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April 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

13 Friday Modern Tango Party Ever wanted to learn to dance the Nuevo Tango just like you see on those celebrity dance competitions? Now is your chance to learn how to bust a move and excite your partner and the judges. TangoNovo will teach you how to perform, then give you an hour to practice with...

William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost:” A comedy of errors

William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost:” A comedy of errors

Joseph Verbovszky, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater & Dance

The new production opening this week at Eldred Theatre is an adaptation of a very old play. Eldred is presenting a true classic, “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” by William Shakespeare, the godfather of English theatre. “Love’s Labour’s Lost” is one of Shakespeare’s earlier works. The comedy...

Gaming Extra: The boredom solution: Blacklight: Retribution

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

April 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

When any self-respecting gamer hears the words “free to play” from a development studio they’ve never heard of, there is a distinct tendency to run the other way as fast as possible. In the gaming world, if it’s free, it should be approached with caution and a spam-catcher email address. But...

Creativity is encouraged — Players’ Theatre Group presents: New Playwrights’ Festival

Creativity is encouraged — Players’ Theatre Group presents: New Playwrights’ Festival

Joseph Verbovszky, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater & Dance

Have you written a play or thought about writing one? Do you possess a literary flair which desperately seeks an audience? If so, this may be your next big chance to show some of that talent. Players Theater Group is looking for submissions for the New Playwrights Festival, to be held Friday and Saturday,...

Worst Case Scenario

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every now and then there are professors that make an impression on their students. These are not the professors who drone on and on in the front of the classroom, or send in their T.A.s to do all the work. These guys are eccentric and proud of it, and often have the most hilarious and informative cl...

Burning Bridges

Burning Bridges

Ben Robertson, Contributing Reporter

April 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Artist: Holmes Album: Burning Bridges Label: Black Star Foundation/Cargo Release Date: April 13, 2012 Rating: 2 & 1/2 stars   Growing up in the heyday of 1990s hip-hop does something to one’s musical perspective. So does going to punk rock concerts every week. Members of the n...

The Telethon tradition

The Telethon tradition

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

April 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

As the Cleveland snows morph into equally dreary Cleveland rains, the folks at WRUW, Case Western Reserve University’s own student-run radio station, are gearing up for yet another telethon. This yearly fundraising event allows the radio station to stay on the air and provide “more music, fewer hits.” The...

Sex and Dating: I’m gonna buy you a drank

Miss Terri Reider

April 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Actually, don’t buy me a “drank.” “Hey baby, can I get you slightly tipsy and then take you back to my place where we can cuddle and watch TV shows about cats while playing with cats I rescued from the shelter?” Unfortunately, this is not what a guy means when he asks to buy me a drink. It’s...

Rembrandt in America Exhibition at the CMA

Rembrandt in America Exhibition at the CMA

Joseph Sussi, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

“Rembrandt in America” opened Feb. 19 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibition provides some insight on the particular characteristics that “make a Rembrandt, a Rembrandt.” It uncovers some mysteries of attribution and better explains the difference between the artist and the workshop to...

Gaming Extra: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 57 & other fallacies

Gaming Extra: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 57 & other fallacies

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

April 6, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Long-running series are an unavoidable byproduct of the gaming world. Companies stumble upon a successful franchise, and inevitably flesh it out until it’s both wildly popular and rather overdone. Series like “Halo,” “Call of Duty,” “Soul Caliber,” “Final Fantasy,” and the “Mario...

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