The Daily Eastern News

Music professor Rossi to return to monastery

The Eastern Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of music professor Richard Robert Rossi.

Olivia Swenson-Hultz  , Associate News Editor

April 2, 2018

Richard Rossi, a music professor and director of orchestral and choral activities, is leaving behind 18 years of teaching and directing to return to a monastery. Rossi had previously lived and worked as a monk at St. Vincent’s Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the oldest Benedictine monastery...

Members of Seraph Brass perform, teach students

Seraph Brass performs at the Doudna Recital Hall on Monday evening.

Olivia Swenson-Hultz  , Associate News Editor

March 5, 2018

Seraph Brass performed an assortment of musical selections at a free event inside the Recital Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center thanks to a $3,000 grant from the Jack and Margaret Redden Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Research. The Coles County Arts Council also helped to provide funding,...

Irish ensemble Danú to perform at Doudna

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

March 5, 2018

Danú, an international musical group, will come from Ireland to Charleston to perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The group hails from the counties of Waterford, Cork, Donegal and Dublin, and it is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles...

Guest trombonist plays in Doudna Tuesday

Jacob Hardy a music performance major (left), Eric Dawson (middle left) a music major and music proffesor Jemmie Robertson (right) perform with Peter Steiner Tuesday night in the recital hall at the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Online producer

January 10, 2018

When trombonist Peter Steiner arrived from Vienna, Austria, to Eastern,he had never met his accompanist, collaborative pianist Kevina Lamb, before. Steiner came to the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Recital Hall on Tuesday night, performing with both Eastern students and faculty members. Music professor Jemmie Robertson discovered Steiner th...

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to offer swing, jazz vibes

Staff Report

December 5, 2017

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will brings its world-renowned live show to Eastern at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. For nearly 25 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has performed their unique take on American swing and jazz music for audiences around the world. Arrangements of classics in Big ...

Full time musician, full time student

Eddie Hacker, Contributing Writer

November 29, 2017

Choosing to follow his dream by switching from physics to music performance, senior music major Todd Hazelrigg has performed everywhere from the BBC to Mac’s Uptowner. In 2016, Hazelrigg helped the production of the BBC series “Great American Railroad Journeys” on their episode featuring the...

Soul Street Dance Company breaks backward Tuesday night

Members of the Soul Street Dance Company perform in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday night.

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

November 15, 2017

Soul Street Dance Company brought the hip-hop dance culture to Eastern during the “Breakin’ Backward” event Tuesday at The Theatre in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. They performed many dance acts involving a variety of different musical styles, such as comedic interpretive dance, breakdancing...

When Petty died, a part of music did too

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Columnist

October 9, 2017

Last Monday, the world was left in shock after Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital because of cardiac arrest and was unceremoniously pulled off of life support. Petty founded the southern roots band Mudcrunch in 1970, which eventually evolved into the multifaceted rock ‘n’ roll band, The Heartbreakers. The...

Eastern Euphonics to host tryouts

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

August 28, 2017

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

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

  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

­ 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...

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