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Coyote Festival-The Wicker Park/ Bucktown Festival of the Arts

By Brent Lewis

October 3, 2011

Coyote FestivalThe Wicker Park/ Bucktown Festival of the Arts is a three day art fest hosted by the Flat Iron Artist's Association, kicks off Friday night at 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue. Painters photographers, musicians, jewelers and more welcome guest to enjoy their work in their studio space of the Flat Iron building.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://www.columbiachronic...

Lakota sounds in the city

By Sophia Coleman

October 2, 2011

Growing up fast is nothing new for Frank Waln, 22, founder of Nake Nula Waun, a Native-American hip-hop band based in Parmalee, S.D. With most of his life spent on the Rosebud Sioux reservation, he was surrounded by violence and poverty.But with all of the negativity clouding his life, he created something positive. Waln and three friends—co-founder and vocalist Dre Easter; 26, vocalist Kodi DeNoyer, 21; and vocalist Thomas...

Empty Bottle ‘Peeing it Forward’ for American Liver Foundation

By Sophia Coleman

October 2, 2011

Drinking off of the bathroom floor of a bar has never sounded so pleasingor commendable.The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., a dive bar known for hosting some of the best alternative rock and jazz in the city, but more importantly, for its eclectic walls full of musicians’ and artists’ blood, sweat and signatures—recently remodeled. Now the place is donating some of their bits and pieces to the American Liver Foundation.The...

Diana Solis

By Estefania Martinez

October 2, 2011

The Chronicle sat down with Diana Solis, artist, teacher, and community activist, at her home on the city's Lower West Side as she discussed her Mexican roots, growing up in 1960's Chicago and her involvement in the Pilsen art community.Her art is currently on display at Oxala Studio, 1653 W. 18th St., Chicago, and can be found at http://dianasolisarteypapel.blogspot.comhttp://youtu.be/aHcGaajm4KY...

Chicago Dance Crash gives audience “Immediate Gratification”

By Sophia Coleman

September 25, 2011

Dancing on tables, shooting off Nerf guns, stomping on bubble-wrap and playing with Post-it notes are just some of the scenarios in Chicago Dance Crash’s new production, “Immediate Gratification.”The show, produced by guest director for CDC Paul Christiano, 35, is geared toward the general American audience—a crowd ridden with short attention spans and hard-to-please tastes. It opened on Sept. 23 for a two-weekend ru...

Columbia gets Vintage

By Estefania Martinez

September 25, 2011

The Chronicle sat down with Katherine Raz and Libby Alexander, co-founders of The Vintage Bazaar, to talk about the history of the flea market, what it takes to organize an event, and the objects we would find at The Vintage Bazaar.Check out The Vintage Bazaar's next event:Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 1310am - 7pm2133 N Milwaukee Ave. next to the Congress Theaterwww.thevintagebazaar.comhttp://youtu.be/MNtR6JjJqXY...

Folk musician Hawley Shoffner discusses her new album

By Brian Dukerschein

September 18, 2011

In a crowded field of musical acts, it seems Hawley Shoffner, 24, can’t help but stand out. For her third performance as a solo artist, the singer-songwriter won the 2008 Farmer’s Ball, a battle of the bands competition in her native Wichita, Kan. After moving to Chicago in 2010, Shoffner found a job crafting clever puns as a staff writer for Groupon. While performing at numerous venues around the city, she met Alex and...

September 11: A Decade Later

By Brent Lewis

September 13, 2011

A slideshow of September 11, 2011 from around Chicago and neighboring suburbs, by the staff of the Columbia Chronicle.September 11, 2011 was a day that will forever live in the hearts of Americans forever. Being a decade later areas all through out Chicago showed their pride with ceremonies and dedications to the brave men and women who lost their lives due to the terror attack of that day.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="d...

Fresh Moves Delivers The Goods

By Brent Lewis

September 11, 2011

Fresh Moves is an organization that sells fresh produce to residents of the Austin and Lawndale neighborhoods that do not have the ability to reach fresh produce. These neighborhoods, known as food deserts, do not have big chain grocery stores or stores with fresh produce. Fresh Moves developed by community leaders are trying to get these residents to eat better in the hope that they can live better and develop better eating h...

A slice of ‘Heaven’

By Sophia Coleman

September 11, 2011

Rock DJ Heaven Malone has seen his fair share of famous venues and celebrities during his five years as a disc jockey and eight years as a party-planner.From collaborating with artists like Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars, Marilyn Manson and Dragonette, Malone has left no genre of music untouched or unmixed. With residency at hotspots like Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz’s Angels & Kings bar, 230 N. Michigan Ave., and...

Trader Joe’s

By Sara Mays

September 11, 2011

Trader Joe's opened it's first store in the South Loop at, 50 East Roosevelt Road , Friday, September 9, 2011. The opening was not received with open arms by everyone with a few protestors demonstration against the opening of Trade Joe's.  Slideshow by Sara Mays[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="https://columbiachronicle.com/soundslides/Trader%20Joes/soundslider.swf" width="500" heigh...

“Crowd in a Barrel”

By Estefania Martinez

September 5, 2011

Even in a room full of taxpayers and city politicians, the point had trouble getting across.
The second of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's two scheduled town hall meetings last week, billed as a public forum on the forthcoming 2011 city budget, went much the same as the first—vented frustrations, complaints and the occasional congratulatory cheer—all moderated with a hint of disorder.
Emanuel fielded questions from the audie...

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