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PTG Presents “Chaika,” an adaption of Chekhov’s “Seagull”

PTG Presents “Chaika,” an adaption of Chekhov’s “Seagull”

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre and Dance Reporter

December 1, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Theatre & Dance, This Week, Top Stories

 “Sometimes people choose what’s bad for them;” says director Kelly McCready about the characters in Chekhov’s famous play. This seems to be their tragedy. Konstantin loves Nina and hopes to impress his actress mother, Arkadna, with his magnum opus. Nina, however, would sacrifice everything for ...

IBM’s Watson Supercomputer Coming to Lerner College of Medicine

Owen Bell, Games and Tech Reporter

November 16, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Games, Local Events, This Week

IBM’s Watson, the computer that won Jeopardy in 2011, will be going to school at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Unlike its time on national television, though, this time, Watson will be working with a purpose. In three years, the programmers, IB...

From Traces to Faces: Crisis Photographer Richard Mosse Lectures at CMA

From Traces to Faces: Crisis Photographer Richard Mosse Lectures at CMA

Christopher Dwyer, Fine Arts Reporter

October 19, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Fine Arts, Top Stories

In 1839, chemist Louis J.M. Daguerre’s innovative daguerreotype process producing images on silver plate launched photography.  In 1853, photographer Roger Fenton founded Britain’s Royal Photographic Society; that same year, Britain and France allied with Turkey and Sardinia in the Crimean War t...

“Get Your Head Into Trivia” at the Happy Dog

Katy Witkowski, Music Reporter

October 19, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

As groups of people wearing winter coats and beanies walk through the door, they stop at the table at the front which holds two piles of papers – one is the answer sheet to the trivia game, the other a set of 10 pictures which constitutes the first round. “Usually we get around 15 to 20 teams,” ...

West Side Market Celebrates Centennial

Grace Francisco, Food Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Food, Local Events

“Wake up to life!” a vendor snaps. The pace inside the West Side Market on the intersection of Lorain Road and West 25thStreet does not slow for anyone. Packed wall-to-wall are over 100 vendors in this historical space. A continuous stream of bustling customers eagerly wait to purchase the gleaming...

Hip-Hop at CWRU: Urban Elementz

Hip-Hop at CWRU: Urban Elementz

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

The music is loud, with footsteps stomping rhythmically in time to the beat. This is not your average workout routine. Here in the Veale multipurpose room, Urban Elementz is taking hold of the dance floor.   Started in 2006, Urban Elementz seeks to spread the art of hip-hop dance to the Case Western Reserve ...

Late Night Double Feature: Rocky Horror comes to Eldred Theater!

Late Night Double Feature: Rocky Horror comes to Eldred Theater!

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre and Dance Reporter

October 5, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

This is not Strosaker! Rather than actors simply acting out the scenes from the iconic cult film on stage, Eldred is pleased to bring you an authentic theater production of the Rocky Horror Show in all its campy glory. Moreover, this is a very special production for Eldred. The last time Eldred put on a music...

A Morning With WRUW: Swing-a-Verse with Brian Tietz

A Morning With WRUW: Swing-a-Verse with Brian Tietz

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 28, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music

I stood outside the Mather Memorial Building, hoping that someone inside heard me ring the doorbell. It was cold, and I usually was not walking around campus at nine in the morning.      Thankfully, someone came to my rescue and I rushed through the open doors of the campus radio station.  ...

Don’t pour it: Coventry’s Steve Presser

Don’t pour it: Coventry’s Steve Presser

Shadi Ahmadmehrabi, Special Interest Reporter

September 18, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

“Don’t, don’t, don’t pour it. Every person who thinks they can pour it spills it.” Sitting down in a booth at Tommy’s Restaurant on Coventry Road, Steve Presser, Coventry Marketing Director and owner of Big Fun Toy Store calls over Diane, who pours a milkshake with the finesse only an experienced...

Stories From Inside the Blockade: CWRU in Cuba

Katy Witkowski, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

“This is a place without time,” said artist Rolando Estévez Jordán.  A place where vintage American cars are used daily as taxis; where college students have never accessed the Internet; where pay phones are common, and cell phones do not have data plans.  This is where the students of SPAN 306:...

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