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Amine rocks Tink Ballroom at the first UPB concert of the semester

Amine rocks Tink Ballroom at the first UPB concert of the semester

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

        Last Friday night’s Amine performance in the ballroom of the Tinkham Veale University Center kicked off the fall semester in style. The rapper from Portland, Oregon led the crowd through songs from his catalogue mixed with a few choice covers. A mashup of TLC’s “No Scrubs” an...

Cleveland Orchestra’s 101st season features both new and timeless pieces

Cleveland Orchestra’s 101st season features both new and timeless pieces

Derrick Liu, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

The Cleveland Orchestra will launch their versatile 2018-2019 season on Sept. 20 after months of practice. The repertoire for the ensemble’s 101st season features tremendous variety, even compared to last year’s remarkable centennial season. The orchestra, widely considered one of the world’s finest ens...

Interpol’s Marauder is a tour de force

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Interpol’s latest album “Marauder,” their first since 2014’s “El Pintor,” is a fantastic record that showcases what the trio does best. The album came out while the band toured in honor of the 15th anniversary of their classic debut album “Turn on the Bright Lights.” The band could easil...

Utter immersion

Utter immersion

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

As you duck into the room, the door softly shuts, enveloping you in absolute darkness. Your eyes adjust to the millions of bright, twinkling lights, stretching on and on into infinite space—all inside of an intimate room not much larger than a walk-in closet. Yayoi Kusama , who was born in 1929, created...

What to do this weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Friday, Sept. 7 What: SexPo When:11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Where: Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom Strip away the taboo around sex at the third annual Case Western Reserve University SexPo. This event in the ballroom of Tinkham Veale University Center features booths where students can...

Ariana Grande’s “Sweetener” is what we needed

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Ariana Grande is talented. Like, really talented. On Aug. 17, the four-octave ranged soprano dropped her latest album, “Sweetener,” and it changed my life. “Sweetener” is Grande’s first project since the suicide bombing at a Grande Manchester concert last year killed or injured over 100 au...

Annual Greek festival engages all of the senses

Aura Rossy, Accounts Manager

August 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

One of the most prominent features of Cleveland’s annual Greek Festival from Aug. 23 to 26 is the music heard from a few blocks in either direction of Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Mayfield Road. When you walk towards the cathedral, the source of the music, Greek bands, come...

Twenty One Pilots return from hiatus with new singles

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

World-famous alternative rock band Twenty One Pilots has officially resurfaced after a one year hiatus. The grueling lapse left many fans anxiously awaiting a new release. This summer, it finally arrived. The trending singles “Jumpsuit” and “Nico and the Niners” debuted on July 11. “Jumps...

“Be The Cowboy” could be better

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Mitski released her fifth album “Be The Cowboy” to critical acclaim in mid-August, just two years after the release of “Puberty 2.”  Despite several standout tracks, the album ultimately fails to live up to its potential. The seemingly random song order makes the project feel like a collect...

Revamped Spartigras draws large crowds

Henry Bendon, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Students trickled into the Thwing Ballroom on Saturday night and spread out across the room for Spartigras. They were drawn towards the cotton candy station, shaved ice machine and the chance to throw darts at balloons. The balloon station held a particular fascination due to its surprising difficulty...

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