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A new mural on the side of Pilsen’s Vintage & Thrift Store, 1430 W. 18th St., honors the late journalist James Foley. Friends of Foley came up with the idea as a tribute to him.

New Pilsen mural honors James Foley

November 3, 2014

Friends and family of murdered American journalist James Foley are commemorating his life with a mural on the side of Pilsen’s Vintage & Thrift Store, 1430 W. 18th St.Foley, a freelance war corr...

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Medical cannabis dispensaries to open in Chicago

November 3, 2014

Patients may soon be getting medical cannabis prescriptions filled in Wicker Park, Mayfair and Pullman if three Illinois Grown Medicine dispensaries are permitted to open in those neighborhoods. Illinois G...

California-based pop-punk band New Found Glory has made its mark on its fans, over a 17-year career, culminating in the Oct. 7 release of its eighth studio album Resurrection.

‘My Friends Over You’ singer defines pop-punk genre

November 3, 2014

New Found Glory, a pop-punk band from Coral Springs, Florida, has made its mark on the genre. After the release of its hit song “My Friends Over You” in 2002 and parting with longtime guitarist St...

Adam Roth, Sebastian Fritze and Bill Delia of Grizfolk rocked the Aragon Entertainment Center on Oct. 21.

Bastille, Grizfolk stun Aragon audience

October 27, 2014

Pop band Bastille and rock newcomer Grizfolk stole the hearts of thousands of fans at their electrifying sold-out show on Oct. 21 at the Aragon Entertainment Center, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave.Grizfolk, an up-...

Parlor Pizza Bar all identity, little substance

Parlor Pizza Bar all identity, little substance

October 27, 2014

Whether it is Gino’s East or Pizzeria Uno, Chicago is a city known for its pizza. The city’s signature deep-dish style put Chicago on the map as a top destination for the cheesy delicacy. But not every ...

DIY punk rock photographer merges music, pictures

Local photographer Ryan Lowry enjoys taking pictures of anything that inspires him, which shows in his first-ever photography book, “Two Years,” released Oct. 17. Lowry’s art combines his love for music and photography.

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

October 27, 2014

Ryan Lowry, a Chicago-based photographer and musician, released his first photography book, “Two Years,” on Oct. 17.Although he originally delved into photography using only film cameras to shoot, ...

Chicago-based artist Matthew Hoffman strives to spark creativity and happiness worldwide with his “you are beautiful” mural collection that can be seen around the city.

‘You are beautiful’ creator seeks to inspire people worldwide

October 20, 2014

Matthew Hoffman, a Chicago-based artist who displays his poetic public art pieces throughout the city, wants to tell the world “You are beautiful.”Hoffman is best known for his series of murals tha...

In the Valley Below embraces the dark

By Managing Editor

October 20, 2014

Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob met in Los Angeles while pursuing separate careers in the music industry. After the two self-taught musicians traveled from their homes in Muskegon, Michigan, and Memphis, Tennessee, the pair crossed paths through mutual friends in California’s music scene and in 2011 formed what is now the band In the Valley Below.Gail and Jacob wrote and produced their debut album The Belt, released Aug. ...

Actress Lena Dunham is one of many creative industry professionals who was chosen speak at the Chicago Humanities Festival.

Chicago Humanities Festival celebrates 25th anniversary

October 20, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival is set to take place Oct. 25–Nov. 9 at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and in multiple downtown locations.Corrina Lesser, associate director of Progr...

Filmmaker captures magical Chicago moments with iPhone

Filmmaker captures magical Chicago moments with iPhone

October 20, 2014

As Matthew Broderick’s famous line in the 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” goes, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”Local Chi...

Lea DeLaria to host Women in Music event next month

Lea DeLaria of “Orange Is The New Black” will host Women in Music, honoring female composers and writers on Nov. 16.

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

October 13, 2014

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, Inc. has announced the first–ever Women in Music concert, which will take place Nov. 16 at the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave. The Lakeside Pride Music Ens...

Downloading, subscription services changing music distribution

Downloading, subscription services changing music distribution

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

October 13, 2014

Since the commercial introduction of the compact disc in November 1982, music distribution has gone through multiple transformations and is now changing and becoming more popular than ever with online music...

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