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Pivot Media free 24-hour of media for Earth Day

Pivot Media free 24-hour of media for Earth Day

Are you stuck in class or at work,  and can’t get out and do something for Earth Day? Pivot-participant media is going to stream 24-hours of shows for its  “Earth Day” marathon of environmentally focused programs about our precious planet. Starting at 5:00am, the day will be filled with captivating shows and documentaries on the Earth. […]

Jenny Kendler Brings Environmental Activism to DePaul Art Museum’s “Rooted in Soil” Exibition

With the pop of a balloon, thousands of milkweed seeds were released into the air on Saturday in hopes of producing more milkweed plants to sustain the dwindling population of monarch butterflies. Chicago artist and activist Jenny Kendler stood outside the DePaul Art Museum alongside a silver hotdog cart, handing out biodegradable balloons to passers-by. […]

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Determined Dancer Aims to Dance On

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Determined Dancer Aims to Dance On

Northern California native Umiko Nakamura, better known, as “Umi,” a freshman dance student at Columbia College Chicago, is adjusting to Chicago’s dance scene. Born in Mountain View, California, Nakamura developed her passion for dance in Los Angeles, where she started out in hip-hop dance classes. In middle school she added tap, jazz and ballet to […]

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“Mancow” Muller and Reporter Meilin Jin Just for Fun

Erich “Mancow” Muller, is a radio and television personality who is the former host of Mancow’s Morning Madhouse, a syndicated radio show based in Chicago. Recently, Mancow  made an announcement that he is returning the Chicago’s 97.9FM “The Loop” radio station He talks about his fun trip to China and his most memorable things during […]

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Banks the Genius Faces the Music

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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 […]

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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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