The Daily Eastern News

‘Song Stage Midwest’ season two wraps up filming

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

September 11, 2016

"Song Stage Midwest” concluded the filming of its second season Friday at the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The cast and crew had been filming content all week, but the filming of the entire performance portion of the show was done in front of a live audience on Friday night and will be broadcasted...

“Song Stage Midwest” features diverse acts

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

September 9, 2016

Eight artists will be featured when “Song Stage Midwest” is filmed 6 p.m. Friday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Theater. During “Song Stage,” these artists will perform live and compete against one another to be the final winner of the contest.   The audience will have the chance...

‘Porch Fire’ to light up Mac’s Uptowner stage

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter

September 8, 2016

The southern Illinois bluegrass band Porch Fire will be heating up Charleston when they take the stage at Macs’ Uptowner Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Guitarist Blake Bledsoe, drummer Troy Hutchens, mandolin player Dakota Yeck-Petty, upright bass player Elizabeth Hartman, keyboard player Levi Jones and...

Column: Spend money on music carefully

Joe Tucci, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2016

With faster broadband speeds and larger audiences, streaming has been taking the musical world by storm. Bands and artists alike are outraged at their lack of compensation. If you use Spotify or Apple Music, or if you share music with your friends, you do not have to feel bad (not that you would have...

Music competition coming to Eastern campus

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

September 1, 2016

After having a good time working on a documentary about a musician and composer in Utah, Producer Roy Wells and his partner Ryan Wiggins got the idea to take their music initiative to a higher level. That is when the idea for the music competition program, “Song Stage Midwest” was born. ...

Column: Beware of reunion tours

Joe Tucci, Copy Editor

August 30, 2016

With bands like Blink-182 and American Football putting out new music after five, ten or even 15 years, I always stop to wonder just how valid these comebacks are. Are they truly rooted in something genuine, or is it a cash grab at a new generation of fans? Even comeback tours give off a very similar...

Edward David Anderson to take the stage at Mac’s Uptowner

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter

August 25, 2016

Uptowner is kicking off the first Friday of the semester with a live performance by Edward David Anderson. Anderson is no stranger to the venue. His old band “Backyard Tire Fire” played at Macs’ Uptowner years ago and a few months ago, he shared the stage with Chicago Farmer, a fellow folk ...

Anna Cromwell to give music recital

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

October 28, 2015

The Doudna Fine Arts Center will host Chamber music recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Recital hall. The concert is free, open to the public and will feature Anna Cromwell, an assistant professor of violin and viola at Eastern. Joining Cromwell during the performance on Thursday will be cellist...

Lock-in to help students relax, socialize

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 19, 2015

Students looking to wind down during the excitement of Homecoming week can do so at Black Student Union’s Homecoming Lock-In. BSU is having their night of games, movie and music at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Cultural Center, which is on 600 E. Lincoln Ave. This lock-in was implemented by the organization...

Orchid Ensemble plays first show of tour in Doudna

Liz Gomez, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2015

The Orchid Ensemble kicked off its two-week tour in America at Eastern Monday night. The ensemble was originally schedule to perform on Sunday evening; however, because of issues with immigration, the group had to delay their travels from Canada. The group started off the performance with a C...

Country musician Tracy Lawrence to headline Red, White and Blue Days concert

Tracy Lawrence will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at Morton Park as part of Charleston's Red, White and Blue Days. Admission is free, but attendees should bring a lawn chair.

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2014

To help usher in this year’s Independence Day, Charleston’s Red, White and Blue Days will feature country musician Tracy Lawrence in concert. Lawrence, known for songs like “Paint Me a Birmingham” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are,” will be helping kick off the 4th of July celebrations...

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