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Get out there, go to more concerts

Jaidyn Yarber, Columnist

October 21, 2019

Blaring speakers, blinding lights, and a crowd full of faces. A good concert exposes you to all of this and the promise of an unforgettable time. In my opinion, the experience of live music is so worth it. It gives you the opportunity to see your favorite artists, while blending into a crowd and feeling th...

Enrollment to blame for concert problems

Staff Editorial

April 10, 2019

The Editorial board has heard a lot of griping about the upcoming spring concert, and most of it is valid and warranted. Many of our peers, ourselves included, have complained about not knowing the band, not caring about the genre of music, not wanting to spend an evening cooped up in McAfee and of...

Saturday Night Live percussionist, professors perform African music

Valerie Naranjo, a Saturday Night Live percussionist, joins the West Percussion Trio to perfom a show in the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts center on Tuesday evening.

Shameia Perkins, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2019

Saturday Night Live percussionist Valerie Naranjo performed and lectured Tuesday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center along with the Africa->West Percussion Trio. Before the show began, Naranjo and the Africa->West Percussion Trio all discussed the different songs that were going to be played and ...

Spring concert will have free admission

Analicia Haynes and Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief and Assistant News Editor

April 9, 2019

Because of low ticket sales, the 2019 Spring Concert, featuring lovelytheband, is now free to students and the general public. University Board made the announcement Tuesday afternoon via social media. Mariah Marlar, the president of UB, said anywhere from 50 to 100 tickets were sold, but she does not kn...

Band of 7 siblings to perform alternative-folk music

Logan Raschke, News Editor

April 3, 2019

The Dvorak Concert Hall will be full of indie-alternative-folk music as The Hunts band performs for the Eastern and Charleston community Thursday night. Dan Crews, interim director of programming, publicity and promotions at the Doudna Fine Arts Center, said The Hunts is a 7-sibling musical group tha...

Percussion ensemble performs spring concert

Anders Frank, Selena RIngberg and Chris Aghaei sing alongside Director Jamie Ryan in a traditional Afro-Cuban performance.

Dara McGee, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2019

Eastern’s Percussion Ensemble put on their annual spring concert for the 2018-2019 season. The concert took place Tuesday night at 7:30 in the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The ensemble performed eight pieces in total, beginning with pieces that people may be more used to hea...

Lovelytheband will perform at Eastern’s spring concert

Dara McGee, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2019

Students and staff alike waited patiently inside the University Ballroom to hear that lovelytheband will be performing at Eastern Illinois University’s annual spring concert at the end of the semester. Eastern’s University Board hosted the Big Reveal, unveiling who will be on stage in the month...

UB to announce Spring Concert performer Tuesday

Staff Report

March 25, 2019

The University Board will reveal the performer for the 2019 Spring Concert during the “Big Reveal” party from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. There will also be a contest for local Eastern and Charleston musical artists to compete for ...

Landscape of Guitar concert to incorporate animated paintings

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

October 24, 2018

The Landscape of Guitar, an animated painting concert experience, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall at the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The show is a combination of the Patchouli and Terra Guitarra projects of vocalist and guitarist Julie Patchouli and guitarist Bruce Hecksel. ...

Professor plays to the beat of his own drum

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

October 16, 2018

It was standing room only as Professor Jamie Ryan performed his faculty percussion recital in the Black Box Theatre at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday evening. One of the pieces, “Southern Cross,” was composed by Professor Brad Decker and was performed for the first time at the recital. “...

Guitarist Pavlo to perform at Doudna

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

October 9, 2018

Internationally renowned guitarist Pavlo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Dvorak Concert Hall at the Doudna Fine Arts Center. An award-winning performer and songwriter, Pavlo has worked and toured alongside talents such as José Feliciano, Jon Secada, Olivia Newton-John and The Tenors. Pavl...

Piano trio to play at Doudna

Mercury Bowen, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018

The Grammy-nominated musical group The Lincoln Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall at the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The Chicago-based piano trio consists of pianist Marta Aznavoorian, cellist David Cunliffe and violinist Desirée Ruhstrat. Tickets for the performance will be $7...

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