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Odyssey through the eyes of a child

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Director Barry Jenkins has been making a great deal of waves with his sophomore effort, “Moonlight,” a journey through the eyes of one person as life takes a hold on him and molds him in ways he never imagined. After winning “Best Picture - Drama” at the Golden Globe Awards, the expectations ...

UPB brings country artists to Jolly

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The University Program Board (UPB) has been hard at work this year bringing a revitalized energy to their signature events as they continue to make campus a bit more fun. From the big names they booked for “Trashed Out, Cashed Out” and the revamping of Spot Night into wider reaching concerts rebrand...

Playlist of the Week Feb 3 – Feb 9

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: swetshopboys.bandcamp.com Swet Shop Boys - T5 Former Das Racist member Heems and actor Riz MC (recently appearing in Rogue One) have teamed up to form Swet Shop Boys, releasing their debut album Cashmere in 2016. An enjoyable listen throughout, Swet Shop Boys balance entertainment an...

What to do this Weekend

February 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Friday, Feb. 3: The Power of Purple: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Tinkham Veale University Center. Wear purple, buy delicious baked goods, participate in trivia games or shoot around on our mini-hoop to score points for your class. The winning class gets a fabulous prize. Event by Colleges Against Cancer at CWRU....

Sorority recruitment finished

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sorority formal recruitment wrapped up this past weekend, with the final step—bid acceptance—on Monday, Jan. 30. Lines extended across the second floor of Tinkham Veale University Center, from the Greek Life Office’s doors to the stairs and beyond, with the potential new members (PNMs) nervously an...

Steven Wright makes laughter spark curiosity

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy

Friday, Feb. 3, 8:00 p.m. at the Ohio Theater Tickets- $45-$65 www.playhousesquare.org/events/detail/steven-wright With his signature monotone deadpan delivery and thought-provoking style, comedian Steven Wright rose to fame in the 1980s after an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” establi...

“The Night Alive’s” stage, plot benefit from complexity

Daniel Mottern, Contributing Reporter
January 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

4.5/5 Stars Often, we think that everything of importance happens while we are awake. However, in the dead silence of night, the seedy underbelly of society is allowed to creep out of the shadows. This is highlighted in Dobama Theatre’s production of Conor McPherson’s play, “The Night A...

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...

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