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UPB presents the fall concert: K’naan

UPB presents the fall concert: K’naan

Adam Spektor, A&E Editor

October 8, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Oftentimes, a musician’s history is just as interesting as his work, and Somali hip-hop star K’naan easily fits that bill. On October 22, University Program Board will feature K’naan as the headliner for its annual Fall Concert, where the artist’s socially and politically driven voice will be...

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: Sufjan’s “impossible” song

Adam Spektor, A&E Editor

October 8, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Uh oh, he’s at it again. Sufjan Stevens, arguably the most contentious figure in today’s indie realm, is nothing if not ambitious. That’s something we all should be able to agree on. Still, people seem pretty split on whether he’s a creative visionary, or if he’s a pretentious douchebag, and as us...

The Buzz

October 8, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Friday, October 8   They’re in power at the White House and in Congress, and tonight, they’ll be in the Thwing Ballroom. The Case Democrats are hosting Dinner With the Democrats, and hope to provide a satisfying evening in both political discourse and delicious food. The evening’s theme...

Baker-Nord Center sponsors picturesque poetry readings

Baker-Nord Center sponsors picturesque poetry readings

Noah Swartz, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Last Sunday, Oct. 3, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities hosted their annual Poetry in the Garden event. Although originally planned to be outside in the midst of the Garden’s namesake, the grey thunderclouds looming on the horizon caused it to be relocated to two of the Botanical Garden’s beautiful...

Hitting the Spot: Tim Fite

Hitting the Spot: Tim Fite

Adam Wisniewski, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Next week’s Spot Night will be another triple act, headlined by Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Tim Fite, who is known for producing eclectic music across a wide variety of genres, from indie to hip-hop. Since his first release in 2004, 2 Minute Blues, Fite has released a total of nine full-length...

Students strut their stuff at KATWalk fundraiser

Students strut their stuff at KATWalk fundraiser

Jacob Martin, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Last Friday, Oct. 1, the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority presented their fourth annual KATwalk event. The event benefitted the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lorain County, the sorority’s national philanthropy beneficiary. With over twenty participating groups, the event was a major success. The...

“Globalism” word of the week at Cinematheque’s Humanities Week festival

“Globalism” word of the week at Cinematheque’s Humanities Week festival

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Globalism and Its Origins,” a weekend-long film festival that ran at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Cinematheque was a part of Humanities Week 2010, an event that showcased a variety of thought-provoking international films. Every year, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities sponsors several...

Cleveland Orchestra opens season with banner Stravinsky, Debussy performance

Cleveland Orchestra opens season with banner Stravinsky, Debussy performance

John Eldridge, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Last Thursday evening, the Cleveland Orchestra opened its 92nd season with a program of epic proportions. Under the baton of Music Director Franz Welser-Most, the orchestra pulled out all the stops on four incredible works to produce an evening that audiences will likely remember for the remainder of...

Ingenuity Fest 2010

Ingenuity Fest 2010

Adam Spektor, A&E Editor

October 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The streetcar tracks that make up the lower level of the Detroit-Superior Bridge have not been traditionally functional in 55 years. These lines that ran across the Cuyahoga River discontinued transport in 1955, and have not been renovated or touched since, with only the current automobile-accessible...

Grog Shop celebrates 18th birthday with national headliners, local DJs

Grog Shop celebrates 18th birthday with national headliners, local DJs

Noah Swartz, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Over the past weekend, Coventry’s live music venue The Grog Shop celebrated its 18th birthday. After eight years in its current location, along with an additional decade elsewhere in Cleveland, this intimate music venue decided it was time to celebrate. Scheduling three days of festivities, ‘The...

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