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Comedian Steven Wright discusses Twitter novel ahead of Cleveland show

Comedian Steven Wright discusses Twitter novel ahead of Cleveland show

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

March 22, 2019


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

“Everyone is a universe,” Steven Wright, an Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated comedian said. Although he is a star in stand-up comedy known for his deadpan delivery and clever one-liners Wright’s talent extends far beyond a single metaphorical galaxy. In 2011, he started writing a novel,...

Battle of the Bands rocks Jolly Scholar

Battle of the Bands rocks Jolly Scholar

Chris Heermann, Social Media Manager

March 1, 2019


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

If you walked through the Thwing Center last Saturday night, you may have wondered why The Jolly Scholar was louder than your roommate’s alarm at 8 a.m. If you had peeked your head in, you would have seen acts competing in the annual Battle of the Bands. The prize? The opportunity to perform at this ...

A trip into the Cult of the Monster Truck

A trip into the Cult of the Monster Truck

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

The first thing I learned about monster trucks is that they are loud. They are the kind of loud that rips through your ear drums and leaves you temporarily deaf. They make you want to cover your ears and shut your eyes like a child because these monster trucks were so loud that frankly, they sort of...

Jay Sean performs at the first UPB concert of the semester

Jay Sean performs at the first UPB concert of the semester

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


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

This past Friday, University Program Board (UPB) hosted Jay Sean in the first UPBeats concert of the semester. Best known for throwback hits including “Down” and “Ride It,” English singer and songwriter Jay Sean, born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti, entertained students in Tinkham Veale University Center....

Cleveland Comedy Open features local comedians

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Local Events

The Cleveland Comedy Open (CCO) featured a wide variety of jokes including a super-roach, a barely sane father and an unsuccessful athlete with far too many participation trophies. On Jan. 14, the festival featured 12 distinct comedians on the local Cleveland stand-up comedy scene in the first pr...

One-Act Festival provides bite-sized entertainment for CWRU

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


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

Do you have the attention span of a squirrel? Do you often find yourself losing interest in plays only minutes in? Players’ Theatre Group (PTG) provided a solution to both problems through their hour and thirty minute long One-Act Festival, held in the Eldred Black Box Theater on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. ...

Fluffy Duck Cafe brings homemade pastries to Cleveland

Fluffy Duck Cafe brings homemade pastries to Cleveland

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


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

Running a bakery is a long and exhausting process. For the Fluffy Duck Cafe, located across from the Cleveland Clinic, baking starts everyday at 2:30 a.m. The Fluffy Duck employs three people, including the owner, so it is an all hands on deck operation most of the time. This includes arriving a...

A farewell to the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern

A farewell to the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

The Euclid Tavern has been the reliable fixture of a constantly changing University Circle. The historic bar has been around in some form or another since 1909, with new owners taking over as the years went by. Now its latest owner, Happy Dog, is closing the location marking the fourth time in the new mill...

What to do this Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, What to do this Week

Friday, Nov. 30 What: 25th Annual Holiday CircleFest When: Friday 5 - 9 p.m. Saturday/Sunday 1 - 7 p.m. Where: Wade Oval Grab your skates and get ready to listen to some music at this weekend’s celebration of the holiday season in Wade Oval. The free festival features performances by the ...

CWRU dancers paint “Mosaics”

Weiwei Kong, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events

On Friday, Nov. 9, The Case Western Reserve University Department of Dance debuted “Mosaics,” a mix of new and old pieces.  The event featured five pieces, including “Mirage,” “Air for the G-String,” “Bamboo Prayer,” “Caffeinated” and “Imagined Odyssey.” “Mirage” is brand new, whil...

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