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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...

Hamilton welcomes high schoolers to ‘room where it happens’

March 16, 2019

High school students from around Chicago were brought into “the room where it happens,” March 13 thanks to the third year of the Hamilton Education Program. Nearly 2,000 students and teachers gathered...

“Tootsie,” a new comedy musical based on the 1982 film of the same name, premieres in Chicago Sept. 11 and plays for five weeks at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.

‘Tootsie’ musical to debut in Chicago

August 28, 2018

“Tootsie,” a new comedy musical based on the 1982 film of the same name, premieres in Chicago Sept. 11 and plays for five weeks at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.“Tootsie” tells the story of Mic...

Carolina Posse and Sue Mroz, associate professors in the cinema and television arts department, have submitted thier movie

Faculty members showcase short film at festivals

October 2, 2017

Two professors from the Cinema and Television Arts Department are spending the fall showcasing a short film they created called “The Scary Ham” at festivals nationwide. Sue Mroz, associate professor of instruction in the Cinema and Television Arts Department, wrote and direct...

Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler, co-stars of

REVIEW: ‘Naked Magicians’ shower Chicago with horny magic

March 15, 2017

Winter Storm Stella hit Chicago March 14, but that was not the only impressive sight for wide eyes and social media posts. Full-on nudity, professional trickery and the gracious hot bods of Mike Tyler and ...

Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler, co-stars of

Sexy magic, naked bodies, Aussie accent: ‘Naked Magicians’ strip for ChicAHgo

March 13, 2017

Christopher Wayne was eating fish tacos at a restaurant in Worcester, Massachusetts when a group of older women stopped to give him and Mike Tyler a slice of their birthday cake. The duo from Brisbane,...

Approximately seven students shared their concerns with college administrators and faculty about the recently proposed department merges during a Feb. 21 student forum.

Students voice concerns at sparse proposal forum

February 27, 2017

During a student forum for feedback on proposed departmental mergers, senior cinema art and science major Lorenzo Leyva questioned whether it would be beneficial to combine the Cinema Art and Science and Television departments. “I acknowledge that TV is evolving into a more cinema...

Chicago artist and 2004 fine arts alumnus Nate Otto has artwork displayed all the city, but his most notable work is with the Chicago internet company Basecamp. He designed a character for the company’s app and website and also painted a mural in their West Loop headquarters. 

Chicago artist unveils new work at upcoming show

November 21, 2016

After a shocking presidential election Nov. 8, Nate Otto said he wondered if he should carry the responsibility of responding to the country’s new political status through his artwork.A Chicago-based...

Body positive workshop wants women to feel like ‘bombshells’

Sydney Lyons, director of Bombshell Movement Studio, will be the instructor for a plus-size only pole dancing workshop intended as a safe space for plus size women to feel comfortable with themselves. 

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 3, 2016

A local pole dancing studio will include plus-size women in its mission of body positivity with the studio’s upcoming plus-size only workshop.Sydney Lyons, director of Bombshell Movement Studio in Beve...

James Murray Jackson Jr. co-authored “Unspeakable” and portrays Richard Pryor in the show.

‘Unspeakable’ show brings complex life of Richard Pryor to light

October 12, 2015

“Unspeakable,” an inside look at the life of comedian and social critic Richard Pryor, premiered in Chicago Oct. 6 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. According to James Murray Jackson Jr...

Jefferson Mays portrayed Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith in the Broadway production of “Gentleman’s Guide.”

Tony Award Best Musical brings comedic thrill to Chicago

September 28, 2015

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Costume Design, is hitting Chicago as its second stop, starting Sept. 29 on the show’s first...

Yasakawa Robotic21 System used suction cups on its arms to deal cards and play blackjack against museum guests.

Robots take over Museum of Science and Industry

September 14, 2015

after visiting the museum’s Robot Revolution exhibit, guests could easily confuse Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry for the set of a new post-apocalyptic movie in which the world is run by art...

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