The Columbia Chronicle

The Blue Man Group has been performing for 28 years across more than 25 countries.

Blue Man Group continues to ‘save the world’ after 28 years

October 15, 2019

Projected on several screens around a small theatre is a eccentric blue eye. Lights begin to flash, drums start beating and the spotlight shines on three men covered head-to-toe in blue paint. The B...

Landon Cube's alternative performance of 'Orange' at Reggies Chicago

Landon Cube’s alternative performance of ‘Orange’ at Reggies Chicago

October 13, 2019

Three months after the release of his EP, “Orange,” Landon Cube hit the road for his North American tour, with support from Bay Area-rapper 24KGoldn. Landon Cube—a 21-year-old artist from Maryland...

Flyweight Projects, a Brooklyn exhibition space, presented a collaborative piece by Samantha Bittman, Cameron  Granger, Barb Smith and Alessandro Teoldi.

International art fair of miniatures brings big impact, ideas to Chicago

October 12, 2019

In an unassuming neighborhood, situated down the street from a family community center and a church, sits the home of a small, international art fair. With an industrial look on its exterior, the side ...

Lesbians in 1977 Gay Pride Parade. Judy Brabec on the left, In the middle: Kathleen Thompson and Christine Masterson.

Intergalactic lesbians, lavender labryses and everything in between

October 11, 2019

In the 1970s and 1980s, lesbians and feminists in Chicago did not have to look far to find spaces to call their own. In Wrigleyville, they could hole up in Susan B’s, a restaurant that only served two kinds...

National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks about his first novel

‘The Water Dancer’ links historical and modern-day racial disparities

October 9, 2019

As he was thinking about how to gather all the pieces for his debut novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates said he received advice to not write another typical story about slavery. Selected as one of Oprah’s Book Club ...

REVIEW: 'Joker,' the comedy of life's tragedy

REVIEW: ‘Joker,’ the comedy of life’s tragedy

October 9, 2019

What do you get when you cross an actor committed to bringing his interpretation of arguably the most iconic comic book villain to life with a society that's grown anxious of real-world events being...

The Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave., holds the opening night of its exhibit “Survivors of Trauma” Friday, Oct. 4.

Survivors of trauma ‘make something beautiful out of tragedy’

October 8, 2019

Sharon Burrink stands before her neatly-framed work with a sense of accomplishment. Hanging around the artist and teacher in a small, cluttered room are dozens of art pieces with themes of trauma and h...

The T1 Fest is an inaugural two-day benefit to raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes, held Nov. 8–9 in Joliet.

Punk rock scene puts on diabetes benefit show

October 8, 2019

After a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years old, Sam Porter has been using his passion for music to open up conversations and understanding around the disease. Porter—lead singer and guitarist...

The first dance and performance Between Gestures festival, which connects European dance to the Midwest, takes place Oct. 24 through Nov. 2, with two performances at Columbia’s Dance Center, Oct.24-25.

Dance Center begins to intertwine cultural dance and performance

October 7, 2019

Tanguy Accart moved to Chicago two years ago with one goal in mind—to build cultural connections between the Midwest and Europe, particularly France. Accart said there was barely any connection between them regarding contemp...

Zap Props, 3611 S. Loomis Place, is located in an unsuspecting warehouse in Bridgeport. For photographers and filmmakers, its props are a priceless resource.

Chicago neighborhood ‘props’ up a hidden gem

October 6, 2019

Hidden in the Bridgeport neighborhood is the largest prop house of vintage items in Chicago. With 36,000 square feet of items, Zap Props, 3611 S. Loomis Place, has supplied the film and TV industry ...

ASL interpreters take center stage in Chicago productions

ASL interpreters take center stage in Chicago productions

October 2, 2019

Lights dim, the audience silences, a curtain opens and actors take the stage, but they are not the only ones. American Sign Language interpreters also take their position on theatre stages as the show is abo...

Canadian singer and songwriter Mac Demarco returns to Chicago for a sold-out show Sept. 28 at The Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave.

REVIEW: ‘Here comes the cowboy’ for a sold out show

October 1, 2019

Canadian singer and songwriter Mac DeMarco graced the Chicago stage with his unique vocals and energy, delivering expected classics and delighting the audience with a rarely performed favorite. With back-to-b...

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