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Music Department, Performing Arts host annual concert

Weiwei Kong, Contributing Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On Dec. 2, the Case Western Reserve University Department of Music and CWRU Performing Arts proudly presented “Windi & Jazzi XXIX: Music of the Stage and Screen.” In this annual concert, Symphonic Winds and both campus Jazz Ensembles performed together for the audiences. Symphonic Winds is under...

Check out concerts over the weekend

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Dec. 8   What: Mac and Memes Where: 2345 Murray Hill Rd. Time: 5-7 p.m. Notes: Free admission; mac and cheese, memes, cocoa, crafts and cookies with Murray Hill Community Council.   What: Five to Nine Where: Sears think[box] Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Notes: ...

“Big Mouth” tackles awkward topics

Madison Avolio, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Becoming an adult is not easy: Ask any person in their late teens and early twenties across the world. One of the worst aspects of the transition isn’t getting a job or paying bills; it’s much worse. This aspect of the transition begins to take hold even before high school—puberty. That is the...

MaDaCol features student choreographers

Sophia Yakumithis, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

On the weekend of Nov. 30, the Department of Dance presented the Fall Mather Dance Collective (MaDaCol), a series of performances by a group of over 50 dancers. The program premiered works by second-year graduate students Xiaomeng Zhao and Yizhen Hu, as well as Master of Fine Arts alumna Dani Dowler. MaDaCol...

Expanding festival delivers spirit of the season

Expanding festival delivers spirit of the season

Ann Marie Smetona, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Marking the continued development of the University Circle neighborhood, the upgraded 24th Annual Holiday CircleFest took place at Wade Oval on Dec. 2 and 3. This year, the Holiday CircleFest expanded, lasting for two days rather one, and included a market venue for any interested party to sell its products. Attracting...

“The Breadwinner” tugs at heartstrings and deserves to be seen

Harrison Bloom, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

It’s a bittersweet moment when you walk out of a movie and think to yourself, “This is something magical, and it’s probably going to be overlooked.” This particular movie, packed with depth and talent, is the animated film “The Breadwinner,” directed by Nora Twomey. Released on Nov. 17,...

“Artemis” fails to meet stellar expectations

Mariah Sickler, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

Published in 2011, Andy Weir’s first novel, “The Martian,” went viral, enjoying a level of success rarely experienced by books that were first self-published. Last month, he followed it up with his sophomore work, “Artemis,” which focuses on a heist. What sets “Artemis” apart, though, is...

A quirky kind of Christmas

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

It seems like everyone is making Christmas music lately, from Gwen Stefani to Miley Cyrus to DMX (please listen to DMX’s recently released “Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer,” you won’t regret it). Sia joined the ranks with her first Christmas album, “Everyday is Christmas,” released Nov. 17....

Holiday Playlist of the Week

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“That’s Christmas to Me” — Pentatonix This song belongs to what is perhaps my favorite winter holiday album to date, funnily enough named “That’s Christmas to Me.” If I could write about five songs on this album, I would. But I’m disciplined, so here is my short in-depth anal...

Listen to music across campus

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Dec. 1   What: Glow (until Dec. 31 with varied times) Where: Cleveland Botanical Gardens Time: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Notes: Regular admission; creatively decorated trees, whimsical gingerbread houses, live music, a new model train display and more.   What: Pop Vocal Studio Wher...

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