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Spring comedian controversy

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Chozen Few Band Opens Wade Oval Wednesday Festivities

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

June 16, 2013

Sprinkling rain came and went in Cleveland this past Wednesday, ready at any moment to break out into the storm that kept many Ohioans from leaving the comforts the indoors. But Chozen Few Band wasn’t discouraged; they blew through  the first Wade Oval Wednesday (WOW) of the summer, and left those...

Ever thought an “Assassin” was sitting next to you?

Ever thought an “Assassin” was sitting next to you?

Katy Witkowski, A&E Editor

April 26, 2013

John Wilkes Booth walks into a bar with Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley, Sara Jane Moore, and Leon Czolgosz. What does Booth do? Being the infamous assassin that he is, he influences the others to follow his footsteps and be forever remembered as killers, even if they don’t succeed. That bar is...

Short Sweet Film Fest at Market Garden Brewery

Sheehan Hannan, A&E Editor

February 22, 2013

For a generation weaned on Youtube and educated through Netflix, short films are a vocabulary of sorts. A local film festival, co-organized by a CWRU graduate student, seeks to capitalize on that love of the short film form. The Short Sweet Film Festival, now in its second year, will be featuring exclusively...

AAA Night: Stealing the Spotlight

Anne Nickoloff

February 15, 2013

Tomorrow, Asian festivities will be brought to the Thwing Ballroom, transforming it into an evening full of culture. The Asian American Alliance (AAA) will be hosting their annual AAA Night open to all students from 6 to10 p.m. With many student and off-campus groups performing, this year's th...

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