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Over 30 artists converge to let “Grateful” land a few hits

Over 30 artists converge to let “Grateful” land a few hits

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter
July 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

From its very first song, DJ Khaled’s album “Grateful” is over the top, dramatic and expertly mixed as we’ve come to expect, given his social media presence, especially on Snapchat. “Grateful” is Khaled’s tenth studio album (more like a mixtape, I think) made almost entirely of Grammy-nominated...

For those on campus this summer: Here’s what to do this weekend

For those on campus this summer: Here’s what to do this weekend

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor
July 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The end of July is quickly approaching. It’s time to get in that last bit of fun before the sprint to the beginning of the fall semester begins. Saturday, July 22 What: Euclid Beach Park Day Where: Cleveland History Center Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Notes: “Old fashioned summer fun,” crafts, ...

Loosen up at the weekly Wade Oval concert

Loosen up at the weekly Wade Oval concert

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print
July 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Under a blanket of clouds, there was only supposed be rain. That did not deter the band nor the crowd and so on July 12, the weekly Wade Oval Wednesday (WOW) concert carried on for the fifth time this summer. And luckily there wasn’t even a drizzle. After a day in the summer heat and bustle of University...

What to do this weekend Apr 28 – 30

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, April 28 Macbeth: 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. This will be a modern take on the Shakespearean classic. This production will be set in the modern day world and deal with US federal politics but retain Shakespeare’s genius language. All Players' Theatre Group shows are free, w...

“Aliens” tells immigrant stories

“Aliens” tells immigrant stories

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

This past weekend Eldred Theater was brought to life with the uniquely reassuring play, “Aliens with Extraordinary Skills.” With a plot centering on a naïve Moldovan clown, her girl crazy clown partner and the acquaintances they make after moving to New York as illegal “aliens” (hence the name), ...

“DAMN.,” a timely masterpiece

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

On April 14, Kendrick Lamar released “DAMN.,” an album that reflects the reality of a troubled and conflicted man. The album comes in a political climate that has caused many to question their identity and sense of place in America. This album provides a window into Lamar’s struggles as a Black ...

L’Abatros, Chinato owner opens well-crafted brewery

L’Abatros, Chinato owner opens well-crafted brewery

Mike Suglio, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Top Stories

  Clevelanders have grown to love Zack Bruell’s restaurants.  The owner of the acclaimed dining establishments Parallax, L’Albatros and Chinato (to name a few) has become Cleveland’s most prolific restaurateur. Bruell loves new challenges and has tackled French, Italian and Asia...

Macbeth brings medieval politics to the modern era

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

This Friday and Saturday, the Players’ Theatre Group is staging a production of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at the Black Box at the Eldred Theater. Directed by first-year Giuliana Conte, the play is a modern adaptation, with the political intrigue of modern federal U.S. politics highlight...

Playlist of the Week Apr 28 – May 5

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Pitchfork.com “Bambi” - Jidenna Released in February this year, “Bambi” is a combination of sick beat, smooth vibe and clever lyrics. With a motown, almost Doo-wop-y, feel, Jidenna raps and sings over a combination of beats and instrumentals. As the promotional single for his first album, “Bambi”...

An animated ode to the teenage experience

Lars Torres, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Animated films have always been a strong area of cinema, something that was only emphasized by the release of several excellent animated films, from “Zootopia” to “Kubo and the Two Strings,” this past year. One of these animated films that was greatly overlooked was “Your Name,” a Japanese...

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