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Powerhouse performances build “Fences”

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
January 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Deep into Oscar season, yet another film has emerged firing on all cylinders. This film, “Fences,” based on the celebrated play of the same name by renowned playwright August Wilson, showcases variety and depth in each aspect of film.  Two powerhouse performances from both Denzel Washington and...

Clybourne Park Visited Cleveland

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor
January 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

4.5/5 stars The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CPH) MFA Acting Program’s class of 2018 performed “Clybourne Park” last month in Playhouse Square’s Helen Theatre, a small black box that showcased a pretty standard set of a furnished house complete with a few doors and...

What to do this weekend: Dec. 9-11

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Dec. 9 Wingin’ it Shabbat: 6-8 p.m. at Cleveland Hillel. The last Shabbat before finals begins with wings and more! As usual, services begin at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Nuestra Cena: 6-9 p.m. in The Linsalata Alumni Center. La Alianza’s third annual Nuestra Cena. Dinner and music wil...

Disney’s entry into a new world

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
December 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The Walt Disney Co. train has not let up at all this year, and the only thing that will be surprising is if it stops anytime soon—which it won’t. In this year alone, Disney has released two major Marvel Studios films, two other animated films—one in conjuction with Walt Disney Animation Studios a...

Take a break and think of home

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
December 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Nov. 30, the Class Officer Collective (COC) held its third annual “Almost Home for the Holidays” event for first- and second-years in the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom. The event, held before exams began, provided attendees with home-style food, free shirts, candy and performa...

The tradition of Winterfest

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The Observer spoke with Armaan Hasan, the former president of Spartan Winterfest, about what students can expect from this year’s concert. Q: What is your role in Spartan Winterfest? A: I’m involved in a little bit of everything. I was president last year, so I and other former [executive b...

Playlist of the Week: Dec. 9-15

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter
December 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: stonesthrow.com “Best One”-NxWorries NxWorries is a duo consisting of Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, and the pair recently released the latest in the history of great collaborative albums on Stones Throw Records. Anderson .Paak arrived on the hip-hop scene in full force this year, del...

Rory’s last four words

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
December 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Thanksgiving means food, family, homework (if you go to Case Western Reserve University) and “Gilmore Girls”? As you may or may not know, the day after Thanksgiving meant the premiere of the long awaited release of a “sequel” series to the wildly popular “Gilmore Girls”. Coined “Gilmore Gir...

Narcissism and angst reign in “Edge of Seventeen”

Kevin Qosja, Staff Reporter
December 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

I am not a big fan of teenage dramedies, so I must assume my desire to see this movie was based on my interest in the actors. Hailee Steinfeld was introduced in 2010 with her brilliant performance in “True Grit” which earned her an Academy Award nomination at 14 years old. She went low-key for a whi...

Playlist of the Week

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter
December 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: awakenmylove.com “Redbone”-Childish Gambino Childish Gambino has done a lot of reinventing himself in the past three years. When “Because the Internet” came out in 2013, Donald Glover was still splitting his time between “Community” and his relatively new music career. Since the...

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