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What to do this weekend

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Friday, April 27 What: Gelato on the Porch When: 12:30-2 p.m. Where: Guilford House Notes: Come enjoy fresh, complimentary gelato during community hour with La Dolce Vita to celebrate the end of another school year.   What: Speakeasy + Solstice Joint Acapella Concert When: 8-10...

Fun’s over

Fun’s over

Matt Hooke, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Stepping into Big Fun Toy Store is like stepping back through time; the Coventry Village institution revels in a mix of 50s camp and 80s nostalgia. “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie blasts through the store’s audio speakers, and shoppers browse the novelty and collectable toys and pranks dotting the wal...

Gospel choir brings passion to Harkness Chapel

Gospel choir brings passion to Harkness Chapel

Matt Hooke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The lights of Harkness Chapel reflected the sweat off singer David Isitors’ forehead at Voices of Glory’s (VOG) Come As You Are concert last Friday night. The musician tilted his head towards the sky, singing the gospel song “As The Deer.” His left hand lay outstretched toward the audience listening t...

Playlist of the week

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Editor’s Note: This week’s playlist is about celebrating the four openers and two headline artists who will rock Springfest this Saturday afternoon. We do not have a song for the first opener, Ani, as he will be playing original music.   “What’s My Age Again” - Blink-182 ...

J. Cole: the King of Disappointment

Matt Hooke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

J. Cole is an artist who should be better than he is. His great talent as a rapper and his willingness to talk about social issues, like drug abuse and poverty, make him stand out among his pop-oriented hip-hop contemporaries. Unfortunately, his insistence on doing everything himself makes his album, K.O.D....

MaDaCol showcases modern themes, old school flare

MaDaCol showcases modern themes, old school flare

Kyle Smith, Contributing Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

At the center of a pitch black room, a solitary orange spotlight illuminated a shapeless figure writhing and contorting to the sound of dripping water, scraping metal and distorted mumbling. The scene could have come straight from the script of a Ridley Scott film, but this event didn’t take place ...

Why Kendrick’s Pulitzer win matters

Matt Hooke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

For the first time in the prestigious award’s 75-year history, a non-jazz or classical recording won the Pulitzer Prize for Music on April 16. In a shocking victory, Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN” beat two modern classical pieces, Michael Gilbertson’s, “Quartet,” and Ted Hearne’s “Sound fro...

“Urinetown” cast commands stage

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

As the title suggests, “Urinetown” is a musical that depicts a world where urination is a privilege, not a right. The Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater’s rendition of the renowned musical far exceeded my expectations. The show takes place in the near-future when a massive water sho...

Electronic dance music hitmaker found dead

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Last weekend, the electronic dance music (EDM) world lost an icon when Avicii, a Swedish D.J. and EDM producer, died at the age of 28. His hit singles, including “Levels,” “Wake Me Up” and “Lonely Together” featuring Rita Ora, featured a unique mix of genre bending and melodic focus. The ...

Clarke After Dark brings games, fun

Yvonne Pan, Contributing Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

As a North Residential Village (NRV) resident, I try to attend as many events planned by the Residence Hall Association (RHA) as possible, in effort to meet co-NRV residents. I heard about Clarke After Dark, and although I rarely venture to that area of campus, I decided to go. The lures of free food, ...

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