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Local farmers make a stand at Biomedical Research Building

Local farmers make a stand at Biomedical Research Building

Rachel Craft, Staff Reporter
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Last Monday, several tables in the Biomedical Research Building were spread with a rainbow of seasonal produce, including corn, onions, broccoli, eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, and green beans. There were also three varieties of tomato, seven types of pepper, and a variety of festive miniature pumpkins...

Hitting the Spot: Donora

Hitting the Spot: Donora

Adam Wisniewski
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Next week’s featured UPB Spot Night band will be Donora, an indie/pop rock group hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Donora, named after a small town in their home state, rose to stardom after placing as semifinalists in Myspace music contest, “Calling All Bands” back in 2006. The band consists...

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: On the outside looking in

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: On the outside looking in

Adam Spektor, A&E Editor
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Are you tired of predictable, four-minute long pop songs? Have you grown ill of knowing exactly when we’ll be coming to the chorus now? Do you occasionally cringe when you know exactly when you’ll hear the same chorus, cut and pasted at the end of the song for the umpteenth time? Yes? Then, move...

The Black Angels deliver hazy rock, rain to 29th Studio-A-Rama

The Black Angels deliver hazy rock, rain to 29th Studio-A-Rama

Jacob Martin, Contributing Reporter
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Last weekend, a variety of raucous noises emitted from the Mather Memorial courtyard, from metal around 11 a.m. used for testing speakers to the droning psychedelia that swept through the area around midnight. On Saturday, September 11, 91.1-FM WRUW hosted its 29th annual Studio-A-Rama music festival...

Thu Tran brings Food Party back to Cleveland Institute of Art

Thu Tran brings Food Party back to Cleveland Institute of Art

Rachel Hunt, Assistant A&E Editor
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Remember in fifth grade, when your teachers made you fill out questionnaires, more often than not containing the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Most of us responded, “A doctor!”, “Fireman!”, or a perhaps for a (confused) few “Tiger!” However, Thu Tran creator of Independent...

Delta Gamma’s Anchor Splash

Delta Gamma’s Anchor Splash

Amanda Brown, Staff Reporter
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Delta Gamma's Anchor Splash will be hosted tonight in the Veale Natatorium at 6 p.m. This annual event, which has been held for seven years straight, benefits the Cleveland Sight Center as well as Delta Gamma's Service for Sight. "Around 24 teams representing a wide range of organizations on campus...

Great Lakes Theater Festival focuses on Shakespeare for upcoming season

Great Lakes Theater Festival focuses on Shakespeare for upcoming season

John Eldridge, Staff Reporter
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

This year’s season at the Great Lakes Theater Festival will feature four classic works of drama at the Hanna Theater, beginning later this month with a production of William Shakespeare’s Othello. Considered one of the Bard’s greatest tragedies, it will be performed in repertory (featuring many...

Local and national non-profits turn out for community service fair

Local and national non-profits turn out for community service fair

Melanie Sayre, Contributing Reporter
September 17, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 63.4 million people a year volunteer within their community. Year by year, the numbers continue to increase, and organizations continue to reach out to spread awareness. At the Community Service Fair on Friday, September 10, these groups...

29th Annual Studio-A-Rama festival to host Black Angels, nine regional acts

29th Annual Studio-A-Rama festival to host Black Angels, nine regional acts

Rachel Craft, Staff Reporter
September 10, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Tomorrow, WRUW will host its 29th annual Studio-A-Rama (SAR) festival, an 11-hour celebration featuring local, regional, and national musicians. WRUW (91.1 FM) is Case Western Reserve University’s official student radio station—although a considerable fraction of its contributors are alumni and other...

Rock Hall receives $5 million endowment for upcoming reconstruction

Rock Hall receives $5 million endowment for upcoming reconstruction

Rachel Hunt, Assistant A&E Editor
September 10, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

In 1995 Green Day released Dookie, MTV hadn’t yet hired Carson Daily, R.E.M. got sick on Monster, and Tupac was in jail. Michael Jackson was still making hits, Alanis Morrisette took a Jagged Little Pill, and Bob Dylan made sweet music touring with Patti Smith. Fifteen years ago, The Cleveland Rock...

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