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From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

December 9, 2019

  When Quentin Moore was 12 years old, his mom bought him his first DJ equipment, a Numark Mixtrack Pro I when they didn’t have much money. But the moment he began to take his work seriously w...

Associate Professor in the English and Creative Writing Department Gary Johnson wrote a 6-page narrative poem on  Black Panther Party activist and chairman Fred Hampton, killed by Chicago police 50 years ago.

Q&A: Professor commemorates legacy of activist Fred Hampton

December 8, 2019

In 1969, activist and chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party Fred Hampton was brutally murdered by a Chicago police officer as he slept in bed next to his pregnant fiancée. Tues...

Alumnus recognized for personal, lifelike designs reflecting his Chicago upbringing

Alumnus recognized for personal, lifelike designs reflecting his Chicago upbringing

November 2, 2019

Born and raised in Back of the Yards, Norman Teague uses his upbringing and childhood experiences as inspiration for much of his work. He used memories of local drug dealers as the driving factor for one...

Moroccan artist Youness Amriss, who also goes by the artist name DYNAM, creates a mural for the Wabash Arts Corridor.

New Moroccan mural adds to Chicago’s ‘global tapestry’

October 17, 2019

A new mural of a young Moroccan man dressed in a mix of traditional Moroccan and contemporary Chicago street attire now decorates the side of Columbia’s dance building, linking two sister cities a...

Flyweight Projects, a Brooklyn exhibition space, presented a collaborative piece by Samantha Bittman, Cameron  Granger, Barb Smith and Alessandro Teoldi.

International art fair of miniatures brings big impact, ideas to Chicago

October 12, 2019

In an unassuming neighborhood, situated down the street from a family community center and a church, sits the home of a small, international art fair. With an industrial look on its exterior, the side ...

The punk band Together Pangea includes William Keegan, lead vocals and guitar; Danny Bengston, bass; Erik Jimenez, drums; Roland Cosio, guitar.

Together Pangea crosses continental divide with approach to new EPs

July 26, 2019

Los Angeles-based band Together Pangea is delivering a new live experience for fans by performing songs from its two latest EPs, “Non Stop Paranoia” and “Dispassionate," which were released with...

Associate professor to create artwork for new Green Line stop

Associate professor to create artwork for new Green Line stop

June 6, 2019

Associate Professor of Art and Art History and Co-Director of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Folayemi Wilson was chosen to create the art for the new West Side CTA Damen Green Line stop, to be comp...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim believes creatives can bring transformative change to the world.

President Kim on weirdos, transparency and the future

May 29, 2019

With the start of the 2019–2020 academic year fast approaching, The Chronicle sat down with President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim to discuss where he sees the college’s progress, his thoughts on transparen...

Faculty and students brought up key issues for the Memo to the Mayor discussion, held at the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

Columbia puts memo to Mayor-elect Lightfoot ‘on the table’

May 17, 2019

Raquel Monroe, co-director of academic diversity, equity and inclusion, pointed to everyone sitting around her and said they were all sitting at the table because they were leaders. A group of 17 Columbia...

Program closures stir emotions among faculty and students

Program closures stir emotions among faculty and students

February 15, 2019

Students and faculty reacted with sadness and a deepening mistrust for the administration as the news sunk in that two programs—Early Childhood Education and Dance Movement Therapy—will no longer be offered after the current cohorts complete their degrees. Junior e...

Formerly the Luxury Boutique 47, LuxeB Studio has renamed and reopened its location in Bronzeville, 358 E. 47th St., offering an open-concept studio space for Chicago’s growing creative community. 

LuxeB Studio invites artists to create, curate and collaborate

November 5, 2018

Empty loft spaces and closed businesses have been repurposed into open concept galleries welcoming artists to curate and display their work. A new studio in Bronzeville is adding to the growing art scen...

We Three mixes pop-rock with storytelling

By Katherine Savage

October 10, 2018

Mixing pop and rock genres with honest songwriting is the goal of We Three, a band of siblings based out of Oregon.The band's career kick-started when they appeared on Season 13 of “America’s Got Talent" starting May 29. Their song “Heaven’s Not Too Far,”  a tribute to their mother who died of cancer, was their big winner.We Three is gearing up to release a first album and perform the national anthem the Oct...

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