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Eldred Theater spooks with gory “Bethany”

Fernando Rivera, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

Last Friday, Oct. 4, Eldred Theatre opened a show that was both familiar and foreign. Much of this amounts to new theater department faculty member and director Kevin Inouye. He started teaching movement and stage combat classes last fall for undergraduates and Master of Fine Arts in Acting students...

uISA’s “Garba” brings Indian holiday spirit to CWRU

uISA’s “Garba” brings Indian holiday spirit to CWRU

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

While most Americans will celebrate the holiday season later this winter, for Indians around the world, ‘tis the season. While most people are only familiar with Diwali—which is happening in the next few weeks, don’t worry—this whole month is jam packed with holidays and celebrations, with one of t...

Mitchell’s 20th birthday brings lines full of happy customers

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream loves its birthday. The company opened its first store 20 years ago last Sunday, Oct. 6, and for the last couple of years it’s been rolling out both a birthday cake ice cream and birthday cake sundae—made with a piece of actual cake, produced in-house in their Ohio...

The top Northeast Ohio band you’ve probably never heard of

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

There is an anticipatory sort of joy that accompanies watching a band perform you have never heard of. In the charged milliseconds before they play their first chord, you are almost totally ignorant of what’s to come. The instruments and the setup and the musicians’ outfits might give you a sense of t...

Cleveland-based book award recognizes four authors for their work

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

On Sept. 26, members of the Cleveland community attended the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards at the KeyBank State Theatre in Playhouse Square. The award was created in 1935 by poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf to recognize authors who “challenge racism and celebrate diversity.”  The Anisfiel...

Ingenuity Festival celebrates the fusion of technology and art

Ingenuity Festival celebrates the fusion of technology and art

Katelyn Park, Contributing Reporter

October 4, 2019

If you ever want to immerse yourself in an former scrap metal recycling plant whose rooms are filled with art, technology, vendors and music, check out Ingenuity or IngenuityFest next year. This electric three-day festival showcases the artwork and ideas of Northeast Ohio creatives that’ll leave you f...

COIN comes to campus

COIN comes to campus

Aimee Wiencek

October 4, 2019

This past Saturday, COIN performed for the students of Case Western Reserve University. The concert was hosted by the CWRU University Programming Board (UPB) and held in the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom. With tickets only being $2, the concert was a perfectly affordable event for a Saturday...

Night Market Cleveland

Night Market Cleveland

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

Night Market Cleveland ended their 2019 season with a bustling event on Friday, Sep. 27. Each Night Market Cleveland is a pan-Asian fusion event that features live performances, food trucks alongside a diverse street food market, retail booths of hand-made and local artisans/businesses, and plenty of community members...

Relying on social media helped make the Ohio City Street Festival successful

Relying on social media helped make the Ohio City Street Festival successful

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

For the past five years, the denizens of Ohio City have gathered together each fall for a street fair. The fair, put on by Ohio City Incorporated, shuts down West 25th Street for a few blocks right by the West Side Market and brings vendors, performers, musicians and everyday citizens  into the street to e...

The Book of Mormon comes to Playhouse Square

The Book of Mormon comes to Playhouse Square

Fernando Rivera, Contributing Reporter

September 27, 2019

I had never seen “The Book of Mormon” prior to Connor Palace's show on Sunday, Sep. 15, in their recent welcome-back run at Playhouse Square, although I had listened to the soundtrack as a closeted high school senior.  The iconic song, "Turn It Off" satirizes the particularly Mormon experience (and ge...

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