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EDITORIAL: Celebrating LGBTQ success enriches our community

EDITORIAL: Celebrating LGBTQ success enriches our community

February 15, 2019

Columbia will host its first Lavender Ceremony May 1, as reported on the Front Page. Lavender Ceremonies celebrate LGBTQ graduates and their academic achievements at the college. Ceremonies like this h...

Soundscape Studios, 2510 W. Chicago Ave., offers recording, mixing and mastering access to musicians and artists.

DIY recording’s impact on musicians, engineering process

February 5, 2018

Traditional recording studios, filled with high-priced analog equipment and veteran engineers, are becoming a dying breed because of widespread availability of personal recording equipment. In response to...

Chicagoans’ health problems vary by neighborhood

Chicagoans’ health problems vary by neighborhood

By Jackie Murray

April 3, 2017

Select Chicago neighborhoods are not receiving equal access to healthcare, resulting in neglect of residents’ health  needs, according to March 23 Sinai Community Health study.“Health equity is abo...

Slime meets surreal: artist creates scenery for snails

Artist Aleia Murawski said she has been working with miniatures her whole life.  She uses these tiny rooms to create spaces for the snails.

By Blair Paddock

February 13, 2017

Light pours into a tiny room, revealing a bed covered not with a pillow and sheets, but lettuce and cucumbers. Tucked inside is not a human, not a cat, but a snail.Chicago artist Aleia Murawski creates ...

Keyboard player Richard Reed, who lost his hearing after an adverse reaction to antibiotics, told the story of his struggle to relearn music with a cochlear implant, Feb. 1, at the Music Center Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan Ave. 

Musician shares about learning music after cochlear implant

February 6, 2017

Richard Reed once played the keyboard and organ in established rock and blues groups, including Junior Walker and Otis Rush, before a hearing impairment from an adverse reaction to antibiotics made his work as a musician impossible for nearly ten years. Then a cochlear implant change...

Rasul Freelain, senior Audio Arts & Acoustics major, received the student laureate title at a ceremony in Springfield from the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.  

Student receives state award for academic achievement

November 21, 2016

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois, a nonprofit group that recognizes individuals who have made exceptional accomplishments in the state, has inducted senior audio arts & acoustics major Rasul Freelain as a 2016 student laureate. Every year, the LAI gives the award to students...

Courses, like those offered at Chicago’s Vagabond School of the Arts, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., teach students safety measures and techniques to portray believable onstage violence, according to SAFD Representative Aaron Preusse.

Course teaches actors how to safely deliver punches

September 26, 2016

To Promote safety as well as suspense and action in stage combat, the Vagabond School of the Arts, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., will offer a weekly course on unarmed stage combat starting Oct. 1.According t...

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