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Kapwa & Kapé event brings live music, poetry and art to Evanston for Filipino American History Month

April Li, Reporter October 26, 2021

Live music and spoken word poetry filled Coffee Lab Evanston Saturday afternoon as residents and students gathered to celebrate Filipino American History Month. A collaboration between Kitchen Table...

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Wirtz Center puts on “Native Guard” performance on Chicago Campus

Andrés Buenahora, Reporter October 25, 2021

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poetry by English Prof. and former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, “Native Guard” premiered this weekend on Northwestern’s Chicago Campus. Directed...

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Evanston-based sculpturist Indira Freitas Johnson centers community in her art, draws on Indian influences

Sanjana Rajesh, Reporter October 25, 2021

For Evanston-based sculpture artist Indira Freitas Johnson, art and nonviolence have always been intertwined.  Growing up in Mumbai, she was influenced by her parents’ work. Her mother started a...

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Q&A: ArtOfRochelle explores what it means to be a maker during the pandemic

Kara Peeler, Reporter October 25, 2021

With a love for art and an interest in expanding, Chicago resident Rochelle Peeples ventured into the world of small businesses with her alcohol ink coasters, magnets and paintings in 2018. Her business,...

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McSA brings comedian Azhar Usman for Fall Entertainment Event

Laya Neelakandan, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 25, 2021

Northwestern’s Muslim-cultural Students Association announced Sunday that their special guest for Fall Entertainment Event will be Azhar Usman — a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer of Indian...

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