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 »

‘American Hustle’ captures ‘70s era

‘American Hustle’ captures ‘70s era

Brent Bader, IV Leader Editor
March 25, 2014
Filed under A&E

From the opening titles, which have been altered to appear as if they come from an older age, to the closing credits it becomes clear that “American Hustle” has an undeniable admiration for the ‘70s and by the end of its 138 minute runtime, so will you. “American Hustle” comes from director... Read more »

‘Hours’ thrills audiences

‘Hours’ thrills audiences

Alex Danko, IV Leader Columnist
March 25, 2014
Filed under A&E

Although he may have passed away late last year, Paul Walker managed to make “Hours,” his last complete film, a complete change in pace from his usual Fast and the Furious Franchise. Paul Walker plays Nolan Hays who is married to Abigail, played by the beautiful Genesis Rodriguez. The story... Read more »

Should Disney princesses be realistic?

David Page, A & E Columnist
March 25, 2014
Filed under A&E

Disney is well known for creating the “picture perfect” woman in animated media. Be it the very present innocence of Snow White, the bubbly quirkiness of Ariel, or even the intellectually independence of Belle, there is no denying that there are some similarities in appearance with them. But there... Read more »

Hanck feels at home on stage

Hanck feels at home on stage

Michael Westerman, IV Leader Staff
March 25, 2014
Filed under A&E

Practicing burlesque dance moves for hours each day is not commonplace for most college students, and even though many men would argue that a few good strip tease moves are good for a lady to have in her back pocket, it is not something you would bring up at family dinner. But Emily Hanck does not... Read more »

Theater students perform ‘Gypsy’

Theater students perform ‘Gypsy’

Andrea Neff and Vanessa Pelka
March 25, 2014
Filed under A&E

The musical "Gypsy" will be performed in the IVCC Cultural Center April 10-13. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available free for IVCC students with a student ID, $15 for the general public, $10 for non-IVCC students and seniors. No child will be admitted... Read more »

‘Escape Plan’ utilizes dynamic duo

‘Escape Plan’ utilizes dynamic duo

Alex Danko, A&E Columnist
February 20, 2014
Filed under A&E, Movies

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger attempting to break out of a maximum security secret prison that is funded by shady individuals: how couldn’t you want to see this? Sylvester Stallone plays Ray Breslin, an ex-lawyer who began breaking out of prisons professionally as a way to make them... Read more »

Cast list announced for IVCC’s ‘Gypsy’

IV Leader Staff
February 20, 2014
Filed under A&E, Theater

The cast has been announced for the IVCC Theatre Department’s spring performance of the musical “Gypsy.” The cast includes: Rose: Karen Lesman Louise/Gypsy: Emily Hanck Dainty June: Hannah Monroe Herbie: Gary Talsky Pop/Tulsa: Alex Guerrero Uncle Joco/Cigar: Travis “Big Country”... Read more »

CoMeTRy: Comedy, poetry used to raise awareness

CoMeTRy: Comedy, poetry used to raise awareness

IV Leader Staff
February 20, 2014
Filed under A&E

The IVCC Diversity Team has announce the comedy duo, CoMeTRy, will perform at noon Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the IVCC Cultural Centre in celebration of Black History Month. CoMeTRy is an exciting, energetic new art form that blends performance poetry and stand up comedy into clean, clever, observational... Read more »