Entertainment Briefs through the weekend

Fourth-annual Student Summit promotes hands-on learning Some consider hands-on learning the best way to learn a craft. The Association for Experiential Education and Touch of Nature have created an event for that purpose. The AEE and Touch of Nature will ... Continue Reading →

‘30 Days of Confinement’ addresses social issues with satire

One of the perks of successful shows on Broadway such as “Wicked” or “The Book of Mormon” is that they are original pieces for a theater, allowing the original vision of the production to be seen. So far this production season, the Kleinau theater ... Continue Reading →

Top 10 films that define the horror genre

The month of October is underway, and with October comes a slew of horror movies on both television and on the silver screen. The horror genre has been around since the beginning of film. It has survived many ups and downs and shows no signs of dying ... Continue Reading →

Literary festival hosts New York author

The guest speaker attending the Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival is not unlike many SIU students. Her resume however, includes being published by the Guardian and Vice, among others. The 15th-annual festival, hosted by Grassroots magazine, will begin ... Continue Reading →

Music In Motion festival promotes future musicianship

Countless hours of marching, standing at attention, playing and holding an instrument are just some of the things that go into a high school marching band’s preparation for a show. The Music in Motion festival was held on Saturday at Saluki Stadium. ... Continue Reading →
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Cornmeal talks touring, lineup and new album

For nearly 15 years, Chicago-based band Cornmeal has traveled around the country blending folk, Americana, and bluegrass into their own unique sound. Cornmeal brings that sound to Hangar 9 on Thursday. St. Louis-based “jamgrass” band Acoustics Anonymous ... Continue Reading →

Backdraft: balancing life while keeping the country tradition

Bands form for an assortment of reasons. Usually it’s because they revolve around a mutual love for producing the same kind of music. Members from country rock band Backdraft share this love for traditional country while balancing their careers and ... Continue Reading →
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20th century musicians whose songwriting went beyond the page

Songwriters transpose poetry into music. They are creative with words– storytellers who follow rhythm. Plenty of songwriters have left lasting impressions. Lyrics are relatable. Sometimes there is nothing better than reading over words to an uplifting ... Continue Reading →

Former SIU students work on ‘Gone Girl’

With enough hard work, dedication and passion anything is possible. Two former Salukis can vouch for that. Movie director David Fincher’s latest project, “Gone Girl,” was released on October third. Two former SIU students worked on its production. Aaron ... Continue Reading →

McLeod Theatre opens its curtains

A curtain with the words “Robin Hood” displayed was presented while performers took the stage for the opening number, a song that included an intentionally corny dance number and the sudden death of a leading lady. What would come next would be a ... Continue Reading →

Kyle Sutton’s Top 20 Guitarists: Part 2

In yesterday’s edition of the DAILY EGYPTIAN, I began a countdown of the best guitarists of all time. These musicians have influenced so many over the years; their work reveled by millions. These artists are the best of the best. Picking them is a ... Continue Reading →
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Top 20 greatest guitarists of all time: Part 1

Guitarists are musicians who have captivated audiences for centuries. In today’s society, the greats are considered gods among humans. There are so many greats out there. It is near impossible to make a list of 100, let alone 20. Everyone’s list ... Continue Reading →

The art of watercolor on display at Longbranch

Watercolor painting may trigger an elementary school memory where the paint mixture often ended up on clothes rather than paper. Artist Carolyn Hollabaugh uses the same materials on a professional level to create intricate landscapes and moments. Hollabaugh ... Continue Reading →

Chesney’s album a “big revival”

For 13 years, fans have been following Kenny Chesney and his tour bus all over. This year, the bus is parked. Chesney took a year off from touring to focus on his music. His 15th studio album, “The Big Revival” was released Sept. 23. “The Big Revival” ... Continue Reading →

Henhouse Prowlers, Old Toby and a night of bluegrass at Hangar

Chicago, with all its busy streets and tall skyscrapers, is probably not the first place you would picture for bluegrass music. Jazz clubs can be found scattered around the city, but rural influences can be hard to encounter in an urban environment. One ... Continue Reading →
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