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Musicians and venues are hit hard by the coronavirus, but the music community is banding together

Musicians and venues are hit hard by the coronavirus, but the music community is banding together

March 23, 2020

The six-member Chicago-based rock group, Rookie, had never sold out a concert until they announced a release show for their self-titled album "Rookie." The big event was set for March 13, but due to con...

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...

Spectrum Dance gracefully leaps its way to Columbia

REVIEW: Spectrum Dance gracefully leaps its way to Columbia

February 13, 2019

Bold lights, striking movements and bright colors spun their way into Columbia and  amazed the audience during a stunning performance by the Spectrum Dance Theater."The Rambunctious Iteration #3 -  ...

The 3Arts Award is given annually to Chicago women artists, artists of color and artists with disabilities. Adjunct Professor Tosha Alston (far left) is a 2018 recipent.  

Dance Department faculty member Tosha Alston receives 3Arts grant

November 13, 2018

The dance world may emphasize classical styles such as ballet, but Dance Department adjunct professor Tosha Alston teaches young dancers the West African style. Alston’s artistry has earned her a $25,000 grant. Alston received a 2018 3Arts Award and the cash grant for achievem...

Director Sean Anders, Tig Notaro and Octavia Spencer on the set of Instant Family from Paramount Pictures.

Sean Anders brings instant humor to ‘Instant Family’

November 10, 2018

A husband and wife make the big decision to foster a child. What they do not expect is to end up with three, especially when one is a sassy, strong-willed teenager.“Instant Family” is a comedy abo...

South Korea is caught in a nuclear crossfire because of U.S.–North Korean tensions, said Scott A. Snyder, a senior fellow for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

South Korea caught in nuclear crossfire, generational divide, expert says

March 13, 2018

While many eyes are glued on a potential clash between North Korea and the U.S. as well as the prospect of a summit between the two nuclear powers, the plight of South Korea—caught between its neighbor a...

Buzz (left) and Biff Ruttenberg said their donation is in support of an insitution their parents created and will allow MoCP to obtain more established artists. 

MoCP receives $1M gift from Ruttenberg Foundation

March 11, 2018

The Museum of Contemporary Photography received a $1 million donation from the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Foundation Feb. 1, the largest donation the museum has ever seen. The Foundation, 1101 W. Monroe St., is an organization that provides grants to qualifying organization...

Theater cuts red tape, launches ‘free theater movement’

Theater cuts red tape, launches ‘free theater movement’

By Miranda Manier

January 28, 2018

Theatrical director Max Truax was grateful for The Art Institute of Chicago’s donation-based pay-what-you-can entry fee when he moved to the city in 2007. Now the art director at Red Tape Theatre in Ravens...

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

November 6, 2017

As a curious child, Michael Kinsch was fascinated with hopping over fences to see what was on the other side. He often hung out at Chicago’s Damen Silos, an abandoned site encompassing multiple 15-st...

Artist Sylvia Fein’s magical realist work, like “Tea Party,” is featured in “Bats, Babes & Broccoli,” an exhibit that opened Sept. 23 at the Mongerson Gallery.

New exhibit’s magic realism brings fantasy into reality

September 26, 2016

“Bats, Babes & Broccoli,” an art exhibit featuring the work of five postwar, Midwestern artists, provides Chicagoans a rare glimpse of magic realism, which combines realistic and surrealistic elements...

Hunt for ‘Becky with the good hair’ must end

By Copy Chief

May 2, 2016

Beyoncé’s latest creative work, Lemonade, a visual album released April 23 on HBO and streaming service Tidal, is all anyone seems to be able to talk about. This comes as no surprise, as Beyoncé is arguably one of the most famous pop stars on the scene and the album is her most ambitious project to date, showing a more emotionally vulnerable side of the artist that has not been explored through her art in recent years.On the al...

Sir the Baptist to ‘Raise Hell’ as Manifest headliner

Students danced to Sir the Baptist’s “Raise Hell” music video as he was announced as Manifest  2016’s headliner on April 8 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

By Campus Reporter

April 11, 2016

Local gospel rapper Sir the Baptist said he is ready to make students dance to his upbeat music as Manifest’s headliner set on May 13 at Columbia’s annual urban arts showcase.His appearance was ann...

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