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The Chronicle sits down for an exclusive interview with the 2016 commencement speakers

May 20, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle sat down with three of the five 2016 commencement speakers May 13 in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building to discuss their thoughts about life as an artist and what college students should ex...

American Authors started as The Blue Pages in 2007 when their members were attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. 

American Authors talks ‘the next level’

May 2, 2016

Two years after American Authors’ debut album reached gold status, the indie rock band is set to release its sophomore album, What We Live For, on July 1.Best known for the single “Best Day of My ...

Chicago Ballet Arts, a small dance school located in West Ridge, will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a benefit concert on June 18 including both students and alumni who have gone on to be professional dancers.

Chicago Ballet Arts shows kindness with anniversary

April 25, 2016

Unlike classical ballet teachers who are noted for a stern demeanor as portrayed in movies like “Fame” and “Center Stage,” instruction at Chicago Ballet Arts in West Ridge defies those grim, unyielding ...

LIGO team makes local waves

Courtesy Northwestern University

By Associate Editor

February 29, 2016

Scientists from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the Adler Planetarium have been credited with helping to prove a key piece of Albert Einstein’s century-old general relativity t...

The Loyola University Museum of Art is the 11th stop of the sex trafficking exhibit, sponsored by Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, a nonprofit organization in New York that helps sex trafficking victims.

Exhibit aims to empower sex trafficking survivors

February 1, 2016

A traveling exhibit sharing the stories of female sex trafficking survivors is scheduled to run at the Loyola University Museum of Art from Feb. 6 through March 19. It will highlight victims who have po...

Chicago Feminist DIY

She’s in the band: Local DIY scene fosters feminist community

January 25, 2016

Against a backdrop of multicolored string lights adorning the brick wall behind her, a petite woman with poufy hair dressed in white brandished her microphone like a baton, pointing it toward the crow...

Funkadesi will celebrate its 19th anniversary with an 18‑and‑over show Dec. 12 at the Mayne Stage in Rogers Park with other performers, including DJ WARP.

Chicago’s Indian groove Funkadesi turns 19

December 7, 2015

Chicago’s lively music scene is home to the band Funkadesi, known for its Indian-funk vibes, upbeat dance tunes, diverse instruments and title as six-time winner of The Chicago Music Awards. The 10-memb...

Professor Carl T. Bogus of Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, argued against the Supreme Court's ruling of the second amendment, which gives Americans the right to protect themselves by owning a handgun.

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...

Robyn Wilson, a freshman dance major and one of two winners of Big Foot, said she started tap dancing when she was about 3 years old.

Students bring Big Foot back to the stage

November 9, 2015

Robyn Wilson and Joy Calhoun tied as winners of Big Foot, Columbia’s dance talent showcase held for the first time in two years on Nov. 5. at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave.The showcase’s dance styles...

“All of us are pretty big nerds who have a huge love for various characters and franchises,” said Dawn Xiana Moon, Raks Geek founder.

Sci-fi favorites to belly dance at MCL Chicago

November 2, 2015

“Star Wars” and “Star Trek” fans do not typically agree on much, but a Wookiee dancing to a song performed by a Klingon band might just be enough to finally bring them together.Chicago resident...

The title character Sylvia is one in a group of amazon huntresses led by goddess Diana. 

Risque Ballet: ‘Sylvia’ at the Joffrey Ballet

October 12, 2015

Following its show “Millennials,” Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet, located at 10 E. Randolph St., is preparing for the North American premiere of John Neumeier’s “Sylvia.” The show, which runs O...

Aaron Nelson, a 2012 business & entrepreneurship alumnus, will star as Simba in “The Lion King,” which is set to run Dec. 2–Jan. 17.

Alum stars as Simba

October 12, 2015

Aaron Nelson, a 2012 business & entrepreneurship alumnus, knew he wanted to sing in “The Lion King” after seeing the show at age 12, according to Nelson’s former voice teacher, Andrew Schultze....

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