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Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

October 23, 2017

Chicago concertgoers and theater patrons may be paying less for their tickets under a proposed tax reform in the city’s 2018 budget—unless they are seeing “Hamilton,” that is.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...

What happens now? Chicago reacts to Las Vegas shooting

Reports show Las Vegas shooter Steven Paddock had two rooms booked at the Blackstone during Lollapalooza’s 2017 festival weekend

By Jackie Murray

October 16, 2017

To senior art and art history major Sophie Peterson, what she witnessed in Las Vegas was like something out of a movie she wished she never had to experience. Shots from a 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room...

Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., brings together performances in coordination with other local theatre companies.

Month of Theater offers ‘backstage pass’ to Belmont Theater District

October 10, 2017

Chicago’s theater scene is more or less the envy of the country, said Jeremy Wechsler, artistic director of Theater Wit in Lakeview, and the city needs to showcase its talent.Throughout October, the ...

Millennium Park was named the top tourist attraction in the Midwest for its free, culturally significant work open to locals and visitors, said Millennium Park Foundation Executive Director Scott Stewart.

Millennium Park named top Midwest attraction

April 17, 2017

Millennium Park is now the top tourist attraction in the Midwest and among the Top 10 most-visited sites in the country, putting the park in the company of the New York City’s Central Park and Washing...

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

By Jackie Murray

March 27, 2017

The brackets, the bets, the heartbreak and the Cinderella stories—so many dramatic elements make up the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March Madness tournament, a battle of the best Divi...

Tiny Boots, announced by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, will give free child care to Illinois veterans attending counseling, medical appointments or job interviews through a partnership with the YWCA.

State program to provide vets with child care

February 27, 2017

Since returning from serving six years  in the U.S. Army, Englewood resident Colzetta Jackson has had trouble finding and keeping a civilian job in the city—a problem she said many Chicago veterans f...

Marvel’s most recent effort, “Doctor Strange,” released Nov. 4, plays it safe in all categories but the visual effects.

Nothing ‘strange’ about ‘Doctor Strange’

November 14, 2016

“Doctor Strange,” Marvel’s latest attempt to bring another obscure superhero into the mainstream has no surprises: a charismatic hero must stop an ultimate baddie who is trying to summon an even more ...

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...

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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...

Alison Ruttan used ceramic structures and photography to explore warfare’s destruction and effects on human behavior in her new exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

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...

New plan, cultural overhaul

By Alex Stedman

October 29, 2012

The first new Chicago Cultural Plan since 1986 was released Oct. 16 after six months of public outreach, four months of collaboration and more than 50 meetings.The plan, published by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events as a 48-page document, seeks artistic and cultural growth of the city’s communities, as reported by The Chronicle Feb. 20. It is divided into four categories: Planning Culturally, Policies, Pla...

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