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Genre barriers disappear at the Grog Shop

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 26, 2018

The worlds of R&B, rock and hip-hop melded together Oct. 11 at The Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights, as local artists Uptowne Buddha and Jul Big Green opened for Melbourne-based funk band Jakubi. The three groups kept the energy high the entire night, and their complementary styles worked well toge...

Chateau Hough makes wine, helps former prisoners in the center of Cleveland

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 26, 2018

Vineyards pride themselves on their backdrops that symbolize their wealth and prestige. The mountains of Napa Valley and the scenic French countryside of Bordeaux pop into most people’s minds when they think of fine wine. Chateau Hough takes similar pride in its surroundings, but instead of the mark...

Gus Dapperton to perform at the Grog Shop on Oct. 21

Gus Dapperton to perform at the Grog Shop on Oct. 21

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018

History tells us that everything must come to an end. Everything good and pure eventually disappears; singer-songwriter Gus Dapperton has shaved his bowl cut. For fans of Dapperton, whose latest tour brings him to the Grog Shop on Oct. 21, the bowl cut was a big deal. A 21-year-old with a hairstyle...

Socks, NERF blasters and tag… oh my!

Socks, NERF blasters and tag… oh my!

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

October 12, 2018

Have you noticed a bunch of students running around with NERF blasters in green bandanas for the past week and a half? You’re not imagining things. These students have been playing Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ), a 10-day long, campus-wide game of tag that simulates the zombie apocalypse. The game is abo...

Fall for CWRU with our annual Homecoming weekend

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

Homecoming 2018 When: Oct. 11-14 Where: Case Western Reserve University Join in the festivities of this celebrated tradition that combines alumni reunion and parents weekend, reaching essentially anyone affiliated with the university. Homecoming activities range from academic lectures to so...

East Cleveland Theater opens season No. 50 with dramatic Jekyll and Hyde

East Cleveland Theater opens season No. 50 with dramatic Jekyll and Hyde

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

Fog poured through the darkly lit hall of a 100-year-old church Saturday night, as dark figures stalked through the gloom pursuing evil intentions. Where pews should have stood, rows of theater seating held a sparse audience, enthralled by the tale unfolding before them. It was the second night of the East Clevelan...

Author Ben Fountain visits Cleveland

Author Ben Fountain visits Cleveland

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

As a reporter covering the 2016 presidential election for The Guardian, author Ben Fountain found himself up close and personal with the the most confusing and controversial presidential race in recent memory. On Monday night his tour supporting his new book “Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, ...

Best selling authors Judy Blume and Daniel Handler meet at Maltz

Best selling authors Judy Blume and Daniel Handler meet at Maltz

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018

Two giants of children's literature, Judy Blume and Daniel Handler, the latter who uses the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, met at Maltz Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The two came to Cleveland as part of the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series. Their conversation was the hi...

Misterwives plays Veale for UPBeats Fall Concert

Misterwives plays Veale for UPBeats Fall Concert

Aura Rossy, Account Manager

October 5, 2018

As the lights in the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center faded out on Saturday, Sept. 29 in anticipation of Misterwives, it became impossible to see over the heads in the crowd. Smoke drifted out from behind a UPBeats sign on stage and gave way to Misterwives as they took in the cheers from...

Enjoy the arts this weekend

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

October 5, 2018

Friday, Oct. 5 What: “Reckless” When: 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 3:00 p.m. on Sunday Where: Eldred Theater Notes: If you missed “Reckless” last weekend, you have another chance to catch the show this weekend. The show is a tale of self-discovery for a housewife who finds h...

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