A Taste of Asia” reception noon Tuesday, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Concourse. With a month chock-full of events, Krishna...

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