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Eastern Euphonics to host tryouts

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

August 28, 2017

Filed under News

The a cappella group, Eastern Euphonics, will hold auditions this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Auditions will begin Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., continue Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and wrap up Friday 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. All auditions will take place in the Doudna Fine Arts Center in...

FreedomWINds at band concert

Staff Report

February 14, 2017

Filed under News, Online

FreedomWinds, the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, will perform at a concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The group, which performs jazz and ragtime songs along with music from Broadway and Hollywood, will perform in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. FreedomWinds consists...

Registration for ‘Lions in Winter’ Festival now open

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

December 7, 2016

Filed under News

  Registration for admission to Eastern’s literary festival “Lions in Winter” is currently open to both students and the community. The festival will be hosted from Jan. 27 through Jan. 28 in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Students enrolled in high school or college will be granted...

Charleston to catch Christmas spirit

Kennedy Nolen, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2016

Filed under News

­ Charleston will be making spirits bright from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Saturday with the annual “Christmas in the Heart of Charleston” celebration on the square. Free food, music and visits with Santa Claus and a reindeer from Southern Illinois will be open to the public. Some stores on the square...

Music major to talk evolution of salsa

Staff Report

November 29, 2016

Filed under News

  A presentation on the evolution of salsa music will be given by Rose Cloud, a senior music education major, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Black Box room of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. According to the press release, the presentation will track the history and development of salsa music from African...

Composers’ Forum to show off original student music

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

November 16, 2016

Filed under News

  Students who composed their own music and recruited performers will get a chance to show off their work at a Composers’ Forum 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Bradley Decker, a music composition and theory professor, said the students are the ones making...

Band to rock out Mac’s Uptowner over weekend

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter

October 6, 2016

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

Returning for the second time, "Chromophonic” is ready to capture the ears of listeners at Macs’ Uptowner this Friday at 9:30 p.m. Five men are responsible for the “bodacious high energy, groove-oriented, funk-influenced rock ‘n’ roll” music. Lead vocals and guitar are powered b...

Music, art fill ‘Night of HOPE’

Music, art fill ‘Night of HOPE’

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Assistant Photo Editor

October 2, 2016

Filed under News

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 by various artists. Throughout September, people could stop by the JAC and donate artwork...

Global Culture Night to unify diverse groups

Dillan Schorfheide, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2016

Filed under News

The Association of International Students holds its Global Culture Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. AIS president Beluchukwu Ebede, or Ben, said the purpose of Global Culture Night is to promote various cultures around the world, as well as to promote unity in diversity. “I am very excited a...

Band fills park with music, comfort

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016

Filed under News

Under the glow of the Kiwanis Park lights, the Jed Adam Band performed a mix of both original and cover songs for community members Tuesday night. Audience members shouted song requests for the band, yelling and whistling after their original song, “Comfort.” Charleston resident Tami Lewis...

Performers show off talents at festival

Cassie Buchman and Olivia Swenson-Hultz, News Editor and Assistant Photo Editor

September 25, 2016

Filed under News

Musicians, a juggler, and even a few celebrities, courtesy of an impersonator, made an appearance at this year’s Family Weekend. Along with Family Funfest activities such as arcades and a screening of “Finding Dory,” entertainers could be found all over the Martin Luther King Jr. University...

Musician to sing historic Civil Rights Movement songs

T'Nerra Butler, Verge Editor

September 22, 2016

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

Chris Vallillo fell for music in the sixth grade, and as the years carried on, his fervent passion for the art formed into a profession, which he will share with Eastern. Vallillo is a folk musician who does a combination of old and new songs that he said has a style reminiscent of older music. ...

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