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CWRU crowds flock to biggest Spot Night of the year

CWRU crowds flock to biggest Spot Night of the year

Charlie Topel, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2014


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

Last week, The Spot saw a night of rap, with three artists who each brought their own style to the stage. This Spot Night was actually the second scheduled appearance for the headliner, Danny Brown, a rapper from Detroit who has released two critically acclaimed albums in the past couple of years....

Past Meets Present: Contemporary Art Event Takes Place in Pre-Civil War Mansion

Past Meets Present: Contemporary Art Event Takes Place in Pre-Civil War Mansion

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2014


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

Sitting patiently on the intersection of East 115 St. and Mayfield Rd. is a 161-year-old testament to history, equality and freedom. The Cozad-Bates House is University Circle’s oldest and only pre-Civil War structure and once aided several slaves in obtaining freedom. The final destination for many...

Maker Faire brings innovation and technology to the public

Maker Faire brings innovation and technology to the public

Jessica Yang, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

After the success of the first Cleveland Mini Maker Faire last year, the Cleveland Public Library and Ingenuity Cleveland decided to host the same event this year at the Cleveland Public Library at 325 Superior Ave. on Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Maker Faire aims to “celebrate...

Poetry in the Museum: A contest for poets

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is cosponsoring this year’s “Poetry in the Museum” contest with Case Western Reserve University’s Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities. Accordingly, this year’s theme is “The Nature of Nature.” According to Administrative Director of the Baker-Nord...

Short. Sweet. Film Fest enlivens winter doldrums

Laura Hurst, Contributing Reporter

February 21, 2014


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

“Good food, good films, good beer.” A simple but inviting slogan, this weekend’s Short. Sweet. Film Fest promises to deliver two full days of spirited arts and culture. Mike Suglio, Case Western Reserve University alumnus and one of the founders of the festival, said the Fest arose out of an idea...

Nighttown: Cleveland’s own temple to jazz

Patrick Clarke, Contributing Reporter

February 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

It’s the weekend. Or a weekday. You’re bored. Or you’re tired. Whatever entertainment Case Western Reserve University has to offer, it isn’t working. So you try to amuse yourself with a bit of visual escape—Netflix being the preferred method, of course. You decide to move out of the typical...

Brite Winter Festival lights up Cleveland

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

One of Cleveland’s biggest music festivals takes place tomorrow, and it takes place...outside. Okay, so maybe February in Cleveland isn’t the time of year that people want to go stand in the wind and see a concert. But Brite Winter don’t care. Last year, Brite Winter brought in 20,000...

Do you want to have a Snowball?

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

Just when you thought that Case Western Reserve University had gotten all the snow it possibly could hold, think again—Snowball is rolling up within the next few weeks. The 13th annual dance set for Feb. 21, 2014 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., organized by the Class Officer Collective, is targeting student...

CMA engulfed in Van Gogh scandal

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition, “Van Gogh: Repetitions,” came together as the result of the ingenious combination of paintings from the Cleveland Museum of Art and The Phillips Collection. However, the show has recently come under fire with the accusation that eight of its pieces...

The men in the skeleton onesies

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

Honus Honus (aka, Ryan Kattner), the lead singer of Man Man, wasn’t much for conversing with the audience. There were no remarks of “Yeah, Cleveland!” or “How we all doing tonight?” or even a thank you. No, there were no breaks between songs—just Man Man, Man Man’s music and the clothes! First,...

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