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Lincoln Park High School welcomes music donations, CPS budget cuts still sting

According to a 2014 survey by Raise Your Hand Illinois, a coalition of parents who advocate for better public education, 65 percent of Chicago Public Schools do not meet the recommended two hours of arts education per week.

By Contributing Writer

May 9, 2016

A private donation of materials from the NIB Foundation—formerly the classical music radio station WNIB-FM 97.1—has invigorated the music program at Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard St., but staff...

The Riverview Bridge may also stimulate commerce and tourism in the area, said Margaret Frisbie, executive director at Friends of The Chicago River.

Riverview Bridge to soar over Chicago River

April 11, 2016

Plans for an Avondale bike trail that will stretch across the Chicago River are beginning to move forward.Originally presented in 2012 by the Chicago Department of Transportation, the plans proposed connecting Cla...

Columbia celebrates the Year of the Monkey

February 15, 2016

Columbia celebrated the Lunar New Year Feb. 12 in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event, which displayed Asian culture, served food and hosted Karaoke, was sponsored by several organizations inc...

My Gold Mask took past sufferings and put them into its album Anxious Utopia out March 4.

My Gold Mask works anxiety in new album

January 25, 2016

With its raw, emotional lyrics and synthetic electronic beats, electronic post-punk band My Gold Mask has garnered a loyal following in Chicago. The band’s second full-length studio album, ANXIOUS U...

‘Empire’ confronts racial inequalities

By Managing Editor

September 28, 2015

Fox's latest ratings phenomenon, "Empire," continued its streak of drawing massive audiences during its Sept. 23 season 2 premiere. According to Nielsen, more than 16 million viewers tuned in to catch the latest drama of Cookie and the rest of the Lyon family.In stark contrast to the show's softer first season's opening, which featured an emotional studio session with the fictional record label's newest R&B crooner, th...

Luftwerk Solarise: Florescence (transparent acrylic, suspension wire) at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

Solarise installation lights up Garfield Conservatory area

September 28, 2015

“Solarise,” a series of site-responsive light and sculpture installations created by Luftwerk—the artistic collaboration of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero—is on display at the Garfield Park Conserv...

Wabash Arts Corridor goes WAC with new color

September 14, 2015

Students will notice new color and vibrancy across campus, as several new murals now line Wabash Avenue between East Van Buren Street and Roosevelt Road. Various artists, including Columbia alumni, ha...

New Student Convocation 2015 at Grant Park | The Columbia Chronicle

September 8, 2015

New Student Convocation welcomed the college’s new and transfer students at Grant Park on Sept. 4 with live music, food, games and of course Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly’s “Hell ...

Japanese phoenix paintings enjoy Park District rebirth

Japanese phoenix paintings enjoy Park District rebirth

September 8, 2015

Three Japanese sliding door paintings previously thought to have been lost in a fire were recently discovered in a Chicago Park District storage facility, located at 4100 N. Long Ave., according to an August 26 City of Chicago press release. The paintings, first exhibited at ...

Gill Scott Heron performing at Womad 2011. Gill Scott Heron died today, 28th May 2011. He was a politically motivated jazz/blues musician and song writer. He had a great stage presence and always sung from the soul, and with a great smile. Fore sure, a great loss.

‘Pieces of Gil Scott-Heron’ celebrated in tribute performance

March 9, 2015

A tribute will be paid to legendary poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron on March 13 at the Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd St., in a performance called “The Revolution Has Been Compromised: ...

Sore losers ruin baseball for Chicago

By Copy Chief

February 16, 2015

What kind of person takes a championship away from a Little League team? Seriously. They’re kids, for goodness sake.Jackie Robinson West, Chicago’s South Side Little League team that went to the league’s international championship, was stripped of its national title Feb. 11 for illegally expanding its boundaries before the 2014 season.This happened almost two full months after Evergreen Park’s team coach called on L...

West Side neighborhood becomes home to Chicago’s first fitness park

West Side neighborhood becomes home to Chicago’s first fitness park

October 13, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward), who recently announced his mayoral candidacy, attended the Oct. 5 ribbon-cutting ceremony for Chicago’s first fitness park on the West Side in East...

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