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Acoustic guitar, karaoke and free drinks: This is ‘Sing Bro’

Acoustic guitar, karaoke and free drinks: This is ‘Sing Bro’

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

If you like free beer, watching your friends embarrass themselves and fun song covers, the Jolly Scholar has a new event for you. Each Monday night, the Jolly Scholar hosts “Sing Bro,” a new event hosted by third-year student Nick Charles and second-year students Conor Clark and Jared Jacknow, where ...

Footlighters’ “If/Then” offers emotional experience, displays young talent

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Theater & Dance

“If/Then” is a musical that every college student should see. It asks many of the questions that keep young adults up at night: questions about fate and chance, choice and consequence. The show seeks to answer these questions and more, but occasionally the best the show can do is throw up its han...

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Playlist of the Week, Top Stories

Are you going to a party this weekend? Do you think there will be any insufferable music nerds there? Do you want to impress them with your excellent knowledge of niche music? This week’s playlist is a good place to start solidifying your hipster credibility.   “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” - Neutra...

Catch art, music this weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Nov. 1 If/Then Where: Carlton Commons When: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Saturday 11:59 p.m. The CWRU Footlighters present their performance of “If/Then,” a musical by Brian Yorkey, Tom Kitt and Michael Grief. The show follows Elizabeth, who must choose between going to a prote...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry – Column 3

David Lucas, Poet

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

This the third monthly column by full-time Case Western Reserve University lecturer and Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas. The column will appear in other publications. “I never got poetry,” someone says to me again.  And I sigh. Because I never got it either—at least, not until I learned to s...

“First Man” gives audiences a harrowing and compelling journey to the moon

“First Man” gives audiences a harrowing and compelling journey to the moon

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

After four years, Damien Chazelle has cemented himself as one of this generation’s great directors with the masterpieces “Whiplash” in 2014 and “La La Land” in 2016. His newest film, “First Man,” is a complete change in subject matter and tone from his previous films, as Chazelle seeks to pro...

Jolly Comedy Hour brings stand-up comedy to campus

Jolly Comedy Hour brings stand-up comedy to campus

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Local Events, Top Stories

Jolly Comedy Hour, held on Saturday, Oct. 27, marked the first stand-up comedy event at the Jolly Scholar. The event featured headliner Vishnu Akella, Brett Thomas and Marcello Hernandez. Thomas, the recipient of 2018 Cleveland Comedy Awards for “Best Joke Short-form” and “Rookie of the Year...

Arts After Dark unites campus performers and arts supporters

Arts After Dark unites campus performers and arts supporters

Julia Knight, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Theater & Dance, Top Stories

Arts enthusiasts were scattered around Harkness Chapel on Saturday evening, relaxed and ready to watch performances by a variety of their musical peers. Arts After Dark is a semesterly event organized by the Music Undergraduate Student Involvement Committee to showcase the outstanding talent on campu...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Playlist of the Week, Top Stories

With every day looking more or less like the last gray and rainy day, it is easy to fall into a monotonous routine: wake up, go to class, do homework, sleep and repeat. To break that routine, this week’s playlist features rap songs that break the mold. “Pray For Me” - Brother Ali While the funky, 1990s-insp...

CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead

CWRU student, poet Christopher Cannon on telling the stories of the dead

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events, Top Stories

Christopher Cannon’s first exposure to gang culture came at the age of 11 when he witnessed his brother’s gang initiation. “I grew up in violence,” said Cannon. “Just constant, constant violence.” Now, the 27-year-old fourth-year history and English major is working on a collection of poetry called ...

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