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

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Open mic night is held at Jackson Ave Coffee on Thursday night. The event included performers who started the night off with some winter themed music.

Jackson Avenue Coffee celebrates 12 years of open-mic nights

Eddie Hacker, Contributing Writer December 7, 2017

Ringing in 12 years of business and closing in on over 500 open-mic nights, the Jackson Avenue Coffee has been one of the longest standing weekly venues for local performers. Jackson Avenue Coffee,...

Annual night of HOPE fundraiser to kick off Friday

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter September 28, 2017

People can listen to music and participate in a silent auction to help support Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education of East Central Illinois at “Night of Hope.” The annual fundraiser is set...

J.B. Pritzker talks with a Charleston resident Wednesday after a meet and greet at the Jackson Avenue Coffee shop.

Pritzker discusses game plan, opens up about wiretap

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief July 6, 2017

Democratic primary gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker addressed how he would work with the legislature and his platforms during a meet and greet arranged by the Coles County Democrats. Supporters...

Music, art fill Night of HOPE

Music, art fill ‘Night of HOPE’

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Assistant Photo Editor October 2, 2016

People were brought together with music and art to celebrate a good cause at “Night of HOPE” Friday evening at Jackson Avenue Coffee. The night was filled with musical performances and artwork donated...

Adam Klein, of “Adam Klein and The Wild Fires performs the West Virginia coal miner song “Black Lung Blues” Wednesday night on the Square at Jackson Avenue Coffee. The band is based out of Atlanta,GA by way of Athens, GA.

Klein brings country music, casual style to JAC

Sydney Edwards, Staff Reporter June 10, 2015

Giving a casual performance Wednesday night, singer songwriter Adam Klein, donned in a cowboy hat and jeans, played country and folk songs to a small crowd at Jackson Avenue Coffee. The JAC hosted Klein,...

Bing Futch, Adam Klein to perform at the JAC

Sydney Edwards, Staff Reporter June 8, 2015

Two different musical performances will be featured at Jackson Avenue Coffee this week, including multi-instrument singer songwriter Bing Futch and folk rock musician Adam Klein. Futch will be playing...

Motherlode, a three-piece acoustic band from Charleston, performs at Daum Amptheater Tuesday in Kiwanis Park.  The band performed a mix of folk and bluegrass music.

Motherlode brings acoustic, folk music to Kiwanis Park

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor September 24, 2014

The air was crisp and the sun was setting as the opening strings played as Motherlode stepped into the spotlight at Daum Amphitheater. Despite the cool covers of older tunes, the amphitheater’s lighting...

Jackson Avenue Coffee to host Night of Hope

Jackson Avenue Coffee to host Night of Hope

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter September 22, 2014

The HOPE center of East Central Illinois will host a benefit at 5 p.m. Friday at Jackson Avenue Coffee. HOPE, which stands for Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education, is a non-profit organization...

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