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The original building, 201 S. Ashland Ave., was established in 1885 but will be turned into an event space in 2020.

Epiphany Center for the Arts to open as ‘community hub’ in West Loop

December 18, 2019

Beams of light shone through stained glass windows of the former Church of the Epiphany as Kimberly Rachal, who studied journalism at Columbia, showcased the space made of towering dark blue organs pip...

“Pretty Woman: The Musical,” based on the 1990 film of the same name, will make its debut March 13 at The Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., for a limited five-week run before heading to Broadway.

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ debuts in Chicago

March 5, 2018

In a modern update of the classic Cinderella fairytale, “Pretty Woman” tells the story of Vivian Ward, a Sunset Boulevard prostitute who unexpectedly finds love in Edward Lewis, one of her clients, and ...

Protests break out in Puerto Rico as frustration grows

Drake donates nearly $1M in newest music video

February 26, 2018

Drake’s Feb. 16 music video release for his single, “God’s Plan,” is bringing the rapper great success. The song is currently in its fourth week on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart and has accumulated ...

Hump! Film Festival rides raw into Chicago’s Music Box

Hump! Film Festival features 21 curated sex flicks made by amateurs, coming to Chicago Feb. 16–17 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave.

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 10, 2018

Sex lovers can stand proud, for over that oddly asymmetrical horizon rides the 13th annual Hump! Film Festival.The festival will take place Feb. 16–17 at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. South...

MassVR opens virtual reality experience a gamer could love

MassVR’s proprietary technology will allow players to move untethered in the virtual battlegrounds of “VR Champions,” a competitive first-person shooter.

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 5, 2018

Video game enthusiasts rejoice: The new wave of interactive gaming is here, pulling players and their virtual reality headsets from cramped living rooms into a fully interactive arena.This one-of-a-kind un...

The Femme FATales, a body-positive burlesque troupe, will be bringing its show to Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Feb 10.

Femme FATales transform burlesque in big way

February 4, 2018

Expect transformative glitz and glam when Femme FATales, an intersectional, body positive burlesque troupe, comes to Chicago Feb. 10. The troupe, made up of plus-sized performers, will bring its show to...

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

September 11, 2017

The University of Chicago Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to offer a new cancer treatment that is giving late-stage leukemia and lymphoma patients another chance for remission. A pediatric acu...

Pilsen artist is ‘Here’ with new exhibit

Candida Alvarez poses in front of her painting

By Kendrah Villiesse

May 8, 2017

Vibrant colors and textures illustrate the life story of Pilsen-based artist Candida Alvarez in a new exhibit at the   Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.Scheduled through August 6,  “Cand...

America's 'Wild Card': The next four years with Trump

America’s ‘Wild Card’: The next four years with Trump

November 16, 2016

History was made Nov. 9 when, with 290 electoral votes, a president with no political or military service experience was elected to office. Without the political acumen that presidents usually enter into th...

The winning pieces from the two banner and mural competitions will join pre–existing murals as part of the Wabash Arts Corridor display at Manifest on May 13.

Student competitions to enhance Manifest campus rejuvenation

February 18, 2016

The Wabash Arts Corridor is scheduled to host two competitions for current students to display their work, along with new projects to rejuvenate the campus, to be displayed at Manifest on May 13.“Colu...

Dean finalist proposes more collaboration between college’s media fields

By Campus Reporter

February 15, 2016

Eric Freedman, a finalist for the position of dean of the School of Media Arts, spoke to the college community Feb. 10 about his intentions to make connections and inspire collaboration in his potential position.According to a Feb. 12 emailed statement from Cara Birch,  the college’s spokeswoman, there were eight semi-finalists and two finalists for the position; only Freedman was invited to provide a public forum.Freedman...

Professor Carl T. Bogus of Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, argued against the Supreme Court's ruling of the second amendment, which gives Americans the right to protect themselves by owning a handgun.

Right to bear arms falls short in Chicago debate

November 23, 2015

The National Constitution Center held a debate Nov. 19 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., on whether the Supreme Court was correct in its ruling in the 2008 case of District of Colum...

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