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Why my favoritism for Kirk Hinrich can’t be measured through statistics

The Atlanta Hawks' Kent Bazemore (24) drives to the basket as the Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich defends in the third quarter during exhibition action at the United Center in Chicago on Oct. 16, 2014. The Bulls won, 85-84.

By Ashley Wijangco

October 22, 2014

There was something about that move that triggered a sense of familiarity within me. Pau Gasol threw a lob up to Jimmy Butler in the right post. Butler was calling for the ball, but by the time he got it, Gary Neal closed out on him. That’s when Butler saw Kirk Hinrich open in the right corner. Ke...

Krannert to host the 15th Annual 21st Century Piano Commission Award Concert

Composer Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang, left, and pianist Ya-Wen Wang, recipients of the 15th Annual 21st Century Piano Award, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Krannert’s Foellinger Great Hall. 

February 12, 2014

Each year, several pianist-composer teams from the School of Music create original compositions and compete to win the 21st Century Piano Commission Award. The winners are awarded $2,000, but arguably the most valuable aspect of the award is the opportunity to showcase one’s own piece to an audience...