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Playlist of the Week Feb 16 – 22

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Editor’s Note: This Olympic Games mark the first that figure skaters can use music with lyrics outside of ice dance. Here are a few of their choices. “El Tango de Roxanne” - Moulin Rouge! Released in 2001 as part of the “Moulin Rouge!” soundtrack, “El Tango de Roxanne” is a combinatio...

Country Night starts off spring UPBeats events strong

Yvonne Pan, Contributing Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

As somebody who grew up in New York City, I am more accustomed to trap and hip-hop music than country music. However, the lures of free food, a mechanical bull and of course Dylan Scott were more than tempting and I found myself at Jolly Scholar last Thursday night. Restless Road was the opening act...

Rachael Yamagata comes to Cleveland

Abigail Bickel, Contributing Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachael Yamagata will be playing at Cleveland’s Music Box Supper Club Friday, Feb. 9, and she is bringing minimal accompaniment to the stage with her. Titled “Songs. Stories. Solo.,” Yamagata’s tour will involve her sitting down for a performance with...

Yule Ball: A magical night at the wizarding world of CWRU

Yule Ball: A magical night at the wizarding world of CWRU

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Case Western Reserve University was changed from a school of muggles to a school of wizards for one magical night. The wizarding world of Harry Potter was transported to CWRU thanks to our very own CWRUcio. On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Yule Ball graced the Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC) ballrooms...

“Winchester” is an Epic Misfire

Harrison Bloom, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

I’m not very impressed by Michael and Peter Spierig’s new film, “Winchester.” First released in the U.S. on Feb. 2, it’s a supernatural horror film inspired by the mystery surrounding the Winchester mansion, one of the most famous real-life haunted houses in America. The film tells the story...

Timberlake is a lost “Man of the Woods”

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

There are very few things that have confused me as much as Justin Timberlake’s fifth album “Man of the Woods,” which dropped Feb. 2. This album is kind of pop, kind of country, but is mainly rushed and incoherent, clocking in at a little more than an hour, with 16 songs. One of my biggest concerns...

“A Hat in Time” is a treat

Paul Palumbo, Contributing Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

The Mafia are playing patty cake. The penguins are throwing a parade. A spooky ghost is forcing you the clean his outhouse. And by the time you finish "A Hat in Time," these will all be fond memories. "A Hat in Time" continues the once lost tradition of 3D platformers, creating imaginative open w...

“Pray For Me” heralds “Black Panther”

Amy Yu, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

New from the soundtrack from the upcoming blockbuster, “Black Panther,” comes “Pray For Me” by the dynamic pairing of Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd. Released on Feb. 1, the track features The Weeknd’s harmonious vocals that perfectly complement Lamar’s famed rap style. “Pray For Me”...

World War I Anxieties Reflected in “Graphic Discontent”

Ann Marie Smetona, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, “Graphic Discontent: German Expressionism on Paper,” opened on Jan.14 and will remain until May 13. Featuring works from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s own collection, the exhibit displays over fifty Expressionist prints and drawings made between 190...

Playlist of the Week, Feb. 9 – 15

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Pray For Me” - The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar With possibly the most Weeknd-esque introduction, “Pray For Me”—the third single off the “Black Panther” soundtrack—features Lamar and The Weeknd contemplating loyalty and sacrifice. The two find a more definitive answer to the long-st...

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