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Cartoons, “Catch-22” and hand turkeys

Cartoons, “Catch-22” and hand turkeys

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Local Events

“Comics are miraculous. They are immune systems. They are transport systems. They are time traveling devices.” Lifelong friends and fellow cartoonists, Lynda Barry and Matt Groening came together at Maltz Performing Arts Center for the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series, on Tuesday,...

Giggles galore

Claudia Jazowski, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Theater & Dance

There are giggles galore on Saturday nights at the Eldred Theater Blackbox with Case Western Reserve University’s own improv comedy troupe, IMPROVment. With only two performances left, this comedy show is one you do not want to miss. The shows start at 11 p.m. on April 20 and 9 p.m. on April 27. Be s...

Winter is here

Winter is here

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

When “Game of Thrones” first aired on April 17, 2011 it was groundbreaking in several capacities. The immense production, from its enormous cast size to its globe-spanning filming sites, instantly set “Game of Thrones” apart from the rest of television and the show became more than just another...

“Ventura” combines best of Anderson .Paak

Chris Heermann, Social Media Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

If I could only use one word to describe Anderson .Paak’s new album, it would be “Groovy” with a capital G. With “Ventura,” .Paak returns to the mellow tones that gained him his initial audience. While his albums “Oxnard” and “Malibu” had a certain appeal, their sounds were different fro...

Aaron Lee Tasjan rocks Beachland Ballroom

Aaron Lee Tasjan rocks Beachland Ballroom

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

Aaron Lee Tasjan pulled out a blank page from his notebook and a black Sharpie, titling the page “Cleveland Rocks.” He then casually posed a question to bassist Tommy Scifres: “Hey Tommy, what do you think we should open the show with?” They decided that “The Rest is Yet to Come” was the ...

Playlist of the Week–Bops and Bangers

Playlist of the Week–Bops and Bangers

Chris Heermann, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Playlist of the Week, Top Stories

This week’s playlist focuses on songs you might hear at a classic Friday or Saturday night party. Knowing all of these songs will make you the coolest person in your social group and will enhance your enjoyment of the loud social gatherings. Sicko Mode–Travis Scott Somehow this song is always playi...

“Captain Marvel” middling, still entertaining Marvel film

“Captain Marvel” middling, still entertaining Marvel film

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

Leading up to its release, there was much anticipation and scrutiny of “Captain Marvel,” Marvel’s first female-led superhero film in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The commotion was fueled by Brie Larson’s commentary up until the release of the film regarding male critics, which r...

Music Industry rebounds after a period of decline but how are artists affected?

Matt Hooke

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After a long period of decline, the music industry celebrated a return to pre-2007 revenues earlier this year with the release of the latest annual report from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Worldwide music sales totaled 19.1 billion dollars in 2018, finally surpassing t...

Who are the Springfest headliners?

Who are the Springfest headliners?

Chris Heermann, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

Much like Butch Cassidy, my first thought when the Springfest committee released the headliners to this year’s concert was, “Who are those guys?” Coast Modern? Echosmith? MadeinTYO? As someone who rarely listens to the indie pop genre, I was lost. So naturally I opened up Spotify and searched u...

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