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‘Sausage Party’ a crowd-pleaser but vegans won’t relish it

Stephanie Bias, IV Leader Columnist

September 1, 2016

Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion, Uncategorized

The first feature-length animated film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” initially premiered in 1937. Since this film’s premier, audiences around the world have grown to love animated films and their endearing (or detestable)... Read more »

IVCC Jazz Band performs with nationally known trumpet player

Aelsa Butler, IV Leader Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2016

Filed under A&E, Concerts, News

On May 5, the IVCC Jazz Band played a full concert featuring international award-winning trumpet player Stuart Mack. The ensemble is made up of IVCC students and community members. If you are interested in participating in... Read more »

Rihanna gets to work, work, work, work, work.

Aris Showers, IV Leader Opinion Editor

April 28, 2016

Filed under A&E, Concerts, Featured A&E

Top selling musical artist Rihanna graced the stage of Chicago United Center sold out April 15 concert. Rihanna tour included 36 cities in three months and her single “Work” has been No. 1 on Billboard top 100 charts for the... Read more »

The not-so-farewell album

Maddi Loiselle, IV Leader Columnist

April 28, 2016

Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Music

Brian Logan Dales is a cliché. The lead singer for pop punk outfit The Summer Set, he fled when his band hit a creative wall. They had started writing their latest album, what was to become Stories for Monday, but it was lacking... Read more »

‘Cleopatra’ tells emotional story

Jessica Bursztynsky, Iv Leader Associate Editor

April 28, 2016

Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Music

Four years after their debut on the indie music scene, The Lumineers have released their second full length album, “Cleopatra,” on April 8. Most known for their song “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers quickly paved their way into... Read more »

‘Young Frankenstein’ opens April 14

Hannah Smith and Katie Alleman

April 7, 2016

Filed under A&E, Theater, Top Stories

The cast of “Young Frankenstein” are working hard for their show dates April 14-17 and April 21-24. The “Young Frankenstein” cast has been rehearsing since mid January preparing for the upcoming show in a few weeks. As... Read more »

Faith, family, fear subjects of Twenty One Pilots’ latest album

Maddi Loiselle, IV Leader Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Music

If you ever find yourself at a loss in your musical journey, Twenty One Pilots just might be the band to gravitate towards. Fronted by the talented Tyler Joseph, whose voice ranges from rap to a crooner to falsetto, the band’s... Read more »

Sing your way through the remainder of the school year

Aelsa Butler, IV Leader Culture Editor

April 7, 2016

Filed under A&E, Music, Opinion

Spring break is over, and there are just under six weeks of school left. These next weeks will fly by; soon we’ll be at finals and then graduation, and suddenly, our school year is gone. While the weeks may go by quickly, they... Read more »

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