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Shamelessly geek out at Homecoming

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016

Homecoming may elicit some unfortunate memories of awkward high school dances and sweaty parades for many of us, but at Case Western Reserve University homecoming week is a yearly tradition with a multitude of activities that offer a nice break from the usual weekday monotony. Coined GEEK WEEK, this year...

Playlist of the Week

Sarah Lisk, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016

Adult Mom - “Survival” Steph Knipe of Adult Mom is the quintessential DIY indie kid: very cool, a little odd and documenting a journey to self-acceptance through music. Like of all Adult Mom’s releases, “Survival” is real and reflective, reminiscent of painfully frank scribbles in a priv...

Spring comedian controversy

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 12, 2014

After opening the 2015 Spring Comedian vote to Case Western Reserve University students and community, CWRU’s University Program Board faced not-so-unexpected feedback regarding one of the comedian choices. Comedian Bill Cosby has recently returned to the spotlight for various allegations of sexua...

Spot Night slows down: The Commonwealth plays to small crowd

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 14, 2013

Rarely does a concert opening band have a larger audience than the headliner. But at this week's Spot Night, Case Western Reserve University student and musician Henry Hershey drew a crowd at least three times as large as the headlining local Cleveland band, The Commonwealth. However, a big part of...

From the rearview mirror: WRUW’s Studio-A-Rama

Tracy Boachie, Arts & Entertainment Reporter

September 9, 2013

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...

Observer’s Playlist of the Week: 9/6

Jason Walsh, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2013

Danny Brown — “Old” “Old” is a single from Danny Brown’s upcoming debut album, “OLD,” which is due out Sept. 30. Although Brown’s been on the mixtape circuit for a while, this will be his first proper album. The guest list includes, among others, A$AP Rocky, Purity Ring, Freddie Gibbs,...

London-Based Theatre Hits the Big Screen in Cleveland

Lily Korte, Film Critic

July 16, 2013

One of the defining features of theatre has always been the immediacy of the medium. Neither film nor television enables an audience to watch actors as they perform, live on stage, night after night. Of course, there are downsides to theatre as well, and the biggest one has always been that most people...

Lost State of Franklin Finds Its Way to Wade Oval

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

June 23, 2013

Wade Oval Wednesday's (WOW) most recent concert picked up the summer heat with Lost State of Franklin's energetic performance. Described as a mix of Americana, rock, and country, I expected a very rural, hillbilly-ish style from Lost State of Franklin. However, their fusion of musical genres and varie...

Chozen Few Band Opens Wade Oval Wednesday Festivities

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

June 16, 2013

Sprinkling rain came and went in Cleveland this past Wednesday, ready at any moment to break out into the storm that kept many Ohioans from leaving the comforts the indoors. But Chozen Few Band wasn’t discouraged; they blew through  the first Wade Oval Wednesday (WOW) of the summer, and left those...

Ever thought an “Assassin” was sitting next to you?

Stephen Sondheim’s 1990 musical “Assassins” opens as a dinner theatre production at the Jolly Scholar tonight. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Katy Witkowski, A&E Editor

April 26, 2013

John Wilkes Booth walks into a bar with Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley, Sara Jane Moore, and Leon Czolgosz. What does Booth do? Being the infamous assassin that he is, he influences the others to follow his footsteps and be forever remembered as killers, even if they don’t succeed. That bar is...

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