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Grammy Award-winning musician brings funk, soul to campus

Grammy Award-winning musician brings funk, soul to campus

March 10, 2018

Cory Henry grew up in Brooklyn, New York, with his mother, a musical director of a local church. He started banging pots and pans in his kitchen at a young age and eventually started to match notes to the music his mother played. Now, Henry is a three-time Grammy Award-winning ja...

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

December 4, 2017

Since the Grammys’ Album of the Year award was first offered, 10 black artists have won the award: Stevie Wonder in 1974, 1975 and 1977; Michael Jackson in 1984; Lionel Richie in 1985; Quincy Jones in 1...

Fake Shore Drive creator takes a cruise down memory lane

Fake Shore Drive creator takes a cruise down memory lane

November 13, 2017

In 2007, Andrew Barber, then 26, turned his passion for music into Fake Shore Drive, a blog focused on all things Chicago hip-hop. Four years later, he left his lucrative advertising job to pursue bloggi...

Rusty Young ‘Waitin’ for the Sun’ to come up

Rusty Young ‘Waitin’ for the Sun’ to come up

October 9, 2017

Norman Russell Young, known as Rusty Young, knew he was destined to play music. A guitar player since childhood, Young inherited the musical gene, he said, from his grandmother, who played piano for silent...

Illinois groups stand with transgender youth

Illinois groups stand with transgender youth

By Jackie Murray

March 6, 2017

When the Trump administration rolled back guidelines introduced by the Obama administration regarding the protection of transgender youth Feb. 22, LGBT advocacy and civil rights groups in Chicago and across the s...

Kanye West mentor foresees future of hip-hop

Kanye West mentor foresees future of hip-hop

March 6, 2017

If the name Malik Yusef does not ring a bell, his collaborations with artists Kanye West and Beyoncé will. The six-time Grammy-award winner and South Side Chicago native has worked with several A-list sta...

To post or not to post: The double standards of social media nudes

To post or not to post: The double standards of social media nudes

February 13, 2017

Have you ever had one of those days when you felt confident and flawless strutting around the house in underwear? You might even take a stripped-down selfie, but then the anxiety sets in: Should you post ...

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

Creed singer talks solo tour, reminisces on career

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 28, 2016

Radio listeners may remember Grammy-winning rock band Creed for its late ‘90s and early 2000s hits including “My Sacrifice,” “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher.” After the success of the 1999...

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

November 28, 2016

Like something out of “WALL-E,” smart gadgets and gizmos are poised to invade every aspect of life, leaving some fearful of a dystopian nightmare and others excited for an automated future. While n...

Yahoo let users down, must pay the price

October 3, 2016

Yahoo, the technology company known for its once-popular search engine and email server, fell victim to the largest data breach in internet history in late 2014 when 500 million user accounts were compromised. The company only announced the breach Sept. 22.Users and information activists alike are calling the company irresponsible for not disclosing its knowledge of the event to customers as soon as it was discovered, which The Was...

Chicago takes spotlight as growing filming destination

Chicago takes spotlight as growing filming destination

September 12, 2016

Chicago will set a record this fall with eight television shows filming full-time in the city.The uptick in filming projects during the last five years has generated addtional jobs and more than $1.3 bill...

Music professors honored with nominations

Music professors honored with nominations

January 25, 2016

Two members of Columbia’s Music Department are nominees for awards at the 2016 Grammy Awards on Feb. 15.Ilya Levinson, an associate professor in the Music Department and acting coordinator of the Compositi...

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