The Columbia Chronicle

EXTENDED WEB VERSION: All but ‘Choked’ up

By Joel Alonzo

September 21, 2008

Sam Rockwell has been acting since the age of 10. With break through roles in movies such as The Green Mile and Charlie’s Angels, he is no stranger to the big screen.In Rockwell’s newest movie, Choke, a book adapted for the screen based on a Chuck Palahniuk novel of the same name, he plays Victor Mancini, a sex-addict, con artist and colonial re-enacter trying to get enough money to keep his ailing mother alive.The Ch...

Dance event: Everyone gets a chance to perform

Dance event: Everyone gets a chance to perform

September 21, 2008

At one venue, open mic-styled nights focus on a medium other than just music-dancing.At the free event Dance Chance, held at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., three emerging Chi...

Facebook gets online banking

By MCT

September 21, 2008

Many banks and credit unions covet young adults for the potential they offer as long-term customers, but it's hard to reach out to them from the traditional corner branch.That's why a unit of Fiserv Inc. have come up with a computer application that it said will reach young people where many of them hang out on the Internet social networking site Facebook.Fiserv's MyMoney program, which initially is being sold only to credit ...

Music, not ‘rock’-it science

By Meryl Fulinara

September 21, 2008

Chicago-based Overman is trying to innovate the university science scene with their music, while also achieving musical success as science advocates with a scientific method of sorts."Evolution Rocks," a song written by Overman's bassist, Aaron Kelly, for a biology class at Columbia, is the basis for how Overman plans to climb the evolutionary music ladder."Here I am the night before the presentation and I'm putting toget...

Chicago becomes worldly

By Kaylee King

September 21, 2008

Musicians, artists and craftmakers from around the world will gather in Chicago this week for the 10th annual World Music Festival.The festival runs through Sept. 25 and is hosted by more than 20 venues throughout the city. Big name bands like Calexico will play, as well as many acts that U.S. music charts fail to highlight. Festival creators hope people from Chicago's ethnic neighborhoods will come out and enjoy the music of th...

New star finds a ‘home’ in America’s favorite ZIP code

By Brett Marlow

September 21, 2008

Viewers might have seen him on HBO’s “Entourage” or making guest appearances on ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters,” but since having little spots here and there two years ago, 24-year-old actor Ryan Eggold has gone from zero to 60 in a matter of years.Eggold, who graduated from the University of Southern California in 2006, scored a role on FX’s now defunct tabloid drama “Dirt” last year, and is now starring on o...

Church not just for choirs and hymns

Church not just for choirs and hymns

By Meryl Fulinara

September 21, 2008

Rock ‘n' roll is here to stay and church is no longer just for Sunday services.Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Westen Ave. , which got its start in 1992 as a bar in Chicago's Ukrainian Village, is expanding its num...

Pinhole in one

By Kaylee King

September 21, 2008

On any given fall morning, Valerie Burke wakes to see the mountains of Colorado outside her window. Before long, she steps out into the brisk air and begins to think of different ways to create her art. Often times it leads to her laundry room, where she takes photographs.Burke isn't shooting pictures of her clothes or sorting her garments, she's using her hamper as a camera. Instead of working with a traditional camera, ...

On this day, $20 will go a long way

By Bertha Serrano

September 14, 2008

While the city celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting parades and events, one neighborhood is celebrating it in a new way.A group of Pilsen organizations will host the first ever "Buen Provecho!" Pilsen event from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 16.Comparable to a smaller version of the Taste of Chicago, Buen Provecho! is a one- night food feast for a low price.  A single $20 ticket will give the attendees the option of...

Pastry chef goes for the gold

By Bertha Serrano

September 14, 2008

Waiting for the sound of the bell to ring made Dimitri Fayard anxious. The 10 minute countdown seemed to last forever. A competition he had trained for the past nine months of his life was about to begin.The competition lasted 13 hours, five hours on the first day and eight on the second. Fayard ended up winning a gold medal at the World Pastry Championship, a two day bi-annual pastry contest in Nashville. Nine countries p...

Chicago gets inked by new tattoo shop

By Steven Schnarr

September 14, 2008

Black curtains hang from the ceiling by chains. Mirrors line the walls with black leather chairs placed around the room. Boxes containing flat-screens lay on the floor waiting to be hung. The room buzzes with the sound of a tattoo gun.That was the scene three weeks after the opening of the new tattoo shop downtown, which is aiming to be known as a "high-class" tattoo shop.  Along with that, it might also be getting its own r...

Kanye West kept on different kind of ‘Lockdown’

By AP

September 14, 2008

Kanye West's notoriously fickle temper boiled over Sept. 11, resulting in his arrest for apparently helping smash a paparazzo's camera on the floor at Los Angeles International Airport.Police arrested the music superstar shortly before 8 a.m. He and his manager, Don Crowley, were booked for investigation of felony vandalism.West was released from police custody on the afternoon of Sept. 11. Blair Berk, who was retained as his atto...

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