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Marshalls announces the opening date of its City Hyde Park store

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Marshalls Department Store will open its City Hyde Park, 5105 S. Harper Ave., location on May 19, according to store representatives. City Hyde Park’s other established retailers, Whole Foods and Michaels have not released opening dates but Peter Cassel, the director for community development for Mac Properties, said that the(…)

Missing Persons Report

Missing Persons Report

Ambrose Monye was reported missing on Wednesday, April 27 at 10:36 a.m. Monye is a 28-year-old African American Male, who is 5’10,” weighs 180 lbs. and has black hair and brown eyes. Monye was last seen on Sunday, April 17 in the area of Jackson Park hospital, 7531 S. Stony Island Ave. He frequents coffee(…)

Kids take part in spring break activities at HPNC

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS  Sports Writer The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club hosted its first spring break camp for kids in Hyde Park between the ages 5-13. “A lot of our programs follow [Chicago Public Schools’] calendar,” said Blair Root, Out of School Time Program Director for the HPNC, 5480 S Kenwood Ave. “So when CPS is(…)

Review: Emotional Farewell to the Pacifica Quartet

Review: Emotional Farewell to the Pacifica Quartet

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Back in the last century the Pacifica Quartet made their first concert appearance at the University of Chicago. It was in Fulton Recital Hall, a rather small venue primarily used for student performances. Yet it was the beginning of something big — 17 years big. The Pacifica Quartet came(…)

Review: “The Life of Galileo”

Review: “The Life of Galileo”

SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED Where: Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. When: through May 1 Tickets: $42.50-$52.50 Phone: 773-404-7336 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Often called “the father of science,” Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was a brilliant Renaissance astronomer, physicist, mathematician, engineer, inventor and thinker. In Remy Bumppo’s production of Bertolt(…)

Review: “The Flick”

Review: “The Flick”

RECOMMENDED Where: Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. When: through May 8 Tickets: $20-$89 Phone: 312-335-1650 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Annie Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Flick” is about nothing and everything. Simultaneously. Set in a rundown, single-screen movie theater in Worcester County, Massachusetts in the present, the play brings together three underpaid,(…)

Cleaver speaks at I-House

Cleaver speaks at I-House

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Kathleen Neal Cleaver, a prominent figure in the Black Panther Party of the 1960s and 1970s, spoke at International House, 1414 E. 59th St., Thursday, April 21, as part of an annual lecture hosted by the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. Throughout the(…)

Hyde Park pair leads Bandung Philharmonic in premiere concert

Hyde Park pair leads Bandung Philharmonic in premiere concert

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer   On April 23, the Bandung Philharmonic gave its premiere concert in Indonesia’s famed Gedung Merdeka under the tutelage of Hyde Park residents Robert Nordling and Michael Hall. At the beginning of the year, the two men traveled to Bandung, Indonesia, to oversee the creation of the city’s first professional(…)

Artist turned environmentalist makes HP home

Artist turned environmentalist makes HP home

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Painter Chapman Kelley now calls Hyde Park his home after living in Dallas for the past nine years. His roots in Chicago go deeper than his successful art career, and he has returned to get back to the “nature” of things in finishing what he started years ago. Kelley’s house(…)

New exhibit at Renaissance Society questions doubt

New exhibit at Renaissance Society questions doubt

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The latest exhibition at the Renaissance Society takes a closer look at doubt and different artists’ unique perceptions of the emotion of uncertainty. “Between the Ticks of the Watch” runs through June 26 at the vast gallery inside the Renaissance Society, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. The exhibit, curated by Solveig(…)

Kenwood, Ray, Lab and City Elementary in School News

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Kenwood Choir wins at Florida festival The Kenwood Academy Concert Choir won big at the 2016 OrlandoFest during the weekend of April 15. Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., walked away with four major awards, including: 1st place in top scoring concert choir, 1st place in top scoring(…)

Blackstone book sale

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., is having a Spring Book Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will have a wide collection of genres including children’s and young adult books and both paperback and hardcover editions of popular favorites. All(…)

Project 120 hosts “Garden of the Phoenix” event

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Project 120, a non-profit organization that is partnering with the Chicago Park District to rehabilitate Chicago’s South Side Parks, is inviting the public to a free event on May 1, in Jackson Park. The day is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., when Project 120 President Robert Karr will give(…)

HP seniors host discussion on aging communities

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer A community forum co-sponsored by the Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV) and the Older Women’s League (OWL) Hyde Park chapter will focus on “Aging Friendly Communities” on Chicago’s South Side. The event takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 7 at the University of Chicago’s Community Programs Accelerator,(…)

Undocumented immigrant takes sanctuary in University Church

Undocumented immigrant takes sanctuary in University Church

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Hyde Park community members crowded into University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., on Monday, April 26, for a candlelight vigil supporting Jose Juan Federico Moreno, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who, for the past week, has taken sanctuary within the church to avoid deportation. Moreno, 34, has lived in Bolingbrook, Ill.,(…)

4th Ward residents still have questions for Ald. King

4th Ward residents still have questions for Ald. King

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Community members from across the 4th Ward spoke about the opinions and questions they still have about Interim Ald. Sophia King (4th) at a meeting last night. The third meeting of the group trying to change 4th Ward politics took place yesterday at Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. More(…)

Security Alert: Student held at gunpoint and fondled

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer In the early morning hours of Saturday, April 23, a University of Chicago (U. of C.) student was held at gunpoint and fondled, according to a security alert from university police. The incident occurred at approximately 4:05 a.m. on South Kenwood Avenue near 58th Street. University police reported that a(…)

Prince tribute show at Promontory

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer In honor of the late music legend, Prince, The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., will host a special tribute show on Tuesday, April 26, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. DJ Kwest-On will feature Prince’s best music, videos and artifacts of the artist’s influential music career that spoke to(…)

U. of C. Medicine hosts forum to discuss trauma center plans

U. of C. Medicine hosts forum to discuss trauma center plans

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Representatives from University of Chicago Medical Center gave insight about what the community can expect from the Get CARE proposal at a community forum on April 21. The $269 million plan consists of three new aspects and expansions of hospital services including a dedicated cancer hospital and specialty care, an(…)

JPAC hosts Earth Day activities

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer In celebration of Earth Day, the Jackson Park Advisory Council (JPAC) is hosting a weekend full of work projects and events. All of the activities will take place on Saturday, April 23, and are free and open to the public. From 9 a.m. to noon, there will be a Beach(…)