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Keenan the First, sitting with one knee up on the ground. He is wearing a striped red, white and blue hoodie and sweatpants set with matching sneakers.

Chicago-based rapper’s track “WET” to be featured on NBA 2K21’s soundtrack

Diego Ramos-Bechara , Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor April 7, 2021

Chicago-based rapper Keenan The First’s latest track, “WET,” will be featured on NBA 2K21’s soundtrack. The song was selected as part of the 2K Beats: The Search contest, which invited songwriters...

A picture of a Zoom screen with speakers on the right side and a slide deck on the left side. The slide, with a red banner at the top reading “Contemporary Composers,” lists names of Black art song composers.

Bienen event highlights importance of studying and performing Black art songs

Laya Neelakandan and Diego Ramos-Bechara April 7, 2021

Because Black composers did not get the opportunities to publish or record their songs, many people today are unaware of their music and don’t perform it, panelists said in a Wednesday event, highlighting...

A small white cube with several pieces of visual art within.

Evanston Made brings first Little Free Art Gallery to Evanston

Olivia Alexander, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor April 6, 2021

In late February, Ben Schapiro — owner of the Everyday Cycles and Motion bike shop — and local artist Staci Page collaborated with Evanston Made to create the city’s first Little Free Art Gallery. “This...

Three posters, reading “Change My Mind,” “Alone” and “A Bridge to the Moon.” The first poster has an abstract side profile of a girl. The second poster has a blue-and-yellow town. The last poster has a moon with a face.

American Music Theatre Project to showcase three original student-produced musicals

Diego Ramos-Bechara, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor March 31, 2021

Writing a musical involves countless hours of writing, scoring and planning, sometimes taking years to perfect — but a few Communication students completed that process in a matter of months.  Select...

A wide shot of a colorful jewelry store, with color-coordinated beads hanging in the back.

Q&A: Ayla’s Originals boutique co-owner talks pandemic pivots, future plans

Laya Neelakandan, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 31, 2021

Ayla’s Originals is a bead and jewelry boutique which offers a variety of crystals, beads, glass and other arts and crafts items. Located at 1511 Sherman Ave., the shop also repairs broken jewelry, provides...

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