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Thrice comes to Cleveland for first album in three years

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Post-hardcore pioneers Thrice are taking their heavy, sophisticated sound to the Agora Theater & Ballroom in Cleveland this Saturday at 8 p.m. The show is part of a nationwide tour, co-headlined with Circa Survive, supporting their record “To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere,” which was released...

Funny but formulaic

Funny but formulaic

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) shows no end in sight, with various phases and feature films being planned for years to come. The franchises have begun to blend more and more with each passing year, especially with films such as “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”...

Taylor Swift shapes her “reputation”

Amy Yu, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After a three-year long hiatus in music— but not in celebrity gossip—Taylor Swift has returned with the Nov. 10 release of her sixth studio album, “reputation.” Despite the album not being accessible on streaming services such as Spotify, it sold a whopping 1.216 million copies within its first...

Vibrators may cause hysterical laughter

Vibrators may cause hysterical laughter

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

For two weekends during November, the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater put on the Tony-nominated show “In The Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play)” by Sarah Ruhl. The play ran from from Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 17-19, giving audiences six opportunities to see how there was no concept...

Head to toe Tove Lo

Head to toe Tove Lo

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Tove Lo has carved out a niche in the music industry that is uniquely her own. Much like Lana Del Ray, some may be skeptical of her antics (singing about drugs and lots of sex), but both artists have never faltered from who they want to be. And now, what Tove Lo does, she does the best. If you don’t...

Frenship wows crowd at Jolly Scholar

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Case Western Reserve University is no stranger to concerts on campus, and the University Program Board (UPB) is the students’ direct connection to great artists. As a first-year student, when I thought of the Jolly Scholar I thought of good food for a special swipe, but on Saturday, Nov. 18, I got...

Pixar’s latest masterpiece set in Mexico

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

From its inception, Pixar Animation Studios has been met with increasing critical and commercial appreciation: from its acclaimed “Toy Story” franchise to “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and “Ratatouille.” It wasn’t until the “Cars” franchise that the studio met its first roadblock,...

Playlist of the week: Dec 1 – 7

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.genius.com “1000” - N.E.R.D feat. Future N.E.R.D’s new album, “No_One Ever Really Dies,” drops in a little more than two weeks, and the trio released a new single, “1000,” on Nov. 29. It’s the second official single off the album, after the Rihanna collaboration, “Lemon....

Playlist of the Week Nov 17 – 23

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Wanted You” - NAV feat. Lil Uzi Vert On Nov. 9, NAV suddenly dropped his new single “Wanted You,” featuring fellow hip hop artist Lil Uzi Vert. Lil Uzi opens the track, talking to NAV’s girl on the phone, clearing the way for NAV’s verse. The two sound great together as they rap ...

Enjoy diverse music on campus

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Nov. 17   What: Mr. CWRU Where: Thwing Center Ballroom Time: 7-10 p.m. Notes: $10 tickets; Sigma Psi’s annual beauty pageant to raise money for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.   What: In The Next Room or (The Vibrator Play) Where: Eldred Theater Time: 7...

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