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The Violet Hour, a cocktail bar in Wicker Park, lends its front exterior wall to the creative licenses of artists from near and far. This month, two Chicago artists have transformed the wall — into …

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Spring has officially sprung and that means Chicago’s beaches will be open again next month. But the future upkeep of the beaches could be in jeopardy. President Donald J. Trump’s budget outline, announced March 16, …

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The Chicago Cultural Center, located on Washington Street across from Millennium Park, houses an array of art pieces that capture the liveliness of the city. “The Subject is Chicago: People, Places, Possibilities” is its latest …

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Seesaws aren’t just for kids anymore. Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier is now the host of “Impulse,” an interactive art exhibit showcasing 15 large, light-up seesaws. The outdoor, interactive art and music exhibit is …

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Millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and if you’re one of them but looking for a more traditional experience, these authentic places will provide just that. Fado Irish Pub Chicago Look no further than …

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Seven competitors, eight minutes to perform and one shot to make it count. Hundreds of audience members waited in line at the Hilton Chicago hotel to watch the 14th Battle of the Bamboo (BOTB) where …

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The PHOENIX staff brought home 13 awards from the annual Illinois College Press Association’s Awards for Excellence in Illinois College Newspapers. First Place Sports Feature Story to Hans Schmidt: Sister Jean Is Small in Stature …

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You wouldn’t expect the average college student to spend their night serving hot meals to the poor and homeless. But for a select group of dedicated students, that’s exactly where they want to be. Loyola …