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Tim Unsell (right) said he and Drew Mitchell (left) wanted to keep the store simple, so they could let the product shine.

Pilsen’s new 606 Records spins unknown artists

November 2, 2015

Many Chicagoans share a fondness for underground music labels, and Pilsen’s newest record store, 606 Records, 1808 S. Allport St., offers a new place to find those records.The record store opened on O...

London-based artist Ben Eine said even though his formal education ended at age 15, he continues to learn from friends who collaborate with him on graffiti art.

Columbia, University Center welcome collaboration with muralist

October 26, 2015

Columbia's students, staff, faculty and administrators, as well as representatives from the University Center Chicago, 525 S. State St., joined street art exhibitors Vertical Gallery on Oct. 22 to welcome Lon...

“Meaty Bits of Jimmy Shay” is Jimmy Shay’s one-man comedy show in which he plays a butcher.

Get your haunt on at Chicago Horror Theatre Festival

October 26, 2015

Theater and horror lovers alike can get their fix at the two-weekend Chicago Horror Theatre Festival on Oct. 29.The event, to be held at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., among other Chicago locations, inc...

Lights go dark at Epworth Church to host vampire thriller

Writer Stuart Bousel originally wrote “Gone Dark” in college but filed it away because it seemed too difficult to produce on stage, said Brendan Stallings, who plays the role of Ned Dalton in “Gone Dark.”

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 26, 2015

The Otherworld Theatre Company, a group dedicated exclusively to science fiction and fantasy productions, will bring the world premiere of writer Stuart Bousel’s gothic thriller “Gone Dark” to Epworth Un...

Redmoon to host under 21 Halloween party

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 25, 2015

Students are invited to join 1,000 other teenagers from around Chicago to dress up as someone or something else and put a spin on the typical Halloween at "Skelebration."Redmoon, a Pilsen-based theater located at 2120 S. Jefferson St., will host its annual Halloween party. Previously an event for families, this year's "Skelebration" will be open exclusively to teenagers.“In years past, 'Skelebration' has been for young...

Andrew White’s adaptation of “1984” was first performed at the Looking Glass Theater in 2004, but the show has been significantly updated for the Steppenwolf Theatre.

‘1984’ is timely­—Big Brother’s threat remains

October 19, 2015

Steppenwolf for Young Adults is set to open its 2015–2016 season with a multimedia adaptation of George Orwell’s landmark dystopian novel “1984” Oct. 21 at the Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Hals...

Renderings of The Second City expansion of its Training Center depict bleacher seating in its main lobby where students can relax and work. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of December. 

Second City to debut new Training Center soon

October 19, 2015

Comedy students are likely to feel more at home in the soon-to-be-expanded Training Center at The Second City comedy club, taking over space formerly occupied by AMC Loews Piper’s Alley movie theater...

At the Jazz Initiative’s event, Bobbi Wilsyn, the coordinator for voice and choral ensembles at the college, spoke about influential women in jazz. 

Women in jazz celebrated by college community

October 19, 2015

Students, faculty and staff gathered Oct. 15 to listen to and discuss jazz artists at the Center for Black Music Research in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event was the second in a series coor...

Local leaders nominate Charleston church for Nobel Peace Prize


October 19, 2015

City Clerk Susana  Mendoza and Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli gathered with religious and civic leaders on Oct. 14 to nominate the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, for a Nobel Peace Prize. The church was targeted June 17 in a racially motivated shooting that killed nine members of the congregation. The Emanuel AME church was nominated for the Peace Prize for its resp...

20% Theatre aims to change stats with women-centric plays

Jonas (Dan Cobbler) proposes to Hope (Pamela Mae Davis) in “Fugue“ as Christopher (Noah Laufer) looks on.


October 12, 2015

More than a decade ago, 20 percent of working professionals in the theatre arts were women, according to a 2002 study by the New York Council of the Arts. The 20% Theatre Company Chicago has been trying to...

Taxi drivers protested  ride-share services on Oct. 8, claiming  services like Uber should be held to the same standards as taxi drivers. 

Cabbies protest ride-share disparities

October 12, 2015

Taxi drivers demonstrated Oct. 8 against what they claim is the unfair lack of regulation enjoyed by ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft. Some drivers went on strike and chose to stay home, while...

Faculty Senate met on Oct. 9 joined by Deborah Maue, vice president of Strategic Marketing and Communications to discuss a new communication and fundraising plan.

Faculty Senate pushes for better communication and fundraising initiatives

October 12, 2015

Deborah Maue, vice president of Strategic Marketing and Communications who joined Columbia at the end of April 2015, attended the Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 9 with her team to discuss her role in h...

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