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Alexander Glantz, who goes by Alexander 23, opened for pop artist Chelsea Cutler at their sold-out show Tuesday, March 10.

Review: Alexander 23 steals the show

March 17, 2020

As a teenager growing up in Deerfield, Illinois, musician Alexander Glantz’s favorite music venue in Chicago was the Riviera Theatre. He dreamed of performing there but never had the chance—unt...

The Chronicle's vegan restaurant guide to Chicago

The Chronicle’s vegan restaurant guide to Chicago

March 15, 2020

When I went vegan eight years ago, I was a 16-year-old in Gardner, Kansas, who had to drive 45 minutes to Kansas City, Missouri, to find the nearest vegan restaurant. Moving to Chicago a year and a half ...

Chicago's first female mayor, Jane Byrne, played by Christine Mary Dunford, is immortalized on the stage in

Chicago’s infamous publicity stunt makes theatrical debut nearly 40 years later

March 14, 2020

Editor's Note: Lookingglass Theatre Company has canceled all remaining performances of "Her Honor Jane Byrne" due to the coronavirus national emergency.    A man selling Chick-O-Sticks and books out of a shopping cart, broken ...

Febreezja Couch won the 2019 pageant, scoring the association more than $4,000, which helped the Red Liners fund travel to tournaments across North America.

Chicago Gay Hockey Association’s second drag beauty pageant scores big

March 14, 2020

Five local hockey players traded in their skates for sparkly pink heels and fishnet stockings for a night of drag beauty pageantry. The drag pageant, hosted March 7 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clar...

Artists depict the universal female experience at ‘Suffra-Jetting’ exhibit

Artists depict the universal female experience at ‘Suffra-Jetting’ exhibit

March 8, 2020

Sitting in front of her camera with her hair uncovered and wearing her late mother’s nightgown, Verneda Lights flashed a furious expression as she captured a self-portrait. Lights later modified the...

Miles, played by Daniel Radcliffe, desperately calls for help from two police officers in a still from the film.

Review: ‘Guns Akimbo,’ a neon-drenched nightmare

March 8, 2020

The camera has just spun 360 degrees around Daniel Radcliffe for what feels like the tenth time in 30 minutes and my mind, too, has been sent spinning—not because of the blazing neon lights, screwb...

Hakim Dough is running a “Teens, Hoodies & Studio Time” campaign in an effort to give young aspiring Chicago artists free studio time in a professional setting.

Chicago hip-hop artist ‘The Honorable Hakim Dough’ is a teacher at heart

March 7, 2020

No matter what Columbia alumnus and Chicago hip-hop artist The Honorable Hakim Dough is pursuing in life, there always seems to be one common thread: educating others. On the mic, Dough is a hyper-consci...

Grammy award-winning musician Isaiah Sharkey performs at a residency concert for Columbia's Music Department to share his journey with burgeoning artists through the artist-in-residence program.

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...

Harry Foster’s exhibit also featured work from grafitti artist Gollum and musical performances from artists such as WemmyMo and RayMundo Lakino.

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. ...

(From left) Maria Dizzia and Mike Iverson star in

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...

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