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Album reviews: “Beyond Our Dreams” and “August 1791”

Matt Hooke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

July 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Beyond Our Dreams,” by pianist and singer-songwriter Anita Aysola, is an album that has it all. Few songwriters can boast of having both detailed poetic lyrics and a unique, instrumental sound. Aysola showcases a brilliant mix of forms, including classical Indian and jazz. Instrumentally, the...

Larchmere Festival celebrates local culture

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

July 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

A New York City native, this summer is my first spent in Cleveland and I have not been disappointed. From live concerts every Wednesday at Wade Oval to countless trips to Edgewater Park Beach, I have grown to love Midwestern hospitality and the Cleveland community. My parents instilled a love for flea markets...

Listen to Lance Alston’s advice: don’t buy his book

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

July 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Review: Wealthfullness, by Lance Alston Brown Books Publishing Group, $19.26 (Amazon) Lance Alston’s Wealthfullness, a five-chapter guide on investing and money management, has several solid strategies for getting one’s finances in order. Alston shares years of financial management experienc...

One University Circle apartments near finalization

Sophia Yakumithis, Director of Print

July 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

In attempt to celebrate and expand the greater-Cleveland neighborhood, University Circle Inc.’s (UCI) multi-million dollar development project has reaped nothing but success. According to UCI, the its prime objective is to “create a premier urban district and neighborhood of choice open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”In the past few years, the community has seen i...

What to do this weekend

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Friday, April 27 What: Gelato on the Porch When: 12:30-2 p.m. Where: Guilford House Notes: Come enjoy fresh, complimentary gelato during community hour with La Dolce Vita to celebrate the end of another school year.   What: Speakeasy + Solstice Joint Acapella Concert When: 8-10...

Fun’s over

Fun’s over

Matt Hooke, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Stepping into Big Fun Toy Store is like stepping back through time; the Coventry Village institution revels in a mix of 50s camp and 80s nostalgia. “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie blasts through the store’s audio speakers, and shoppers browse the novelty and collectable toys and pranks dotting the wal...

Gospel choir brings passion to Harkness Chapel

Gospel choir brings passion to Harkness Chapel

Matt Hooke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The lights of Harkness Chapel reflected the sweat off singer David Isitors’ forehead at Voices of Glory’s (VOG) Come As You Are concert last Friday night. The musician tilted his head towards the sky, singing the gospel song “As The Deer.” His left hand lay outstretched toward the audience listening t...

Playlist of the week

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Editor’s Note: This week’s playlist is about celebrating the four openers and two headline artists who will rock Springfest this Saturday afternoon. We do not have a song for the first opener, Ani, as he will be playing original music.   “What’s My Age Again” - Blink-182 ...

J. Cole: the King of Disappointment

Matt Hooke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

J. Cole is an artist who should be better than he is. His great talent as a rapper and his willingness to talk about social issues, like drug abuse and poverty, make him stand out among his pop-oriented hip-hop contemporaries. Unfortunately, his insistence on doing everything himself makes his album, K.O.D....

MaDaCol showcases modern themes, old school flare

MaDaCol showcases modern themes, old school flare

Kyle Smith, Contributing Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

At the center of a pitch black room, a solitary orange spotlight illuminated a shapeless figure writhing and contorting to the sound of dripping water, scraping metal and distorted mumbling. The scene could have come straight from the script of a Ridley Scott film, but this event didn’t take place ...

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