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Otis wins Biggest Mouth

By Heather Scroering

April 23, 2012

Chicago blues and soul septet Otis took the stage April 18 at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., and delivered nothing but funk and energy from the first note to the last. Little did the band know, amid the blue lights and more than 700 Columbia students and supporters, that they would be named winner of a $3,000 cash prize.Thirteen bands competed at Columbia’s annual Biggest Mouth music competition hosted by the Student Programmin...

Three Chicagoans vie to be Oscar gown champion

By Matt Watson

February 21, 2011

Red and gold lights burst onto the runway at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., marking the start of the Oscar Designer Challenge 2011. Backstage, designers rushed to make last-minute adjustments to their models’ gowns and hair as they prepared to have their work judged by international fashion icons.The Oscar Designer Challenge is an annual fashion showcase featuring nine up-and-co...

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