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The Giving Tree, sponsored by Columbia’s Center for Community Arts Partnership and Library, donated school and art supplies to Adam Jimenez’s kindergarten class at Mahalia Jackson Elementary in Auburn Gresham.

‘Giving Tree’ gives back to CPS classrooms

December 12, 2016

Classrooms at Mahalia Jackson Elementary School will receive new school and art supplies from Columbia’s Center for Community Arts Partnership and the Library as part of its annual Giving Tree gift-giving project. In the past, the Giving Tree—which has taken place for the past si...

Roger Guenveur Smith brings ‘Rodney King’ show to Chicago

Roger Guenveur Smith performing

By Arts & Culture Editor

January 26, 2015

Recent events have made police brutality and excessive force prevalent topics of conversation in the U.S. Actor Roger Guenveur Smith performed his one-man show, “Rodney King,” Jan. 24 at the DuSab...

“The Second City That Never Sleeps: 24 Hours” is an annual benefit show at The Second City Theater, 1608 N. Wells St., featuring famous musical and comedic performers.

Sleepless in The Second City

December 8, 2014

Comedy is a 24-hour job for The Second City, Chicago’s famous sketch theater at 1608 N. Wells St. This has rarely been more true for the comedy institution than with its annual star-packed benefit sh...

A box had already been filled with non-perishable goods donated by students during the first stretch of the Library’s Food For Fines campaign, a program to collect food for nonprofit organization Chicago Lights in exchange for late fee credit. 

Late fees help feed those in need in winter

November 24, 2014

In an effort to gather food donations for Chicago Lights, a nonprofit social advocacy group at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Columbia’s library has created a fine forgiveness program c...

Kim details future plans

By Campus Editor

May 12, 2014

In the waning days of his first year as president, Kwang-Wu Kim released a 14-page document outlining his vision for the future of the college. Kim posted the “Redefining Our Greatness” memorandum to Columbia’s website May 7. The document details Kim’s criticisms of certain college systems and practices, including its “First-Year Seminar” course, overall alumni relations, communications practices and spending...

May Day Rally

May 5, 2014

International Workers' Day is an annual holiday on May 1 that celebrates solidarity among workers around the world. A holiday march kicked off the holiday at the historic site of the Haymarket Riots, the H...

New holiday Steppenwolf show incorporates Liza Minnelli

By Dannis Valera

December 3, 2012

Her mother took audiences over the rainbow in "The Wizard of Oz," she sang and danced her way to an Oscar for her part in the 1972 film "Cabaret" and today Hollywood veteran Liza Minnelli is giving Chicago the old razzle-dazzle again as the inspiration for a new play titled "We Three Lizas."While Minnelli doesn't actually make an appearance in the production, which runs through Dec. 23 at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Hals...

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