Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

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The history of Dillo Day: How the 50-year-long tradition came about

May 19, 2022

In 1973, two Texan Northwestern undergraduates founded Armadillo Productions and threw a small gathering. Those humble beginnings kickstarted NU’s beloved Dillo Day festival, now the largest student-run...

Wallace is singing at the microphone with a guitarist behind her at the club.

Late nights and top notch talent attract eclectic crowds from Chicago and beyond to historic Kingston Mines blues bar

June 17, 2021

As many bars close their doors for the night and patrons walk down the streets of Lincoln Park, the faint sound of blues music can be heard in the distance. The voices and instrumental stylings of performers...

 Duane Betts, the guitarist for Allman-Betts band, seated. Duane is the son of Dickey Betts, famed guitarist for famous blues rock band the Allman Brothers.

Chicago blues musicians, listeners have hope for the genre’s future

March 11, 2021

Growing up on a sharecropper’s farm in Mississippi, Chicago blues musician John Primer lived in a wooden shack without running water and shared a bed with his cousins. Those hardships turned into material...

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