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Family and explosions are everything

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Once more, the world looks on in wonder as it braces for a new entry in the loud and unstoppable “Fast & Furious” franchise of films, spanning across 16 years of material.  Following the breathtaking and remarkable success of “Furious 7” back in 2015, where the film grossed over 1.5 billi...

Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival encourages unfiltered imagination

Daniel Mottern, Staff reporter
April 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

For the readers who don’t know me, I am a huge theater geek. I love working on theatrical productions, from acting to directing and even working backstage or in the booth. However, one aspect that I always have issue with is playwriting. I truly love playwriting and well-written plays. I just find...

Playlist of the Week April 14 – 20

Connor Swingle, Staff reporter
April 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: soundcloud.com Princess Nokia - “Tomboy” Princess Nokia is a Bronx native who may be one of the most versatile rapper, musician and artist in the game right now. On “1992”, she masterfully switches between incredibly combative and remarkably laid back deliveries, while many rap...

What to do this weekend April 14 – 16

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, April 14 Jolly Scholar 3rd Annual Spelling Bee: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. at Jolly Scholar. 10 p.m. - 12 a.m.: Opening ceremonies begin (all drinks $1 off for the two hours). 12 a.m. - 1 a.m.: The Spelling Bee. You will be asked to spell names of candy bars, fancy brewery names, Facebook friends’ na...

IMPROVment’s 6th Annual Lake Effect

Sarah Parr, Social media editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy

“I like to lift weights in the forest because it hardens my soul. What do you like to do on a first date?” This was how IMPROVment’s president, fourth-year Brett DiCello, introduced a huge audience to the idea of suggestion-based improvisation games. Bringing together four other improv comedy tro...

Spring at the Cleveland Orchestra

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff reporter
April 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

I had the chance to speak with The Cleveland Orchestra’s Director of Public Relations Justin Holden and Media Relations Manager Rebecca Calkin about the upcoming happenings in the Orchestra. This season also marks the last season for Associate Conductor and Youth Orchestra Music Director, Brett Mitchell,...

The old meets the new at Goldhorn Brewery

Mike Suglio, Staff reporter
April 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sterle’s Country House has been a Cleveland staple for Slovenian food ever since it opened in 1954. After the passing of Frank Sterle and the subsequent owner, Mike Longo, Rick Semersky took over the Cleveland landmark in 2012. Semersky next opened Café 55 next to Sterle’s, which offers fresh and healthy,...

Playlist of the Week Apr 7 – 13

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Courtesy of hotnewhiphop.com “HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar A week after releasing the hottest diss track of 2017, Kendrick Lamar is pouring even more gasoline all over the fire of hype surrounding his forthcoming LP. “HUMBLE.” features barebones drums, booming bass and a minimal piano melody with Kendrick...

A visual treat in action and science fiction

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Back in 1995, the animation world was taken by storm by Japanese anime known as “Ghost in the Shell,” which is considered one of the greatest animated films of all time. A live-action adaptation of that anime was stuck in development for the longest time, with various iterations popping up over the ...

What to do this weekend Apr 7 – 9

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, April 7 The Lone Mic: 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at The Cleveland Institute of Art Second Floor Atrium. CIA will open its doors for an open mic night to all students from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Free for all and refreshments will be provided. TASA 3rd ...

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