‘The Winter Soldier’ provides nonstop action

‘The Winter Soldier’ provides nonstop action

Alex Danko, IV Leader A&E Columnist
May 8, 2014
Filed under A&E, Movies

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will reel you in with witty banter and keep the audience on the edge of their seats with a great story line and nonstop action. “The Winter Soldier” starts off just like all Marvel sequels thus far showing what the heroes have been doing since the events... Read more »

Freed turns passion for cooking into class

Freed turns passion for cooking into class

Jillian Drzewiecki, IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under A&E

Timothy Freed is a passionate chef and cooking instructor at Illinois Valley Community College. Thanks to his grandmothers, Tim was able to take steps towards his dreams at a young age. “Both my grandmothers inspired me to cook.” Freed said. “I remember being a child and helping them in the... Read more »

Concert scheduled for May 4

IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under A&E

The Illinois Valley Community College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Gene Montgomery, will be in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4 in IVCC’s Cultural Centre. The event is free and open to the public. The afternoon’s performance will include works by Tucci, Hanson, Bennett, Balmages and... Read more »

Jazz Ensemble plans May 6 concert

Jazz Ensemble plans May 6 concert

IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under A&E, Top Stories

The IVCC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tim Karth, will host a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in IVCC’s Cultural Center. The concert will be a tribute to Swing and will include famous tunes, such as “In the Mood,” “April in Paris,” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Swing Era jazz with... Read more »

Students see ‘Les Miserables’

Students see ‘Les Miserables’

David Page and Abney Bernardini, IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under A&E

SPAMO and Sigma Kappa Delta members went to Oakbrook April 17 to see the “Les Miserables” show at the Oakbrook Drury Lane Theatre. Professors David Kuester, Adam Oldaker, Kim Radek and other faculty in charge of the English honorary fraternity and performing arts organization came together for... Read more »

Gypsy Show premiered April 10-13

Gypsy Show premiered April 10-13

Andrea Neff and Vanessa Pelka, IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under A&E, Theater

The musical "Gypsy" was performed in the IVCC Cultural Center April 10-13. Show times were 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The Theater Department's page on the IVCC Web site describes "Gypsy" as "The ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in... Read more »

Talent showcase planned to raise funds for ACS

IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under A&E

Illinois Valley Community College hosted talent showcase at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24 . Auditions were on April 10. Video auditions were also submitted to IVtalentsshowcase@ gmail.com The show benefited the American Cancer Society. Tickets cost $5 in advance and can were bought from any journalism... Read more »

Giving Tree Band performed at IVCC

Giving Tree Band performed at IVCC

IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under A&E

The acclaimed Giving Tree Band performed in Illinois Valley Community College’s Cultural Centre Friday, April 18, and tickets were available for $10. The Henry Torpedo Boys, a popular local bluegrass band, opened the concert at 7 p.m. Giving Tree founding members Todd and Eric Fink hail from... Read more »

Music gives ‘satisfaction to the soul’

Laura Keppy, Staff Writer
March 28, 2014
Filed under A&E, Movies, Uncategorized

Everybody has their own taste in music, a specific genre that appears enticing to them. But if the beat and band is taken out and nothing is left but the lyrics there may be a lot of similar responses to how the lyrics makes a person feel. It's in that moment, when an understanding of what the story... Read more »

Talent showcase planned as late spring event

Phil Denner, Tomasz Augustyniak, and Justin Kelley
March 25, 2014
Filed under A&E

The fight against cancer will continue with a fund-raising talent showcase at the end of Spring semester at Illinois Valley Community College. The showcase will benefit several local cancer awareness associations, and all proceeds will go towards the cure for cancer. The IVCC Cultural Center will... Read more »