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The Japanese House makes Cleveland debut

Kait Funk, Arts and Entertainment Designer
March 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

The Grog Shop, known well for its intimate and cozy setting, was the perfect venue for the atmospheric, synth vibes of Amber Bain, a solo artist otherwise known as “The Japanese House.” An indie pop artist from Buckinghamshire, East London, The Japanese House has released three EPs and has toured ...

The 89th academy awards: A recap of movies, mistakes

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
March 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On Feb. 26, Hollywood’s best and brightest gathered for the 89th Academy Awards, a notable night honoring the best in film of 2016. The night was full of political messages as Donald Trump was ridiculed more often than not, and various surprises that shocked viewers. The night began well with a strong opening n...

The Illusion doesn’t hide its brilliance

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
March 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

As the third play of the undergraduate season, “The Illusion” has been hailed as the best play to hit the Eldred Theater stage in recent memory. Based off the 17th century French comedy “L'Illusion Comique,” the play takes place in France but contains heavy allusions to American culture. With impressive visua...

Playlist of the Week Mar 3 – Mar 9

Chrismaly Vidal, Staff Reporter
March 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

In Celebration of Dominican Independence Day (Feb. 27th) La Carretera - Prince Royce “La Carretera” is the fourth song from the Dominican-American's fifth album “Five.” Although his newest album dropped just this past week, he actually released “La Carretera” as the first single May of 2016. This thre...

“Future” just more of the same

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter
March 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Without much pomp and circumstance, the Atlanta rap star known as Future has released two full-length albums in the span of one week. The first, announced on Instagram only three days before it was released, is the self- titled “FUTURE.” The 62-minute LP jumps through 17 different tracks while manag...

Jordan Peele breaks in with “Get Out”

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter
March 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

With the 89th Academy Awards finally behind us—though the controversy will continue to linger indefinitely—we can all shift our focus to films in 2017.  Going into Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out,” I had little to no set expectations.  I expected a goofy or campy horror flick f...

What to do this Weekend Mar 3 – Mar 5

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday Mar. 3 Short. Sweet. Film Fest: Mar. 3-5 at The Alex Theater at the 9. Friday, Mar. 3 is Local Filmmakers’ Night. The doors open at 6 p.m. and films will run from 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., followed by live music and a local filmmaker social event. Saturday, Mar. 4, the doors open at 11 a.m. and films wi...

A talk with Short. Sweet. Film Fest’s Creator

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Short. Sweet. Film Festival is six festivals strong, and will have their seventh this weekend Mar. 3-5 at the Alex Theater, which is a part of the Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel in Downtown Cleveland. Mike Suglio, a Case Western Reserve University graduate, co-created the festival, and we got to chat a bit...

Playlist of the Week Feb 24 – Mar 2

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter
February 24
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“We Exist” – Arcade Fire Last Monday, Arcade Fire announced their 2017 European tour starting mid-June to support their new album due later this year. The Montreal-based indie staple is preparing to release their fifth LP after a busy four years of touring and recording. After reinventing th...

What to do this weekend Feb 24 – Feb 26

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 24
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Feb. 24 Passport to Cleveland: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at Lago Custom Events (1091 W. 10th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44113)  Passport to Cleveland is an event hosted by CLEseats to showcase the amazing restaurants throughout the Cleveland area. At this event, guests will receive complimentary drink tickets a...

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