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Q&A: Aaron Aye’s rise through timeless R&B

Q&A: Aaron Aye’s rise through timeless R&B

August 8, 2019

Rising hip-hop and R&B artist Aaron Aye writes and performs with one goal in mind: giving people timeless music. The Minneapolis-based artist has released two singles since his 2018 album “O...

Josie Dunne combines grit and fun

Josie Dunne combines grit and fun

By Miranda Manier

February 3, 2018

Josie Dunne, a native of La Grange, Illinois, grew up surrounded by the arts. Smack-dab in the middle of three other siblings who expressed themselves through dance, painting and theater, Dunne found ...

The high cost of Trump’s pointless war on immigrants, sanctuary cities

By Editorial Board

May 1, 2017

President Donald Trump’s war on immigrants began almost as soon as he stepped into office, and it’s obvious he considers this the most important priority for his administration, culminating in Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent threats against sanctuary cities on April 21. Trump signed a Feb. 23 executive order hiring 10,000 new U.S. Immigrations and Custom Enforcement agents and 5,000 new Border Patrol agents. According ...

JMSN drops ‘Whatever Makes U Happy’ on his own label

JMSN drops ‘Whatever Makes U Happy’ on his own label

May 1, 2017

JMSN has been doing what makes him happy since he was 12 years old: creating music. The Detroit transplant, whose real name is Christian Berishaj, is known as a behind-the-scenes producer, who has worked...

TV documentary showcases Pilsen voices

TV documentary showcases Pilsen voices

May 1, 2017

Impressed by local activism, Daniel Andries said he wanted to capture the stories of one of Chicago’s cultured neighborhoods. WTTW’s newest documentary “My Neighborhood: Pilsen” premiered April 27 a...

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

Recipe: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip

Recipe: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip

April 27, 2015

Ingredients1/2 cup unsalted butter1/2 cup light brown sugar1/4 cup creamy peanut butter8 ounces cream cheese, softened3/4 cup powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate c...

Records and Radio Seminar | The Columbia Chronicle

March 30, 2015

Columbia's Multicultural Affairs and Radio Department hosted "Don't Kill the fun Records & Radio Seminar" on March 19 at the 623 S. Wabash building. Columbia sat down to talk about the importance of...

Emanuel forced into runoff

Emanuel forced into runoff

February 25, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is ready for round two against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, after conceding that he would not reach the 50 percent of the vote needed for reelection on Feb. 24.The t...

‘Alternative R&B’ falsely labels artists

By Copy Editor

December 5, 2014

Two months ago, British pop star FKA twigs cringed when a reporter from The Guardian asked her how she felt about being compared to other artists labeled as “alternative R&B.” Her response was brutally honest: “F--k alternative R&B!”She went on to explain her frustration with the label: “When I first released music and no one knew what I looked like, I would read comments like ‘I’ve never heard anyth...

Behind the Scenes: The 90’s Show

November 24, 2014

Columbia’s Urban Music Association hosts the annual 90’s Show in the 618 S Michigan Ave Building at Stage two. The show is a tribute to the music, performing arts and fashion of the 1990’s. Columbia...

Chicago hosts first Great Chicago Fire Festival

Chicago hosts first Great Chicago Fire Festival

October 6, 2014

Chicago held its first-ever Great Chicago Fire Festival commemorating the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 throughout the city over this past weekend. Redmoon Theatre, a 24-year-old theater company, collaborat...

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