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NIIA finding ‘new ways’ to pull from old genres

NIIA finding ‘new ways’ to pull from old genres

By Miranda Manier

April 20, 2018

Since earning the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 2005 national jazz voice title at 17 years old, NIIA’s career and musical recognition has flourished. The singer-songwriter was feat...

Homes are surrounded by flood water in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Sept. 1 near Houston, Texas.  

Columbia assists students affected by Harvey

September 11, 2017

With 176 Columbia students from Hurricane Harvey-affected areas in Texas and Louisiana, 46 of whom are from direct-impact areas, Columbia is supporting students during a time of immense devastation and heartbreak. Brian Marth, assistant provost for Academic Services, said he met ...

Rebecca O' Neal, co-host and notable Chicago comic, performing her sketch at Cole's Bar, 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave., Oct 26.

Small clubs, big stars: Established and amateur comics flock to comedy open mics

October 31, 2016

It is Wednesday night and the music of local Chicago musician Jamila Woods comes through the speakers at Cole’s Bar in Logan Square. The neighborhood dive is filled with friends talking, drinking and p...

Part-time faculty union President Diana Vallera enters the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St., May 18 for an ongoing National Labor Relations Board hearing regarding full-time staff members' eligibility to teach courses and have union representation.

P-Fac members, more college witnesses take stand in NLRB hearing

June 6, 2016

Following the testimony of full-time staff, members of the college’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, and other college employees were called as witnesses in a National Labor Relations Board hearing re...

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...

Martin Courtney played a set to support his solo album Many Moons at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Feb. 9.

Martin Courtney mellows out Schubas with solo set

February 15, 2016

When a musician decides to take on a solo project, the result is not always what fans are hoping for. Usually, the work consists of tracks that were not good enough to make it onto the band’s album ...

Hot Sugar leaves Schubas in high spirits

Hot Sugar performed at Schubas on Feb. 3 at Schubas Tavern, located at 3159 N. Southport Ave.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

February 8, 2016

The audience roared as it inched closer to the stage to see Hot Sugar opening his set by shredding on his guitar. His eyes rolled into the back of his head as he moved toward the crowd. The artist, who...

Lolabelle, Anderson’s dog and protagonist in the film, is seen playing the piano on the movie poster. 

Experimental artist Laurie Anderson discusses new film ‘Heart of a Dog’

November 9, 2015

Creative pioneer Laurie Anderson is primarily known as a musician but is also a storyteller and movie director, drawing praise from the New York Times for her new film “Heart of a Dog,” released Oct. 2...

Goldroom is embarking on their

Goldroom brings SoCal sound to chilly Chicago

October 19, 2015

Southern California-based electronic band Goldroom is bracing to heat up Chicago with its beachy, dance-oriented sounds. Following the release of its new single, “Waiting to Ignite,” and a set duri...

The Lighthouse and the Whaler will perform at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave on oct. 13. Frontman Michael LoPresti said Schubas is one of his favorite acts to perform at.

The Lighthouse and The Whaler ride new album tour

October 12, 2015

Indie rock group The Lighthouse and The Whaler is set to stop in Chicago on Oct. 13 at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., promoting its debut album Mont Royal, released Aug. 28. The Cleveland-based ba...

Brothers Jim (vocals) and William (Guitar) Reid formed The Jesus and Mary Chain in 1983 and composed all of the band’s six albums, starting with 1985’s Psychocandy. 

The Jesus and Mary Chain sound ‘Just Like Honey’ at Riviera Theatre

May 11, 2015

The United Kingdom is responsible for producing several famous sibling-based rock bands throughout the last few decades, including Dave and Ray Davies of The Kinks, Jonny and Colin Greenwood of Radiohe...

Yoni Wolf (center), the lead singer of the hip-hop rock group Why? has expanded his artistry by dipping his toes into the worlds of comedic Internet videos and podcasting.

Yoni Wolf blends genres through autobiographical music

April 20, 2015

Choosing just one genre to define Yoni Wolf is a difficult task. Between forming the California-based alternative hip-hop band Why?, making an original Internet comedy video and creating his own podcast,...

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