Little Pizza on collaboration and Afroman

Little Pizza might not deliver to your door, but it often delivers its sounds to Hangar 9. The band, fronted by Ryne Teston, opens for Afroman Thursday evening at the bar. It’s music offers an eclectic, raw and experimental style, infusing classical ... Continue Reading →

Keeping the Blues in the family

For Carbondale blues musician and one-man band Richard “Rip Lee” Pryor, music came at a young age and never loosened its grip, no matter where life took him.  Rip Lee, the son of legendary Chicago blues musician James “Snooky” Pryor, began his ... Continue Reading →

Student’s clarinet recital closes out studies

For John McCowen, C’s don’t get degrees. A’s through G’s do. McCowen, a senior from Herrin studying music composition, chose to pursue the clarinet and is on the home stretch of his studies. McCowen presented what he has learned during a clarinet ... Continue Reading →

Bosco and Whiteford united in musical matrimony

Some may say working with your spouse is a challenge. In fact, some people would refer to it as a nightmare.  Whoever thought up the stereotype has obviously never seen or heard Tim and Kristen Whiteford perform music. Together, the couple forms two-thirds ... Continue Reading →

SpringFest lineup features a homecoming

The tunes of area musicians make up the backbone of Carbondale nightlife, and because of festivals like the Shiner SpringFest that tradition lives on.  The annual music festival will take place Saturday at Hangar 9. Shiner Beer and Carbondale Main Street ... Continue Reading →

Gramatik on Lowtemp, touring, stage production and must-see TV

The Slovenian-born Denis Jasarevic, also known as Gramatik, makes his Copper Dragon debut Thursday with support from fellow Lowtemp recording artists BRANX and Gibbz.  Gramatik is one of electronic music’s most versatile producers, mixing the likes ... Continue Reading →

Improv musicians build on film

It could be said music is one of the most important elements in a film. Composers often spend months perfecting their scores to match a film’s mood.  But several musicians did not have time on their side Sunday night when they prepared music on the ... Continue Reading →

Student unspools masculinity thesis

As the lights went down on the cinema and photography soundstage, Mike Kartje watched the summation of his collegiate work flicker on the screen in front of him. Kartje, a graduate student from Murphysboro studying mass communication and media arts, held ... Continue Reading →

Heavy ‘Laughter’ at Moe

Heroine icon Joan of Arc is coming back to life to live her final moments again. The resurrection can be seen this weekend at the Moe Theater, as SIU’s theater department presents “Joan’s Laughter.” The drama focuses on Joan’s final hour alive ... Continue Reading →

Professors hydrate film

Several SIU faculty members let their finely crafted films about water flow.  Seven employees created the seven films focused on the relationship between humanity and water featured in the Big Muddy Faculty Showcase. They presented the projects in Morris ... Continue Reading →

‘How I Met Your Mother’ in 780 words

After nine years and more than 200 episodes, “How I Met Your Mother” ends Monday. And compiling a list of the best episodes is incredibly tedious. But after hours of debating and arguing, the field is narrowed to 37 episodes that encapsulate ... Continue Reading →
Ruby Roknic, left, a
senior from La Grange
studying university
studies, and Pearlshanna
Cummings, a junior from
Chicago studying speech
communications, rehearse
Monday at Kleinau
Theatre for the upcoming
premiere of the play
“Athena and the Apple.”
The play is about a high
school student named
Athena and her love
interests was written and
directed by Nicole Wood
and is set to premiere
Thursday at Kleinau
Theatre. “It has been nice
to see the development
of the story and be a part
of it coming into birth,”
Roknic said.

‘Athena’ bears fruit at Kleinau Theater

One encounter this weekend at the Kleinau Theater could change a girl’s life forever. “Athena and the Apple,” from writer-director Nicole Wood, a doctoral candidate in performance studies from Chicago, in part explores experimentation through the ... Continue Reading →

Country music’s Man in Black will never Cash in

The country music world lost one of its most beloved sons in 2003. Johnny Cash left an everlasting impression on how stories are told through music. Fans of the man in black’s work now have an opportunity to hear untold stories through his new album ... Continue Reading →
Krista Rose Frohling, a graduate student in mass communication and media arts from St. Louis, explains a piece from her thesis project,
“Transitions,” Friday at the University Museum. “Transitions” documents the last three years of her goal to complete her MFA degree, including her
commutes from St. Louis to Carbondale. The thesis project features 250 canvas prints and more than 40 digital inkjet prints of still photography,
as well as installation art. “Transitions” will run until Saturday.

Graduate student’s transitions on display

Art inspiration can strike anywhere — even on a commute.  Art inspired the spark behind “Transitions,” an art thesis project from Krista Rose Frohling, a graduate student in mass communication and media arts from St. Louis. The art is derived ... Continue Reading →
Mike Cantella, of Chicago based band IndigoSun, focuses on hand placement Friday during the band’s
show at Hanger 9. “We combine a lot of different sounds and a lot of different genres,” fellow band
member Steve Florian said. “The goal is to make you dance.” IndigoSun blends electronic dance, funk,
soul and jazz to make their own unique sound, according to the band’s Facebook page.

Sun rises high a third time at Hangar

When Chicago-based band IndigoSun took the Hangar 9 stage Friday night, the sky took on a different color. The trio of Kyle Liss on keys/ synth/vocals, Steve Florian on drums and Mike Cantella on bass came together on stage to produce an uplifting message ... Continue Reading →
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