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The Daily Eastern News

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

Aja Black, vocalist and emcee for The Reminders belts in the third song called “Dust and Bones” in the Dvorak Concert Hall Thursday. The Reminders performed on March 10, during the 2022 Premier Season for Doudna.

Doudna introduces loyalty point program, more

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 9, 2022

The Doudna Fine Arts Center launched a new rewards system and a student-exclusive offer for the upcoming Premier Event season.  The Doudna Loyalty Points system allows audience members to earn points...

August Frisby, a music performance major and alto saxophone player, performs a solo during the Jazz Ensemble performance on Tuesday night in Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Eastern Jazz Ensemble performs final, ‘best’ performance

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter April 26, 2022

The members of Eastern’s Jazz Ensemble took the stage for the final time this school year, performing 10 songs to the theatre audience.   Two of the songs the 16-musician band performed toward the...

Angela Gausmann, a junior vocal performance major, and Makayla McPhedran, (right) a senior music major, talk with Mrs. Claus during the Holiday Winter Fest in Doudna Fine Arts Center Thursday night.

Holiday Winter Fest at Doudna

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter December 2, 2021

The Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Holiday Fest began Thursday evening with the Holiday Art Sale and a performance by Eastern’s jazz ensemble. The art sale was the first since 2019, after COVID-19 prevented...

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 23, 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...

EIU Jazz Ensemble releases new album

Staff Report April 18, 2019

The EIU Jazz Ensemble released an album and named it after Charleston’s zip code—“61920.” Samuel Fagaly, director of Eastern’s Jazz Studies program, said the album began production in the spring...

Endowment Fund helps jazz department

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor November 11, 2015

Ticket sales from the Faculty Jazz Concert Sunday generated more money for an endowment fund created about seven years ago. This same fund is used to not only bring in guest artists to Eastern, but...

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