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Playlist of the week

Playlist of the week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

As the first round of tests, projects and presentations winds to a close, many students may be tempted to turn off their brains and spend the next few weeks doing nothing more mentally stimulating than binge-watching Netflix. Well, binge away: this week’s playlist has all the mental stimulation you ...

“Reckless” asks, “Can you ever really know a person?”

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


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

To open the Eldred Theater 2018-19 season, the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater presented six performances of “Reckless” by Craig Lucas. “Reckless” is a hallmark of postmodern theater with underlying themes of loss and identity. The bizarre chain of events in “Reckless...

CWRU student group 4upz set to release full length project

CWRU student group 4upz set to release full length project

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Oct. 9 marks two important events for fourth-year student Arik Stewart. It marks his birthday and the release of “Son of October,” the first official project from his eight member art collective 4upz. “It’s a musical project focusing on some of my expression and some of my story,” said Stewart. ...

Best selling authors Judy Blume and Daniel Handler meet at Maltz

Best selling authors Judy Blume and Daniel Handler meet at Maltz

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Poetry & Literature, Top Stories

Two giants of children's literature, Judy Blume and Daniel Handler, the latter who uses the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, met at Maltz Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The two came to Cleveland as part of the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series. Their conversation was the hi...

Misterwives plays Veale for UPBeats Fall Concert

Misterwives plays Veale for UPBeats Fall Concert

Aura Rossy, Account Manager

October 5, 2018


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

As the lights in the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center faded out on Saturday, Sept. 29 in anticipation of Misterwives, it became impossible to see over the heads in the crowd. Smoke drifted out from behind a UPBeats sign on stage and gave way to Misterwives as they took in the cheers from...

Netflix horror movies for a spooky start to October

Mariah Stickler, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

With the start of October comes the start of the month-long build-up to everyone’s favorite candy-filled holiday, Halloween. To kick off the season right, here are some horror movies that are sure to get you into the properly spooky mood. You won’t have to worry about money, all are available on Net...

Enjoy the arts this weekend

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, This Week

Friday, Oct. 5 What: “Reckless” When: 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 3:00 p.m. on Sunday Where: Eldred Theater Notes: If you missed “Reckless” last weekend, you have another chance to catch the show this weekend. The show is a tale of self-discovery for a housewife who finds h...

Playlist of the Week: Piano Movie Soundtracks

Playlist of the Week: Piano Movie Soundtracks

Tracy Wang, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

There are only 88 keys on a piano, but a keyboard tells countless numbers of romantic stories—a short yet unforgettable summer love in an Italian town, a boy’s forever commitment to the love of films, a taboo relationship between a man and a robot, a genius couple struggling with their marriage ...

Keithley Symposium presents the story behind art at CMA

Morgan McCommon, Contributing Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events

On Sept. 28, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) hosted The Keithley Symposium: “Life as an Object: The Thinker as a Prism.” The symposium consisted of three panels of scholars, artists, conservators, and curators as well as a series of concurrent gallery workshops. Case Western Reserve University...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Dave Lucas, Poet Laurete

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Poetry & Literature, Top Stories

This the second monthly column by full-time Case Western Reserve University lecturer and Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas. The column will appear in other publications. This is a love story. This is the story that led me here, writing to you about how and why I fell in love with poetry, and what I think yo...

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