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Through partnerships with organizations including Rock the Earth and the Love Hope Strength Foundation, Lollapalooza is taking on green initiatives.

Lollapalooza increases green initiatives

August 2, 2019

Empty beer cups, water bottles, paper plates and napkins are some of the many pieces of trash found on the Lollapalooza grounds. With more than 100,000 people expected to be in attendance at the fe...

Seven things to know before Lollapalooza this weekend

Seven things to know before Lollapalooza this weekend

July 29, 2019

As one of Chicago's largest music festivals approaches, a number of features beyond the music will be available to attendees. Here are the top seven things people should know before attending Lollapaloo...

Stop and smell the pie

Stop and smell the pie

April 29, 2018

The comforting aroma of freshly baked pies and brewed coffee will soon fill up the Chop Shop, a Wicker Park restaurant and food emporium. Awake and Bake: Chicago’s First Free Pie and Coffee Festival will ...

Hump! Film Festival rides raw into Chicago’s Music Box

Hump! Film Festival features 21 curated sex flicks made by amateurs, coming to Chicago Feb. 16–17 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave.

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 10, 2018

Sex lovers can stand proud, for over that oddly asymmetrical horizon rides the 13th annual Hump! Film Festival.The festival will take place Feb. 16–17 at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. South...

Food deserts still plague South Side neighborhoods

Showtime’s “The Chi” created this convenience store for a set, then threw away all the food used as props in North Lawndale—one of Chicago’s worst  food deserts.

By Savannah Eadens

October 30, 2017

When Showtime’s “The Chi” wrapped filming at a convenience store set in North Lawndale, a dumpster’s worth of food and household supplies was left behind, shining a spotlight on the neighborhood...

Christen Gee, one of the performers on the ensemble performance of Lovesick, presented by Teatro Luna at the Victory Gardens Theater on Oct. 5, 2017.

Coming together—International festival highlights Latino experience

October 9, 2017

Artists from Colombia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are coming together through Oct. 29 to discuss health, immigration and political issues as well as to create the first Chic...

Pilsen artist is ‘Here’ with new exhibit

Candida Alvarez poses in front of her painting

By Kendrah Villiesse

May 8, 2017

Vibrant colors and textures illustrate the life story of Pilsen-based artist Candida Alvarez in a new exhibit at the   Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.Scheduled through August 6,  “Cand...

Festival to show the ‘Future is Female’

Festival to show the ‘Future is Female’

March 6, 2017

Empowered women will be taking the stage throughout March, but instead of celebrating women’s history, they will be celebrating the future.The month-long Future is Female Festival will be hosted in 18 diffe...

Local photographer showcases salon subculture

Local photographer showcases salon subculture

By Blair Paddock

February 20, 2017

Every part of the canvas is filled with precise detail of swirls, sparkles and lines. The colors mimic a rainbow, filled with a vast range of shades and brightness. Turns out, though, the canvas used is...

Theater troupe brews up night of witches for festival

Theater troupe brews up night of witches for festival

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 17, 2016

Most know witches as the warty, “double, double toil and trouble” type popularized by Shakespeare, but a local theater troupe is battling the misconception.“Relax, It’s Only Magic: a Theatre Festiva...

Student Financial Services invests in art students’ future | The Columbia Chronicle

May 13, 2016

As part of Manifest, Columbia's Student Financial Services Office conducted an art contest, where seven students competed for their mural to be displayed on the third floor of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. B...

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