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UPB announces opener for Passion Pit’s Homecoming Weekend Concert

UPB announces opener for Passion Pit’s Homecoming Weekend Concert

Katy Witkowski, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 29, 2013


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

On Wednesday night, University Program Board announced on their Facebook page the opener for Passion Pit’s return to Case Western Reserve University. San Diego, Cali. natives ASTR, a self-proclaimed indie-electro duo, will warm up the stage for the acclaimed quintet. Passion Pit will perform for stud...

London-Based Theatre Hits the Big Screen in Cleveland

Lily Korte, Film Critic

July 16, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Film and Television, Local Events, Theatre & Dance, This Week

One of the defining features of theatre has always been the immediacy of the medium. Neither film nor television enables an audience to watch actors as they perform, live on stage, night after night. Of course, there are downsides to theatre as well, and the biggest one has always been that most people...

Where is the Funk? pOUT’s WOW Performance Lacks Creativity

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

July 8, 2013


Filed under Local Events, Music

pOUT, A band expected to bring Cleveland Rock, Detroit Funk, and Puerto Rican Thump to the Wade Oval Wednesday (WOW) stage, failed to impress this past week with countless covers and only a couple of original songs. When I read "Puerto Rican Thump" as part of pOUT's description on the lineup, I was...

Reggae Makes Way to Wade Oval

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

July 8, 2013


Filed under Local Events, Music

Carlos Jones & The PLUS Band transformed Wade Oval into a Jamaican jam with their chill and friendly tunes. They filled the stage with their Jamaican-themed equipment, which had patterns of red, green, and yellow popping up on their bongos, amps, drums, guitars and even microphone covers. As t...

Springfest, headlined by pop-rock band The Maine, draws crowds to NRV field

Springfest, headlined by pop-rock band The Maine, draws crowds to NRV field

Anne Nickoloff and Mike McKenna

April 28, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Music blared throughout the north side of Case Western Reserve University's campus, its origin unclear. Some late sleepers with open windows were jolted awake by the sound. Some meandering students were confused by its presence. However, much of the surrounding community was excited for Springfest 20...

Cast and call: Captain America visits Cleveland

April 26, 2013


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

This past weekend, the crew of the new Marvel movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” auditioned hundreds of people to be extras. Many from the area came to get their 15 seconds of fame. Here are a few pictures of those waiting on the cold, rainy day Saturday.  

CWRU Juggling Club hosts Juggling Spectacular

CWRU Juggling Club hosts Juggling Spectacular

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

March 1, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

All college students must find ways to juggle schoolwork, social life and sleep. The Case Western Juggling Club finds ways to juggle all that and much more. Today and tomorrow, the Juggling Club will be hosting their annual event, Juggling Spectacular. First created in 2006, this free event began...

AAA Night: Stealing the Spotlight

Anne Nickoloff

February 15, 2013


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

Tomorrow, Asian festivities will be brought to the Thwing Ballroom, transforming it into an evening full of culture. The Asian American Alliance (AAA) will be hosting their annual AAA Night open to all students from 6 to10 p.m. With many student and off-campus groups performing, this year's th...

UPB Events: Fun and Affordable

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

February 8, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Hugely popular on campus, Case Western Reserve's University Progam Board (UPB) gives students offers that are both a good bargain and a great time. Remember the UPB-hosted B.o.B. concert at Veale early last semester? Well, this semester we have a Spring Comedian to look forward to whose identity is...

Cleveland Museum of Art opens interactive gallery

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

February 1, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Fine Arts, Local Events

“Look! Don’t touch!” As for any art museum, this is the solid rule for not having any physical contact with the artwork. Just recently, however, the Cleveland Museum of Art opened a new interactive gallery featuring the use of a multi-touch screen. Located in Gallery One, “The Collection Wall,”...

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