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Little Italy’s food-filled street party brings huge crowds

Little Italy’s food-filled street party brings huge crowds

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

The Feast of the Assumption means three things: Delicious food Traffic confusion Crowds This year was no different, and as the smell of garlic wafted down Mayfield and the sounds of DJ'd music continued until 1 a.m., The Feast is not missed by many Clevelanders. Here is an inside look at Day 2 of ...

The lessons of Warped Tour

The lessons of Warped Tour

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

July 24, 2014


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

Only 30 minutes. Each band had only 30 minutes to showcase what it stood for. Each song was chosen wisely, each joke cracked quickly, each conversation clipped short, as the bands carefully used their handful of time onstage to make a mark. And it forced the audiences to pay attention. With...

Brace yourselves… Warped Tour is coming

Brace yourselves… Warped Tour is coming

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

July 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Strap on a helmet, grab some shin guards and get ready for Vans Warped Tour at Blossom Music Center next Thursday, July 17. On this day of mosh pits, heat and music, just remember that Warped Tour is known for being a little more rowdy than other festivals. Google "Warped Tour Crowd"—you'll see...

Spend a day with CWRU’s best writers

Jessica Yang, Staff Reporter

May 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Poetry & Literature

Writers in the Cleveland area can convene and learn from the area’s most renowned authors and poets on May 31st during the Breaking Genres Writer’s Conference event on Mather Quad hosted by Case Western Reserve’s English department. The daylong event features various presentations and workshops...

How to turn a frat-ridden street into hippy central for a weekend

Katy Witkowski, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

The crooked, grimy red bricks on Hessler Rd. lead all who wander down its path to lead-paint porches and duplexes that have wasted away into shells of the grandiose homes they once were. It’s the perfect place for rowdy college kids to find a home for their natural beer-soaked shenanigans. Usually,...

CWRU crowds flock to biggest Spot Night of the year

CWRU crowds flock to biggest Spot Night of the year

Charlie Topel, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2014


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

Last week, The Spot saw a night of rap, with three artists who each brought their own style to the stage. This Spot Night was actually the second scheduled appearance for the headliner, Danny Brown, a rapper from Detroit who has released two critically acclaimed albums in the past couple of years....

Past Meets Present: Contemporary Art Event Takes Place in Pre-Civil War Mansion

Past Meets Present: Contemporary Art Event Takes Place in Pre-Civil War Mansion

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2014


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

Sitting patiently on the intersection of East 115 St. and Mayfield Rd. is a 161-year-old testament to history, equality and freedom. The Cozad-Bates House is University Circle’s oldest and only pre-Civil War structure and once aided several slaves in obtaining freedom. The final destination for many...

Maker Faire brings innovation and technology to the public

Maker Faire brings innovation and technology to the public

Jessica Yang, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

After the success of the first Cleveland Mini Maker Faire last year, the Cleveland Public Library and Ingenuity Cleveland decided to host the same event this year at the Cleveland Public Library at 325 Superior Ave. on Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Maker Faire aims to “celebrate...

Poetry in the Museum: A contest for poets

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is cosponsoring this year’s “Poetry in the Museum” contest with Case Western Reserve University’s Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities. Accordingly, this year’s theme is “The Nature of Nature.” According to Administrative Director of the Baker-Nord...

Short. Sweet. Film Fest enlivens winter doldrums

Laura Hurst, Contributing Reporter

February 21, 2014


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

“Good food, good films, good beer.” A simple but inviting slogan, this weekend’s Short. Sweet. Film Fest promises to deliver two full days of spirited arts and culture. Mike Suglio, Case Western Reserve University alumnus and one of the founders of the festival, said the Fest arose out of an idea...

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