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Sex guru to speak at CWRU

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

Dan Savage brings a lot to the table. His rise to fame sprang from a sex advice column titled “Savage Love.” He currently holds the editorial director position of popular Seattle alternative weekly newspaper The Stranger. He fights against bullying through an award-winning program he founded,...

Global best-selling author to speak at Town Hall

Jessica Yang, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On Nov. 4, author of “When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order,” Martin Jacques, will speak at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square as a part of the Town Hall of Cleveland speaker series, in part sponsored by Case Western Reserve University. The...

Lucius, Alpenglow celebrate Halloween at Spot Night

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bloggings, Local Events, Music

The Spot’s last show displayed an audience filled with sailors, ghouls, celebrity look-a-likes and (as with all college Halloween celebrations) plenty of cats. However, opener Alpenglow had the best costumes of the night, hands down. The five members of Alpenglow appeared on stage, with singers a...

Fate and Freedom through music and movies

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2013


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

The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Art’s (CIA) Cinematheque and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) have joined forces to create the massive Fate and Freedom festival to span this upcoming week. According to Mark Williams, the Cleveland Orchestra’s director of artistic planning,...

House of Blues’ Scene Stage a home for music lovers

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2013


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

Check out the House of Blues' Scene Stage for awesome rock shows.

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The greatest pick-me-up

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

If ska concerts are known for anything, they’re known for their crowds. You see flailing. You see the mosh pit. You see every kind of punk. It’s an experience like no other; there’s even a dance designed specifically for ska concerts called “skanking,” where dancers simultaneously punch...

A funny, funky, folky Spot Night

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Bloggings, Local Events, Music

Lucky Spider and St. Lucia were two very different flavors of music. While the two members of Lucky Spider (Case Western Reserve University students and siblings Nick and Alex Pilla) touched on some folk, rap and electronic music, St. Lucia brought groovy alternative with their bigger group. Lucky...

Prominent comic artist Chris Ware speaks the Cleveland Public Library

Jessica Yang, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Prominent comic artist Chris Ware went to the Cleveland Public Library on Saturday Oct. 5, as part of the annual “Writers and Readers” series at the library. Ware began his talk, humorously saying, “Thanks for coming out and ruining a perfect Saturday” and apologizing for having the audience...

Higher & higher & higher

Higher & higher & higher

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2013


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

A bobbing crowd of students roared after Passion Pit exited the stage. The chant crescendoed: “Encore! Encore! Encore!” Veale athletic center was stuffy, hot and filled with perspiration, yet the ending notes of the band’s final song reverberated in everyone’s ears. It was just a taste,...

Cleveland Museum of Art features film about Mona Lisa

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2013


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

The Mona Lisa: It is quite possibly the most famous painting in the world. Most could recognize that subtle smile and green dress anywhere. Art lovers and normals alike are also familiar with its famous creator, Leonardo da Vinci. However, most of us have never stopped to wonder just why the Mona...

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