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Broadway musical ‘Falsettos’ worth the watch

Summer Hoagland-Abernathy, Staff Writer

August 31, 2017

Filed under A&E, Music, Theater

“Love can tell a million stories,” boasts the song “A Tight Knit Family / Love is Blind” from the musical “Falsettos.”  “Love can tell a million stories,” boasts the song “A Tight Knit Family / Love...

Arcade Fire’s release worth the wait

Karis Brainard, Staff Writer

August 31, 2017

Filed under A&E, Music

After waiting tirelessly for four years for Arcade Fire to release a new album, they finally delivered. “Reflektor,” their previous album, debuted in 2013, and just this past July, the alternative rock band came out with “Everything...

IVCC dual-enrollment student performs as soloist

Aelsa Butler, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 27, 2017

Filed under A&E, Music

Homeschooled senior and dual-enrolled, full-time IVCC student Elliot Butler will be performing his solo, Élégie by Gabriel Fauré, with the Illinois Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra on April 30. He competed for the honor and...

DAMN: Lamar drops new album

Aaron Pelican, Sports Commentator

April 27, 2017

Filed under A&E, Music, Song Sample

Since his emergence in 2011 with his first album, Section.80, it has been clear that Kendrick Lamar is something very special. First recognized for his untouchable ability to deliver bar after bar, Lamar has budded into the...

Spend a little time with them

Aelsa Butler and Lindsay Bennett

April 27, 2017

Filed under A&E, Music, Theater

IVCC’s production of Sweet Charity opened in the Cultural Center on April 20. The musical, which runs this weekend as well and closes on Sunday, is directed by Don Grant Zellmer and produced by IVCC Theater professor David...

IVCC students attend historic concert

Aelsa Butler, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 27, 2017

Filed under A&E, Music

Music Professor Mike Pecherek took his 2016-17 music theory class, along with four other committed students, on a day trip to Chicago to visit the Art Institute and enjoy a concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on April 7. The...

IVCC unveils plans for second annual showcase

Stephanie Bias, IV Leader Columnist

September 22, 2016

Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Music, Staff, Student Life, Theater

The second annual Day of the Arts Festival is returning to Illinois Valley Community College on Saturday, Oct. 15. The day is dedicated to showcasing student art, live performances, and music. Hosted and sponsored by the humanities...

Adding emotion with the sound of music (in movies)

Hannah Uranich, IV Leader Columnist

September 22, 2016

Filed under A&E, Music

Movies are a uniquely portable magic. They have the power to evoke emotions we may never even knew we had; whether it be falling in love with a character, sympathizing and relating to a problem in the plot, or just being purely...

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...

‘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...

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