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The release of Janet Blackwell's new EP,

‘Falling apart and falling into place,’ Janet Blackwell on releasing an EP during a pandemic

May 13, 2020

Janet Blackwell was all set to release her EP, "Énouement," in January. But then a global pandemic happened. Blackwell ended up pushing back the EP's release to April. The EP title is translat...

Drummer and manager Bridget Stiebris credits the band’s quick success to their single “Holliday” landing on Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist soon after it was released.

The Weekend Run Club takes a trip to the ‘Zoo’

February 1, 2020

Nearly three years ago, Christopher Bryant was selling electronics at Target when he met Joey Resko’s mom and sold her a cellphone. Soon after, Bryant and Resko became friends and began creating m...

Released Oct. 25 under the name FreeJay,

Freejay on his musical evolution: from high school to his latest EP

November 4, 2019

Earlier this year, Jayson Doss experienced two impactful events that took a toll on him mentally, emotionally and musically. Doss, junior audio design and production major, unexpectedly stopped hearing...

Lead singer Joe Padilla said a major aspect of the band's growth has been trying to figure out who its target demographic is and catering its performance toward that, which is something the band is still struggling with.

Expect pineapples and queer discussion as August Hotel finds its musical voice

July 16, 2019

After nearly eight years of playing together, the indie-pop group August Hotel is still trying to find its niche. “It is all learning; each show [we] learn from,” drummer Dean Sinclair said. ...

Mt. Pocono's new five-song EP⁠—

‘Smorgasbord-esque’ band prepares for crowd-surfing show to celebrate new EP

July 3, 2019

After winning a local Battle of the Bands competition in Elgin in 2017, Mt. Pocono released its first EP. The band was completely taken by surprise at how quickly it was picked up by audiences. ...

Hip-hop EP Better Man features three young South Side artists with proceeds funding scholarships.

South Siders drop EP to raise scholarship funds

October 2, 2017

Three young South Side men, working to raise scholarship funds through The Better Man Than Me Foundation, dropped  collaborative hip-hop EP Better Man on iTunes Sept. 19 to help fund these scholarships.Da...

Columbia student grows in the music industry

Columbia student grows in the music industry

September 18, 2017

Growing up in a suburb outside of Detroit, Anna Agosta sang her first solo in her school’s annual Christmas concert at 5 years old. Since that performance and many others, the 21-year-old boasts numerous achievements, including her April 20 first place victory at Columbi...

“Merce Cunningham: Common Time” an exhibit highlighting Merce Cunningham, opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave. on Feb. 11.

Exhibit brings dance to a ‘Common Time’

February 6, 2017

Dancing, art, costumes and music will fill the Museum of Contemporary Art, during a new exhibit, highlighting the works of Merce Cunningham, a pioneer of modern dance.The “Merce Cunningham: Common Time” e...

Local electronic rock band The War on Peace is recording a new EP to be released early next year.

Chicago’s The War on Peace recording new EP

December 12, 2016

The War on Peace is a relatively young electronic rock band, but that has not stopped it from releasing a large volume of material at a steady pace.With four EPs and several singles in addition to a taped li...

Wild Wild Horses will play at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Oct. 7 opening for alternative band From Indian Lakes.

Wild Wild Horses saddle up for Chicago show

October 3, 2016

Most bands start their careers struggling to get by and practicing their music in a garage, but Wild Wild Horses is not an everyday indie-alternative group. It is made up of touring musicians and songwrit...

California band The Mowgli’s is set to perform at the Double Door, 1551 N. Damen Ave., on Sept. 28 just before the release of its fourth studio album.

The Mowgli’s wonder Where’d Your Weekend Go?

September 26, 2016

Known for its laid-back, feel-good music, indie band The Mowgli’s, is embarking on a headlining tour to promote its fourth studio album, Where’d Your Weekend Go?, to be released Sept. 30. Formed i...

Alumni association president bids farewell, looks back fondly

Joan Hammel, current president of Columbia’s Alumni Association and a 1986 television alumna, said she wanted to foster relationships and networking opportunities at the college.

By Campus Reporter

May 9, 2016

After holding the position of president of Columbia’s Alumni Association for four years, Joan Hammel, a 1986 television alumna, will leave the post at the end of the Spring 2016 Semester.Hammel said...

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