On this date in 1939, The Wizard of Oz became an official American Musical Fantasy featured film produced by MGM (Metro-Golden-Mayer). This cinema gem is widely considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, even competing with may successful films in 1939.  It is widely known as the best-known...
DeKalb County United will battle the NIU Men's Soccer Team today at 7 p.m. at the NIU Soccer Stadium in the battle for DeKalb County supremacy! This will be the final pre-season game for DeKalb County United and the final game of the spring season for NIU. The largest crowd ever...
Stage Coach Players announces auditions for its upcoming holiday production of It’s A Wonderful Life, a stage version of the classic story told on the big screen by Frank Capra. Directed by Tim Ball, auditions for this faithful adaptation by Doug Rand will be...

Dancing Queen

In 2006, I was honored to produce the first Heartland International Music Tattoo in DeKalb County at Northern Illinois University. The show included 22 different dance ensembles, brass bands, bagpipe bands and other pageantry units. Featuring over 300 entertainers, this two-hour show was patterned after the world famous Edinburgh...
 August 11 marks the 5th anniversary of the death of the late Robin Williams. Williams had a great passion for acting, and he made millions of fans laugh and cry with his indelible comic performances over the years. He made the smooth transition from TV shows to films and became one of the...
Willy Adkins is a filmmaker located in Dekalb, IL who produces film festivals, art and con style events. He is the President and CEO of Breaking Fate Entertainment, formerly known as "Spook Show Entertainment." IMDB calls Adkins the 8th most famous person born in Dekalb, IL. Saturday, July 13, he...
Indian Valley Theatre is preparing for the 132nd annual Sandwich Fair, with its classic and comedic Melodrama performances. This year, audiences at the Sandwich Fair will be treated to TWO classic melodramas chocked full of puns and jokes galore. “The Perils of Priscilla or…The Schoolmarm’s Dilemma” will be directed...
The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company’s latest laughter-inducing undertaking, IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME, THE SECOND CITY takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents,...
We are excited to have these young ladies in the Kishwaukee Fest Parade this Friday, July 26. Miss Heartland 2019 - Annika Strolle Annika's favorite quote is “Dreams don’t work unless you do,” and that is absolutely true. She was honored to have received four incredible awards this past June at...
Parents, are you wondering what to do with your children while you hit the Black Friday sales? Are you dreading dragging them along as you wait in long lines for the most sought-after items? Or do you want a fun family activity for you and your children instead of being...
Get ready for a show that’s unlike any other! The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are returning to the Egyptian Theatre on Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot it carries its own health warning! It’s...
A look at what's coming up next in the Northern Illinois University College of Visual and Performing Arts. For the full season of events visit their online calendar. College of Music Nov. 13 - Choral and Opera Series - Opera Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 - Jazz Series presented by DeKalb Sycamore Cadillac - NIU Jazz Ensemble, 8...