The Riviera Theatre boomed with the sounds of Omar Apollo’s debut album “Ivory” along with a few of his throwbacks on May 5. His concert at the Riviera (4746 North Racine Avenue) was the 16th …

Arts & Entertainment

London-based pop singer Rina Sawayama finally brought her 2020 debut album “SAWAYAMA” to life during her April 30 concert at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre at 4746 North Racine Ave.  Sawayama, 31, emerged under colorful lights in …

Music

When Kristina Tsakos was in kindergarten, she took to the stage for the first time to perform the popular lullaby “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” and her passion for sharing her vocal talent was born. Tsakos …

Film & TV

June is right around the corner, which means summer blockbusters are back. These are big budget, fun and entertaining movies that viewers will watch multiple times during the dog days. It all started with “Jaws” …

Poptimism

“We’re only getting older, baby,” and graduation for Loyola’s class of 2022 is rapidly approaching.  With that comes my departure from The Phoenix. This is my last column, my last article and the final issue …

Art

Whether Chicagoans are taking a stroll down the trail or riding in the intercampus shuttle down the expressway, they will find Lake Michigan’s shore is home to an array of diverse artwork. The pieces lining …

Theater

Teresa Kuruvilla, a 31-year-old Loyola alum, is set to perform in playwright Zoe Kazan’s “After the Blast,” a play about the psychological stress of being trapped inside for years after a catastrophic event. Sound familiar? …

Adventures Abroad

When I first landed in Italy four months ago, I hopped in a taxi to head to Loyola’s Rome campus, the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC). I had never stepped foot outside of the United …