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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...

October Spot Night Preview

Temi Omilabu, Contributing Reporter

September 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Oct. 2: Grizfolk Make your way down to The Spot to see Grizfolk on Thursday, Oct. 2 and your soul will thank you afterward. The band just released their EP “From the Spark” which features their most famous song “The Struggle.” Here’s something cool about this group—two members (Fredrik Eriksson...

“Thank God for Jokes”

Julia Bianco, News Editor

September 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The title of Mike Birbiglia’s new 100 city stand-up tour is undeniably accurate: “Thank God for Jokes.” Thank God indeed, as Birbiglia’s one hour set was packed full of laughs, keeping the recent audience of his Palace Theater show in stitches. I will admit that, going into the night, I was...

Photos of CMA’s 2014 Chalk Festival

Photos of CMA’s 2014 Chalk Festival

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events

For the 25th year in a row, the Cleveland Art Museum brought professional artists and community members alike for a weekend of chalk art, covering the sidewalks in front of the building. With live music to accompany the artistic process, the festival started in the morning of Sept. 13 and ended on Sept....

Cleveland bustling with Hispanic Heritage Month activities

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Sept. 15 marks the start of the 26th annual Hispanic Heritage Month. Originally Hispanic Heritage Week, it was extended by Ronald Reagan in 1988, and since then, it has covered a 30-day period: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The commencement of the national event is also the independence day of Costa Rica,...

Anything goes at Studio-a-Rama

Anything goes at Studio-a-Rama

Sunny Kalidindi, Contributing Reporter

September 12, 2014


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

Were you terrified by the loud screaming coming from Mather Quad on Saturday, Sept. 6? If you said yes, chances are you’re probably not alone. No, it wasn’t a bizarre ritual, and no, it was not some weird initiation event. It was WRUW’s semi-annual music festival, Studio-A-Rama. This year’s...

You need Ed, but he don’t need you

You need Ed, but he don’t need you

Jeniece Montellano

September 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

One man plus one loop pedal plus three guitars plus 14 LED screens multiplied by thousands of screaming fans equals one amazing concert experience. Last Thursday, Sept. 3, Ed Sheeran rocked the Wolstein Center on his X (pronounced multiply) album tour and filled the stadium with sound, light and color—all...

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