The Observer

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 16, 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...

Let the music message resonate

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Tomorrow, Case Western Reserve University’s music department will host a colloquia called “Queer Popular Music—a conference.” In a renovated church. Instead of the religious activities or group performances usually hosted in Harkness Chapel, tomorrow will instead highlight LGBT culture...

NYT bestseller Cheryl Strayed to talk about how Wild writing can be

Jessica Yang, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Popular author Cheryl Strayed, best known for her New York Times bestseller novel, “Wild,” is coming to Cleveland on Nov. 19, as a part of the Writers Center Stage series, where writers are invited to talk about their works, their process and more. “Wild,” the novel that Strayed is best known...

Sex guru to speak at CWRU

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

Dan Savage brings a lot to the table. His rise to fame sprang from a sex advice column titled “Savage Love.” He currently holds the editorial director position of popular Seattle alternative weekly newspaper The Stranger. He fights against bullying through an award-winning program he founded,...

Global best-selling author to speak at Town Hall

Jessica Yang, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On Nov. 4, author of “When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order,” Martin Jacques, will speak at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square as a part of the Town Hall of Cleveland speaker series, in part sponsored by Case Western Reserve University. The...

Lucius, Alpenglow celebrate Halloween at Spot Night

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2013


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

The Spot’s last show displayed an audience filled with sailors, ghouls, celebrity look-a-likes and (as with all college Halloween celebrations) plenty of cats. However, opener Alpenglow had the best costumes of the night, hands down. The five members of Alpenglow appeared on stage, with singers a...

Fate and Freedom through music and movies

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2013


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

The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Art’s (CIA) Cinematheque and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) have joined forces to create the massive Fate and Freedom festival to span this upcoming week. According to Mark Williams, the Cleveland Orchestra’s director of artistic planning,...

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