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“Quimby the Mouse” illustrator to speak at the Cleveland Public Library

Jessica Yang, Contributing Reporter

September 27, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

The Cleveland Public Library has yet again brought back their “Writers and Readers” series, featuring authors, illustrators and personalities like Chris Ware (illustrator for “Quimby the Mouse”), Ta-Nehisi Coates (former editor at The Village Voice and The Atlantic) , Jesmyn Ward (author of “Salvage...

Severance Hall serves the students

Severance Hall serves the students

Anne Nickoloff, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2013


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

More than ever before, the Cleveland Orchestra has pushed student attendance at their upcoming concert season by implementing huge student discounts and increased advertising. “We’re trying to have the youngest audience of any orchestra in the country,” said Jim Sector, the Cleveland Orchestra’s...

Fuel Coffee Bar brings new smiles and caffeine to Little Italy

Zsolt Bognar, Contributing Reporter

September 20, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

The student community and Little Italy have a trendy new hotspot to celebrate in Fuel Coffee Bar. It’s located in the setting of a converted vintage gas station on Mayfield Road and 123rd St. In an atmosphere that combines historic Cleveland with upscale contemporary design, Fuel is the ideal community...

Spot Night slows down: The Commonwealth plays to small crowd

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 14, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, What to do this Week

Rarely does a concert opening band have a larger audience than the headliner. But at this week's Spot Night, Case Western Reserve University student and musician Henry Hershey drew a crowd at least three times as large as the headlining local Cleveland band, The Commonwealth. However, a big part of...

From the rearview mirror: WRUW’s Studio-A-Rama

Tracy Boachie, Arts & Entertainment Reporter

September 9, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, What to do this Week

Disclaimer: A band's name that performed at the festival contains profanity. This is not intended to offend, and the content of this article does not necessarily represent the views of The Observer or Case Western Reserve University.  Live from Mather Memorial courtyard, WRUW-FM 91.1’s 32nd annu...

UPB announces opener for Passion Pit’s Homecoming Weekend Concert

UPB announces opener for Passion Pit’s Homecoming Weekend Concert

Katy Witkowski, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 29, 2013


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

On Wednesday night, University Program Board announced on their Facebook page the opener for Passion Pit’s return to Case Western Reserve University. San Diego, Cali. natives ASTR, a self-proclaimed indie-electro duo, will warm up the stage for the acclaimed quintet. Passion Pit will perform for stud...

London-Based Theatre Hits the Big Screen in Cleveland

Lily Korte, Film Critic

July 16, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Film and Television, Local Events, Theater & Dance, What to do this Week

One of the defining features of theatre has always been the immediacy of the medium. Neither film nor television enables an audience to watch actors as they perform, live on stage, night after night. Of course, there are downsides to theatre as well, and the biggest one has always been that most people...

Where is the Funk? pOUT’s WOW Performance Lacks Creativity

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

July 8, 2013


Filed under Local Events, Music

pOUT, A band expected to bring Cleveland Rock, Detroit Funk, and Puerto Rican Thump to the Wade Oval Wednesday (WOW) stage, failed to impress this past week with countless covers and only a couple of original songs. When I read "Puerto Rican Thump" as part of pOUT's description on the lineup, I was...

Reggae Makes Way to Wade Oval

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

July 8, 2013


Filed under Local Events, Music

Carlos Jones & The PLUS Band transformed Wade Oval into a Jamaican jam with their chill and friendly tunes. They filled the stage with their Jamaican-themed equipment, which had patterns of red, green, and yellow popping up on their bongos, amps, drums, guitars and even microphone covers. As t...

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...

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