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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...

Cleveland Air Show dazzles, deafens city despite inclement weather

Cleveland Air Show dazzles, deafens city despite inclement weather

Una Huang, Contributing Reporter

September 10, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The dull roar of helicopters and booming of jets speeding over Cleveland last week may have startled some when they were first heard, but as the days passed, many heads were turning in the direction of the sounds in anticipation of catching a glimpse of one or more jets in practice or performance for...

Hitting the Spot: Colour Revolt

Hitting the Spot: Colour Revolt

Adam Wisniewski

September 10, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

This Wednesday’s Spot Night will feature Colour Revolt, an indie band hailing from Oxford, Mississippi. Since its high school formation in 2001, Colour Revolt has changed names and lost members over the years, but its members are now emerging from their hardships as a strong five-piece band. They have...

Worst Case Scenario: Facebook nightmares redux

Ryan Shoup, Contributing Reporter

September 10, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What would we ever do without the almighty Facebook? I’ll admit my news feed is something I may check occasionally - okay more like ten times per day. However, I’m at the point of considering Facebook to be the devil. Now, I know I harp on this social networking site more than most (see last...

Cuzin’ Dave Wilson of WRUW passes away, leaves behind legacy

Cuzin’ Dave Wilson of WRUW passes away, leaves behind legacy

Emma Sleva, Contributing Reporter

September 10, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The words “college radio” tend to conjure up either images of Pitchfork.com devotees in skinny jeans or more often than not, they connote images of middle aged men who, once a week venture out of their parents’ basements into an equally dank little room to brag for 2 hours on-air about some extremely...

A trip to…Ohio City

A trip to…Ohio City

Katie Kooser, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

One of Cleveland’s oldest, historic neighborhoods, Ohio City, lies west of the Cuyahoga River from downtown. While university students may be familiar with the downtown area, few have taken the leap across the river (or more efficiently, the ride on the RTA) to experience the neighborhood steeped in...

Expansive Ancient Galleries latest addition to Cleveland Museum of Art

Expansive Ancient Galleries latest addition to Cleveland Museum of Art

Rachel Craft, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Museums can be dry, and art can be dull—especially when it’s the same Christian-themed European art that shows up all too frequently in high school history classes. But the Cleveland Museum of Art’s latest addition, the Ancient Galleries, has a lot to offer besides crucifixes and nativity scenes....

Jesty Beatz brings fame to Zeta Psi house

Jesty Beatz brings fame to Zeta Psi house

September 3, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Independent hip hop artist Jesty Beatz got a little more famous after an energetic performance last Saturday night outside of the Zeta Psi house, brought in part by UPB, and the remnants of neon orange paint that still exist on the lawn are testaments to how intense the night was. Beatz performed for...

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