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We need to recognize suicide rights

By Editorial Board

October 27, 2014

A 29-year-old California woman diagnosed with terminal brain cancer made national headlines for her decision to end her life by taking a prescribed lethal medication on Nov. 1.After being given six months to live, Brittany Maynard opted to undergo assisted suicide— “die with dignity”—a controversial practice that only three states in the U.S. permit. Maynard was diagnosed with brain cancer on New Year’s Day, and doct...

Adam Roth, Sebastian Fritze and Bill Delia of Grizfolk rocked the Aragon Entertainment Center on Oct. 21.

Bastille, Grizfolk stun Aragon audience

October 27, 2014

Pop band Bastille and rock newcomer Grizfolk stole the hearts of thousands of fans at their electrifying sold-out show on Oct. 21 at the Aragon Entertainment Center, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave.Grizfolk, an up-...

CUMA presents Cypher Fridays at The Loft | The Columbia Chronicle

October 27, 2014

Columbia’s Urban Music Association hosts the second Cypher Friday in The Loft at 916 S.Wabash Ave. Students and local Chicago artists gathered to showcase their talents during an open mic session and h...

Young Patriots’ notes from the underground resurface

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By Arts & Culture Editor

October 27, 2014

The Young Patriots Organization, a Chicago political group from the 1960s, is resurfacing in the city after years of invisibility.Originally based in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, the organization,...

‘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...

In the Valley Below embraces the dark

By Managing Editor

October 20, 2014

Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob met in Los Angeles while pursuing separate careers in the music industry. After the two self-taught musicians traveled from their homes in Muskegon, Michigan, and Memphis, Tennessee, the pair crossed paths through mutual friends in California’s music scene and in 2011 formed what is now the band In the Valley Below.Gail and Jacob wrote and produced their debut album The Belt, released Aug. ...

Students and artists wait patiently for the 2BarTuesday event to start, which features rappers, singers and poets from Columbia and surrounding colleges.

Loop TV looks to establish presence with students, artists

October 13, 2014

Loop TV, a student-produced YouTube channel that uploads new content weekly, focuses on bringing students from different disciplines  together to showcase their art. Evan Bell, a junior journalism m...

Downloading, subscription services changing music distribution

Downloading, subscription services changing music distribution

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

October 13, 2014

Since the commercial introduction of the compact disc in November 1982, music distribution has gone through multiple transformations and is now changing and becoming more popular than ever with online music...

Lucius co-lead singer, Holly Laessig, gazes out into the audience during Lucius' performance at the Metro on Oct. 8

Lucius dazzles Metro audience

October 13, 2014

In today’s music scene, artists benefit from having a certain gimmick that captures the audience’s attention before singing a single lyric, such as Katy Perry’s candy-based costumes or Pitbull’s...

Lea DeLaria to host Women in Music event next month

Lea DeLaria of “Orange Is The New Black” will host Women in Music, honoring female composers and writers on Nov. 16.

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

October 13, 2014

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, Inc. has announced the first–ever Women in Music concert, which will take place Nov. 16 at the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave. The Lakeside Pride Music Ens...

Kristine Flaherty, commonly known as K.Flay, is a rising artist in the underground hip-hop scene, exhibiting a distinct combination of indie-rock beats and smooth rhymes.

Stanford graduate hooks rap scene with indie-rock beats

October 6, 2014

Despite wielding a degree in psychology and sociology from Stanford University, Kristine Flaherty, more commonly known by her stage name K.Flay, spends her days dropping beats in San Francisco’s Bay ...

Zaena Cherif and Jason Sizer will drop the first–ever electronic music visual album released by an independent label on Oct. 6. Viewing parties will be held at colleges around the world to honor the release.

Independent record label making history with first electronic visual album

September 29, 2014

Jason Sizer and Zaena Cherif, electronic artists with the Chicago-based independent record label Maek, are gearing up for the Oct. 6 release of their collaborative visual album, Maek Pandamonium.Visual al...

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