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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...

Not your typical Saturday night

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

If you’re like me, and you can appreciate the vocal talent you don’t have when you hear it, Arts After Dark is the perfect event for you. Arts After Dark is an annual showcase for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians and dramatists that takes place at Harkness Chapel. The event hosted...

History in the making

History in the making

Alex Clarke, Contributing Reporter

October 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

You might be seeing a lot more natural history in the future. Announced in December 2012, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History declared plans to expand and renovate the pre-existing building. Glenda Bogar, associate director of communications said that the new project is still in the planning...

A conversation with comedian Hannibal Buress

A conversation with comedian Hannibal Buress

Julia Bianco, News Editor

October 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Hannibal Buress is on his way to becoming a comedy legend. With two Comedy Central hour specials, writing credits on “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” and a new headlining stand-up tour under his belt, Buress is one of the biggest names in the business. I called in to Buress to talk about his...

Urban herbs

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

A visit to the Cleveland Botanical Garden typically entails several elements, including breathtaking fountains, vivacious florae and intricate sculptures. Despite its location in the notoriously gray and dreary-weathered Cleveland, the garden somehow manages to wrap itself in an idyllic ambiance. Long...

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