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Expect pineapples and queer discussion as August Hotel finds its musical voice

Expect pineapples and queer discussion as August Hotel finds its musical voice

July 16, 2019

After nearly eight years of playing together, the indie-pop group August Hotel is still trying to find its niche. “It is all learning; each show [we] learn from,” drummer Dean Sinclair said. ...

‘Smorgasbord-esque’ band prepares for crowd-surfing show to celebrate new EP

‘Smorgasbord-esque’ band prepares for crowd-surfing show to celebrate new EP

July 3, 2019

After winning a local Battle of the Bands competition in Elgin in 2017, Mt. Pocono released its first EP. The band was completely taken by surprise at how quickly it was picked up by audiences. ...

Punk trio Potty Mouth finds identity through latest album

Punk trio Potty Mouth finds identity through latest album

June 30, 2019

Pop-punk trio Potty Mouth said it has been a disadvantage to identify as an all-female band, a label which forces them to work harder to make a name for themselves. “Women are inherently disadvantaged i...

REVIEW: ‘Volta’ backflips into Chicago, sticks the landing

REVIEW: ‘Volta’ backflips into Chicago, sticks the landing

June 26, 2019

When Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta” begins, you may think you’re still watching the pre-show. The statuesque Mr. Wow, clad in bright metallic clothes and a golden wig, struts around stage while i...

From Abe Lincoln art theft to inclusivity: Cole’s Bar turns 10

From Abe Lincoln art theft to inclusivity: Cole’s Bar turns 10

June 4, 2019

  Outside of Cole’s Bar, denim jacket-clad 20-something’s lean against a brick wall passing around lighters for their cigarettes. The bouncer, a woman with an afro and a fashionable fl...

Comedian KevOnStage makes history with Chicago show

Comedian KevOnStage makes history with Chicago show

May 21, 2019

Texas-native and comedian Kevin Fredericks, also known as KevOnStage, made history by selling out a record-breaking 10,000 seats at an upcoming Chicago show during his U.S. Real Comedians of Social...

Q&A: ‘Rent’ actors live ‘La Vie Bohème’

Q&A: ‘Rent’ actors live ‘La Vie Bohème’

May 18, 2019

Javon King was originally auditioning for "Kinky Boots" when the casting directors ended up sending King to audition for the rock musical "Rent" instead. After a week of callbacks and auditions, King wa...

Women’s workspace to spread its ‘wings’

Women’s workspace to spread its ‘wings’

February 15, 2019

The Wing, a women-focused workspace, is set to open a Chicago location, its first in the Midwest, this year.The Wing has been active since October 2016 and has approximately 6,000 members in five location...

Q&A: ‘FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’ pokes fun, brings sitcom to life

Q&A: ‘FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’ pokes fun, brings sitcom to life

By Eden Bunna

February 13, 2019

The bustle of New York’s favorite coffee shop, Central Perk, is coming to Chicago Feb. 12 – March 3 as “FRIENDS! The Musical Parody.”The show will run at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse, Water Tower Pl...

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

By Alexandra Yetter

February 2, 2019

With over 30,000 followers on Instagram, yoga instructor and intuitive healer Kate Van Horn is part of a growing social media trend of spirituality intersecting with health and wellness.What some may ...

Field Museum crafts new exhibit

Field Museum crafts new exhibit

December 13, 2018

Raw barley, wheat and oats are malted, ground and mixed with hot water. The water is boiled, and flavoring is added. This is when everything starts spinning, becoming a whirlpool, before being cooled to r...

Artis Olds steps into Chicago theater scene

Artis Olds steps into Chicago theater scene

December 10, 2018

Chicago native Artis Olds started stepping in front of an audience in fifth grade. His passion grew from there, especially after he joined a fraternity at Central State University involved with steppi...

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