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Folkies return to Hyde Park event

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The 53rd Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival will take place at Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., this Friday through Sunday, Feb. 8 to Feb. 10. Festival concerts will be held in the venue beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m.(…)

Murray teacher gets award

Murray Language Academy Elementary School teacher Anh T. Hoang, won the KIA Educator of the Month award. He will receive $1,000, which will be used for classroom improvements. Hoang, a second grade teacher at Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., said his goal each year is to inspire all of his students to reach(…)

WHPK crew celebrates jazz for Black History Month at I-House

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor WHPK will host its Third Annual Black History Month Celebration Saturday, Feb. 8, at International House, 1414 E. 59th St. The program, entitled “Our Gift to the World,” begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes the presentation of the WHPK REACH Award and performances by the Hanah Jon Taylor(…)

Teachers strike looming

Teachers strike looming

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) delegates voted Thursday to go on strike starting Sept. 10. The vote was unanimous with all 700 delegates voting in favor of the strike. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has made alternative arrangements for students during the strike. “We do not want a strike but(…)

Strike!

Strike!

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers went on strike Monday and the 402,000 children who attend public schools have been directed to CPS contingency sites until an agreement has been reached. After about 10 months of negotiations the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and CPS have not come to a contract(…)

UCMC protestors arrested

UCMC protestors arrested

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS StaffWriter University of Chicago graduate students held a press conference Monday to speak out about what they said was rough treatment they and other demonstrators received for peaceably protesting the lack of a trauma center at the U. of C. Medical Center. The group also made attempts to deliver petitions to(…)

Review “A Grand Night for Singing”

RECOMMENDED Where: Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. When: through March 10 Tickets: $25-$59 Phone: 773-325-1700 The Mercury Theater is kicking off its first subscription season of musicals with “A Grand Night for Singing,” the Rodgers and Hammerstein revue that made its Broadway debut in 1993. Directed and choreographed by Kevin Bellie, this is a(…)

Review “Skylight”

RECOMMENDED Where: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. When: through Feb. 10 Tickets: $45-$65 Phone: 773-753-4472 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic The last scene of David Hare’s “Skylight” at Court Theatre is so touchingly funny, sweet and sad that it would be worth waiting for even if the tumultuous two hour-plus encounter between ex-lovers beforehand(…)