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Blaqrock blurs genre lines with new album ‘No Love for Blaqkid’

Blaqrock will play music from their debut album, No Love For Blaqkid, for the first time Sept. 14 at the Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St. 

By Kaci Watt

September 4, 2018

What started with one student’s vision resulted not only in a band, but in an album. Blaqrock, a Chicago-based rock rap group formed in 2015, consists of current and former Columbia students.  Their ...

Panic! At The Disco delivers ‘a night you’ll never forget’ during United Center performance

Panic! At The Disco delivers 'a night you'll never forget' during United Center performance

By Lauren Carlton, Managing Editor

July 23, 2018

Panic! At The Disco rocked the United Center July 17 during the band's fifth stop on its "Pray For The Wicked" tour. With Hayley Kyioko and ARIZONA opening the show, the band's performance was prec...

Launching Your Nursing Career

By Sponsored Content

July 3, 2018

I could use some guidance. I just graduated with my Bachelor of Science in nursing, and I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with it. My parents are encouraging me to return home to Atlanta and apply for nursing positions at the hospitals and clinics there. I’m not too fond of that idea. I’ve gotten used to living apart from my family, and my brother said I could get a job just as fast on the west coast. He knows I’...

Taylor Swift delivers unforgettable performance during ‘reputation’ stadium tour

By Lauren Carlton

June 25, 2018

Taylor Swift's reputation stadium tour is one you don't want to miss.Taylor Swift once said, "in the death of her reputation, she felt truly alive," and her performances June 1 and 2 at Soldier Field bring truth to this statement. Swift kicked off her fifth tour for her newest album, reputation, May 8 in Glendale, Arizona, and will be on the road until Oct. 6. Swift's performances started off strong and continued to...

‘Cinematic’ by Owl City

'Cinematic' by Owl City

By Lauren Carlton

June 12, 2018

After a three-year break, Owl City— which consists solely of musician Adam Young— is back with its newest album Cinematic, released June 1. The band is known for its two hit songs "Fireflies" and "Good Time," fans hav...

Staying on Track

By Sponsored Content

June 6, 2018

I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished in school, and I’m on track to graduate soon. But, despite having some success, I’ve never really felt like I was comfortable as a student. I don’t think my habits are very good: I don’t study regularly enough, I stay out late partying, and so on. I’m hoping that I find that the working world suits me better (no homework!), but I also think that I might end up back in school someda...

Finding Balance

By Sponsored Content

June 1, 2018

I have big plans for my future, and I’m willing to work very, very hard to get to the place I want to be. My plan is to go straight from college to a graduate school program before entering the working world. I am studying a lot in order to make this happen, but I’m starting to worry that I might be undermining my own goals. Recently, I’ve been feeling really, really tired and worn out. I feel like I’m losing my motivatio...

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...

Hugh Lee is a Class Act

Hugh Lee is a ‘Class Act’

April 29, 2018

From his life to his laurels, Hugh Lee always keeps it honest. The 22-year-old Chicago rapper keeps it cool, using his witty bars and skilled flow to voice a fresh message. Lee will perform May 2 at Elbo ...

Audience members watch as bands perform on the Biggest Mouth 2018 stage at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., on April 19.

Biggest Mouth: ‘Weird Kids’ invited to Manifest

April 23, 2018

Confetti was matted on the floor while speakers blared original music and lyrics from students on the stage above. From hip-hop, soul and screaming rock, the 11 groups that performed at Columbi...

The EPitome of vinyl success

The EPitome of vinyl success

April 16, 2018

International Record Store Day offers vinyl aficionados an opportunity to salute those unique, beloved brick-and-mortar establishments immortalized in the day dreams of hipsters and fogies alike.The April 21 c...

The hip-hop musical “The Last Stop on Market Street” will be performed at the Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave., April 24–May 27. 

Children can visit ‘Market Street’ for life lessons

April 14, 2018

In a single bus ride, children can learn both the importance of appreciating elders and never judging a book by its cover. The hip-hop musical “The Last Stop on Market Street” will be performed at the...

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