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NU alum Ed Rutherford brings John Collier short stories to stage

NU alum Ed Rutherford brings John Collier short stories to stage

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

August 23, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Stories

Ed Rutherford (Communication ’03) first encountered the writings of John Collier while he was studying theater at Northwestern. After reading a teleplay adaption of one of Collier’s short stories, Rutherford said he was hooked on the British expatriate’s cynical yet humorous tone and promptly checked...

Northwestern alumnae present play at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Northwestern alumnae present play at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Ahlaam Delange, Reporter

August 21, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Stories

The production company Part of Main is teaming up with two Northwestern alumnae to present “The Squirrel Plays” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. “The Squirrel Plays” by Communication Prof. Mia McCullough (Communication '92) is a two-part performance, made up of companion plays “Infestations”...

Lollapalooza 2018: A conversation with Evanston-born artist Femdot

Lollapalooza 2018: A conversation with Evanston-born artist Femdot

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

August 5, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Top Stories

In his early performance at Lollapalooza’s American Eagle stage Saturday, Femdot brought all the energy. Fresh off releasing his album “Delacreme 2” and graduating from DePaul University with a biology degree in the spring, the Evanston-born and Chicago-raised hip hop artist performed for a sma...

Lollapalooza 2018: Who to see and what to eat

Lollapalooza 2018: Who to see and what to eat

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

August 1, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Top Stories

Lollapalooza is an essential Chicago-area experience — four days of crowded trains, blistering August heat and all the music, food and fun you could ever wish for. The music festival will once again take over Grant Park this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Here is your guide to Lollapalooza 2018: Who to see ...

American Music Theatre Project returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for second year

American Music Theatre Project returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for second year

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

July 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Northwestern’s American Music Theatre Project is once again headed to Scotland for the world’s largest arts festival. Eleven NU students will spend the last two weeks of July working with students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to produce two musicals that they will perform at the Edinburgh...

‘Pinkalicious’ features Northwestern students, alumni at the Marriott Theatre

‘Pinkalicious’ features Northwestern students, alumni at the Marriott Theatre

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

July 22, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories

Feeling blue? “Pinkalicious” is sure to cheer any audience member up. The short musical based on a popular children’s book opened this July 14 at the Marriott Theatre featuring Northwestern alumni and current students in its cast. The kid-friendly musical follows a young girl named Pinkalicious...

Nina Barrett tackles famous Chicago murder story in new book

Nina Barrett tackles famous Chicago murder story in new book

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Literature

The story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb — two Chicago teenagers who became famous for the 1924 murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks — has been told again and again in books, movies, musicals, plays and TV shows. Nina Barrett (Medill ’87) is doing it differently. “What I'm trying to do...

Northwestern senior Hannah Whitehouse awarded grant to study El Sistema worldwide

Northwestern senior Hannah Whitehouse awarded grant to study El Sistema worldwide

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

July 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Top Stories

Hannah Whitehouse had never left the United States before she started school at Northwestern. The Bienen and SESP senior said international travel always seemed like a far-fetched idea, but the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant is making it possible for her to study music education in six countries...

Evanston native Kweku Collins precedes Pitchfork performance with new single

Evanston native Kweku Collins precedes Pitchfork performance with new single

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

July 13, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

For producer and artist Kweku Collins, Pitchfork Music Festival is, and has been, his big thing. “That was the festival I went to in high school and, after I graduated, that’s my hangout when it comes summertime,” the 21-year-old said. “That’s the one I rush to get tickets for. Like, ‘Pitchfork...

‘Not One Batu’ brings Hawaiian culture to mainland America

‘Not One Batu’ brings Hawaiian culture to mainland America

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

June 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

The beaches along Lake Michigan might not be the sandy shores of Hawaii, but for Northwestern alumna Hannah Ii-Epstein (SPS ’18) it’s a close enough substitute. Ii-Epstein’s play, “Not One Batu” takes place on the northern coast of Hawaii and tells the story of Honey Girl, a former methamphetamine...

The Dolphin Show to present ‘Hello, Dolly!’ as 77th annual show

The Dolphin Show to present ‘Hello, Dolly!’ as 77th annual show

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant A&E Editor

June 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

When Communication senior Isabel Perry was selected to direct the 2019 Dolphin Show, she knew she wanted to create a large-scale “spectacle” onstage, complete with a full orchestra and a substantial cast. More than that, Perry said she wanted to give the Northwestern community a Dolphin Show that...

NU alumna writes love letter to New York City in debut EP

NU alumna writes love letter to New York City in debut EP

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

June 13, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Top Stories

When Charlotte Morris got into Northwestern, she made a five-year plan. Though she wasn’t sure which a cappella group she would join or how many student theater productions she would perform in, there was one sure thing — someday, she would move to New York City. Five years later, Morris (Communication...