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Ariana Grande surprises with new single

Ariana Grande surprises with new single

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

November 9, 2018


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

She’s done it again, folks. Ariana Grande has once more proven that this year might really be the “Year of the Woman.” This time, it is because of a surprise single which debuted Monday and broke Spotify’s global, single-day streaming record for a female artist. “Thank U, Next” dropped last Saturday ni...

What To Do This Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Music, This Week

Friday, Nov. 9 What: The Drowsy Chaperone When: Friday/Saturday 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday 3 to 4:30 p.m. Where: Eldred Theatre The Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater presents “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The musical comedy written by Bob Martin, Don McKellar, Lisa Lambert an...

Acoustic guitar, karaoke and free drinks: This is ‘Sing Bro’

Acoustic guitar, karaoke and free drinks: This is ‘Sing Bro’

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


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

If you like free beer, watching your friends embarrass themselves and fun song covers, the Jolly Scholar has a new event for you. Each Monday night, the Jolly Scholar hosts “Sing Bro,” a new event hosted by third-year student Nick Charles and second-year students Conor Clark and Jared Jacknow, where ...

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Are you going to a party this weekend? Do you think there will be any insufferable music nerds there? Do you want to impress them with your excellent knowledge of niche music? This week’s playlist is a good place to start solidifying your hipster credibility.   “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” - Neutra...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

With every day looking more or less like the last gray and rainy day, it is easy to fall into a monotonous routine: wake up, go to class, do homework, sleep and repeat. To break that routine, this week’s playlist features rap songs that break the mold. “Pray For Me” - Brother Ali While the funky, 1990s-insp...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Fall Break has come and gone, leaving depleted Netflix watchlists in its wake. If you finished your favorite show, your second favorite show and everything else that sounded remotely interesting over the weekend, this week’s playlist is here to help with a selection of songs from concept albums. ...

What’s new with the Fall Concert artists

What’s new with the Fall Concert artists

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

It’s been about a month since Smallpools and MisterWives rocked the UPBeats Fall Concert. While Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center has hosted only one or two major events since the concert, the bands that performed at the concert have been releasing new content. Smallpools and Mist...

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


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

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...

Playlist of the week

Playlist of the week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

As the first round of tests, projects and presentations winds to a close, many students may be tempted to turn off their brains and spend the next few weeks doing nothing more mentally stimulating than binge-watching Netflix. Well, binge away: this week’s playlist has all the mental stimulation you ...

CWRU student group 4upz set to release full length project

CWRU student group 4upz set to release full length project

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Oct. 9 marks two important events for fourth-year student Arik Stewart. It marks his birthday and the release of “Son of October,” the first official project from his eight member art collective 4upz. “It’s a musical project focusing on some of my expression and some of my story,” said Stewart. ...

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