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Expect pineapples and queer discussion as August Hotel finds its musical voice

Expect pineapples and queer discussion as August Hotel finds its musical voice

July 16, 2019

After nearly eight years of playing together, the indie-pop group August Hotel is still trying to find its niche. “It is all learning; each show [we] learn from,” drummer Dean Sinclair said. ...

Punk trio Potty Mouth finds identity through latest album

Punk trio Potty Mouth finds identity through latest album

June 30, 2019

Pop-punk trio Potty Mouth said it has been a disadvantage to identify as an all-female band, a label which forces them to work harder to make a name for themselves. “Women are inherently disadvantaged i...

REVIEW: ‘Volta’ backflips into Chicago, sticks the landing

REVIEW: ‘Volta’ backflips into Chicago, sticks the landing

June 26, 2019

When Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta” begins, you may think you’re still watching the pre-show. The statuesque Mr. Wow, clad in bright metallic clothes and a golden wig, struts around stage while i...

Gazebo Effect’s self-titled album marks new era for Chicago band

Gazebo Effect’s self-titled album marks new era for Chicago band

June 13, 2019

Each live performance put on by the five-member alt-rock band Gazebo Effect begins with a round of hugs and a tuna sandwich eaten by the superstitious lead singer. With nearly three years of playin...

Comedian KevOnStage makes history with Chicago show

Comedian KevOnStage makes history with Chicago show

May 21, 2019

Texas-native and comedian Kevin Fredericks, also known as KevOnStage, made history by selling out a record-breaking 10,000 seats at an upcoming Chicago show during his U.S. Real Comedians of Social...

Q&A: ‘Rent’ actors live ‘La Vie Bohème’

Q&A: ‘Rent’ actors live ‘La Vie Bohème’

May 18, 2019

Javon King was originally auditioning for "Kinky Boots" when the casting directors ended up sending King to audition for the rock musical "Rent" instead. After a week of callbacks and auditions, King wa...

Casting controversy sparks discourse on representation

Casting controversy sparks discourse on representation

April 29, 2019

During the first table read for the Columbia production “HOME/LAND,” cast members looked at each other and wondered, “What the hell is this?” Cast members alleged Associate Professor in the Theatr...

REVIEW: Spectrum Dance gracefully leaps its way to Columbia

REVIEW: Spectrum Dance gracefully leaps its way to Columbia

February 13, 2019

Bold lights, striking movements and bright colors spun their way into Columbia and  amazed the audience during a stunning performance by the Spectrum Dance Theater."The Rambunctious Iteration #3 -  ...

Artis Olds steps into Chicago theater scene

Artis Olds steps into Chicago theater scene

December 10, 2018

Chicago native Artis Olds started stepping in front of an audience in fifth grade. His passion grew from there, especially after he joined a fraternity at Central State University involved with steppi...

ShopColumbia celebrates 10 years of bringing Holiday Market to campus

ShopColumbia celebrates 10 years of bringing Holiday Market to campus

December 5, 2018

The streets are decorated with lights, students prepare for finals and ShopColumbia lights up with holiday cheer for its 10th annual Holiday Market. ShopColumbia, 619 S. Wabash Ave., allows students,...

Just dance: Monthlong celebration keeps body moving, grooving

Just dance: Monthlong celebration keeps body moving, grooving

April 8, 2018

From ballet to jazz, hip-hop to modern, the dance options in Chicago are endless. To celebrate this diversity, April is Chicago Dance Month, which will include a series of events offering a glimpse at C...

Can I have a ‘Clue’?

Can I have a ‘Clue’?

April 1, 2018

In a dimly-lit cabaret, a detective interrogates individuals, hoping to solve a murder in “Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery,” an audience participation-themed entertainment.Performing at The B...

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