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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Tenor saxophone player, Kyle Huddleston, a graduate student studying music, plays in the Johnston Quintet at the Jazz Combos performance Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre.

Jazz Combo performs Thursday at Doudna

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 21, 2021

Eastern’s Jazz Combo played two sets featuring songs from artists like John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins in their performance at Doudna’s Black Box Theatre Thursday night.  The performance consisted...

Andrew Martin, choral conductor, conducts concert choir class on the Mellin Steps on March 21, 2021. Martin explained because singing is an aerosol activity and COVID protocols only a group of ten can sing inside. Now the group can expand because they can sing outside in the warm weather.

First concert of Eastern’s choir on Sunday

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 21, 2021

Eastern’s Choral Ensembles are hosting their concert Sunday at 4 p.m. in Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. This is their first concert of the season. Eastern has three choirs: the...

Aidan Collins, a junior theater major,  as Alex and Max Zumpano, a senior theater, as Will Cronin perform in Bright New Boise Friday night.

‘A Bright New Boise’ wrapped Sunday

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 10, 2021

A Bright New Boise, a play by playwright Samuel D. Hunter, debuted in the Doudna Fine Arts Center's Black Box Theatre Thursday, Oct. 7, with its final show on Sunday. The play's first showing opened...

Sadie Armstrong, a member of the Symphonic Honers Initiative Program and pre-college violinist from Mattoon High School, plays violin during the Eastern Symphony Orchestra performance called The American Dream in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Sunday afternoon.

Orchestra at Doudna on Sunday

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 7, 2021

Soloists will be featured at Eastern Symphony Orchestra’s concert on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Dvorak Concert Hall.  The Eastern Symphony Orchestra is having its first in-person concert in over a year...

Haylie Denzer, a senior theatre performance major, and Max Zumpono, a senior theatre major, do a dress rehearsal for the play A Bright New Boise.

‘A Bright New Boise’ premiers Thursday

Elizabeth Wood, Campus Reporter October 6, 2021

A man stands at the center of the stage, illuminated by a single yellow light. For a few moments, all is still besides the sounds of his ragged breathing echoing across the room. Slowly, he looks up...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: The best study places on campus

Ellen Dooley, Columnist October 6, 2021

With midterms coming up, you probably need to study. The problem is where to study though! Your dorm may have some noisy neighbors or slamming doors. There are plenty of cool spaces to buckle down and...

Hayes Cummins, guitarist, plays in the CORDIS: Condition Blue concert inside Dvorak Concert Hall.

CORDIS returns to Eastern

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 5, 2021

The Dvorak Concert Hall hosted the second-ever performance of “Condition Blue” by the Boston-based quintet CORDIS Tuesday evening. Synth stabs, played by Jeremiah Costa, coalesced with cymbals...

CORDIS Condition Blue held at Doudna Tuesday

CORDIS’ ‘Condition Blue’ held at Doudna Tuesday

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 4, 2021

On Tuesday, the Dvorak Concert Hall will host CORDIS as they perform their show, “Condition Blue.” The Boston-based five-piece chamber ensemble, directed by Richard Grimes, is taking the stage for...

Ellen Waylonis, a circus artist, performs partner acrobatics, aerial rope, and ensemble along with Roger May who performs contact juggling, partner acrobatics, and ensemble in the Dvorak Concert Hall inside the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Le Cirque Esprit turns Doudna into circus

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 29, 2021

  As the lights went down and the nearly sold-out Dvorak Concert Hall crowd settled in for what would turn into a Tuesday evening of acrobatic feats, the members of the Boston Circus Guild...

Austin Spillman, a senior music education major, plays the alto saxophone during a duet at the Jazz Concert Thursday night.

Jazz showcase at Doudna Thursday

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 24, 2021

The Eastern Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensembles took to the Doudna Theatre stage on Thursday night for their first concert since before the pandemic. The groups played a variety of jazz...

Students play a preliminary round of trivia during Up All Night in the University Ballroom Aug. 19, 2016.

Up All Night at Doudna Friday night

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 16, 2021

A nearly spontaneous performance of the arts and literature called the Up All Night Performance Festival will take place Saturday night in the Globe Studio in Doudna at 7:30 p.m. According to the description...

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