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Footlighters Present Avenue Q

Footlighters Present Avenue Q

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter
November 8, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Theatre & Dance, This Week, Top Stories

The lights brighten the stage, revealing the actors' expressions, along with voices harmonizing together, filling up the room. Footlighters, a student-run musical theater group, will be performing the modern musical “Avenue Q” this weekend at Carlton Commons.  The musical covers thematic issues and anxieties that c...

Twelve Bands, Twelve Dollars: Believe in Cleveland at Peabody’s

Twelve Bands, Twelve Dollars: Believe in Cleveland at Peabody’s

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter
November 8, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, This Week

An affordable Friday night concert with lots of variation: what more is there to ask for? Later today, Peabody's introduces a sharp lineup of 12 local bands, including headliner Affiance, a Cleveland favorite. This concert, presented by BravoArtist, is a CD release show for Affiance, whose second...

Eldred Theater Presents Brian Friel’s “Dancing at Lughnasa”

Eldred Theater Presents Brian Friel’s “Dancing at Lughnasa”

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre and Dance Reporter
November 6, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Theatre & Dance, This Week, Top Stories

From the people who brought you “Rocky Horror Show” comes a tale quite different in nature: “Dancing at Lughnasa”(pronounced Loo-nasa). It is a bittersweet tale of five sisters as they experience the small human joys that flit briefly on the winds of hardship continually blowing through their lives. The siste...

Severance offers orchestra discounts to CWRU students.

Severance offers orchestra discounts to CWRU students.

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter
November 2, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

Walking into Severance Hall is a different and sometimes new experience for most college students. Opposite the loud, grungy, and often smelly venues like Peabody's and the Grog Shop, a regal atmosphere instantly hits you when you enter the timeless lobby. As you work your way through the direction...

Link-State and ACM: a conference and an organization with big plans for CWRU Computer Science

Link-State and ACM: a conference and an organization with big plans for CWRU Computer Science

Owen Bell, Games and Tech Reporter
November 2, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Local Events, Top Stories

It’s cold and raining at 9 a.m. on Oct. 27. Despite the weather, people are gathering at Nord Hall. They are here for the first Link-State, an annual conference held by the Case Western Reserve University chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a computer science society. All of...

“Get Your Head Into Trivia” at the Happy Dog

Katy Witkowski, Music Reporter
October 19, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

As groups of people wearing winter coats and beanies walk through the door, they stop at the table at the front which holds two piles of papers – one is the answer sheet to the trivia game, the other a set of 10 pictures which constitutes the first round. “Usually we get around 15 to 20 teams,” ...

MOCA Opens in University Circle

MOCA Opens in University Circle

Joseph Sussi, Fine Arts Reporter
October 14, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Top Stories

For those that have been here for a few years, you will remember what the corner of Euclid and Mayfield looked like – littered with bland architecture, hard to recognize and beyond any semblance of utilizable space. Slowly, Uptown began to be dismantled as we stood and watched a functionless propert...

West Side Market Celebrates Centennial

Grace Francisco, Food Reporter
October 14, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Food, Local Events

“Wake up to life!” a vendor snaps. The pace inside the West Side Market on the intersection of Lorain Road and West 25thStreet does not slow for anyone. Packed wall-to-wall are over 100 vendors in this historical space. A continuous stream of bustling customers eagerly wait to purchase the gleaming...

A Saturday for Sobota

A Saturday for Sobota

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter
October 13, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On Saturday October 20th, the Kelvin Smith Library and the Rowfant Club will launch a bookbinding exhibit to honor and praise the works of Jan Bohuslav Sobota, Master of Bookbinding. The exhibit hosts numerous examples of Sobota’s art, including a tiny version of “Hamlet”hidden underneath a sculptured skull, an...

Upcoming Local Concerts

Katy Witkowski, Music Reporter
October 5, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Midterms are quickly approaching. With that in mind, it is important to remember we are in the city of rock and roll.  This is a city where live music can be found on virtually every corner on any given night.  In years to come, students will not remember the hours spent studying fruitlessly for th...

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