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What to do this weekend

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Jan. 27 Winter/Spring Season Opening Night Celebration: 7-10 p.m. at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. This free event will celebrate the museum's new season with an artist talk, an open art studio, a cash bar and DJ. Cleveland Winter Beerfest 2017: Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. to Jan. 28 at 11:30 p.m. at the H...

Shyamalan’s filmmaking and McVoy’s acting shine in “Split”

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Back in late 2015, divisive director M. Night Shyamalan made a return to quality filmmaking with his found footage horror thriller “The Visit,” which was considered simpler than his earlier thriller films, but still a much better work than he had done in years. This year opens up with his newest effort, ...

The xx has an unknown, exciting future

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The xx cemented their sound with their first album “xx” (2009): the familiar echoing guitar, the tag team singing duo of Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim and the groove provided by Jamie “xx” Smith. The trouble with having such an acclaimed debut album is that it is difficult to match up. Af...

Playlist of the Week Jan 27 – Feb 2

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: pitchfork.com Foxygen - “Follow the Leader” This past week Foxygen put out “Hang”—an ambitious return to stability from a band known for its turbulence. Employing a whole 40-piece orchestra to execute frontmen Sam France and Jonathan Rado’s vision, “Hang” takes on a drastically larger sound ...

Get ready for a night of magic at Yule Ball

Tian Yang, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

With candles floating around you, with the live jazz music by “wand direction,” you will once again be brought into the wizarding world of Harry Potter as created by CWRUcio Quidditch in this year’s Yule Ball, which is based on the third installment of the series, “Harry Potter and the Prisone...

The story behind the three women of NASA’s hidden history is heartwarming

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

With a big cast including Taraji P. Henson, the beloved Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner and even Jim Parsons, and an even bigger story, “Hidden Figures” promised to be an uplifting movie experience that would give people some perspective on three of the mathematicians who helped orchestrate John Gle...

2017 #ObserverWinterBreak Photo Contest Winners

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With a little under a month to gather submissions, The Observer celebrated the end of the fall semester by hosting a winter break themed photo contest. Case Western Reserve University students shared their travels and wintertime fun on Instagram; three Mitchell's gift cards and a feature in the firs...

“La La Land” proves its merit

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

In 2014, 29-year old filmmaker Damien Chazelle, having done just one independent film, “Guy and Madeleine on a Park Bench,” broke onto the scene with a masterful sophomore effort in the form of jazz drama “Whiplash,” which starred Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. Viewed by many and myself as ar...

“Peter and the Starcatcher” caught Cleveland’s attention

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

4/5 stars Fresh off its second and final run, Dobama Theatre’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” was a mesmerizing production of an imaginative and unique play. Based on a 2004 best-selling children's novel written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, “Peter and the Starcatcher” ...

What to do this weekend: Jan. 20-22

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Jan. 20 Silent Disco:  9 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Grog Shop. There will be three channels broadcast during the disco. Channel one will feature Indie Dance, Deep House and Nu Disco DJs White Rims and MisterBradleyP. Channel two will spotlight Hip Hop, R&B and Reggae DJs Walk and LoveMuzak. Cha...

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