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UPB hosts “Black Panther” advanced premiere

UPB hosts “Black Panther” advanced premiere

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Local Events

Marvel’s “Black Panther” is one of the season’s most highly awaited films, and Case Western Reserve University’s University Program Board (UPB) organized an advanced screening exclusively for students the night before the premiere, on Feb. 15. UPB’s Off-Campus committee began planning ...

Celebrate Lunar New Year

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Feb. 16 What: Cleveland Orchid Society Show & Vendor Sale Where: Cleveland Botanical Garden Time: Noon-5 p.m. Notes: Featuring orchid exhibits, lectures and tours, this event will feature hundreds of plants for sale from six different orchid vendors as well as carnivorous plant...

Country Night starts off spring UPBeats events strong

Yvonne Pan, Contributing Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

As somebody who grew up in New York City, I am more accustomed to trap and hip-hop music than country music. However, the lures of free food, a mechanical bull and of course Dylan Scott were more than tempting and I found myself at Jolly Scholar last Thursday night. Restless Road was the opening act...

Rachael Yamagata comes to Cleveland

Abigail Bickel, Contributing Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachael Yamagata will be playing at Cleveland’s Music Box Supper Club Friday, Feb. 9, and she is bringing minimal accompaniment to the stage with her. Titled “Songs. Stories. Solo.,” Yamagata’s tour will involve her sitting down for a performance with...

Yule Ball: A magical night at the wizarding world of CWRU

Yule Ball: A magical night at the wizarding world of CWRU

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Case Western Reserve University was changed from a school of muggles to a school of wizards for one magical night. The wizarding world of Harry Potter was transported to CWRU thanks to our very own CWRUcio. On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Yule Ball graced the Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC) ballrooms...

“Love Never Dies” comes to Cleveland

Victoria Radcliffe, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Theater & Dance

From Jan. 9 to 28, “Love Never Dies,” the sequel to the popular musical, “The Phantom of the Opera,” was put on at Playhouse Square, marking the first time the production has toured in America. A special note in the program by creator Andrew Lloyd Webber states he is “thrilled that Clevelan...

IMPROVment: A unique organization for a fun experience

IMPROVment: A unique organization for a fun experience

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Jan. 20 marked the first of many IMPROVment shows that will be put on throughout this semester at Eldred Black Box. IMPROVment is the only short form improv comedy troupe on campus and its shows are free and open to the public. Although IMPROVment is a theater organization, auditions are open to anyone...

Catch a movie this weekend

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Feb. 2   What: CWRU Athletics Throwback Weekend - Basketball Where: Adelbert Gymnasium Time: 6 p.m. Women, 8 p.m. Men Notes: Free admission; CWRU vs. Brandeis   What: MIX: Soul Where: Cleveland Museum of Art Time: 6-10 p.m. Notes: $15 admission; Dance an...

Music and Fun

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Jan. 26   What: CWRU Department of Music Colloquium Where: Harkness Chapel Classroom Time: 4 p.m. Notes: Free admission; Case Western Reserve University’s Elizabeth Tracy (CWRU) “Innovators in the Classroom: In-Service Teachers Creating and Implementing Secondary N...

Jolly Scholar attracts unexpected crowd with butterbeer

Jolly Scholar attracts unexpected crowd with butterbeer

Yvonne Pan, Contributing Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

More than two decades after “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling was published, it is hard to name a more timeless novel published recently. Even today, tributes to the series are ubiquitous, from the upcoming release of a game called “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” to ...

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