Daily Archives: June 19, 2013

Body found in Lake Michigan identified as U. of C. student

Body found in Lake Michigan identified as U. of C. student

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A body found in Lake Michigan was identified this afternoon as that of a local student reported missing last week. The medical examiner’s office said the body was missing University of Chicago student Austin Hudson-Lapore, according to the Sun-Times. U. of C. President Robert Zimmer also confirmed the identity of(…)

Tinina Burns returned to her family

Tinina Burns returned to her family

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A 15-year-old girl who was reported missing on May 30 had returned to her family by June 5, Police News Affairs said on Tuesday June 18. Police consider the case closed. Tinina Burns was reported missing from the 5500 block of South Everett Avenue on May 29 at 2 p.m.

Review: Chicago Ensemble closes season with flair

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic The Chicago Ensemble’s 36th Hyde Park season came to a close on the Sunday of Alumni Weekend with a pleasant afternoon concert at International House, 1414 E. 59th St., replete with champagne and many smiling faces. The concert opened with the Trio-sonata in C Major by J.J. Quantz, performed(…)

Review: “The Glass Menagerie”

RECOMMENDED Where: Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. When: through July 28 Tickets: $37 Phone: 773-975-8150 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic I didn’t go to Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.’s acclaimed production of “The Glass Menagerie” at Angel Island this past winter, so I was glad its transfer to Theater Wit provided a(…)

Review: “Reverb”

SLIGHTLY RECOMMENDED Where: Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. When: through June 23 Tickets: $25-$30 Phone: 773-728-7529 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic If you have a taste for gonzo Chicago theater in the service of a most distasteful subject, check out the local premiere of Leslye Headland’s “Reverb” at Redtwist Theatre. In the course(…)

Editorial: More shenanigans at CPS

This has been a school year of endless anxiety for thousands of students, parents and teachers in the Chicago Public Schools. A list of more than 100 school closures led to 50 schools ultimately being shuttered. You would think everyone deserved a breather after endless public meetings and a herculean effort on the part of(…)

DuSable remembers Civil War

By YASMINE LAASRAOUI Herald Intern In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the DuSable Museum of African American History will be holding a Civil War reenactment on Sunday, June 23. The event, “A Sight Unlike Any Other: The Civil War and the Colored Soldier,” will be taking place at the museum, 740(…)

U. of C. graduates thousands despite inclement weather

Last weekend the University of Chicago awarded 2,811 graduate students and 1,197 undergrads with degrees following convocation on Saturday. Saturday’s 515th Convocation ceremony was dampened by rain but was held despite predicted thunderstorms on the university’s Main Quadrangle.

Didjeridu fest Thursday

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer Rockefeller Chapel will be holding a meditation session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, complete with music and a subsequent period of silence to mark the arrival of the longest day of the year. The solstice event, which has taken place at the chapel for several years now, is(…)

Fourth on 53rd seeking volunteers

With Independence Day approaching, Hyde Parkers can start looking forward to the 21st annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, the 4th on 53rd Parade. Since its launch in 1992, the event has enjoyed participation from the community’s diverse population, coining its motto, “everyone marches, nobody watches.” Families can join in on a variety of(…)

Make Music returns to HP

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Grab a sandwich and take next Friday’s lunch break at the Midway Skating Rink, or any number of Hyde Park places, to listen to live music. Make Music Chicago will spend its second year playing live music all day in Hyde Park. This is the celebration of live music’s third(…)

Giant moonrise walk this Sunday

Hyde Parkers can enjoy the biggest full moon of the year with their neighbors this Sunday. A nature walk that will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at the east entrance of the Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, will continue on to the east end of Promontory(…)

U. of C. post to aid locals

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago named Shaz Rasul its director of Community Programs. The position was recently created to support community-based initiatives. Rasul will help local non-profits by connecting them to U. of C. faculty, students and staff who can provide support or aid for their causes. His position will focus(…)

Block club workshop soon

Block club workshop soon

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference (HP-K CC) is seeking to bring together neighbors using a community organizing instrument with a rich history in the neighborhood. The group will be hosting a workshop on block clubs Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at Nichols Park’s field(…)

Chicagoan issues archived on website

Chicagoan issues archived on website

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A few years after The New Yorker launched, Chicago had its own answer to the high-brow city-centric magazine. The Chicagoan was published from 1926 to 1935 and took many editorial and design inspirations from its New York City counterpart. The magazine hoped to fight the stereotype of Chicago as a(…)

Logan center hosts youth program

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Visions Blu Institute is hosting a fundraiser Thursday at the University of Chicago Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts for its “Say Something” Youth Digital Media Summer Program. Each summer, Visions Blu, a Chicago-based digital media and news literacy organization, hosts a summer program to help(…)

Local school budgets shrunk

Local school budgets shrunk

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer With only one week to figure out how to stretch smaller budgets at schools with increasing populations, public schools in Hyde Park are hosting meetings and inviting the community to discuss and review their preliminary budgets. Since Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) announcement of school closings in May, there seems(…)

Teacher heads to Arctic

Teacher heads to Arctic

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Nell Kemp, 7th grade science teacher at Kenwood Academy High School’s Academic Center, is taking a trip to Alaska to study the influence of wolf spiders on the structure and function of food webs in the Arctic. From June 27 to Aug. 3, Kemp will work with a team(…)

Students lauded for histories of Hyde Park

Students lauded for histories of Hyde Park

By MARIA CASTELLUCCI Herald Intern The Hyde Park Historical Society will host its annual History Fair Program June 22 at the Lutheran School of Theology, 5500 E. 55th St., honoring students’ excellence for their historical projects. The honored students were winners at the Chicago Metro History Fair and presented projects that are about Hyde Park(…)

Art Center resident “ideating”

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Art Center’s newest artist-in-residence is hoping to bring people together and maybe facilitate new friends and ideas. HPAC summer artist-in-residence Jen Delos Reyes and Green Lantern Press will host a public session of “Speed Ideating” around content from their collaboration book “Service Media.” Speed Ideating follows the(…)