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Although Rybak is energetic on stage, he says he prefers to skip an after-party and enjoy a quiet night at home watching movies.

Alexander Rybak makes a musical encore at Columbia

September 18, 2020

Despite dreaming of composing music for films since he was 10 years old, for the last two decades Alexander Rybak's music career has mainly focused on singing and songwriting. He performed at the 2009 ...

Review: Dinner Party debuts with irresistibly soulful self-titled album

Review: Dinner Party debuts with irresistibly soulful self-titled album

By Ryan Rosenberger, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

For their self-titled debut, Dinner Party sticks with tradition by showcasing what makes instrumental hip-hop so great—its natural inclination to pay homage to all of the genres it stems from. Wi...

Musician Lizzo won three Grammy awards Sunday, Jan. 26,

Opinion: Took a DNA test, turns out the world 100% doesn’t care what you think about women’s weight

February 1, 2020

From the legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois to the military conflicts in Iran, which resulted in an uproar on social media, 2020 has come in hot. But certain jokes also trudged into this ...

Trevor Hall is currently on his A Night In The Village Tour coming to Evanston SPACE Feb. 23–24

Trevor Hall is all about ‘simple qualities’

February 19, 2018

Trevor Hall is a man of mysticism. Born on an island in South Carolina and penning his first album at 16, Hall is passionate about music and his conduit for healing the Earth and the human spirit. His s...

Haley Reinhart, from “American Idol” Season 10, will play Nov. 5 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. 

‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ with Haley Reinhart

October 30, 2017

There was never a doubt Chicago-native Haley Reinhart would follow in her parents’ footsteps after growing up in a musically talented family. After Reinhart climbed onstage at 9 years old to perform alo...

Eric Gebow, a Blue Man performer, spoke after the Blue Man Group's Oct. 5 performance at the Briar Street Theater, 3133 N. Halsted St.

20 years of Chicago Blue Men: The art of chaos, inconsistency

October 9, 2017

Blue Man Group has been running in Chicago for 20 years now. That’s a lot of paint splashed during drum solos, replacement drum heads, marshmallows and Jell-O. But beneath every Blue Man is a real-life...

Electronic duo MAKO is scheduled to perform at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., on March 17.

MAKO ‘Runs for Their Lives’ to Chicago

February 27, 2017

Alex Seaver—producer, songwriter and vocalist in MAKO—did not always want to pursue electronic music. After graduating from Juilliard with a degree in classical music in 2011, Seaver decided to pack...

Hunt for ‘Becky with the good hair’ must end

By Copy Chief

May 2, 2016

Beyoncé’s latest creative work, Lemonade, a visual album released April 23 on HBO and streaming service Tidal, is all anyone seems to be able to talk about. This comes as no surprise, as Beyoncé is arguably one of the most famous pop stars on the scene and the album is her most ambitious project to date, showing a more emotionally vulnerable side of the artist that has not been explored through her art in recent years.On the al...

OBY ready to dominate center stage

Isaiah Oby, a senior music major, and his band OBY, will perform for the first time this school year on Sept. 30 at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave. 


September 21, 2015

Three students and an upcoming Chicago artist are ready to hit the stage Sept. 30 at the Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., for a night filled with collaborations and funky new sounds.Music Garage, a rehears...

Rita Ora hits Chicago as last stop on tour with new single, ‘Body on Me’

Rita Ora


September 14, 2015

Rita Ora’s entry into the U.S. market has been years in the making. In just the last 12 months, the singer and actress has been seemingly everywhere, featured on Iggy Azalea’s hit “Black Widow”...

The Chronicle talks artistry, music history and fashion with AEMMP records | The Columbia Chronicle

December 8, 2014

Arts & Entertainment Media Management Practicum members talk about their success in the music industry, the roots of their passion and what they feel most comfortable wearing.For more multimedia co...

Living the American dream

By Amanda Murphy

February 27, 2012

It’s hard for most to say that they have known what they wanted to be since they were 5 years old, but Kelsey Montanez knew even then she wanted to be a musician. With the help of family and friends, she was able to build a fan base and perform shows consistently through high school. Now at the age of 21, she has already performed with her group, The Kelsey Montanez Band, at some of Chicago’s major music venues such as th...

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