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MOCA Opens in University Circle

MOCA Opens in University Circle

Joseph Sussi, Fine Arts Reporter

October 14, 2012


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

For those that have been here for a few years, you will remember what the corner of Euclid and Mayfield looked like – littered with bland architecture, hard to recognize and beyond any semblance of utilizable space. Slowly, Uptown began to be dismantled as we stood and watched a functionless propert...

West Side Market Celebrates Centennial

Grace Francisco, Food Reporter

October 14, 2012


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

“Wake up to life!” a vendor snaps. The pace inside the West Side Market on the intersection of Lorain Road and West 25thStreet does not slow for anyone. Packed wall-to-wall are over 100 vendors in this historical space. A continuous stream of bustling customers eagerly wait to purchase the gleaming...

A Saturday for Sobota

A Saturday for Sobota

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On Saturday October 20th, the Kelvin Smith Library and the Rowfant Club will launch a bookbinding exhibit to honor and praise the works of Jan Bohuslav Sobota, Master of Bookbinding. The exhibit hosts numerous examples of Sobota’s art, including a tiny version of “Hamlet”hidden underneath a sculptured skull, an...

Upcoming Local Concerts

Katy Witkowski, Music Reporter

October 5, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Midterms are quickly approaching. With that in mind, it is important to remember we are in the city of rock and roll.  This is a city where live music can be found on virtually every corner on any given night.  In years to come, students will not remember the hours spent studying fruitlessly for th...

B.o.B Versus Berloiz

B.o.B Versus Berloiz

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

October 5, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

While many Case Western Reserve University students were donning their school colors for the Homecoming football game, I wore my best dress for my first Cleveland Orchestra concert. Severance Hall was as busy as any part of CWRU this past weekend. Fancily-clad people of all ages bustled around the buildi...

Grog Shop turns 20

Grog Shop turns 20

Shadi Ahmadmehrabi, Special Interest Reporter

September 21, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

“You have to push every show, cross your fingers, and hope everyone shows up,” said Kathy Simkoff, who runs The Grog Shop on Coventry Rd. This weekend, The Grog Shop is celebrating its 20 year anniversary. The Grog Shop opened in 1992 as what Simkoff refers to as a “dive bar that had bands.” ...

Rainclouds can’t stop Studio-A-Rama: Lineup runs late

Rainclouds can’t stop Studio-A-Rama: Lineup runs late

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 14, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

This year’s Studio-A-Rama brought an impressive lineup to Case Western Reserve University, despite the day’s not-so-impressive weather. I arrived just in time to see Library Time, a strange alternative local band. The weather started out beautiful; it was sunny, just a little windy, and the grass...

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