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Brothers Jim (vocals) and William (Guitar) Reid formed The Jesus and Mary Chain in 1983 and composed all of the band’s six albums, starting with 1985’s Psychocandy. 

The Jesus and Mary Chain sound ‘Just Like Honey’ at Riviera Theatre

May 11, 2015

The United Kingdom is responsible for producing several famous sibling-based rock bands throughout the last few decades, including Dave and Ray Davies of The Kinks, Jonny and Colin Greenwood of Radiohe...

Lady Windermere's Fan

Wilde ‘fans’ Windy City

May 4, 2015

A revival of legendary Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde’s 1892 play, “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” is being performed at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., by Chicago’s Dead Writers Theatre Coll...

College honors 5 alumni with honorary degrees

Chester Gregory is one of the five alumni to receive an honorary degree from the college at the 2015 Commencement ceremonies. 

By Campus Reporter

April 27, 2015

After graduating seniors cross the stage at the 2015 Commencement ceremonies, they will have something in common with the recently announced honorary degree recipients: they are all alumni. This year’...

Exhibit puts juvenile prisoners on display

April 27, 2015

“Try Youth As Youth,” an exhibit that aims to spark social change, highlights the lives and trials of American youth in juvenile detention centers across the U.S.“Try Youth As Youth” is a project sp...

Cultural Center belts out gospel

A song book featuring Thomas A. Dorsey's popular song Take My Hand, Precious Lord.

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 20, 2015

Chicago’s music history spans many decades and multiple genres. “Chicago’s Gospel Truths,” an exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., opened April 15 and focuses on the les...

Andrew Bailes posed for a photo with Liz Anderson after his April 5 performance of “The One-Woman No-Show.”

‘One-Woman’ show not a solo act

April 20, 2015

Local comedian and writer Liz Anderson is currently staging her one-woman show, “The One-Woman No-Show,” and the only catch is that she is not in the show.“The One-Woman No-Show” is an eight-p...

‘Furious 7’ a proper sendoff to late star

April 20, 2015

It is hard to believe the “Fast and Furious” franchise has survived 14 years. Since 2001, moviegoers have been treated to fast cars and furious action, usually with mixed results, yet the series has l...

The Great Gatsby 90th Anniversary

The Great Gatsby 90th Anniversary: 90 years ago on April 10, 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald published his literary opus, “The Great Gatsby.”

April 13, 2015

Six months before his death at the age of 44 in 1940, F. Scott Fitzgerald, famed author of The Lost Generation—a group of  expatriate writers who came of age around the time of World War I—wrote a l...

Exhibit brings University of Chicago out of closet

Closeted/Out in the Quadrandles

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 6, 2015

The LGBTQ community of the University of Chicago—alumni, faculty and staff—collectively came out of the metaphorical closet to share the school’s long association with the struggle, activism and...

‘The Chicago 77’ puts Chicago neighborhoods on the page

Chicago 77

By Sadie Miller

April 6, 2015

Four local artists spent the last year collaborating on one poem, “The Chicago 77,” which was commissioned by the Poetry Foundation to capture the personality of each of the city’s 77 neighborhoo...

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

‘Free At First’ celebrates 50 years of AACM’s musical freedom

March 30, 2015

Creativity and music have long been associated with Chicago, a city that has produced musicians and organizations such as the half-century-old Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, which...

Kids today and all that jazz

Kids today and all that jazz

March 16, 2015

Born in the dark, smoky clubs along 52nd Street in New York City, 18th and Vine streets in Kansas City and the streets of Chicago and New Orleans—jazz is lauded by fans and critics as America’s gr...

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