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Neil Breen’s “Twisted Pair:” How I learned to stop worrying and love AI

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Neil Breen’s “Twisted Pair,” a crazed fever dream of a movie, written by, directed by and starring Breen, had a screening at the Capitol Theatre in Gordon Square on Tuesday. The poorly animated green screens, the shots that last far too long after the dialogue is over and a ridiculous story tha...

Naach Di Jolly celebrates South Asian music, culture

Naach Di Jolly celebrates South Asian music, culture

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


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

The piles of coats sitting by the entrance to the Jolly Scholar were falling off the tables and covered blocked-off booths last Saturday night. The reason for this calamity of coats was Naach Di Jolly, a Bollywood and Bhangra night, hosted by Naach Di Cleveland, celebrating Indian music and culture. From...

Ariana Grande surprises with new single

Ariana Grande surprises with new single

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

November 9, 2018


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

She’s done it again, folks. Ariana Grande has once more proven that this year might really be the “Year of the Woman.” This time, it is because of a surprise single which debuted Monday and broke Spotify’s global, single-day streaming record for a female artist. “Thank U, Next” dropped last Saturday ni...

What To Do This Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 9, 2018


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

Friday, Nov. 9 What: The Drowsy Chaperone When: Friday/Saturday 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday 3 to 4:30 p.m. Where: Eldred Theatre The Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater presents “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The musical comedy written by Bob Martin, Don McKellar, Lisa Lambert an...

House of Wills seance brings the dead back among the living

House of Wills seance brings the dead back among the living

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


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

This is a first person account of a seance at the House of Wills, an abandoned funeral home in Cleveland. The article features references to the occult and Satanism. I’m running late to the seance. Despite my plans to arrive at the historic, haunted and infamous House of Wills 30 minutes before the seance i...

Tactile Carnival raises the awareness of sensory disabilities

Tactile Carnival raises the awareness of sensory disabilities

Tracy Wang, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On November 4, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), gave visitors the chance to experience the life of deaf and blind people at their Tactile Carnival. The carnival was a collaboration with the Cleveland Sight Center, Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Cuyahoga County Board of De...

Acoustic guitar, karaoke and free drinks: This is ‘Sing Bro’

Acoustic guitar, karaoke and free drinks: This is ‘Sing Bro’

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


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

If you like free beer, watching your friends embarrass themselves and fun song covers, the Jolly Scholar has a new event for you. Each Monday night, the Jolly Scholar hosts “Sing Bro,” a new event hosted by third-year student Nick Charles and second-year students Conor Clark and Jared Jacknow, where ...

Footlighters’ “If/Then” offers emotional experience, displays young talent

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Theatre & Dance

“If/Then” is a musical that every college student should see. It asks many of the questions that keep young adults up at night: questions about fate and chance, choice and consequence. The show seeks to answer these questions and more, but occasionally the best the show can do is throw up its han...

Playlist of the Week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Are you going to a party this weekend? Do you think there will be any insufferable music nerds there? Do you want to impress them with your excellent knowledge of niche music? This week’s playlist is a good place to start solidifying your hipster credibility.   “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” - Neutra...

Catch art, music this weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Nov. 1 If/Then Where: Carlton Commons When: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Saturday 11:59 p.m. The CWRU Footlighters present their performance of “If/Then,” a musical by Brian Yorkey, Tom Kitt and Michael Grief. The show follows Elizabeth, who must choose between going to a prote...

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