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Plant virus in humans makes brain function wilt

Plant virus in humans makes brain function wilt

November 10, 2014

Microorganisms the human body comes into contact with play a role in determining the health of the immune system and whether or not people become sick. However, these organisms invisible to the naked ey...

‘Whiplash’ leaves it all out on drum set

‘Whiplash’ leaves it all out on drum set

October 27, 2014

Passionate artists will do whatever it takes to perfect their craft and be the best at what they do. But while they will be motivated to push themselves, what happens when artists are pushed past thei...

Ahmad Jamal to light up Symphony Orchestra

Ahmad Jamal plays Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 10.

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

October 6, 2014

Ahmad Jamal, a jazz pianist who rose to fame in the 1950s, is playing Oct. 10 at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave. Jamal’s Chicago visit is one of a few U.S. performances he has pu...

BIG MOUTH hosted by The Renegades | The Columbia Chronicle

September 17, 2014

The first Big Mouth open mic night of the semester was held Sept. 4 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. The Renegades hosted the event in collaboration with the Student Programming Board, bringing together n...

Toronto multi-instrumentalist brings hypnotic sounds to Chicago

By Emily Ornberg

January 8, 2013

Attempting to describe the unique sound of local artist Deanna Devore requires throwing around multiple genres—pop, folk, Brazilian jazz, electronica, soft-rock, dance and orchestral. But if you ask her, her style is simply what comes out when she writes.After making a name for herself in the Chicago music scene, Devore’s second rhythmic pop EP “X Number of Days,” is set to drop Jan. 10 at the release party at Schuba’...

Bank of America accused of racial discrimination

By Kaley Fowler

October 29, 2012

Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis joined seven other cities Oct. 23 in filing a complaint against Bank of America, claiming the company is guilty of racial discrimination in how it maintains its foreclosed properties.The National Fair Housing Alliance, an organization dedicated to ending housing discrimination, launched an investigation into several lenders in 2010 that examined 505 Midwest properties owned by Bank of America. Acco...

Illinois man indicted on domestic terrorism charges

By Kaley Fowler

September 24, 2012

A 19-year-old man from Hillside, Ill., charged with purchasing a car bomb from an undercover FBI agent, was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 20 on domestic terrorism charges.According to court records, Adel Daoud was arrested Sept. 10 after he bought a bomb from the federal agent and allegedly tried to set it off outside a bar in the South Loop.The grand jury indicted him on charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass d...

“Motor Row” becomes “Music Row”

By Vanessa Morton

September 19, 2011

Development of a new entertainment district located in the city’s South Loop neighborhood has continued to make progress after a zoning redesignation was introduced by Alderman Robert Fioretti (2nd Ward) and passed in a City Council vote.The City Council Zoning Committee agreed on the plan during a meeting that was held on Sept. 1. The initiative will try to transform what is known as “Motor Row”—a three-block stretch...

Mapmaker releases new album

By Brianna Wellen

April 11, 2011

Blending equal parts rock, pop and funk with strong jazz influences, the members of Mapmaker have a sound outside the typical college garage band genre. Saxophone and clarinet riffs play alongside guitar and drum solos. After finding their stride playing a steady rotation of local music venues, such as the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., and Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., they released their second full-length album ...

Rabble Rabble to release 7-inch in May

By HermineBloom

March 28, 2011

In the past two years, local psych-punk band Rabble Rabble played approximately 200 shows in Chicago. After releasing their debut LP “Bangover” in 2009, the group took a do-it-yourself approach to gaining a following by playing at any venue that would have them and recording on their own. In 2011, however, the punk outfit is evolving by setting their sights on recording in a studio in the fall and playing more selective g...

Spreading groove

By Colin Shively

February 22, 2010

Chicago’s art, music and culture are as diverse as the United States itself. From pop and rap music icons to jazz legends, the city’s history is rich and vibrant. However, over time, history tends to be forgotten. But for the past three years, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble has been working hard to bring music to the Chicago Public School system.The Louis Armstrong Legacy Program and Celebration is a series of lessons taught t...

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