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Vintage CTA trains allow passengers to take a ride back in time

Vintage CTA trains allow passengers to take a ride back in time

October 2, 2019

Vintage 6000-series trains took passengers for a historic ride through the Loop in honor of Customer Appreciation Day, Oct. 1. Built between 1950 and 1959, the vintage trains have not hosted the publi...

Tyler, The Creator brings ‘Igor’ to life

Tyler, The Creator brings ‘Igor’ to life

September 6, 2019

Tyler, The Creator hit the road for a fall tour after the release of his studio album, “Igor.” The rapper stopped by Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave., Thursday for the third stop on his tour...

Group kicks off back-to-school season for Chicago kids

Group kicks off back-to-school season for Chicago kids

August 8, 2019

Back 2 School Illinois distributed more than 10,000 “Back 2 School” kits in Uptown to Chicago students in low-income households Thursday. Established in 2007, and after a name change in 2015, B...

Professor’s work ‘liberates’ Near North Side art gallery

Professor’s work ‘liberates’ Near North Side art gallery

September 10, 2018

Interactive Arts and Media Adjunct Professor Bruno Surdo opened an exhibit Sept. 7 showcasing his commitment to freedom of self-expression. “Liberation” is a 16-piece painting series an...

Dancing with digital death

Dancing with digital death

May 4, 2018

Through a nondescript set of doors, down a drab side street lies “Gun Ballet,” an explosive art exhibition nestled neatly inside the Video Game Art Gallery.The gallery, located at 2418 W. Bloomingdal...

Notable Native: Laura Kinter

Notable Native: Laura Kinter

April 21, 2018

As the associate director of Awakening, a nonprofit providing an artistic outlet for sexual assault survivors, 27-year-old Laura Kinter pitches in any way she can, whether it is planning major events or ...

Students assist “Daily Show’s” Chicago production

Students assist “Daily Show’s” Chicago production

October 27, 2017

Though it may not be the most glamorous job, production assistants are an integral part of television or movie production. Provided with an opportunity to work in their fields on a nationally br...

Uptown studio to fill art education gap

Uptown studio to fill art education gap

December 12, 2016

Toddlers and grade schoolers will soon join Uptown’s art scene with the opening of a new art studio that offers weekly classes to a wide range of age groups. StudioUs, 4806 N. Clark St., a school and ga...

Spoken word poet spreads ideas with physical space

Spoken word poet spreads ideas with physical space

November 14, 2016

Alexis Franklin, a senior cultural studies major who specializes in spoken word poetry, created a visual exhibition to inform viewers of a black woman's perspective about politics, status and injustice in America. “Political Warfare: An Invasion of Space On Immigrant  Mother...

New exhibit’s magic realism brings fantasy into reality

New exhibit’s magic realism brings fantasy into reality

September 26, 2016

“Bats, Babes & Broccoli,” an art exhibit featuring the work of five postwar, Midwestern artists, provides Chicagoans a rare glimpse of magic realism, which combines realistic and surrealistic elements...

Project Inclusion combats bias in classical music

Project Inclusion combats bias in classical music

September 19, 2016

The Chicago Sinfonietta’s Project Inclusion, which received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions in May, will use the award to further its goal of bringing diversity to classica...

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