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Latino Art Show honors children held in detention centers

Latino Art Show honors children held in detention centers

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018

Students studying in Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) on Friday, Sept. 14 may have noticed the four foot tall walls of faces around the library. The faces belong to black and white portraits by artist Mark Krieger. The pieces are part of “For the Children,” a Latino art show hosted by the Latino stude...

“Urinetown” cast commands stage

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018

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...

Speakeasy takes center stage at IMPROVment

Speakeasy takes center stage at IMPROVment

Julia Knight, Contributing Reporter

April 20, 2018

A quiet gasp escaped the crowd as the packed Eldred Black Box went completely dark. Rhythmic claps arose from audience members as a well-known theme song rang out in the almost claustrophobic space around us. The players took center stage; we all cheered in enthusiasm for the hilarity that was to co...

Theater debuts musical, “Urinetown”

Weiwei Kong, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018

On April 13, the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Theater Department unveiled the musical “Urinetown,” its final production of the season. Directed by Jerrold Scott and Brad Wyner, “Urinetown” is set in a future where, due to a water shortage, Urine Good Company owns all the towns’ toilets, forcing ...

World War I Anxieties Reflected in “Graphic Discontent”

Ann Marie Smetona, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, “Graphic Discontent: German Expressionism on Paper,” opened on Jan.14 and will remain until May 13. Featuring works from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s own collection, the exhibit displays over fifty Expressionist prints and drawings made between 190...

“Justice League” screened pre-release

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 17, 2017

On a rainy Wednesday night in the middle of November, students and community members packed into Strosacker Auditorium on the Main Quad. But this was no class lecture. Instead the audience sat eager waiting to watch a free, early screening of “Justice League,” two days before its official release....

Students talk Mahler’s Sixth Symphony

Weiwei Kong, Contributing Reporter

October 13, 2017

Thursday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 6, The Cleveland Orchestra performed Gustav Mahler’s Tragic Symphony, composed in the early 20th century. Mahler was strongly influenced by the Romantic movement when he composed the first five symphonies, infusing them with simplicity, naturalness and innocence. ...

In the mind of an artist

Anmol Nigam, Photography Editor

March 31, 2017

What takes nature thousands of years to form, Natalie Lanese has created in a week. Engulfing the Immersion Zone in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Lanese’s creation—“Cavern”—was born. Staffed with a rotating schedule of  student volunteers, Lanese worked around the clock from March 3-1...

Education, food and booze at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2016 Friday September 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 (members) or $35 (nonmembers) If you are over 21 and enjoy beer, bratwurst, animals or all of the above, head to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on Friday, September...

Art Book + Zine Fair Preview

Sanjana Singh, Staff Reporter

August 26, 2016

Bound: Art Book + Zine Fair will arrive to MOCA on August 26th to 27th. Although it is the second annual exhibition, the inspiration is different from last August’s Mimeo Revolution theme. After last year’s success, Cleveland native TR Ericsson modeled an idea based on the MoMa PS1 Book Fair, which...

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