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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...

Cleveland Museum of Art Chalks it up to Color

Cleveland Museum of Art Chalks it up to Color

Katy Witkowski, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 27, 2013


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

On Sept. 21 and 22, young and old came together outside of the Cleveland Museum of Art to participate in the Chalk Festival. Held every year in the adjacent garden and pond, chalk lovers draw whatever they please on the cement. The following photographs follow the creation of artworks on Saturday. [portfolio_slideshow...

“Quimby the Mouse” illustrator to speak at the Cleveland Public Library

Jessica Yang, Contributing Reporter

September 27, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

The Cleveland Public Library has yet again brought back their “Writers and Readers” series, featuring authors, illustrators and personalities like Chris Ware (illustrator for “Quimby the Mouse”), Ta-Nehisi Coates (former editor at The Village Voice and The Atlantic) , Jesmyn Ward (author of “Salvage...

Severance Hall serves the students

Severance Hall serves the students

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2013


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

More than ever before, the Cleveland Orchestra has pushed student attendance at their upcoming concert season by implementing huge student discounts and increased advertising. “We’re trying to have the youngest audience of any orchestra in the country,” said Jim Sector, the Cleveland Orchestra’s...

Fuel Coffee Bar brings new smiles and caffeine to Little Italy

Zsolt Bognar, Contributing Reporter

September 20, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

The student community and Little Italy have a trendy new hotspot to celebrate in Fuel Coffee Bar. It’s located in the setting of a converted vintage gas station on Mayfield Road and 123rd St. In an atmosphere that combines historic Cleveland with upscale contemporary design, Fuel is the ideal community...

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