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NIU to present a panel discussion on the impact of stereotypes and caricature in the black community on media and pop culture

NIU to present a panel discussion on the impact of stereotypes and caricature in the black community on media and pop culture

Northern Illinois University presents: “Modern Day Minstel: The History of Stereotype and Caricature in the Black Community and the Effect on Current Media and Pop Culture,” a moderated panel discussion, Wednesday, September 25 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in the Stevens Buildings’ Corner Theatre (room 249). (more…)

‘Our Lives in Letters’ brings letters from World War II, and their writers, to life

‘Our Lives in Letters’ brings letters from World War II, and their writers, to life

Northern Illinois University will be the home for a one-night performance of an original work created using actual letters between soldiers and loved ones during World War II.  Our Lives in Letters: A World War II Perspective  will be performed in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium, located in NIU’s Holmes Student Center, Saturday, September 7 at 7 p.m.  There is no charge for admission. (more…)

NIU alumnus dances his way to principal acting role and cast album

NIU alumnus dances his way to principal acting role and cast album

James Monroe Števko, Chicago native and graduate of NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance, is a featured principal on the upcoming original cast album of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. He originated the role of Mendl, under the direction of Tony, Oscar and Golden Globe winner, Joel Grey. The album is produced by Grammy nominated producer Rob Sher of Time Life/Warner Bros and will be released August 23 and available on Apple Music and Spotify.

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‘Exploring Aspects of War In and Through the Visual Arts’ opens August 27 at NIU Art Museum

‘Exploring Aspects of War In and Through the Visual Arts’ opens August 27 at NIU Art Museum

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s exhibition Exploring Aspects of War In and Through the Visual Arts tackles the complex relationship of art in the depiction of war. The exhibition opens Tuesday, August 27 and continues on view through October 18, 2019. Visitors are invited to a public reception on Thursday, September 12 from 5-8 p.m. with Informal Artists’ Gallery Talks beginning at 6:30 p.m. launching a programming series expanding on the exhibition’s themes. Please check the NIU Art Museum’s website for the latest calendar of events at niu.edu/artmuseum. (more…)