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Lollapalooza 2019: what you missed

Lollapalooza 2019: what you missed

August 6, 2019

After four days of headline performances, local food vendors and festival fashion trends, Chicago’s Grant Park wrapped up another year of Lollapalooza, and it was one for the books. Here are the...

Hugh Lee is a ‘Class Act’

Hugh Lee is a ‘Class Act’

April 29, 2018

From his life to his laurels, Hugh Lee always keeps it honest. The 22-year-old Chicago rapper keeps it cool, using his witty bars and skilled flow to voice a fresh message. Lee will perform May 2 at Elbo ...

Fake Shore Drive creator takes a cruise down memory lane

Fake Shore Drive creator takes a cruise down memory lane

November 13, 2017

In 2007, Andrew Barber, then 26, turned his passion for music into Fake Shore Drive, a blog focused on all things Chicago hip-hop. Four years later, he left his lucrative advertising job to pursue bloggi...

Illinois groups stand with transgender youth

Illinois groups stand with transgender youth

By Jackie Murray

March 6, 2017

When the Trump administration rolled back guidelines introduced by the Obama administration regarding the protection of transgender youth Feb. 22, LGBT advocacy and civil rights groups in Chicago and across the s...

Former Columbia student designs overalls for Chance the Rapper

Former Columbia student designs overalls for Chance the Rapper

February 27, 2017

For independent designer Sheila Rashid, what started out as painting designs on t-shirts to sell to her high school classmates, flourished and led into her own brand, which now makes overalls for Chi...

Chance the Rapper spurs millennial voters

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 14, 2016

Amid cheers of “F--k Donald Trump” and singalongs to the hit song “No Problem,” Chance the Rapper led thousands of young voters to the Loop’s early voting super site at 15 W. Washington St. in his Parade to the Polls event Nov. 7. Chance the Rapper, a Chicago native, hosted a free concert event featuring DJ Odd Couple, rock band Twin Peaks, rapper Malcolm London and more at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park. Tho...

Fashion students, faculty further discuss curricular changes

Fashion students, faculty further discuss curricular changes

October 3, 2016

Following weeks of tense meetings and discussions, fashion studies students and full-and part-time faculty unofficially met Sept. 30 to discuss changes in curriculum, with plans to prevent these changes...

REVIEW: Magnificent Coloring Day gives new hues to South Side

REVIEW: Magnificent Coloring Day gives new hues to South Side

By ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR

September 26, 2016

The talk of the weekend was Chance the Rapper's Magnificent Coloring Day, which brought "Blessings" to the South Side. Although Jamila Woods—the singer featured on the hit song—was sadly absent, th...

Community unites to ‘Save The Chicago Reader’

Community unites to ‘Save The Chicago Reader’

May 2, 2016

The Chicago Reader, known as the city’s oldest alternative weekly publication, issued a public cry for help April 21—not for a civic cause but for its own survival.The publication shocked social m...

Biggest Mouth erupts with heart and soul

Biggest Mouth erupts with heart and soul

April 25, 2016

The soulful hip-hop duo ConSoul took first place and unleashed its feel-good energy, performing for the 421-person crowd at the 12th annual Biggest Mouth battle of the bands competition at the Metro, 373...

Imagery of Chance the Rapper and Common boosts Chatham

Imagery of Chance the Rapper and Common boosts Chatham

April 11, 2016

Chance the Rapper and Common are returning to their native neighborhood but in a different way: through art.The new murals at the northeast corner of 79th and Evans streets in Chatham display the two ico...

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