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Uncommon Ground’s current Homegrown Residency band Illville Vanguard, led by Gabriel Alston, play music influenced by a variety of genres such as jazz, funk, hip-hop, Latin and neo soul.

Uncommon Ground: Intimate stepping stone provided for Chicago artists

April 5, 2019

A small wooden room designed to seat no more than 50 people and a rug in place of a stage is where some local artists are getting their start. Uncommon Ground is a music venue—as well as a roofto...

VP Berg to leave college

By Campus Editor

March 2, 2015

In a Feb. 27 collegewide email, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced that Alicia Berg, the vice president of Campus Environment responsible for a multitude of projects including the construction of the Media Production Center and the renovations of the eighth and ninth floors of the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building for the Art + Design Department, will leave Columbia March 13.Berg accepted the position of assistant vice pres...

Sedgewick plays @Uncommon Ground Chicago | The Columbia Chronicle

January 26, 2015

Sedgewick, a relatively new Chicago-based folk band received the title of “Best New Folk Music Act” by New City Magazine as part of its legendary Best of Chicago.Bassist Oliver Horton and songwrit...

Carter creates change

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 29, 2012

President Warrick L. Carter was Columbia’s highest-paid employee in the 2010–2011 fiscal year with an income of $351,205, according to the college’s most recent Form 990, an annual tax document all nonprofit institutions and organizations must submit to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.Carter’s salary decreased from the previous fiscal year because he received a $45,000 bonus in 2009, compared to a $3,384 bonus in ...

Renovation stations

By Vanessa Morton

October 10, 2011

El riders will see two more changes in their daily travels as the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Department of Transportation go forward with a number of large construction projects.Both agencies have worked together for 15 years in an effort to modernize subway stations throughout the Loop.Brian Steele, CDOT spokesman, said the CTA has been working with CDOT on a multi-year program that has been renovating numerous stati...

Chicago restaurants go green

By Matt Watson

September 6, 2011

An array of vegetables and solar panels share the rooftop deck of Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., and provide the restaurant with fresh produce and energy, as well as a sense of pride in being the nation’s first certified organic rooftop farm. With a three-star rating from the Green Restaurant Association, Uncommon Ground is Chicago’s most sustainable diner.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useex...

Julia Klee steps out

By Brianna Wellen

September 20, 2010

After singing backup with Chicago’s Joe Pug on a Lollapalooza side stage last summer, Julia Klee is coming into the spotlight and moving forward on her own. She’s sold out local shows with her piano-driven songs and strong vocals. She now hopes to reach a national audience with her newest album coming out sometime this winter.The classically trained vocalist has been compared to Neko Case and Kelly Hogan but is working to ma...

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