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Review: Vic Spencer and SonnyJim take listeners back to basics in ‘Spencer for Higher 3’

September 15, 2020

For years Vic Spencer has been a mainstay in Chicago’s hip-hop scene due to his colorful lyricism, diverse array of instrumentals and aggressive attitude toward musical output. Despite not having the ...

The new Chicago Blues Experience museum, to be built at 25 E. Washington St. by 2019, will pay tribute to the city’s contribution to blues history.

New museum to bring blues history, live music to Loop

April 3, 2017

Chicagoans will soon be able to experience live music at any time of day at the 50,000-square-foot Chicago Blues Experience museum, set to be completed in the Loop by 2019.Originally planned to be locat...

Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly inspires new and returning students with his signature “Hell Yeah” speech on Jan. 29 at the college’s annual Block Party.

College welcomes back student body

February 2, 2015

To welcome new and returning students to campus for the Spring 2015 semester, the college hosted its annual Block Party, where students learned about Columbia’s student organizations, networked with f...

Police lack comprehensive training, use excessive force

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Having been raised by a police officer, I heard of numerous encounters my father faced as a sergeant in the Anaheim Police Department in Orange County, California. I grew up fearing and despising the men and women I saw behind bars while idolizing every police officer I came across.I was taught that officers are often put in situations where they have to defend themselves or the public with little time to think and react. However,...

Plant virus in humans makes brain function wilt

Plant virus in humans makes brain function wilt

November 10, 2014

Microorganisms the human body comes into contact with play a role in determining the health of the immune system and whether or not people become sick. However, these organisms invisible to the naked ey...

Perv's House Lounge was one of the many blues clubs on Chicago's South Side where photographer Michael L. Abramson would take photos of black night life in Chicago.

‘Blues in Black and White’ shares colorful history

November 10, 2014

Michael L. Abramson’s photo series “Pulse of the Night,” which captures the feel and the look of the Chicago blues scene of the 1970s, was the topic of a Nov. 4 roundtable talk called “Blues in B...

Schmelling shows Chicago music scene from different perspective

October 13, 2014

While amateur photographers are busy taking pictures of their lunches, there are still artists such as Chicagoan Michael Schmelling documenting cultural events. His show “Michael Schmelling: Your Blue...

BIG MOUTH hosted by The Renegades | The Columbia Chronicle

September 17, 2014

The first Big Mouth open mic night of the semester was held Sept. 4 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. The Renegades hosted the event in collaboration with the Student Programming Board, bringing together n...

Mardi Gras lives in Chicago

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

March 3, 2014

New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations usually involve bright purple and yellow masks, beads, boobs and traditional New Orleans jazz, but in Chicago, it is the blues community that brings the spirit of Mardi Gras.Mardi Gras, which falls on March 4 this year, celebrates Fat Tuesday, the day before the first day of Lent, a Catholic fasting period during which followers give up something they enjoy for 40 days as a sacrifice to ...

Formed in 2013, The Wild Familywas nominated for Deli Magazine’s Best Chicago Emerging Artist. Members (left to right) Kevin Koreman, Zack Schweitzer, Jake Schweitzer and Graham Young bring their own personal brand of contemporary indie folk to Columbia. 

Where the Wild Families are

February 3, 2014

A Family is a group of individuals who are affiliated by birth, marriage or a nurtured kinship. However dysfunctional, supportive, or awkward they may be—we all have a group of whack-jobs to call our own.W...

Bank of America accused of racial discrimination

By Kaley Fowler

October 29, 2012

Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis joined seven other cities Oct. 23 in filing a complaint against Bank of America, claiming the company is guilty of racial discrimination in how it maintains its foreclosed properties.The National Fair Housing Alliance, an organization dedicated to ending housing discrimination, launched an investigation into several lenders in 2010 that examined 505 Midwest properties owned by Bank of America. Acco...

Record Row remembered

By Amanda Murphy

February 20, 2012

On any day in the early 1950s, South Michigan Avenue between Roosevelt and Cermak roads radiated with the music of the Mississippi Delta. Top recording artists crowded the restaurants and walked the Cadillac-lined streets, bringing music like gospel, jazz, soul and blues to the ears of anyone who wanted to listen. This was Record Row.It was a time when African-American musicians were finally able to be heard by a wide audience. Men...

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