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Charli XCX sells out House of Blues

Charli XCX sells out House of Blues

October 16, 2019

Pop artist Charli XCX brought palpable energy to her sold-out show Saturday at the House of Blues Chicago, 329 N. Dearborn St. The Atlantic Records artist is on tour in support of her third studio ...

Waterparks: Not just slides

Waterparks: Not just slides

November 20, 2017

After listening to Sum 41 on the radio when he was a child, Awsten Knight was drawn to playing music. He met two other musicians, and the three realized they knew each other from a birthday party at a wate...

Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria

Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria

November 9, 2017

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with representatives from the Norwegian American Hospital and the New Life Covenant Church, spoke at a Nov. 1 press conference about local relief needed fo...

Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

October 23, 2017

Chicago concertgoers and theater patrons may be paying less for their tickets under a proposed tax reform in the city’s 2018 budget—unless they are seeing “Hamilton,” that is.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...

What happens now? Chicago reacts to Las Vegas shooting

What happens now? Chicago reacts to Las Vegas shooting

By Jackie Murray

October 16, 2017

To senior art and art history major Sophie Peterson, what she witnessed in Las Vegas was like something out of a movie she wished she never had to experience. Shots from a 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room...

REVIEW: Clean Bandit gave ‘Real Love’ to fans—and they gave it back

REVIEW: Clean Bandit gave ‘Real Love’ to fans—and they gave it back

May 5, 2017

Packed in the concert hall, fans sipped their beers and waited for the music to begin so they could start to dance the night away.There was no place you would rather be on May 2 than at Clean Bandit’s s...

Criminal justice reform bill has friends, foes on both sides

Criminal justice reform bill has friends, foes on both sides

By Caroline Bowen

March 27, 2017

As the cycle of violent crimes in the city continues, state lawmakers continue to push for policies that better combat gun violence. The latest initiative promotes longer sentences for repeat gun offend...

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

By Jackie Murray

March 27, 2017

The brackets, the bets, the heartbreak and the Cinderella stories—so many dramatic elements make up the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March Madness tournament, a battle of the best Divi...

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...

KT Tunstall brings music career back to life

KT Tunstall brings music career back to life

September 19, 2016

After two years off the radar and changing career paths to write film scores, Scottish musician KT Tunstall found her way back to recording music, unable to let the scene go. But, as her new single sugge...

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...

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