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Concerts heat up at the “Hot Topic Oscars”

Concerts heat up at the “Hot Topic Oscars”

Rachel Payne, Contributing Reporter

July 29, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

The second annual Alternative Press Music Awards, or the “Hot Topic Oscars,” as their hosts laughingly called them, were held at Quicken Loans arena on July 22. Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat, lead vocalist and lead guitar, respectively, of All Time Low, hosted the show for a live audience and broadcast...

Movie treats at Short. Sweet. Film Fest

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Short. Sweet. Film Fest is perfect for those that either love film, love Cleveland or get bored easily. According to one of the Short. Sweet. Film Fest’s film judges Dave St. Clair, you’re “never committed to a two hour movie that sucks.” Sign me up. Mike Suglio, a Case Western Reserve University...

IMPROVment shows the campus a good time at fourth annual Lake Effect show

IMPROVment shows the campus a good time at fourth annual Lake Effect show

Julia Bianco, News Editor

April 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy

IMPROVment brought the laughs to the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom on Saturday, March 28, with their fourth annual Lake Effect improv show, which brought Case Western Reserve University’s team together with two teams from Ohio State University and one from Bowling Green State University...

Comedy carnival

Mike McKenna, Director of Print

March 26, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy

Improv comedy is set to sweep through the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom this Saturday, March 28, with IMPROVment hosting their biggest event of the year. The Lake Effect Improv Festival will feature performances from four improv comedy troupes from colleges across Ohio in addition to IMPROVment....

Photos of CMA’s 2014 Chalk Festival

Photos of CMA’s 2014 Chalk Festival

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events

For the 25th year in a row, the Cleveland Art Museum brought professional artists and community members alike for a weekend of chalk art, covering the sidewalks in front of the building. With live music to accompany the artistic process, the festival started in the morning of Sept. 13 and ended on Sept....

Brace yourselves… Warped Tour is coming

Brace yourselves… Warped Tour is coming

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

July 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Strap on a helmet, grab some shin guards and get ready for Vans Warped Tour at Blossom Music Center next Thursday, July 17. On this day of mosh pits, heat and music, just remember that Warped Tour is known for being a little more rowdy than other festivals. Google "Warped Tour Crowd"—you'll see...

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...

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