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Jolly Comedy Hour brings stand-up comedy to campus

Jolly Comedy Hour brings stand-up comedy to campus

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


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

Jolly Comedy Hour, held on Saturday, Oct. 27, marked the first stand-up comedy event at the Jolly Scholar. The event featured headliner Vishnu Akella, Brett Thomas and Marcello Hernandez. Thomas, the recipient of 2018 Cleveland Comedy Awards for “Best Joke Short-form” and “Rookie of the Year...

CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead

CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 2, 2018


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

Christopher Cannon’s first exposure to gang culture came at the age of 11 when he witnessed his brother’s gang initiation. “I grew up in violence,” said Cannon. “Just constant, constant violence.” Now, the 27-year-old fourth-year history and English major is working on a collection of poetry called ...

Prepare for Halloween with fun festivities

Aura Rossy, Accounts Manager

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Pizza, Pies & Alpha Chis When: Oct. 26, 5 - 8 p.m. Where: Alpha Chi Omega, ZY at Case Western Reserve University Join Alpha Chi Omega to support the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center in Cleveland by consuming an unlimited amount of pizza and pie. Other activities will include ...

Genre barriers disappear at the Grog Shop

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The worlds of R&B, rock and hip-hop melded together Oct. 11 at The Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights, as local artists Uptowne Buddha and Jul Big Green opened for Melbourne-based funk band Jakubi. The three groups kept the energy high the entire night, and their complementary styles worked well toge...

Chateau Hough makes wine, helps former prisoners in the center of Cleveland

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Vineyards pride themselves on their backdrops that symbolize their wealth and prestige. The mountains of Napa Valley and the scenic French countryside of Bordeaux pop into most people’s minds when they think of fine wine. Chateau Hough takes similar pride in its surroundings, but instead of the mark...

Gus Dapperton to perform at the Grog Shop on Oct. 21

Gus Dapperton to perform at the Grog Shop on Oct. 21

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018


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

History tells us that everything must come to an end. Everything good and pure eventually disappears; singer-songwriter Gus Dapperton has shaved his bowl cut. For fans of Dapperton, whose latest tour brings him to the Grog Shop on Oct. 21, the bowl cut was a big deal. A 21-year-old with a hairstyle...

Socks, NERF blasters and tag… oh my!

Socks, NERF blasters and tag… oh my!

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Local Events

Have you noticed a bunch of students running around with NERF blasters in green bandanas for the past week and a half? You’re not imagining things. These students have been playing Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ), a 10-day long, campus-wide game of tag that simulates the zombie apocalypse. The game is abo...

Fall for CWRU with our annual Homecoming weekend

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, This Week

Homecoming 2018 When: Oct. 11-14 Where: Case Western Reserve University Join in the festivities of this celebrated tradition that combines alumni reunion and parents weekend, reaching essentially anyone affiliated with the university. Homecoming activities range from academic lectures to so...

East Cleveland Theater opens season No. 50 with dramatic Jekyll and Hyde

East Cleveland Theater opens season No. 50 with dramatic Jekyll and Hyde

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

Fog poured through the darkly lit hall of a 100-year-old church Saturday night, as dark figures stalked through the gloom pursuing evil intentions. Where pews should have stood, rows of theater seating held a sparse audience, enthralled by the tale unfolding before them. It was the second night of the East Clevelan...

Author Ben Fountain visits Cleveland

Author Ben Fountain visits Cleveland

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

As a reporter covering the 2016 presidential election for The Guardian, author Ben Fountain found himself up close and personal with the the most confusing and controversial presidential race in recent memory. On Monday night his tour supporting his new book “Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, ...

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