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ReuseApalooza at The House

Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 1:11 p.m. CDT

DeKALB — For the third year in a row, NIU’s Green Paws Environmental Alliance is hosting a community event created to promote repurposing.

ReuseApalooza3, set for 7 p.m. Friday, April 5 at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, will feature local artists/vendors that specialize in reusing items for their artistry, live art, a petition-signing to ban plastic water bottles in vending machines on NIU’s campus, and an evening highlighting local, national and multi-faceted music.

In addition to creating awareness on the environmental importance of reusing and repurposing, this event also seeks to raise awareness about the negative impact plastic water bottles have on our environment and our health.

The evening will feature sets from six bands including a singer who was a contestant on TV’s “The Voice,” a three-piece cello band that plays orchestral renditions of rock/metal/pop songs, smooth sounds of jazz and a revolutionary hip hop artist promoting empowerment through the arts, as well as performances from several local bands.

Admission is $5.

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