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Pinegrove sells out Thalia Hall second night on tour in Chicago

September 19, 2019

For its second night in Chicago during its North American tour, New Jersey indie-rock collective Pinegrove sold out Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Sept. 11, along with the support of openers Stephen...

Kaki King performs her best, bathed in the glow of the performance. 

Kaki King steps outside the neck

March 12, 2018

Kaki King, a Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer, has released six albums over 10 years, each more virtuosic than the last.Kaki is currently touring with her innovative multimedia experience The Nec...

Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., will be screening one part of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and hosting a Middle Earth-inspired dinner each night from March 20–22. 

Three hobbits walk into a bar…

March 5, 2018

Fans will soon be able to follow Frodo through the Shire and eat like hobbits during a three-day “Lord of the Rings” movie marathon in Pilsen.Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., will be screening on...

Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

Venues show mixed reaction to amusement tax changes

October 23, 2017

Chicago concertgoers and theater patrons may be paying less for their tickets under a proposed tax reform in the city’s 2018 budget—unless they are seeing “Hamilton,” that is.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...

What happens now? Chicago reacts to Las Vegas shooting

Reports show Las Vegas shooter Steven Paddock had two rooms booked at the Blackstone during Lollapalooza’s 2017 festival weekend

By Jackie Murray

October 16, 2017

To senior art and art history major Sophie Peterson, what she witnessed in Las Vegas was like something out of a movie she wished she never had to experience. Shots from a 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room...

Mary Filice (right), new chair of the Business and Entrepreneurship Department and Duncan MacKenzie (left), new chair of the Art and Art History Department were appointed May 9 and have since been working to further improve programs in their departments. 

New chairs prepare to lead departments

July 11, 2017

Duncan MacKenzie, new chair of the Art and Art History Department, and Mary Filice, new chair of the Business and Entrepreneurship Department, were appointed to their new leadership positions May 9, are spending the summer working on new initiatives within their departments. Onye ...

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

By Jackie Murray

March 27, 2017

The brackets, the bets, the heartbreak and the Cinderella stories—so many dramatic elements make up the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March Madness tournament, a battle of the best Divi...

Best Coast and Wavves make a splash at Thalia Hall

Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino ended the Feb. 25 show at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., by thanking the crowd for “being weird” and giving them a “peace out.”

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

February 29, 2016

Best Coast and Wavves worked together at the bands’ Feb. 25 show to create an atmosphere where it was OK to go from swaying gently and bobbing your head to the beat to jumping around, headbanging and ...

Philly psych rock band Dr. Dog is leading the way in the lo-fi music resurgence. With new labels such as Burger Records, Dr. Dog has inspired a generation of new rockers.

Philadelphia rockers Dr. Dog lead way in lo-fi revolution

April 6, 2015

Philadelphia native band Dr. Dog has made a name for itself during the last 15 years as one of indie rock’s most celebrated groups. Consisting of guitarist and vocalist Scott McMicken, bassist and voca...

Assyrian community protests against ISIS | The Columbia Chronicle

March 16, 2015

About 200 members of Chicago’s Assyrian community gathered at Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn St., in the Loop on March 13 to denounce ISIS militants and the killings of Assyrians in their native coun...

Los Angeles musician Ariel Pink blows kisses to audience members in his spikey rhinestone stilettos,  Feb. 17 during his sold-out show at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St.

Ariel Pink shows strange on stage

February 23, 2015

On a night when Sleater-Kinney’s reunion show had just as much star power, Chicago’s rock misfits flocked to Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., for the sold-out performance of lo-fi rocker Ariel Pink...

Bohemian immigrant John Dusek built Thalia Hall in 1892. Its design is reminiscent of the Romanesque architecture of the Prague Opera House. 

Big business, little Pilsen

February 24, 2014

Thalia Hall, one of Pilsen’s most historic buildings, is getting a rock ‘n’ roll makeover.The four-stem structure at 1807 S. Allport St. is slated to reopen its doors as a music venue in the first qua...

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