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IMPROVment’s 6th Annual Lake Effect

Sarah Parr, Social media editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy

“I like to lift weights in the forest because it hardens my soul. What do you like to do on a first date?” This was how IMPROVment’s president, fourth-year Brett DiCello, introduced a huge audience to the idea of suggestion-based improvisation games. Bringing together four other improv comedy tro...

Spring at the Cleveland Orchestra

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff reporter

April 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

I had the chance to speak with The Cleveland Orchestra’s Director of Public Relations Justin Holden and Media Relations Manager Rebecca Calkin about the upcoming happenings in the Orchestra. This season also marks the last season for Associate Conductor and Youth Orchestra Music Director, Brett Mitchell,...

The old meets the new at Goldhorn Brewery

Mike Suglio, Staff reporter

April 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sterle’s Country House has been a Cleveland staple for Slovenian food ever since it opened in 1954. After the passing of Frank Sterle and the subsequent owner, Mike Longo, Rick Semersky took over the Cleveland landmark in 2012. Semersky next opened Café 55 next to Sterle’s, which offers fresh and healthy,...

Playlist of the Week Apr 7 – 13

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Courtesy of hotnewhiphop.com “HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar A week after releasing the hottest diss track of 2017, Kendrick Lamar is pouring even more gasoline all over the fire of hype surrounding his forthcoming LP. “HUMBLE.” features barebones drums, booming bass and a minimal piano melody with Kendrick...

A visual treat in action and science fiction

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Back in 1995, the animation world was taken by storm by Japanese anime known as “Ghost in the Shell,” which is considered one of the greatest animated films of all time. A live-action adaptation of that anime was stuck in development for the longest time, with various iterations popping up over the ...

What to do this weekend Apr 7 – 9

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, April 7 The Lone Mic: 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at The Cleveland Institute of Art Second Floor Atrium. CIA will open its doors for an open mic night to all students from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Free for all and refreshments will be provided. TASA 3rd ...

A Week of Food, Health and Education

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

Food Week is bringing together Case Western Reserve University’s food-centric clubs for the second year in a row, in a collaborative effort between Kids Against Hunger, Slow Food, Food Recovery Network, Student Sustainability Council, the Office of Sustainability, Labre and Greek Life. Furthermore, fu...

Playlist of the Week March 31 – April 6

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source - bestclassicbands.com Chuck Berry - “Maybellene” Chuck Berry, the undisputable father of rock and roll, passed away from natural causes at 90 last week. His music was characterised by his vamped country rhythms blended with bluesy licks topped with a pioneering guitar showmanship. R...

A tale as old as time goes a little deeper

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Among a series of live-action remakes of classic animated films, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is the best to date. This tale as old as time remains true to the acclaimed 1991 animated film, while still adding new content and modern spins on classic characters. Disney's “Beauty and the ...

In the mind of an artist

Anmol Nigam, Photography Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

What takes nature thousands of years to form, Natalie Lanese has created in a week. Engulfing the Immersion Zone in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Lanese’s creation—“Cavern”—was born. Staffed with a rotating schedule of  student volunteers, Lanese worked around the clock from March 3-1...

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