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Spring comedian controversy

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events, This Week

After opening the 2015 Spring Comedian vote to Case Western Reserve University students and community, CWRU’s University Program Board faced not-so-unexpected feedback regarding one of the comedian choices. Comedian Bill Cosby has recently returned to the spotlight for various allegations of sexua...

16 Photos from the Fitz and the Tantrums concert

16 Photos from the Fitz and the Tantrums concert

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Seeing Fitz and the Tantrums perform makes you realize that a concert is not just about the music. With interactive flash bracelets on most audience members' wrists and never-ending applause, the band involved everyone filling the old auditorium this past Thursday. The light show operating behind...

A comedian roundup

Tiffany Cheung, Contributing Reporter

November 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Voting for the University Program Board 2015 Spring Comedian event is currently underway. Students can choose from six comedians and are able to vote for multiple individuals. The choices are: Demetri Martin, Bo Burnham, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Bill Cosby and Nick Offerman. Martin, an American...

Howl-o-ween Slideshow

November 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

[portfolio_slideshow id=12770] Campus Canines for a Cure brought puppies to campus as part of their Howl-o-Ween event on Oct. 30. The therapy dogs were in the Halloween spirit, and all dressed up in their favorite costumes. At the event, there was also puppy chow and free mug painting. All proceeds...

Dennis Lehane’s tips for writing success

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 24, 2014


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

“I have a theory that you have 1,000 pages of crap in you,” said author Dennis Lehane, sitting at a table surrounded by students, “and you basically just write the crap out of you.” Before speaking at the second Writer’s Center Stage event of the year, Lehane met with a group of over 20 Cas...

Party in the blue spirit

Tiffany Cheung, Contributing Reporter

October 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

On Oct. 16, Cleveland community gathered in Toby’s Plaza, under a huge tent which (thankfully) blocked out the rain. In the busy and bustling tent filled with blue, what stood out were two white think[box] exhibits. As tradition goes, the Blue Block Party features the exhibit to show students...

Steven Wright, king of the one-liners, coming to Cleveland on Oct. 26

Julia Bianco, News Editor

October 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

“You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” Steven Wright is a master of this type of one-liner. Bizarre, carefully put together jokes that crack an audience up with just a few words. He paces the stage as he delivers his jokes, deadpan and understated, flipping quickly from one joke...

Homecoming came to Thwing Tuesdays

Homecoming came to Thwing Tuesdays

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

This week the University Program Board went above and beyond to try and start the campuswide excitement about homecoming this weekend. One of its first success was at Thwing Tuesdays. Thwing Tuesday this week had multiple different popular food vendors rather than just the typical one. These vendors...

Rapper K.Flay at Mahall’s this Tuesday

Rapper K.Flay at Mahall’s this Tuesday

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Live rap + bowling. If this combination grabs your attention and you've got a free Tuesday night, K.Flay is coming into Cleveland to perform at Mahall's 20 Lanes on Oct. 14. With a unique blend of electro, indie, rap and hip-hop elements, K.Flay's music isn't standard rap. (Check out "Make Me Fade" and "Turn It Around" for some prime example...

The Lucas Bros. heading to Cleveland on Oct. 13

The Lucas Bros. heading to Cleveland on Oct. 13

Julia Bianco, News Editor

October 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Keith and Kenny Lucas have mastered speaking in harmony. In their five years performing stand-up comedy together under the name The Lucas Bros., the identical twin brothers have become experts in the delicate art of playing off of each other, using the rare instance of having two comics on stage to navigate...

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