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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:00
Sheryl Crow, Gary Allan team up for 'Free and Easy' tour at Convo
Sheryl Crow and Gary Allan, who have teamed up to co-headline the Free and Easy tour, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the NIU Convocation Center.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Special guest Maggie Rose will open the show.
Tickets for the Free and Easy tour are now on sale.
Tickets are $55 for gold circle seating, $45 or $35. All tickets are reserved.
Tickets can be purchased at the Convocation Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. The Convocation Center is located at 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Sheryl Crow and Gary Allan are a can’t-miss touring combo and a perfect pairing.
Crow is a nine-time Grammy award-winning artist with more than 35 million records sold. Her debut country single “Easy” is off her forthcoming Warner Bros. Records release, “Feels Like Home,” due out Tuesday, Sept. 10. This marks the first country album of Crow’s celebrated career.
Allan is a maverick in the mainstream country world: a surfer whose upbringing in Southern California taught him the art of blending rock and country seamlessly in his live shows.
With five platinum albums under his belt, Allan topped the Billboard Country Album chart as well as the Billboard 200 Pop Album Chart in February with his new album “Set You Free.”
“Sheryl and I met while doing some guitar pulls earlier this year and started talking about doing something together. The timing seemed right and ‘Free and Easy’ just came natural to us both,” Allan said. “If we’re near you, come on out. It’s going to be a good time.”
“I love Gary’s music,” Crow added. “He puts on the kind of show that I like to go see so I am thrilled to be out with him on tour, and really look forward to be able to perform my new music to the country fans this fall.”
Martin adaptation to coming-of-age tale on Mainstage
A delightful midwinter’s night dream, a Steve Martin adaptation of a classic farce and a tender story of a youth coming of age are a few of the plays that comprise the schedule for the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming 2013-2014 Mainstage Series season.
The Mainstage Series will include “The Emigrants” by Polish dramatist, Slawomir Mrozek, “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani, Fall Dance Concert 2013, “The Underpants” by comedian, Steve Martin, “Woyzeck” by George Buchner,“Look Homeward, Angel” by Ketti Frings and the Spring Dance Concert 2014.
Due to renovation of the school’s home base, the Stevens Building and its three theaters, all Mainstage shows for the next two years will be performed at Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St. on DeKalb’s south side.
The Studio Series will present “Lysistrata,” by Aristophanes, Storytellers Theatre and Freshman Showcase, “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage, “Wintertime,” by Charles Mee and “Loves Labors Lost,” one of William Shakespeare’s early comedies.
Studio Series shows will be performed in the Holmes Student Center Diversions Lounge, at the center of the NIU campus.
The Mainstage Series begins Thursday, Sept. 26, with “The Emigrants” (1974). A remount of the Organic Theater Company production in Chicago this past summer, the play will be performed by the professional company members, Josh Anderson and Joel Huff. “The Emigrants” explores themes of individual power and freedom from the perspective of characters who have fled their unnamed European country in search of both.
Beginning Thursday, Oct. 17, is “Almost, Maine.” Written by Tony Award-nominated actor John Cariani (“Law and Order”) as audition pieces for himself, “Almost, Maine” is 11 linked vignettes about romantic love and all its pathos, bruised knees and broken hearts, as well as its romance, heartfelt connections and hope.
The first dance production of the season opens Thursday, Nov. 21, with the Fall Dance Concert. SoTD dancers will perform various styles of dance, to include the ballet “Les Sylphides” and two modern compositions.
Surveillance is theme of art display, movie series
The NIU Art Museum will host a fall film series in conjunction with its exhibition, “On Watching and Being Seen.”
“On Watching and Being Seen” is on display through Saturday, Oct. 19, in all four galleries of the Art Museum. A public reception is planned from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.
It explores the roles of voyeur and exhibitionist, especially through the impact of social media and surveillance technology.
How we define what is private and what is public – or what we think should be – has ramifications in feeling engaged, threatened or ambivalent.
Supplementary programming will be offered throughout the course of the exhibition; check www.niu.edu/artmuseum for updates.
Film screenings are sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Monday, Sept. 23: Rear Window— (1954) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder, 7 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second Street, DeKalb
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, senior citizens and NIU Art Museum members.
Discussion following film to be led by professors Scott Balcerzak and Tim Ryan of the NIU English Department. Balcerzak regularly teaches a course on the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
Thursday, Sept. 26: Marwencol (2010)—Directed, produced, and edited by Jeff Malmberg. After a vicious attack leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in “Marwencol,” a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard. 7 p.m. in Montgomery Auditorium, NIU
Thursday, Oct. 10: Catfish (2010)-—Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. Young filmmakers document their colleague’s budding online friendship with a young woman and her family, which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries. 7 p.m. in Montgomery Auditorium, NIU. Discussion led by professor Dee Anna Phares of North Central College and Tim Ryan of NIU. Phares regularly uses this film as a point of departure for class discussions.
For more information, call (815) 753-1936.
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