Two West Side teens honored as Rising Stars

In all, 35 young people from across Chicago were honored this month by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, which each year adds names to the city’s Rising Star Honor Roll. The teens – two from Austin – were recognized for their creativity and work either in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, media arts or literary arts.

Kehrein Center for the Arts officially unveiled

Located alongside Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School at 5618 W. Washington Blvd., the center offers space for the community to collaborate and be creative. The new center, which features a 900-seat auditorium, is open to the community and professional artists to rent, including the Circle Rockets youth orchestra.