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Support a good cause this weekend

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, This Week

Friday, Sept. 21 What: Super Nachos When: 8-11 p.m. Where: Sigma Nu House Notes: Enjoy nachos and support Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity at this event hosted by Sigma Nu and Case Western Reserve University Habitat for Humanity. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door and $4 pe...

What to do This Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, This Week

Friday, Sept. 14 What: Not The Enemy: The Crucial Role of Journalists in Society Where: Freedman Center, Kelvin Smith Library When: 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. The English Department’s colloquium series is bringing Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery to campus. ...

Shamelessly geek out at Homecoming

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, This Week

Homecoming may elicit some unfortunate memories of awkward high school dances and sweaty parades for many of us, but at Case Western Reserve University homecoming week is a yearly tradition with a multitude of activities that offer a nice break from the usual weekday monotony. Coined GEEK WEEK, this year...

Playlist of the Week

Sarah Lisk, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, This Week

Adult Mom - “Survival” Steph Knipe of Adult Mom is the quintessential DIY indie kid: very cool, a little odd and documenting a journey to self-acceptance through music. Like of all Adult Mom’s releases, “Survival” is real and reflective, reminiscent of painfully frank scribbles in a priv...

Spring comedian controversy

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events, This Week

After opening the 2015 Spring Comedian vote to Case Western Reserve University students and community, CWRU’s University Program Board faced not-so-unexpected feedback regarding one of the comedian choices. Comedian Bill Cosby has recently returned to the spotlight for various allegations of sexua...

Spot Night slows down: The Commonwealth plays to small crowd

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 14, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, This Week

Rarely does a concert opening band have a larger audience than the headliner. But at this week's Spot Night, Case Western Reserve University student and musician Henry Hershey drew a crowd at least three times as large as the headlining local Cleveland band, The Commonwealth. However, a big part of...

From the rearview mirror: WRUW’s Studio-A-Rama

Tracy Boachie, Arts & Entertainment Reporter

September 9, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, This Week

Disclaimer: A band's name that performed at the festival contains profanity. This is not intended to offend, and the content of this article does not necessarily represent the views of The Observer or Case Western Reserve University.  Live from Mather Memorial courtyard, WRUW-FM 91.1’s 32nd annu...

Observer’s Playlist of the Week: 9/6

Jason Walsh, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, This Week

Danny Brown — “Old” “Old” is a single from Danny Brown’s upcoming debut album, “OLD,” which is due out Sept. 30. Although Brown’s been on the mixtape circuit for a while, this will be his first proper album. The guest list includes, among others, A$AP Rocky, Purity Ring, Freddie Gibbs,...

London-Based Theatre Hits the Big Screen in Cleveland

Lily Korte, Film Critic

July 16, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Film and Television, Local Events, Theatre & Dance, This Week

One of the defining features of theatre has always been the immediacy of the medium. Neither film nor television enables an audience to watch actors as they perform, live on stage, night after night. Of course, there are downsides to theatre as well, and the biggest one has always been that most people...

Lost State of Franklin Finds Its Way to Wade Oval

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

June 23, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, This Week

Wade Oval Wednesday's (WOW) most recent concert picked up the summer heat with Lost State of Franklin's energetic performance. Described as a mix of Americana, rock, and country, I expected a very rural, hillbilly-ish style from Lost State of Franklin. However, their fusion of musical genres and varie...

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