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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,...

Cleveland Museum of Art completes 8-year renovation project

Cleveland Museum of Art completes 8-year renovation project

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2014


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

The Cleveland Museum of Art started 2014 by opening a curtain that has kept a large portion of the museum out of view. The museum has also, in the past, revealed 33 percent of gallery space, a 76-seat restaurant and lounge, a 12,000-square-foot interactive learning center and a glass atrium of 39,000-square-feet...

In review: Martin Jacques spoke at Town Hall of Cleveland series

Jessica Yang, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

As part of the Town Hall of Cleveland speaker series, which is partially sponsored by Case Western Reserve University, acclaimed economist and author Martin Jacques spoke on Nov. 4 at the Playhouse Square’s Ohio Theatre. Local Clevelanders came as well as many students from the university to listen...

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