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MOCA hosts Halloween silent disco

Rachel Payne, Staff Reporter
October 30
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) sold-out silent disco was turning people away as I waltzed into to the museum, receiving a pair headphones from the lady at the front desk. The headphones were definitely not of the highest quality, but I slid them over my ears and started bobbing away to the...

Get spooky at a silent disco

Get spooky at a silent disco

Rachel Payne, Staff Reporter
October 23
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

If you are too excited to wait for Halloween to roll around or you just want to test out a sick new costume you should check out the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) Silent Disco: Halloween Edition. A silent disco is exactly what it sounds like: an event where guests are given a pair of headphones...

A look forward at this year’s “Back to the Future”-themed Homecoming

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
September 18
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Every year homecoming undergoes changes as committee members come and go, but this year may prove to be the year with the most radical changes of them all. According to fourth-year student Andrew Hodowanec, a member of the homecoming committee, “the most major change this year is the inclusion of a ho...

Creators of “Serial” speak at this year’s first Writers Center Stage event

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter
September 18
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

For host Sarah Koenig and senior producer Julie Snyder, the success of their podcast is shocking. They predicted that “Serial,” an offshoot of Ira Glass’ “This American Life”, would have an audience of about 300,000 listeners. Instead it has been downloaded almost 100 million times and...

Cleveland chows down at The Feast

Cleveland chows down at The Feast

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print
August 21
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

A man sat under the Mayfield Rapid Transit Authority bridge, greeting groups of pedestrians as they walked by, using the same line for everyone on their way to Little Italy: “Excuse me, I think you dropped your smile.” He was just a man trying to be pleasant, and maybe trying to make a buck;...

Cleveland Museum of Natural History continues its five-year expansion project

Maria Fazal, Arts & Entertainment Editor
August 21
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) has recently commenced its Centennial Campaign, a five-year, $150 million project to expand and transform the museum’s current campus. The project is divided into three phases, with the projected total completion targeted for 2020, the museum’s 100-year...

Concerts heat up at the “Hot Topic Oscars”

Concerts heat up at the “Hot Topic Oscars”

Rachel Payne, Contributing Reporter
July 29
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

The second annual Alternative Press Music Awards, or the “Hot Topic Oscars,” as their hosts laughingly called them, were held at Quicken Loans arena on July 22. Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat, lead vocalist and lead guitar, respectively, of All Time Low, hosted the show for a live audience and broadcast...

A little bit of everything in one band

A little bit of everything in one band

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print
July 23
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

New Politics singer David Boyd must have thought the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s stage was too small on July 21. Stepping onto the drum set, break dancing and flipping around the limited space, there was little room to contain him at the band’s actual stage. The crowd swarmed to hold his feet up...

Songs I can listen to

Songs I can listen to

Jeniece Montellano, Copy Editor
July 22
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

“I’ve got my dancing shoes on; did you bring yours? Dance with me!” Tyler Glenn, Neon Trees’ lead singer, danced all night long, completely drenched with sweat. “A Night Out With Neon Trees” was the aptly named tour, and with Glenn’s infectious energy and Michael Jackson-esque dance...

5 must-see bands playing at Cleveland’s 2015 Warped Tour

5 must-see bands playing at Cleveland’s 2015 Warped Tour

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print
July 21
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

As always, Warped Tour is bringing a variety of bands to Blossom Music Center; a perfect blend of nostalgia and new. On Thursday, July 23, hordes of festival-goers will stream into the gates of the Blossom fairgrounds for the day of music. Here are five bands that shouldn’t be missed:   1. Si...

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