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Second City alumni spoof the spooky with new show pilot

Second City alumni spoof the spooky with new show pilot

September 29, 2018

A new pilot mockumentary is bringing together a group of friends from the The Second City to rid a suburban Chicago home of a spooky haunting.The show, released Oct. 1, is described as a mixture of "The Of...

Jazz popularity crescendoes with young audiences

Jazz popularity crescendoes with young audiences

September 19, 2018

Adam Dib, a second year graduate student studying music composition for the screen, says jazz music catapulted into his life in middle school when his teacher pulled out a trumpet during rehearsal and...

Summertime Chicago offers free event, Tuesday on the Terrace

Summertime Chicago offers free event, Tuesday on the Terrace

By Jermaine Nolen

September 7, 2018

Summer's end is right around the corner, but it is not too late to enjoy being outdoors Tuesday on the Terrace, the Museum of Contemporary Art’s summer concert series is ending the summer with the la...

NIIA finding ‘new ways’ to pull from old genres

NIIA finding ‘new ways’ to pull from old genres

By Miranda Manier

April 20, 2018

Since earning the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 2005 national jazz voice title at 17 years old, NIIA’s career and musical recognition has flourished. The singer-songwriter was feat...

Just dance: Monthlong celebration keeps body moving, grooving

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...

Web series takes students to emo days

Web series takes students to emo days

October 9, 2017

Senior cinema and television arts major Amanda Chambers said she would not have imagined letting people read her scripts a year ago, but now, the first web series she wrote and produced, “Grovedale High,” will premiere Oct. 15 for everyone to see. The teen drama, set in 2005,...

Columbia assists students affected by Harvey

Columbia assists students affected by Harvey

September 11, 2017

With 176 Columbia students from Hurricane Harvey-affected areas in Texas and Louisiana, 46 of whom are from direct-impact areas, Columbia is supporting students during a time of immense devastation and heartbreak. Brian Marth, assistant provost for Academic Services, said he met ...

Nationally recognized jazz musician to perform with students

Nationally recognized jazz musician  to perform with students

By Campus Reporter

October 31, 2016

Critically acclaimed jazz vibraphone player Stefon Harris will be teaching  and playing alongside students during his weeklong residency with the Music Department Oct. 31–Nov. 6.During his stay, Harris...

Queer hip-hop: breaking down barriers

Queer hip-hop: breaking down barriers

By Arts & Culture Editor

May 2, 2016

Chicago-born rapper Big Dipper seems to share physical attributes with a hip-hop star like Rick Ross: a hefty build, big chains, busty video vixens and hyper-sexualized lyrics. But the similarities end ther...

Biggest Mouth erupts with heart and soul

Biggest Mouth erupts with heart and soul

April 25, 2016

The soulful hip-hop duo ConSoul took first place and unleashed its feel-good energy, performing for the 421-person crowd at the 12th annual Biggest Mouth battle of the bands competition at the Metro, 373...

Bands talk big plans for Biggest Mouth

Bands talk big plans for Biggest Mouth

April 18, 2016

Psychedelic funk, retro soul and alternative rock will permeate the sound system at this year’s Biggest Mouth competition, set for April 21 at the Metro concert hall, 3730 N. Clark St., hosted by the...

Martin Courtney mellows out Schubas with solo set

Martin Courtney mellows out Schubas with solo set

February 15, 2016

When a musician decides to take on a solo project, the result is not always what fans are hoping for. Usually, the work consists of tracks that were not good enough to make it onto the band’s album ...

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