The Columbia Chronicle

20 years of Chicago Blue Men: The art of chaos, inconsistency

20 years of Chicago Blue Men: The art of chaos, inconsistency

October 9, 2017

Blue Man Group has been running in Chicago for 20 years now. That’s a lot of paint splashed during drum solos, replacement drum heads, marshmallows and Jell-O. But beneath every Blue Man is a real-life...

The World is a Beautiful Place… moves into ‘foreign’ territory

The World is a Beautiful Place… moves into ‘foreign’ territory

October 2, 2017

David Bello, vocalist for The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die, once existentially crooned “Just trying to find a way out to a city so big/That it is bound to keep your s...

Criminal justice reform bill has friends, foes on both sides

Criminal justice reform bill has friends, foes on both sides

By Caroline Bowen

March 27, 2017

As the cycle of violent crimes in the city continues, state lawmakers continue to push for policies that better combat gun violence. The latest initiative promotes longer sentences for repeat gun offend...

CPD Superintendent shoots down Trump accusations

CPD Superintendent shoots down Trump accusations

March 6, 2017

Crime rates are down 60 percent in the 7th police district and 40 percent in the 11th district since the start of 2017—which include Englewood and Harrison, two of the five most dangerous neighborhoods ...

MAKO ‘Runs for Their Lives’ to Chicago

MAKO ‘Runs for Their Lives’ to Chicago

February 27, 2017

Alex Seaver—producer, songwriter and vocalist in MAKO—did not always want to pursue electronic music. After graduating from Juilliard with a degree in classical music in 2011, Seaver decided to pack...

Chicago’s The War on Peace recording new EP

Chicago’s The War on Peace recording new EP

December 12, 2016

The War on Peace is a relatively young electronic rock band, but that has not stopped it from releasing a large volume of material at a steady pace.With four EPs and several singles in addition to a taped li...

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 28, 2016

Radio listeners may remember Grammy-winning rock band Creed for its late ‘90s and early 2000s hits including “My Sacrifice,” “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher.” After the success of the 1999...

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

November 28, 2016

Like something out of “WALL-E,” smart gadgets and gizmos are poised to invade every aspect of life, leaving some fearful of a dystopian nightmare and others excited for an automated future. While n...

Alicia Keys’ ‘HERE’ most genuine work yet

Alicia Keys’ ‘HERE’ most genuine work yet

November 7, 2016

The new Alicia Keys is HERE. The R&B singer is standing tall with her sixth studio album release, HERE, which dropped Nov. 4 on RCA Records. During a four-year music hiatus and a spot as a judge o...

The Mowgli’s wonder Where’d Your Weekend Go?

The Mowgli’s wonder Where’d Your Weekend Go?

September 26, 2016

Known for its laid-back, feel-good music, indie band The Mowgli’s, is embarking on a headlining tour to promote its fourth studio album, Where’d Your Weekend Go?, to be released Sept. 30. Formed i...

SGA seeks new students to fill senator positions

SGA seeks new students to fill senator positions

September 12, 2016

Columbia’s Student Government Association announced its need to fill senator positions to new students at its first senate meeting of the Fall 2016 Semester.The meeting, held Sept. 6 at the Loft, located in...

Chicago takes spotlight as growing filming destination

Chicago takes spotlight as growing filming destination

September 12, 2016

Chicago will set a record this fall with eight television shows filming full-time in the city.The uptick in filming projects during the last five years has generated addtional jobs and more than $1.3 bill...

We've got you covered