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Colors and Shapes of Chicago: Greektown

By Dannis Valera

September 3, 2012

In the first of an ongoing series, the Chronicle will be taking a look into the different cultures in the city of Chicagoby going to different neighborhoods, events, art galleries, and other cultural happenings.In this edition, the west side neighborhood Greektown is featured.http://youtu.be/yv5IyVk2ZQU

Empires conquer Lolla’s storm

By Sophia Coleman

August 8, 2012

Local rock band Empires knows a thing or two about close calls.Aug. 4 started out as a sunny second day of Lollapalooza, where the band—comprised of Tom Conrad, guitarist, Sean Van Vleet, vocalist, and Max Steger, guitarist and producer—was scheduled to play at 4 p.m. But a sudden rainstorm and evacuation of the fest made the likelihood of a performance seem bleak.“Our set is cancelled,” Empire tweeted. “Nothing we...

Kid Color paints stage at Lolla

By Heather Scroering

August 6, 2012

Perry’s stage at Lollapalooza in Grant Park was already a sight to see with jumbo screens that projected psychedelic visuals flanking either side of it and one that stretched across the platform. But Chicago’s Kid Color made it even more vivid, delivering jivey disco jams at his 12:30 p.m. set on Aug. 5.Kid Color—also known as Kyle Woods, 24—moved to Chicago, equipped with DJ equipment, from Newport Beach, Calif., fi...

Milo Greene, calm before the storm

By Sophia Coleman

August 6, 2012

It was a hot and sweaty early Saturday afternoon at Lollapalooza in Grant Park when Los Angeles band Milo Greene performed their energizing folky set. But—as locals should’ve anticipated—Mother Nature decided she needed a break from the 100,000 plus concertgoers and cancelled several sets with a flash rainstorm.The five-member band—made up of Robbie Arnett, 27, Andrew Heringer, 27, Graham Fink, 26, Marlana Sheetz, 22, w...

Doctor P performs at Lollapalooza

By Lindsey Woods

August 5, 2012

While Olympic athletes in London are pushing their bodies to the limit, Shaun Brockhurst, aka Doctor P, was pressing the boundaries of dubstep on stage at Lollapalooza on Aug. 5, far away from England, his home country.The Perry’s stage at the three-day festival was one stop on Doctor P’s international tour, which started Aug. 2 and includes performances at ID Festival and other fests and venues across the globe. The tour...

AIDS advocates ask politicians to “Keep the Promise”

By Dannis Valera

July 25, 2012

WASHINGTON — Chanting “keep the promise,” thousands of AIDS advocates marched through the streets of Washington, D.C. on June 22 calling for an end to the epidemic with more funding and access to AIDS care.“People living with HIV, you are the conscience of the world,” said Michael Weinstein, AHF president, to the crowd. “Your voice must be louder. The solemn promise to conquer AIDS must be kept—history is watch...

Fundraising, showcasing talent at Fashion Columbia

By Sophia Coleman

June 11, 2012

Flashing lights and gleaming runways were the setting as 15 graduates of Columbia’s fashion studies program displayed their handcrafted garments June 8 at Fashion Columbia, a fundraising event that benefits the program.The annual extravaganza, staged for the first time at the Media Production Center, 1600 S. State St., was held in honor of Eunice W. Johnson, a fashion pioneer who co-founded Ebony Magazine with her husband ...

Welcome to their parlor

By Sophia Coleman

June 11, 2012

The deep vibrations of bass and rhythmic riffs of M.I.A and all things vulgar brought Chicago-based band Spider to the Fly together.Two Columbia students—Jack Collier, junior interdisciplinary major with a focus on music and fashion, and Sid Blastfemmy, music business major, magnetically connected in the summer of 2011 to spread messages of rebellion and awaken primal instincts in their fans.Over the past year, the eclectic...

Valid Lush to perform at benefit for Chicago HOPES

By Sophia Coleman

May 29, 2012

A local musician and social worker is looking to make his last mark on Chicago HOPES, a nonprofit organization that provides tutoring and enrichment programing to children in homeless shelters, before he leaves to join the Peace Corps.Luis Valadez, 29, a Columbia alumnus with a degree in poetry and program director of Chicago HOPES, will be leaving the organization at the end of June and move to China to teach English. On June ...

NATO Protesters Clash with Police

By Brent Lewis

May 22, 2012

NATO protesters began their largest march of the NATO summit, Sunday, May 20, 2012 underneath the Pertillo Band Shell in Grant Park which led them to the cross section of Michigan and Cermak, where things became tense between the police and protesters. A small series of clashes took place between police and protesters, leaving many protesters injured and even bloody in some cases.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="1...

Critical Encounters Student Showcase

By Estefania Martinez

April 29, 2012

For the second year in a row, Critical Encounters hosted an end-of-the-year student showcase in the Conaway Center. This year, over 200 student's works were featured, showing the Columbia community how this year’s Critical Encounters’ theme (Rights, Radicals & Revolutions) has enhanced their education and work.http://youtu.be/p9QVoY0evb8

Word on the Street: How do you de-stress from finals?

By Dannis Valera

April 29, 2012

Finals is one of the most stressful times for students during the whole semester. Although many Columbia students have started their final projects, a majority of the college is taking their final exams next week. Let's see what some students are doing to relieve some of their stress.http://youtu.be/GzlujAnvL6Y

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