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Gun Violence Memorial  Project debuts in Chicago

Gun Violence Memorial Project debuts in Chicago

October 6, 2019

Blair DeLane Holt was a 16-year- old student at Percy L. Julian High School riding a CTA bus home on May 10, 2007, when a gunman fired shots into the bus, fatally striking the teen in the abdomen and wo...

Cultural Center performance uses art, colors to convey emotions

Cultural Center performance uses art, colors to convey emotions

October 31, 2016

A music alumnus wrote a chord progression inside a Columbia practice room in 2012. Now, the same progression is being used in his original compositions for a production coming to the Chicago Cultural Center Nov. 4–5 entitled “Colors: A Soulful Experience.” “Colors” co...

The bittersweet ending of my college career

By Multimedia Reporter

May 9, 2016

If someone told me a few years ago that I would be preparing to graduate from Columbia now, I would not have believed them. I did not even know I would attend Columbia until I discovered my interest in journalism during my senior year of high school. Still, walking through Columbia’s doors was surreal to me, especially since I grew up on the South Side of Chicago and lived there my entire life. Downtown Chicago’s peac...

Right to bear arms falls short in Chicago debate

Right to bear arms falls short in Chicago debate

November 23, 2015

The National Constitution Center held a debate Nov. 19 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., on whether the Supreme Court was correct in its ruling in the 2008 case of District of Colum...

Office of the Public Guardian honors colleagues lost in fire

Office of the Public Guardian honors colleagues lost in fire

October 26, 2015

Employees of the Cook County Public Guardian’s office made blankets and activity packets for the children at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital on Oct. 21  to honor co-workers who ...

Cultural Center belts out gospel

Cultural Center belts out gospel

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...

Columbia alums shine in Goodman Theatre play

Columbia alums shine in Goodman Theatre play

March 30, 2015

Two Columbia alumni have returned to Chicago after successful stints on Broadway to act in the Goodman Theatre’s production of the late August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running,” which opened March 7.A.C...

Exhibit explores effects of warfare and human behavior

Exhibit explores effects of warfare and human behavior

February 2, 2015

A new exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., highlights the effects of war engendered destruction and human behavior.The exhibition, “When All You Have Is a Hammer, Everything Looks Lik...

Midnight Magic Brings Live Disco to Chicago

By Brandon Howard

September 30, 2014

Disco boasting live bass guitar, keyboard, drums and a fashionable lead singer is not just a nostalgic memory in Studio 54. The nine-member group Midnight Magic—performing with four members on the road—has been producing dance music with a disco backbone that ventures into house, soul, trance and psychedelic since 2008. Bass player Andrew Raposo and keyboardist Morgan Wiley have played and recorded with DFA Records’ L...

High on threads

High on threads

By Assistant Metro Editor

April 21, 2014

As I sat down in my first class of the spring semester, I noticed a pair of gray socks with yellow marijuana leaves printed all over them sprouting from a pair of gray Vans across the room. With an eye...

Interactive art

By Biana Smith

January 27, 2014

The Chicago Cultural Center has hosted many art exhibits in its time, but the historic institution will make itself the center  of  attention with its upcoming exhibition “aroundcenter”.From Feb. 1 to April 27, “aroundcenter” will explore the architectural and historical importance of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., through multiple artistic mediums such as painting, sculpture and videography, a...

Buttering up Obama

By Trevor Ballanger

November 5, 2012

Two instructors in the Art & Design Department are leaving the public with a taste of the extraordinary, or at least a craving for all things buttery.Industry of the Ordinary, an artistic venture founded in 2003 by artists Mathew Wilson and Adam Brooks, has a history of challenging common perceptions of familiar objects. Its latest performance art piece involved pushing a bust of President Barack Obama made entirely of ...

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