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Isaiah Sharkey delivers ‘magical’ performance in Columbia residency concert

Isaiah Sharkey delivers ‘magical’ performance in Columbia residency concert

March 4, 2020

In a dimly lit concert hall on the south end of Columbia's campus, 29-year-old musical virtuoso Isaiah Sharkey played his guitar for a packed room with passion and vigor. As a 4-year-old boy growing...

Life viewed through windows at ‘Harry’s Gallery’

Life viewed through windows at ‘Harry’s Gallery’

March 1, 2020

Since coming to Columbia, Harry Foster has always wanted to host an exhibit to show a cohesive body of work. While shooting cityscapes and street photography, he noticed a recurring theme: windows. ...

Q&A: Broadway actor Mike Iveson on what the Constitution means to him

Q&A: Broadway actor Mike Iveson on what the Constitution means to him

February 28, 2020

To put herself through college, 15-year-old Heidi delivered speeches about the Constitution for prize money. This sets the scene for “What the Constitution Means to Me,” a play written by Heidi Schreck and directed by Oliver Butler, which follows the story of the ...

Upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Photography turns the lens on democracy

Upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Photography turns the lens on democracy

February 28, 2020

The desolate site of the Unabomber’s Montana cabin, a 1950s woman dressed up for a civil rights event and the ghostlike shell of a once-segregated school are just a few of the images Art and Art H...

‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’ blends psychology and comedy

‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’ blends psychology and comedy

February 27, 2020

Amadeo Fusca leaps back and forth on-stage, portraying both himself and his wife in different vignettes of their marriage. In one story, he waits impatiently to get in the car while his wife fran...

In the Booth: with alt-rock Columbia band SŌK

February 24, 2020

With its expansion of multimedia and Chicago-based music coverage, the Chronicle kicks-off its latest video series "In The Booth" with seasoned music reporters Managing Editor Kendall Polidori and Ph...

Former Columbia student is part of growing Latin trap music movement

Former Columbia student is part of growing Latin trap music movement

February 21, 2020

Instantly, from the sound of his roaring vocals over a blaring trap beat, Chicago hip-hop artist Israel Unzueta stands apart from other rappers. Aside from his boisterous vocal performances, Unzueta...

Field Museum honors museum’s first African American taxidermist Carl Cotton

Field Museum honors museum’s first African American taxidermist Carl Cotton

February 19, 2020

Walking through the Field Museum, visitors can catch sight of a bird wading through the stalks of a marsh, a snapping turtle ready to take its first breath of air and a monkey ready to jump to the ne...

Lucy Hale and Jeff Wadlow on keeping horror fresh in ‘Fantasy Island’

Lucy Hale and Jeff Wadlow on keeping horror fresh in ‘Fantasy Island’

February 18, 2020

Reuniting for a second time after 2018’s thriller "Truth or Dare," writer and director Jeff Wadlow and actress Lucy Hale come together for their latest supernatural mystery, "Fantasy Island." Inspired ...

New tabletop game reimagines infamous serial killer H. H. Holmes

New tabletop game reimagines infamous serial killer H. H. Holmes

February 18, 2020

Set to the background of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, a smarmy politician, a widow and four other colorful characters are looking for the same thing—to “collect on overdue promises.” Afte...

‘The Assistant’s’ Kitty Green on cinematography and women in film

‘The Assistant’s’ Kitty Green on cinematography and women in film

February 17, 2020

"The Assistant," a new drama from writer and director Kitty Green, functions as a social commentary on toxic work environments and the #MeToo movement. The film follows Jane, played by Julia Garner, thro...

Junior ensemble helps young dancers tap into their Mexican heritage

Junior ensemble helps young dancers tap into their Mexican heritage

February 14, 2020

On any given weeknight, a small dance studio on the edge of Chicago’s Austin neighborhood is filled with the chorus of tapping Folklorico shoes and the sounds of shouted eight-counts. Located at 5824 W...

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