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“Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery” is playing at The Blackout Cabaret on Thursdays April 5–May 31, then moving to Judy’s Beat Lounge Saturday’s June 2–30, both at 230 W. North Ave. 

Can I have a ‘Clue’?

April 1, 2018

In a dimly-lit cabaret, a detective interrogates individuals, hoping to solve a murder in “Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery,” an audience participation-themed entertainment.Performing at The B...

The outside of Cook County Jail in Chicago.

Prison arts program gives inmates a creative outlet

December 12, 2016

In a space where fences are electric, walkways seem endless and freedom to express oneself seems out of reach, Jordan describes her son. She takes on more and more of his physical characteristics, mor...

Jill Stein discussed her presidential platforms in her hometown of Chicago during a Sept. 7 rally.

Jill Stein holds Chicago rally despite warrant for her arrest

September 12, 2016

Addressing her supporters at a Sept. 7 rally in Uptown, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein discussed the current warrant out for her arrest in North Dakota after spray painting “I approve this...

 Christopher the Conquered is scheduled to perform at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., June 16 to support his first full-length album

Christopher ‘Conquered’ first full-length album

May 9, 2016

Iowa native Christopher Ford began writing music 10 years ago as a way to express emotional experiences.Known for his boisterous, comedic and improvisational live performances and raw lyrics, Ford—better-known as Ch...

“Meaty Bits of Jimmy Shay” is Jimmy Shay’s one-man comedy show in which he plays a butcher.

Get your haunt on at Chicago Horror Theatre Festival

October 26, 2015

Theater and horror lovers alike can get their fix at the two-weekend Chicago Horror Theatre Festival on Oct. 29.The event, to be held at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., among other Chicago locations, inc...

Renderings of The Second City expansion of its Training Center depict bleacher seating in its main lobby where students can relax and work. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of December. 

Second City to debut new Training Center soon

October 19, 2015

Comedy students are likely to feel more at home in the soon-to-be-expanded Training Center at The Second City comedy club, taking over space formerly occupied by AMC Loews Piper’s Alley movie theater...

At the Jazz Initiative’s event, Bobbi Wilsyn, the coordinator for voice and choral ensembles at the college, spoke about influential women in jazz. 

Women in jazz celebrated by college community

October 19, 2015

Students, faculty and staff gathered Oct. 15 to listen to and discuss jazz artists at the Center for Black Music Research in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event was the second in a series coor...

We must “meet our obligation to police and firefighters who answer our every call,” Mayor  Emanuel  told aldermen on Sept. 22.

Mayor Emanuel presents Chicago budget proposal

September 28, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented his 2016 budget proposal to the City Council on Sept. 22, unveiling a record proposed property tax hike, a new monthly garbage collection fee of $9.50 and what he claims are $...

Under the Gun actors held back laughs while sharing personal stories with the audience. Left to right: Nick Bernardi, Erin Diehl and Sam Howard.

Professional party games amuse in Wrigleyville

September 8, 2015

Audience members wait with bated breath for the climax of Nick Bernardi’s story about sleeping with someone after knowing her for only an hour. When the punch line is delivered, the floor shakes...

Andrew Bailes posed for a photo with Liz Anderson after his April 5 performance of “The One-Woman No-Show.”

‘One-Woman’ show not a solo act

April 20, 2015

Local comedian and writer Liz Anderson is currently staging her one-woman show, “The One-Woman No-Show,” and the only catch is that she is not in the show.“The One-Woman No-Show” is an eight-p...

Chicago: A training ground for comedic talent

By Arts & Culture Reporter

March 9, 2015

In a world devoid of Chicago’s renowned comedic training centers, Stephen Colbert might have been reduced to just a silly sounding French name and Hannibal Buress might only be seen as the funny coworker at the office. Without the city’s legendary comedy scene, the names Bill Murray and Tina Fey might be utterly irrelevant.As a learning ground for some of the most renowned comedians in popular culture, Chicago has achiev...

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Holds on marijuana licenses will not stop HerbFront’s debut

January 26, 2015

HerbFront, a member of Elmspring’s accelerator program, is set to debut its website the first week of February. However, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s delay to issue business licenses for the distribution and c...

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