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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

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...

My The Alchemy Tour experience

Claudia Jazowski, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

Cleveland doesn’t have too big of an electronic dance music (EDM) scene, but when quality artists come here to perform, the experience is incredible. On Sep. 15, The Alchemy Tour came to Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica and left Cleveland in awe.  Surrounded by the people I love, listening to the music I love, ...

COIN comes to CWRU

COIN comes to CWRU

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

September 27, 2019

The indie pop band COIN will be performing this Saturday, Sep. 28 in the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom, as part of the University Programming Board (UPB)’s UPBeats concert series.  The indie pop band is composed of Chase Lawrence on lead vocals and synthesizer, Ryan Winnen on drums an...

MOCA opens fall exhibits “The Sunday Paintings” and “Invisible Cities”

MOCA opens fall exhibits “The Sunday Paintings” and “Invisible Cities”

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

September 20, 2019

On Friday, Sept. 13, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) celebrated the opening of two new exhibitions, Liu Wei’s “Invisible Cities” and Byron Kim’s “The Sunday Paintings.”  Both works explored what it means to be in a place, but in wildly different ways, that made for a ...

A colorful weekend in Cleveland

CMA sidewalk chalk done by the public

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

This past weekend, students, kids, adults and artists alike let their creativity shine on the walkways of the Fine Arts Garden as a part of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s annual Chalk Festival. From intricate to simple, some with jaw-dropping designs, the original creations lined the sidewalks. With...

Owl Fest 2019

DJ Denver hypes up the crowd

Lewis Nelken, Contributing Reporter

September 20, 2019

Monitors sat like gargoyles, obliterating the airwaves on both sides of the raised stage, throne to the curators of the colossal sound. A flurry of chromatic lights speckled the walls like comets, creating a cosmic atmosphere that blasted off the stellar performances.  The vibrations at Owl Fest on Sept. 14 were ...

After 37 years, Night of the Living Dread goes off the air

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

September 13, 2019

For 37 years, 31 of them on WRUW, Rich Lowe has been playing obscure 45 records and gushing about reggae artists who often never left the island nation that birthed the genre. On Friday, Sept. 6, Lowe signed on for the last time at 7 p.m. for a special two-hour broadcast of “Night of the Living Dread...

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