The Observer

Playhouse Square’s Legally Blonde offers surprisingly enjoyable escapist fare

Playhouse Square’s Legally Blonde offers surprisingly enjoyable escapist fare

Drew Scheeler, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

It’s not often that life gives you a second chance to enjoy something you’re fairly certain you’re going to hate. The year is 2008 and this critic has just received his press pass to Playhouse Square. So, imagine my surprise when the second show of that year, Legally Blonde the Musical, turned...

K’naan enthralls concertgoers courtesy of UPB

K’naan enthralls concertgoers courtesy of UPB

Bryden Spevak, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

This year’s fall concert brought a legend in the making to CWRU’s campus. Fame came quickly to Keinan Abdi Warsame, better known as K’Naan after his single, “Wavin’ Flag,” was remixed and used as Coca-Cola’s commercial anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The University Programming Board...

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: Identifying with dead white guys

Going back to Those Gold Soundz: Identifying with dead white guys

Adam Spektor, A&E Editor

October 15, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

I’ve already written more than enough about musical excess in this column, which is odd because more often than not, I’d settle for three-minute long slabs of power pop above anything else. Still, there are some days when the only satisfying sounds to emit from my headphones are the proggiest of...

A trip to…Lakewood Ohio

A trip to…Lakewood Ohio

Rachel Hunt, Assistant A&E Editor

October 15, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Lakewood is like a beacon of light for many Clevelanders trying to escape the bad press that our city has accumulated over the past years. This neighborhood on the West Side is actually something that no one wants to mess with; just last month it received accolades from Travel and Leisure as one of the...

Hitting the Spot: WRUW DJ Night

Hitting the Spot: WRUW DJ Night

Adam Wisniewski, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Next week UPB and The Spot will feature tunes spun by various DJs from CWRU’s very own campus and community radio station, WRUW FM 91.1 Cleveland. The first DJ is “The Spektron” of the WRUW program “The Spektrum”, who will be playing music of his selection for the first hour. The Spektrum features...

The Buzz

October 15, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Friday, October 15 Greta Christina, a famous speaker and blogger on sexuality, religion, and feminism has been invited to Case by the Student Center for Inquiry to discuss how sexuality influences religion. Christina is a powerhouse with much to say, and in light of recent issues could illuminate...

Rhapsody in blue: Blue Man Group attempts relevancy at Playhouse Square

Rhapsody in blue: Blue Man Group attempts relevancy at Playhouse Square

Drew Scheeler, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

What do Eiffel 55, The Smurfs and the Na’vi have in common with Cleveland’s own Playhouse Square. Spoiler alert: they all feature blue men who are out to prove something. For the next two weeks, Cleveland’s theatre district will be invaded by creepy blue mimes. The blue men in question are the...

Worst Case Scenario: An ode to Babs

Ryan Shoup, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every week, I realize how creepy it is that I know someone really well, yet the other person doesn’t know me at all. Although you may be thinking I’m talking about a constant Facebook stalking fetish, I’m actually talking about a student’s relationship with Case Western Reserve University President...

Cultural collaboration on the Quad: UPB’s International Food and Games Festival

Cultural collaboration on the Quad: UPB’s International Food and Games Festival

Kate Clancy, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There is no better way to celebrate the last days of sunshine than to sit on the quad during Community Hour enjoying tasty food and playing interesting games from around the world. Last Friday, the Committee of Cultural Development of UPB held a free event that promoted cultural diversity: students were...

Musicians and other performers camp out at Harkness for M.U.S.I.C.’s 24-Hour Perform-A-Palooza

Musicians and other performers camp out at Harkness for M.U.S.I.C.’s 24-Hour Perform-A-Palooza

Melanie Sayre, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Every once in a while, an organization will take on the daunting task of hosting a 24-hour long event. There was a 24-hour raising awareness event somewhere a while ago, and 24-hour walkathons pop up on occasion. Everyone has heard of the fraternities that swear they’ll do a 24-hour party. Thankfully,...

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