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Banks the Genius Faces the Music

Banks the Genius Faces the Music

At first glance, Rob Mefford, 23, doesn’t appear as a typical “rapper.” With long brown hair tucked and hidden under his black snapback and his tight black jeans, his appearance screams “skater.” But underneath his dark exterior lies Banks the Genius, an up-and-coming local Chicago rapper who’s grasping the challenges of being young and aspiring […]

Illinois Art Programs Facing 20 percent funding cuts

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to cut funding to the Illinois Arts Council by 20 percent is causing a Chicago group to worry it will have to scale back its art programs. The Chicago Public Art Group fears a ripple effect in state cuts will lead to a reduction in youth, community and development activities in […]

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Unicoi Studio Turns Art Class into a Carnival

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Unicoi Studio Turns Art Class into a Carnival

A painting of a tree stretches up the lime-green wall of Unicoi Art Studio; its swirling branches curl into tendrils. Clay dolls of Darth Vader, the Cat in the Hat and Hello Kitty congregate on a shelf. Nora Stewart, the studio’s founder, flits across the room, assembling supplies for the next project and tying paint-spattered […]

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18th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show Opens

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18th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show Opens

The Chainlink is a good place for bicycle riders to connect with. From suggestions for riding in heavy snow, to tales of those harrowing rides, to information about events where you can dream bikes while it snows, the Chainlink is the place. You can start with the 18th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show 18th Chicago […]

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Chicago Filmmakers Offers Summer Camp Enrollment

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Chicago Filmmakers Offers Summer Camp Enrollment

Summer Camp Registration Available Now! These comprehensive, 2-week camp sessions cover digital video production, from initial concept to finished movie. Students will learn about pre-production planning, storyboarding, cameras, lighting, sound, shot composition, and computer editing, and will work collaboratively on group projects. The camp closes with a public screening to showcase the work for friends […]

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First Look at Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Stop

Green Line Opens New Stop in Time for Auto Show Like this: Like Loading…

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More Puppets in Chicago, Please

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More Puppets in Chicago, Please

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival made its inaugural appearance for two weeks in the Windy City. It was an exciting new event that was open to all age groups and brought different forms of theater puppetry from all over the world. The festival is the first of its kind to come to Chicago, sponsored by […]

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