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Fall dance show incorporates abstract and real elements of construction

Fall dance show incorporates abstract and real elements of construction

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor
November 11, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

A&E “Under Construction,” The New Movement Project’s upcoming fall dance concert, incorporates elements of construction in the choreography, which reflects the setting the dancers have been working in at the Wirtz Center. “The dance department is literally under construction, and we ... Read more »

Wildcats perform in unique take on ‘Carousel’

Wildcats perform in unique take on ‘Carousel’

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor
April 9, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment

A&E During the week, instead of heading to Norris or the library after class, Communication sophomore Rosie Jo Neddy heads to eight hour rehearsals at the ornate, historic Civic Opera House in downtown Chicago to bring the dark tale of "Carousel" to life through song and dance. Neddy is one ... Read more »

Northwestern’s Soul4Real performs at White House, privately serenades Obamas

Amanda Svachula, Reporter
January 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Events, Music

A&E President Barack Obama has once again reinforced the fact that Northwestern is his Big Ten team. NU's premiere African-American a cappella group Soul4Real, which specializes in R&B, soul and hip hop music, performed at a holiday party at the White House on Dec. 12. Group member Emily ... Read more »

A&E: Kafein open mic night characterized by eclectic mix, welcoming atmosphere

A&E: Kafein open mic night characterized by eclectic mix, welcoming atmosphere

Madeline Burg
January 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured A&E, Music, Profiles, Top Stories

A&E The yellow walls of the single room, adorned with cheeky renditions of famous paintings, such as the Mona Lisa holding a tiny cup of espresso, glow with a warmth that’s echoed in the welcoming attitude of Kafein's Open Mic Night patrons. Each Monday, customers can buy a latte and ... Read more »

Ice skating options around campus, city

Ice skating options around campus, city

Jacqui Guillen, Reporter
January 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Want to make a day of it? Go to Chicago - Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon located in Maggie Daley Park. Price: $12 skate rental, free admission Wait time: If you’re lucky you can skate right away, but if you get there when the Zamboni is on the ice, it could be up to an hour. Although there ... Read more »

Evanston museum features world’s largest Toby jug collection

Hayley Glatter, A&E Editor
January 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Profiles, Reviews, The Current

A&E John F. Kennedy, Shakespeare characters and gardeners all found a home in Evanston. At The American Toby Jug Museum, 910 Chicago Ave., these figures and about 8,000 others like them take shape in jug form and together comprise the world’s largest collection of Toby jugs. About one-thi... Read more »

Deering to display exhibit on library collections

Jacquelyn Guillen, Reporter
January 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Featured A&E, Profiles, Reviews, The Current

A&E Students may be tempted by the Vin Fiz wine and Barack Obama lollipops on display in Deering Library, but they aren’t for consumption. The items are a part of the library’s new exhibit, “Beyond the Book: The Changing Nature of Library Collections,” which features unique objects acquired b... Read more »

Campus dance groups collaborate for the first time this weekend

Campus dance groups collaborate for the first time this weekend

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor
January 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events

A&E Tonik Tap and Graffiti Dancers are collaborating for the first time in “Hooked on Graffoniks,” which runs Jan. 16 and 17 in the Jones Great Room. Aric Barrow, artistic director of Tonik Tap, has been in both groups since his freshman year and this year, he invited Graffiti to join T... Read more »

Cooking and Recipes: Meatloaf

Benjamin Kraft, Recipe Blogger
May 30, 2014
Filed under Columns & Reviews, Food/Dining, Lifestyle, The Current

This recipe is another favorite of mine from home like last week's ham and cheese scones. I guess you could say I'm ready for home cooking again. That said, it's still very easy to make in a dorm or apartment kitchen. This week, I took over the kitchen in Allison Hall to make this staple of... Read more »

Within a play: Reviewing the ‘troupe of actors’ method

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist
May 30, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, Theater

No one said theater is easy. In film, at the very least, each project is its own individual work, which, unless it's a remake, has never been done before. Even a remake will have a different script and creative decisions being made. With theater, every production of the same show uses the same blueprint.... Read more »

Local food trucks diversify Dillo Day eating options

Devan Coggan and Hayley Glatter
May 28, 2014
Filed under Food/Dining, The Current

Ten of Chicago’s food trucks will be at Dillo Day all day Saturday to keep festival attendees nourished. The trucks, featuring a variety of cuisines, will be set up in the southern portion of the Lakefill, closer to Norris University Center, in what is being called Dillo Village, said Neil M... Read more »

GTW to steal IndieU spotlight on Dillo Day

GTW to steal IndieU spotlight on Dillo Day

Scott Ostrin, Music Columnist
May 28, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Music, Reviews, The Current

You may have expected an OK Go preview in your copy of The Current today. That may have even been what you wanted. But I’m not about giving you what you want! I’m about giving you what you need. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that most readers don’t need a primer on the alt-rock ... Read more »