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The hip-hop musical “The Last Stop on Market Street” will be performed at the Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave., April 24–May 27. 

Children can visit ‘Market Street’ for life lessons

April 14, 2018

In a single bus ride, children can learn both the importance of appreciating elders and never judging a book by its cover. The hip-hop musical “The Last Stop on Market Street” will be performed at the...

Protests break out in Puerto Rico as frustration grows

Drake donates nearly $1M in newest music video

February 26, 2018

Drake’s Feb. 16 music video release for his single, “God’s Plan,” is bringing the rapper great success. The song is currently in its fourth week on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart and has accumulated ...

Homeownership a remote dream for millennials

Homeownership a remote dream for millennials

February 12, 2018

The nation’s $1.4 trillion student loan debt significantly affects millennials financially, and a recent study highlights how home ownership has become an even more distant dream for the nation’s l...

City provides support for mental health crises

City provides support for mental health crises

September 11, 2017

Chicago is improving services for people with mental illnesses by strengthening crisis response and awareness training, according to an Aug. 30 press release from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. A mayoral pilot ini...

‘What’s The Deal With’ Pop Art?

February 1, 2016

Throughout the last 27 years, Bart Simpson has been many things. He was an Academy Award winner, boy-band sensation and even somehow managed to stay 10 years old the entire time.However, he was recently ab...

Greg Fenton, founder of Red Shelf, said that the company’s attitude toward content distribution is like Netflix for textbooks and educational material.

RedShelf platform promotes educational innovation

January 25, 2016

New print editions of textbooks are typically released every few years, but digital content distributor Red Shelf allows publishers to update their textbooks every semester based on the information students...

Global Release Day streamlines music access

By Ben Kowalski Copy Editor

March 9, 2015

A new, globally aligned release day has been set for the music industry, according to a Feb. 26 online announcement by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.     Currently, music is released on Tuesdays in the U.S. and on Mondays in the U.K. and France. However, the IFPI plans to implement Global Release Day starting this summer, condensing worldwide music releases to the end of the workweek. Accord...

Drake pulls the best Beyoncé move of all time

By Managing Editor

February 16, 2015

The definition of what constitutes an album versus a mixtape has fluctuated and been influenced in part by the music industry. A mixtape today is defined loosely and is generally considered a project that did not flow through the typical label-run vetting and distribution process that an official album would be subject to. The former “Degrassi” star and popular rapper Drake “pulled a Beyoncé” on Feb. 12, casually dro...

Portrait of Chicago Theatre

By Contributing Writer

December 2, 2011

by Chris LoeberContributing WriterOne October afternoon in 1921, a crowd gathered on State Street for the grand opening of what was then the newest theater in Chicago. By 5 p.m. that Oct. 26, a line stretched for two blocks in each direction and overflowed onto adjacent streets, according to a Billboard Magazine article published on Nov. 5, 1921.Ornate chandeliers hung five stories overhead from cathedral arches as the first 5,000...

Mean muggin’

By HermineBloom

November 8, 2010

I’ve never really enjoyed Chelsea Handler’s irreverent brand of humor. This is mainly because I feel like I’ve tuned into “Chelsea Lately” enough times to assess she’s not very likable. She’s reached this weird level of hyper-celebrity that isn’t rooted in any meaningful sort of accomplishment. I mean, this much is common these days, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it.She was the natural choice to host this year’s Video Music Awards on MTV, I guess. Her self-deprecating, yet obvious and therefore boring books ended up on the New York Times Best-Seller List this year, and “Chelsea Lately” continues to get great ratings.But I’m guessing the woman who likely reads “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea,” works part time at a pet store at age 35 and most likely wears New Balance sneakers with flared jeans—possibly with bedazzled pocket details— when going on a date. By my definition, anyone who thinks Handler is funny or clever lives in a small town, probably has a few uncles named Cletus, etc.At the VMAs, she told the audience she had a gun with her and could easily carry it past security because she’s white. She also said: “It’s time to acknowledge the big black elephant in the room. Where’s Kanye?” And in reference to Jennifer Lopez being a new judge on “American Idol,” she said it was the first time a Puerto Rican will appear as a judge instead of before one. Off-color jokes paired with bland delivery and a certain smugness (that is far more creepy than it is endearing) makes me uncomfortable.

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