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Faith groups oppose Obamacare mandate

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

October 29, 2012

Hundreds of protestors gathered in the Loop Oct. 20 to voice opposition to the Affordable Care Act’s Health and Human Services Mandate, which requires all employer health care plans, including some religious organizations, to provide female employees with free birth control, sterilization and emergency contraceptives.Approximately 100 rallies were organized nationwide by the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Coalition. The ralli...

Faith community calls for gun registration

By Mark Minton

September 17, 2012

Approximately 40 Chicago clergymen gathered at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St., on Sept. 7 to compile signatures on a petition to increase gun control.The petition, part of a project called Pass the Bill, is being enacted by the Chicago Clergy Coalition, an interfaith group of religious leaders. The CCC aims to draw attention to Chicago’s increasing gun violence and pass the Certificate of Handguns Registration Act whe...

Chicago Dance Crash gives audience “Immediate Gratification”

By Sophia Coleman

September 26, 2011

Dancing on tables, shooting off Nerf guns, stomping on bubble-wrap and playing with Post-it notes are just some of the scenarios in Chicago Dance Crash’s new production, “Immediate Gratification.”The show, produced by guest director for CDC Paul Christiano, 35, is geared toward the general American audience—a crowd ridden with short attention spans and hard-to-please tastes. It opened on Sept. 23 for a two-weekend ru...

Chicago Dance Crash channels Buster Keaton in latest contemporary performance

By Brianna Wellen

April 25, 2011

Appearing in monotone hues, dancers in Chicago Dance Crash’s latest performance seamlessly transitioned from 1920s moves into hip-hop numbers. The dancers, who were spray-painted gray and dressed in black and white, visually emulated characters of the silent film era while executing modern day movements. The juxtaposition contrasted the conflicting ideas of the past and present through dance.“The Trials of Busta Keaton...

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