"The Workshop"
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My first day at the Chicago International Film Festival, held at the AMC River East 21 downtown where regularly scheduled film screenings and selections from some of the most elite film festivals around the world mingle together, featured two consciously political films from French directors.

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This Wednesday, Iraqi-American trumpeter, vocalist and composer Amir ElSaffar will take the Power Center

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Courtesy of the Kerrytown Concert House

Day two of Edgefest will host a wide variety of jazz performances

There are a ton of different haunted house stories out there. The reason I’m choosing to focus on this one is because it’s a great example of horror literature, and there’s no better time to talk about horror literature than Halloween season.

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Warner Bros. Records

No matter if you love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Lil Pump goes hard.

Yes, this is the classical music column. Be patient.

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Koch Media

The notion of driving a car means much more than physically steering, but rather assuming agency over one’s goals, desires and maturation.

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Zipporah Films

At 197 minutes, its runtime may seem daunting, but Wiseman’s patient profile of a critical public institution is overwhelmingly rewarding, not a burden.

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Courtesy of Sahana

Even though the organization’s work on expanding its campus identity is ongoing, the unwavering bonds within Michigan Sahānā are apparent from the continued emphasis on a sense of family.

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Courtesy of Gabriela Lena Frank

The final destination of all of Frank’s efforts remains to be seen, but the road to it runs through her roots. Her own unique compositional voice is essential to who she is today, a composer recognized internationally for her abilities and one of the leading voices for multiculturalism in music.

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Run for Cover Records

The Michigan Daily recently spoke to guitarist Nick Hamm about the tour, changes to their live show and the reception of their phenomenal new record

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The CW

Ah, friends. We begin again with our Jane, or wait a second… our Adam?

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Not only is the group technically impressive, but the artistic musical decisions they made together and the way they were executed was something very special.

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Focus Features

While certainly well-acted and intermittently endearing, it completely misses and sometimes seemingly intentionally obfuscates what should have been the thesis of its entire narrative.

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New Line Cinema

The 'Harold and Kumar' franchise might fall under the category of “stoner comedy,” but these films are littered with clever observations on race and politics.

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Courtesy of Florian Koppe

As a band, Future Islands boast an impressive energy that both contrasts and complements the nostalgia innate to their genre quite well. More than that, though, they are honest, unassuming and real, through and through. They are performers, no doubt, but they aren’t putting on an act.

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We’re not just a bunch of hungry relatives. I mean, we are, but food is a currency of love for us. It’s what we’ve used to bring us back to one another.

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Courtesy of Center for World Performance

The intersections of art and culture are fundamental for many in understanding and reconnecting to their cultural heritages.

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Courtesy of Lotus Festival

Lotus is a communal experience within a broader, international context.