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The Rohingya Cultural Center, 2740 W. Devon Ave., has been facing financial obstacles as the number of donations has decreased and a government grant they applied for last year was denied.

Students to help Rohingya Cultural Center

November 8, 2019

Nasir Zakaria was 14 years old when he escaped captivity in what was then the country of Burma. Kidnapped by the military, alongside others, he waited until the soldiers were asleep to make his way t...

With his album “Fuzzybrain” out for over a year—produced under his professional name Dayglow—and with his first tour underway, Sloan Struble has found the change he needed through his music.

Review: Dayglow, an indie-pop daydream

November 6, 2019

With a couple of keyboards from Goodwill, large monitor speakers, a few guitars and a microphone, Sloan Struble made his first album in his childhood bedroom in Aledo, Texas during his last year of high...

Toro y Moi sang and alternated playing the guitar onstage during his performance.

Toro y Moi sold out Riviera Theatre

November 5, 2019

Bucket hats, beanies and a colorful performance by Chaz Bear, otherwise known professionally as Toro y Moi, came to Chicago Friday. The successful, sold-out show was held at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. R...

Released Oct. 25 under the name FreeJay,

Freejay on his musical evolution: from high school to his latest EP

November 4, 2019

Earlier this year, Jayson Doss experienced two impactful events that took a toll on him mentally, emotionally and musically. Doss, junior audio design and production major, unexpectedly stopped hearing...

Life led Aria to Lips

Life led Aria to Lips

November 2, 2019

Center stage is Miss Aria B. Cassadine, dressed in a spectacular, curve-hugging evening gown that sparkles brighter than the disco ball chandeliers lighting the stage. Cassadine, a former Miss Atlant...

Alumnus recognized for personal, lifelike designs reflecting his Chicago upbringing

Alumnus recognized for personal, lifelike designs reflecting his Chicago upbringing

November 2, 2019

Born and raised in Back of the Yards, Norman Teague uses his upbringing and childhood experiences as inspiration for much of his work. He used memories of local drug dealers as the driving factor for one...

Brian Gybboney trades the classic red and black Harley Quinn for a glittering pink and white version, Oct. 31.

Boystown ends October with a Halloween extravaganza

November 1, 2019

Harley Quinn, Pennywise and a vibrant Darth Vader wrapped in a rainbow flag, marched up North Halsted Street for the 23rd annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade and costume contest. "People fro...

'The Ables' series showcases ability in disability

‘The Ables’ series showcases ability in disability

November 1, 2019

Nashville-based author and CinemaSins YouTuber Jeremy Scott combines fantasy and reality in his book series “The Ables,” which follows a set of superhero teenagers who also have disabilities. Releas...

RIP Teddy bears in this shred-tastic Wicked Week event

October 31, 2019

The Chronicle gets a look at Frankentoys, a Columbia Wicked Week event that would leave Build-a-Bear in shock. Students come together to celebrate the Halloween season and de-stress by ripping to shreds...

Review: 'The Lighthouse,' a shining example of mental manipulation

Review: ‘The Lighthouse,’ a shining example of mental manipulation

October 31, 2019

Nature meets hallucination-born madness in Robert Eggers’ 2019 black and white film, “The Lighthouse.” This 110-minute mental trip is an uneasy cocktail of the water, the gales and the cooped up del...

Young Thug's 'Justin Bieber Big' tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

Young Thug’s ‘Justin Bieber Big’ tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

October 29, 2019

Rappers Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly stopped in Chicago Friday for their “Justin Bieber Big" tour. The show—held at Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave.—had a huge turnout, with opening...

Evelyn Duran Gonzalez, 45, attends this event every year with her family, as a way of honoring her Mexican culture and connecting with dead loved ones.

Día de los Muertos celebration keeps Mexican culture alive in Pilsen

October 29, 2019

For the past five years, Evelyn Duran Gonzalez has set up an ofrenda to honor her parents, in-laws and other departed loved ones as part of the National Museum of Mexican Art's Día de los Muertos, ...

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