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Macbeth brings medieval politics to the modern era

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

This Friday and Saturday, the Players’ Theatre Group is staging a production of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at the Black Box at the Eldred Theater. Directed by first-year Giuliana Conte, the play is a modern adaptation, with the political intrigue of modern federal U.S. politics highlight...

Playlist of the Week Apr 28 – May 5

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Pitchfork.com “Bambi” - Jidenna Released in February this year, “Bambi” is a combination of sick beat, smooth vibe and clever lyrics. With a motown, almost Doo-wop-y, feel, Jidenna raps and sings over a combination of beats and instrumentals. As the promotional single for his first album, “Bambi”...

An animated ode to the teenage experience

Lars Torres, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Animated films have always been a strong area of cinema, something that was only emphasized by the release of several excellent animated films, from “Zootopia” to “Kubo and the Two Strings,” this past year. One of these animated films that was greatly overlooked was “Your Name,” a Japanese...

What to do this weekend Apr 21 – 23

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, April 21 UPBeach Bangerz: 7 - 10 p.m. at The Spot. Games like limbo and ring toss with prizes, and if you want a more relaxed vibe, enjoy Tropical Smoothie and cheesecake while kicking back with friends. Home: A Spring Chorus Concert: 7:30 - 9 p.m. at Church of the Covenant. Free admiss...

Playlist of the week Apr 21- 27

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Prettymuchamazing.com “DAMN.” by Kendrick Lamar Dropping at midnight last Friday, “Kung Fu Kenny” delivered big time with an electrifying album that brings the elements of his previous albums full circle into one cohesive project. Headed by “HUMBLE.” the album was expected to be heavier on raps than La...

Meet one of Cleveland’s youngest breweries

Meet one of Cleveland’s youngest breweries

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

In the heart of Cleveland’s financial district lies one of the city’s newest breweries, Masthead Brewing Co.  This large and industrial-chic brewery boasts a 20-barrel brewing system, which is much larger than most Cleveland breweries. Masthead opened in January this year, making it one of the youn...

Family and explosions are everything

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Once more, the world looks on in wonder as it braces for a new entry in the loud and unstoppable “Fast & Furious” franchise of films, spanning across 16 years of material.  Following the breathtaking and remarkable success of “Furious 7” back in 2015, where the film grossed over 1.5 billi...

Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival encourages unfiltered imagination

Daniel Mottern, Staff reporter

April 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

For the readers who don’t know me, I am a huge theater geek. I love working on theatrical productions, from acting to directing and even working backstage or in the booth. However, one aspect that I always have issue with is playwriting. I truly love playwriting and well-written plays. I just find...

Playlist of the Week April 14 – 20

Connor Swingle, Staff reporter

April 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: soundcloud.com Princess Nokia - “Tomboy” Princess Nokia is a Bronx native who may be one of the most versatile rapper, musician and artist in the game right now. On “1992”, she masterfully switches between incredibly combative and remarkably laid back deliveries, while many rap...

What to do this weekend April 14 – 16

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, April 14 Jolly Scholar 3rd Annual Spelling Bee: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. at Jolly Scholar. 10 p.m. - 12 a.m.: Opening ceremonies begin (all drinks $1 off for the two hours). 12 a.m. - 1 a.m.: The Spelling Bee. You will be asked to spell names of candy bars, fancy brewery names, Facebook friends’ na...

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