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Mila Diaz, a 2020 music business management alum, and her band perform a virtual live set for Bottlenose Presents at bassist Jacob Allen's apartment in Pilsen.

Columbia alums create inclusive virtual concert series

September 1, 2020

For years, Anya Kohlman’s dream has been to promote lesser known artists in the music industry by organizing shows and connecting with performers. Kohlman said because much of Chicago's local talent ...

AEMMP records partners with global distribution company, takes label to a 'higher level'

AEMMP records partners with global distribution company, takes label to a ‘higher level’

June 10, 2020

Columbia’s student-run record label AEMMP Records has partnered with a global distribution company, bringing in revenue for the label and expanding its audience. “There is a deeper relationship...

Travis Scott brings Astroworld to the United Center

Travis Scott brings Astroworld to the United Center

December 8, 2018

It is hard to categorize Travis Scott’s performance as a concert. As a member of the audience there are times you feel like you are at an amusement park. The Houston rapper’s “Astroworld: Wish You W...

The public should give a ‘DAMN.’ about black artists

By Editorial Board

April 30, 2018

From Ella Mae “Big Mama” Thornton’s “Hound Dog” to Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.,” black musicians have created much of what we know as American music and culture. For decades, their contributions to music have largely been erased. Take, for example, the millions of people who think of Elvis Presley’s 1956 version of “Hound Dog” as iconic but have no idea of Thornton’s original or the shades of meaning s...

No Crying In the House

No Crying In the House: How Abuse Falls Through The Cracks and the Masons Who Want to Fix It

April 9, 2018

Hollywood is on its heels. With movements such as Me Too and Time’s Up on screens, at award shows and in newspapers, the industry has reached a turning point in its commitment to erase harassment and s...

Enrollment drives changes to English and creative writing classes

Enrollment drives changes to English and creative writing classes

November 13, 2017

Columbia’s declining enrollment has forced elective courses in the English and Creative Writing Department to only be offered to students every other semester instead of year-round, according to faculty in the department. “The number of classes that a number of depar...

Students and student organization representatives painted messages and images on the new mural wall as a part of the office's unveiling on the fourth floor of 618 S. Michigan Ave. Sept. 7.

Student Diversity and Inclusion opens new office

September 11, 2017

Student Diversity and Inclusion, formerly Multicultural Affairs, opened a newly renovated, multipurpose space with a Sept. 7 housewarming party. The Student Diversity and Inclusion office, 618 S. Michigan Ave. on the fourth floor, includes student lounge spaces and areas to read ...

Obama reminds Christians to love thy neighbor

By Arts & Culture Editor

February 16, 2015

In theory, every American has the right to speak his mind. That is, unless you are Barack Obama—a man whose identification as a Christian has been the subject of debate by the same folks who believed him to be a socialist, doubted his birth on American soil and now claim he is defending the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The president landed himself in hot water with many in the GOP and conservative pundits regarding his s...

Sounds like independence

Sounds like independence

By Arts & Culture Reporter

February 16, 2015

In 2011, alternative-rock band The Maine was working on recording its third album, Pioneer, in a studio. According to guitarist Kennedy Brock, the album was recorded and presented as a final product to W...

Artistic entrepreneur creates opportunities

Jameel Bridgewater, a junior art + design major, works with photography and graphic design through Bridgesx1913, a company he founded in 2012. He said his company has provided him with networking and travel opportunities, and he plans to establish a global presence by 2025.

By Campus Editor

December 1, 2014

Jameel Bridgewater, a junior art + design major, founded Bridgesx1913, a media company that collaborates with artists to showcase their work at gallery exhibitions and events. Since starting his company in 20...

Hip-hop artist J. Cole surprised the college when he showed up to speak about the music industry to four classes in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department on Nov. 19 in the Hokin Lecture Hall of the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building.

J. Cole gives students industry insight

November 24, 2014

Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known as J. Cole, visited Columbia  on Nov. 19 to promote his new album and give his insight into the music industry.The event was conducted as a Q-and-A session with four cla...

The rebirth of Columbia’s Record Label

November 3, 2014

Junior Business & Entrepreneurship Damian Keehn speaks about the “Arts & Entertainment Media Management”, class and Columbia’s record label. He said he hopes to bring awareness of the label and...

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