Magazine

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Women & The Olympics
Bill: So the Olympics are over, but what a tremendous effect Title IX has had. Title IX mandates women’s sports receive the same funding in colleges as men’s sports, allowing a large redistribution of money and sports in the athletic arena. A lot...

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Chicago Acadamey of Music
Famed Chicago jazz musician Kahil El ’Zabar grew up surrounded by music. His father was an amateur drummer who met his mom because he was a fan of her brother, drummer Leroy “Candie” Finch, who played with bebop musician Fats Navarro. “They calle...

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People's School of Music
When Rita Simó was a child piano prodigy in the Dominican Republic, music education was free. After graduation from Juilliard, she pursued a piano performance career but realized that what she liked most was answering audience questions afterward:...

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Remembering Dave Urban
A plaque at Roscoe Avenue and Seeley Street will commemorate the 14 years Dave Urban sold StreetWise there and “helped make a busy, city neighborhood feel like a small, intimate community.” Organizers for the memorial plaque unveiled August 14 sa...

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Close Calls vs blow-outs
John: I would absolutely rather see my team have a blow-out win. A loss is a loss if you have a team that you’re a die-hard fan of. If it’s a close 3-2 game and you lose, then that could be the difference between a division title and being out of...