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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,”...

Grog Shop Pops

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

January 18, 2013


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

Tonight, the Grog Shop will welcome students back from their winter break with a varied lineup to please almost any ear. Just around the corner of Coventry's hip haven, the small concert venue will be bursting with new music from five very different bands: Avenue; Newshoes; Captain Kidd; The Orphan,...

The Nutcracker at Playhouse Theater, A Holiday Necessity

The Nutcracker at Playhouse Theater, A Holiday Necessity

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

December 1, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Theatre & Dance, This Week, Top Stories

This weekend, the Cleveland Orchestra accompanies the Joffrey Ballet in a magical performance of Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker.” This year's show has been performed only once so far, yesterday, in Cleveland, but four more performances are still lined up for the next couple of days. The perform...

IBM’s Watson Supercomputer Coming to Lerner College of Medicine

Owen Bell, Games and Tech Reporter

November 16, 2012


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

IBM’s Watson, the computer that won Jeopardy in 2011, will be going to school at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Unlike its time on national television, though, this time, Watson will be working with a purpose. In three years, the programmers, IB...

From Bollywood to Hollywood

From Bollywood to Hollywood

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

November 16, 2012


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

What's that? Justin Timberlake? No wait. Party rock is in the house? Hold on. Instead, it’s the sound of Indian-fused musical elements. A unique a cappella group on campus, Dhamakapella is dedicated to bringing this combination of contemporary American music with popular Bollywood hits. "It's the...

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