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CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead

CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events, Top Stories

Christopher Cannon’s first exposure to gang culture came at the age of 11 when he witnessed his brother’s gang initiation. “I grew up in violence,” said Cannon. “Just constant, constant violence.” Now, the 27-year-old fourth-year history and English major is working on a collection of poetry called ...

Prepare for Halloween with fun festivities

Aura Rossy, Accounts Manager

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Pizza, Pies & Alpha Chis When: Oct. 26, 5 - 8 p.m. Where: Alpha Chi Omega, ZY at Case Western Reserve University Join Alpha Chi Omega to support the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center in Cleveland by consuming an unlimited amount of pizza and pie. Other activities will include ...

Drew Goddard’s homage to Tarantino a masterpiece itself

Drew Goddard’s homage to Tarantino a masterpiece itself

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

Writer and director Drew Goddard has quietly made a name for himself over the years, with his work on TV shows like “Alias” and “Lost” before heading into filmmaking with the screenplay to “Cloverfield.” Since then, he has brought originality to everything he writes and directs, especial...

Genre barriers disappear at the Grog Shop

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The worlds of R&B, rock and hip-hop melded together Oct. 11 at The Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights, as local artists Uptowne Buddha and Jul Big Green opened for Melbourne-based funk band Jakubi. The three groups kept the energy high the entire night, and their complementary styles worked well toge...

Chateau Hough makes wine, helps former prisoners in the center of Cleveland

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Vineyards pride themselves on their backdrops that symbolize their wealth and prestige. The mountains of Napa Valley and the scenic French countryside of Bordeaux pop into most people’s minds when they think of fine wine. Chateau Hough takes similar pride in its surroundings, but instead of the mark...

Musician Nik Bartsch on Zen, music as a spiritual experience

Musician Nik Bartsch on Zen, music as a spiritual experience

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

Nik Bartsch’s Ronin is one of the most unique groups in jazz, mainly because it’s difficult to even call their genre jazz. Their music resembles a jam session between Steve Reich and Prince more than a traditional jazz ensemble. The pioneering Swiss group is performing live at the Bop Stop in...

Stellar performances in 2018’s best film

Stellar performances in 2018’s best film

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

“A Star is Born” is one of the most remade properties in cinema. It is an undying love story for every generation in the 20th and now the 21st century about the consequences of passion.  The film marks actor Bradley Cooper’s first foray into directing, and he takes advantage of his talent both be...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Fall Break has come and gone, leaving depleted Netflix watchlists in its wake. If you finished your favorite show, your second favorite show and everything else that sounded remotely interesting over the weekend, this week’s playlist is here to help with a selection of songs from concept albums. ...

What’s new with the Fall Concert artists

What’s new with the Fall Concert artists

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

It’s been about a month since Smallpools and MisterWives rocked the UPBeats Fall Concert. While Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center has hosted only one or two major events since the concert, the bands that performed at the concert have been releasing new content. Smallpools and Mist...

Gus Dapperton to perform at the Grog Shop on Oct. 21

Gus Dapperton to perform at the Grog Shop on Oct. 21

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

History tells us that everything must come to an end. Everything good and pure eventually disappears; singer-songwriter Gus Dapperton has shaved his bowl cut. For fans of Dapperton, whose latest tour brings him to the Grog Shop on Oct. 21, the bowl cut was a big deal. A 21-year-old with a hairstyle...

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