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Check out performances, dinners in Thwing

Aura Rossy, Contributing Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, March 23   What: MECA’s Spring Hafleh When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Thwing Center Notes: The Middle Eastern Cultural Association hosts its semi annual Hafleh, featuring performances by the Al Salam Dabke Group and a belly dancer. The event will also have a DJ and a henna booth.  ...

Italian program screens baseball documentary

Italian program screens baseball documentary

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Local Events

Baseball has always been a big part of Cleveland culture, and on Wednesday, March 28, students and faculty at Case Western Reserve University have an opportunity to learn more about it. At 7:30 p.m., a “Celebration of Italian American Baseball” will feature a screening of an award-winning documentary,...

No Spring Break plans? Justin Nozuka stops in Cleveland

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Justin Nozuka has been in the music industry for over a decade now. After releasing his debut album, “Holly,” in 2008, Nozuka has released two other albums, “You I Wind Land and Sea” in 2010 and “Ulysses” in 2014. Now, he’s touring and releasing his fourth album in three installments. Th...

Concert aids Yemen famine relief, raises awareness

Concert aids Yemen famine relief, raises awareness

Abigail Bickel, Contributing Reporter

March 2, 2018


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

On Friday, Feb. 24, five bands got together at the Plymouth House, Cleveland’s West Side DIY central music hub, to “turn their debauchery into something positive.” The House hosted a benefit show to raise money for the Yemen famine crisis, and in doing so, helped bring awareness to the problem....

Art and Music around campus

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, March 2   What: 2018 Alumni Exhibition Where: Ann and Norman Roulet Student and Alumni Gallery Time: 5-8 p.m. Notes: Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) and the CIA Alumni Council will hold a juried alumni exhibition through Mar. 29.   What: The Kite is Right Wh...

Lunar New Year celebration brings crowds

Alexia Kim, Contributing Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Kicking off the new year with colorful fireworks, warm green tea and delicious rice cakes, families and students celebrated Lunar New Year at Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC) on Friday, Feb. 16. In honor of the Year of the Dog, free dog plushies were given to the first 300 individuals who arriv...

CIA students showcase art at annual exhibition

CIA students showcase art at annual exhibition

Ann Marie Smetona, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Professionalism is what defined the Cleveland Institute of Art’s (CIA) 72nd  annual Student Independent Exhibit at the Reinberger Gallery. Opened on Friday, Feb. 16, the exhibit features visual art created by CIA students and will remain open until Mar. 18. What sets this exhibit apart is its missi...

Listen to music in Uptown

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, February 23   What: CWRU Department of Music Colloquium Where: Harkness Chapel Classroom Time: 4-6 p.m. Notes: Free admission; Charles McGovern from William and Mary: “The Color Line and the Product Line: Race and Consumer Culture in Postwar Pop.” Reception to follow. &nb...

A Night to Remember

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

With the cold air breaking and midterms on their way, Case Western Reserve University was in need of an exciting event and the Class Officer Collective (COC) was ready to provide. On Saturday, Feb. 17, Snowball added mystery and fun to the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) Ames Family Atrium as students...

A student perspective on Lunar New Year at CWRU

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

As a first-generation Chinese-American, I grew up with the Lunar New Year being the most important time of year. My family and I would scramble to organize every inch of our apartment to get rid of bad luck. The first day of the new year would be the only time I’d let my mom choose my outfit, which...

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