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Citizens unite for annual Chicago Humanities Festival

Gabriella Coleman's cover of her new book that she will be discussing on Nov. 8 at noon at the Benito Juárez Community Academy, South Laflin Street and West Cermak Road. A book signing will follow.

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

October 26, 2015

Citizens, by definition, are legally recognized subjects of a state or commonwealth. Anyone and everyone can claim that title. But what does it really mean to be a citizen? The Chicago Humanities Festival has...

Renderings of The Second City expansion of its Training Center depict bleacher seating in its main lobby where students can relax and work. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of December. 

Second City to debut new Training Center soon

October 19, 2015

Comedy students are likely to feel more at home in the soon-to-be-expanded Training Center at The Second City comedy club, taking over space formerly occupied by AMC Loews Piper’s Alley movie theater...

Rihanna masters art of ‘rih-invention’

By Managing Editor

October 19, 2015

After more than a year of Rihanna teasing her new album under the moniker "#R8," it seems the singer's eighth album can finally be expected soon.On Oct. 8, Rihanna unveiled the cover art and title of her upcoming album, ANTI.The art, created by artist Roy Nachum, features a photograph of a young Rihanna with a crown covering her eyes. Superimposed over the image is a poem by Chloe Mitchel written in Braille. It's edgy, atmospheric...

At the Jazz Initiative’s event, Bobbi Wilsyn, the coordinator for voice and choral ensembles at the college, spoke about influential women in jazz. 

Women in jazz celebrated by college community

October 19, 2015

Students, faculty and staff gathered Oct. 15 to listen to and discuss jazz artists at the Center for Black Music Research in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event was the second in a series coor...

Lucio Silla finale

Mozart’s ‘Lucio Silla’ premieres in Chicago

September 28, 2015

Fall is not the only thing that kicked off last week. Chicago Opera Theater started its season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Lucio Silla” at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St. The show, a Ch...

Mayor Emanuel asks Little League to reverse JRW decision

February 16, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Little League officials to reconsider stripping Jackie Robinson West of their Championship Title. An investigation by the Little League found that some of the players lived outside...

Pop singer’s careless remarks shed light on misconception

By Managing Editor

November 17, 2014

During a time when more and more mainstream artists are bringing issues about body image to the forefront of popular culture, conflicting perceptions of ideal body types have continued to crop up. Meghan Trainor, the pop artist who claimed the spotlight seemingly overnight with “All About That Bass,” her hit song that has continuously held its No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, has joined the conversation about body i...

Maire Hahn sings for an audience and plays the keyboard during AEMMP Records release party.

AEMMP records releases day//night CD compilations

November 10, 2014

AEMMP Records, Columbia’s student-run record label, teamed up with the “Club Management: Practicum” class in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department to host a CD release for the label’s latest compilation, day//night, on Nov. 6 at HAUS in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Build...

Bernie Yvon and Molly Glynn both performed at the Goodman Theater, 170 N. Dearborn St., during their careers.

Midwestern theater community mourns veterans’ deaths

September 15, 2014

When news broke of the tragic deaths of Chicago theater veterans Molly Glynn and Bernie Yvon last weekend, it sent a wave of shock through the theater community.Glynn, a 46-year-old stage performer and TV...

Faith groups oppose Obamacare mandate

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

October 29, 2012

Hundreds of protestors gathered in the Loop Oct. 20 to voice opposition to the Affordable Care Act’s Health and Human Services Mandate, which requires all employer health care plans, including some religious organizations, to provide female employees with free birth control, sterilization and emergency contraceptives.Approximately 100 rallies were organized nationwide by the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Coalition. The ralli...

Aram Saroyan visits, ‘Four Monologues’ bring unity

By Lisa Schulz

January 30, 2012

Despite the gloom of Russian poets’ thoughts during the Stalinist era, visiting artist Aram Saroyan could be seen smiling amid the audience as Columbia theater students rehearsed for his play’s first theatrical performance.On Jan. 25, Columbia students performed “Four Monologues,” a play based on the lives of four Russian poets, at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St. Saroyan, a poet, novelist, playwright and bi...

Chicago Dance Crash gives audience “Immediate Gratification”

By Sophia Coleman

September 26, 2011

Dancing on tables, shooting off Nerf guns, stomping on bubble-wrap and playing with Post-it notes are just some of the scenarios in Chicago Dance Crash’s new production, “Immediate Gratification.”The show, produced by guest director for CDC Paul Christiano, 35, is geared toward the general American audience—a crowd ridden with short attention spans and hard-to-please tastes. It opened on Sept. 23 for a two-weekend ru...

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