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A talk with Short. Sweet. Film Fest’s Creator

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Short. Sweet. Film Festival is six festivals strong, and will have their seventh this weekend Mar. 3-5 at the Alex Theater, which is a part of the Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel in Downtown Cleveland. Mike Suglio, a Case Western Reserve University graduate, co-created the festival, and we got to chat a bit...

What to do this Weekend Mar 3 – Mar 5

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday Mar. 3 Short. Sweet. Film Fest: Mar. 3-5 at The Alex Theater at the 9. Friday, Mar. 3 is Local Filmmakers’ Night. The doors open at 6 p.m. and films will run from 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., followed by live music and a local filmmaker social event. Saturday, Mar. 4, the doors open at 11 a.m. and films wi...

Playlist of the Week Feb 24 – Mar 2

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“We Exist” – Arcade Fire Last Monday, Arcade Fire announced their 2017 European tour starting mid-June to support their new album due later this year. The Montreal-based indie staple is preparing to release their fifth LP after a busy four years of touring and recording. After reinventing th...

What to do this weekend Feb 24 – Feb 26

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Feb. 24 Passport to Cleveland: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at Lago Custom Events (1091 W. 10th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44113)  Passport to Cleveland is an event hosted by CLEseats to showcase the amazing restaurants throughout the Cleveland area. At this event, guests will receive complimentary drink tickets a...

A spark in the middle of winter

Daniel Jagaselvan, Contributing Reporter
February 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On an unusually warm night in February, a few friends and I went down to the Flats West Bank to experience this year’s Brite Winter Art + Music Festival. Thousands of people gathered to enjoy event tents, food trucks, local breweries and music all for the free price of admission. The festival ...

Charlie Day and Ice Cube pull their punches

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Charlie Day is one of the most beloved comedians hitting up the American circuit of sitcoms and comedies.  He’s done great work in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia," “Horrible Bosses,” and “The LEGO Movie.”  But unfortunately for the viewer, his new film, “Fist Fight,” feels like an...

John Wick: Chapter 2

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Resuming where the last one left off, both in story and intensity of violence, “John Wick: Chapter 2” is 122 minutes of action, killing and stunning visual storytelling.  Keanu Reeves reprises his role of John Wick, the guy who goes on a mass killing spree after the Russian mafia kills his dog and...

Chats with Christo from Bad Suns

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Bad Suns returns to Cleveland on Monday, Mar. 6 at The Grog Shop as a part of their “Heartbreaker” North American spring tour. The alt-rockers are back on the road in celebration of their sophomore release, “Disappear Here,” that was unveiled in September 2016. Two years ago Bad Suns had thei...

Playlist of the Week Feb 17 – Feb 23

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

  Sampha — “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” (Wikipedia.org) The debut album of British artist Sampha “Process”  lives up to its widespread acclaim. With mystical instrumental portions that melt beautifully into electronically produced beats, the album plays out like a dre...

Euro Wafel Bar returns

Smruthi Maganti, Copy Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Located in Uptown, under the Triangle Apartments, the Euro Wafel Bar opened its doors for the first time two weeks ago, on Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. With a “buy one, get one free” deal for the first 50 people and free waffles for a month promised to the first ten customers, people started lining up hours ...

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