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Top 10 Emerging Fashion Trends in Cleveland

Janet Lanman, Contributing Reporter

January 14, 2015

6. Marsala No, I’m not talking about chicken marsala, this is Pantone 2015’s color of the year! Rich and earthy, marsala is the neutral red that is universally flattering on all skin tones. This wearable trend looks fantastic worn as a pop of lipstick or as a statement item of clothing.   ...

Top 10 CWRU Arts and Entertainment Events of Fall 2014

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2015

6. “Stop Kiss” (Aug. 28-30) The Players’ Theatre Group performed “Stop Kiss” from Aug. 28-30, a play about two young women, their complicated relationship and the effects of abuse on both the victim and those around the victim. The production touched on several dark, but important topics. The perfor...

Top 10 CWRU Arts and Entertainment Events of Fall 2014

Top 10 CWRU Arts and Entertainment Events of Fall 2014

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2015

1. OK Go Concert (Aug. 24) Case Western Reserve hosted OK Go on Sunday, Aug. 24, the day before classes began, and it was the perfect way to celebrate the opening of the Tinkham Veale University Center. This concert provided a chance for the campus to come together both to enjoy a great performance and to...

Top 10 Cleveland Museum Exhibits of 2014

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2015

6. Paul Simon: Words & Music (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) The exhibit was the museum’s first exhibit anchored by the artist’s first-person narration and spans over Simon’s life, including his lengthy career and creative process. It featured over 80 artifacts ranging from his early life t...

Top 10 Cleveland Museum Exhibits of 2014

Top 10 Cleveland Museum Exhibits of 2014

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2015

1. And in My Dream I Was Rolling on the Floor (MOCA) Artist Kevin Beasley’s sound installation and sound performance at the Cozad-Bates House, University Circle’s oldest and only pre-Civil war structure that served as part of the Underground Railroad. It merged past and present and presented something...

Top 10 Albums of 2014

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2015

6. “Alvvays”—Alvvays “Alvvays” is the sound of indie-pop perfected in 2014, with dreamy sonic portraits that evoke the warmth of falling in love for the first time and the melancholy of falling out of it. (Recommended Tracks: “Adult Diversion,” “Archie, Marry Me” and “Next of ...

Top 10 Albums of 2014

Top 10 Albums of 2014

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2015

1. “Boys”—Herzog “Boys” is the best guitar rock album released this year, bar none. Cleveland’s musical hometown heroes saturate each of this album’s 13 hooky and adrenaline-filled tracks with so much heart that nothing will keep you from singing along. (Recommended Tracks: “Mad...

Top 10 Films of 2014

Sunny Kalidindi, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2015

6. “The Theory of Everything” (Released Nov. 7, 2014) “The Theory of Everything” is a stunning biopic that is incredibly heartfelt and remarkably inspiring. Terrific performances by the two leads keep you engaged and makes you root for the success of their relationship.   &nb...

Top 10 Films of 2014

Top 10 Films of 2014

Sunny Kalidindi, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2015

1. “Boyhood” (Released July 11, 2014) There are and will always be movies about growing up. But few will ever truly capture the essence of it. “Boyhood” does that and more. Mason’s story might not be your own but wow, does it feel like it is. It’s heartbreaking, uplifting, engagin...

Top 10 Cleveland Concerts of 2014

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 10, 2015

6. Studio-a-Rama (Sept. 6, 2014) As always, WRUW’s Studio-a-Rama brought in plenty of impressive local acts, and plenty of strange stories to tell until next year’s show rolls around. Seriously, how many times can you say you’ve seen someone rubbing ice cream all over himself?   &nbs...

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