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Review: Vic Spencer and SonnyJim take listeners back to basics in ‘Spencer for Higher 3’

September 15, 2020

For years Vic Spencer has been a mainstay in Chicago’s hip-hop scene due to his colorful lyricism, diverse array of instrumentals and aggressive attitude toward musical output. Despite not having the ...

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

December 9, 2019

  When Quentin Moore was 12 years old, his mom bought him his first DJ equipment, a Numark Mixtrack Pro I when they didn’t have much money. But the moment he began to take his work seriously w...

Emily Johnson's

‘Be open to being surprised’: 46th Dance Presenting Series kicks-off

August 26, 2019

With its diverse mix of dance styles, Emily Johnson's production was exactly what Ellen Chenoweth was looking for to start the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago's 46th season. Johnson's "Then a Cunn...

Hugh Lee is a Class Act

Hugh Lee is a ‘Class Act’

April 29, 2018

From his life to his laurels, Hugh Lee always keeps it honest. The 22-year-old Chicago rapper keeps it cool, using his witty bars and skilled flow to voice a fresh message. Lee will perform May 2 at Elbo ...

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...

More than 70 events throughout the city are being held in April to celebrate Chicago Dance Month, hosted by See Chicago Dance. 

Just dance: Monthlong celebration keeps body moving, grooving

April 8, 2018

From ballet to jazz, hip-hop to modern, the dance options in Chicago are endless. To celebrate this diversity, April is Chicago Dance Month, which will include a series of events offering a glimpse at C...

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...

Musa Reems has been making music since he was 15. He is currently working with Columbia's AEMMP Records and will be releasing an EP soon.

AEMMP Records releases Musa Reems’ new EP

November 13, 2017

Chicago-native Musa Reems has been writing and releasing music since age 15 and hopes to follow in the footsteps of fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper. Now a junior business and entrepreneurship major, Reems completed an EP for release Nov. 14 by the college’s student-run recor...

Hamilton's Education Program kicked off its second year in Chicago Oct. 18 at the CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., where 1,900 students gathered for a matinee performance and a Q&A with the cast.

CPS students get a “shot” with Hamilton Education Program

October 25, 2017

Chicago Public Schools did not "throw away their shot" at being "in the room where it happens," to quote lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "Hamilton"--the show that offers select students history les...

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...

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...

Columbia improv group Cat Booty will be competing against 15 other student groups Feb. 25 during the annual College Improv Tournament.

Columbia improv group to compete in College Improv Tournament

February 22, 2017

Columbia improv group Cat Booty will be competing against 15 other student groups at the 10th Annual College Improv Tournament Feb. 25. Columbia students and Cat Booty members Tom Spooner, senior theatre major, Glo Chitwood, junior theatre major, Will Nicholson, junior theatre ma...

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