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Northwestern alum Jun Sung Ahn finds fame, individuality on YouTube

Northwestern alum Jun Sung Ahn finds fame, individuality on YouTube

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

When Jun Sung Ahn filmed his violin cover of “Let It Go” on the Lakefill four years ago, the possibility of frostbite seemed more realistic than viral fame. “We called it ‘the polar vortex,’” Ahn said. “It was literally the coldest time in Northwestern history.” Ahn (Communication...

NU alumna’s novel ‘Are You Sleeping’ to be made into TV series starring Octavia Spencer

NU alumna’s novel ‘Are You Sleeping’ to be made into TV series starring Octavia Spencer

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

January 24, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film

A&E Kathleen Barber (School of Law ’08) had been writing in her spare time for years, but it took a major life adjustment for her to start working seriously on her first novel. In 2014, she and her husband decided to quit their jobs at law firms to backpack around the Middle East and part...

76th Annual Dolphin Show ‘Ragtime’ to premiere in Cahn Auditorium

76th Annual Dolphin Show ‘Ragtime’ to premiere in Cahn Auditorium

Carmen Fernandez, Reporter

January 24, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories

A&E The largest student-produced musical in the nation will return this week, as the 76th Annual Dolphin Show meets the massive scale of New York in “Ragtime,” a classic turn-of-the-century musical. The Dolphin Show involves more than 150 students and a budget of nearly $90,000, said execu...

Bienen professor receives second Grammy nomination for best choral performance

Bienen professor receives second Grammy nomination for best choral performance

Madeleine Fernando, Digital Managing Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

A&E Most people would react to a Grammy nomination with smiles, celebration, maybe even tears of joy. Director of choral organizations Donald Nally’s initial reaction was pleased, but far more laid-back: “It was just kind of like ‘Yeah okay, this again,’” he said, laughing. Nally, N...

Dittmar exhibit explores intimate intersections of surveillance, domestic life

Dittmar exhibit explores intimate intersections of surveillance, domestic life

Jake Holland, Development and Recruitment Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Visual Arts

A&E Sabba Elahi is fascinated with drones — and not just the kind that deliver Amazon packages. Inspired in part by U.S.-led airstrikes in Pakistan, Elahi created “Drone Stories,” her new exhibit at Dittmar Gallery exploring the intersection of war technology and domestic life. The exhibit sheds lig...

Northwestern alumna Hannah Wolff assistant directs Interrobang Theatre Project’s “For the Loyal”

Northwestern alumna Hannah Wolff assistant directs Interrobang Theatre Project’s “For the Loyal”

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E When actress Sarah Gise was selected for the lead role of Mia in the play “For the Loyal,” she specifically requested a female assistant director. Gise felt that in a play with a male writer, director and majority male cast, Hannah Wolff (Communication ’13) was a necessary female presenc...

Graffiti Dancers and Tonik Tap unite to present Beyoncé’-themed ‘Graffoníks 4’

Graffiti Dancers and Tonik Tap unite to present Beyoncé’-themed ‘Graffoníks 4’

Jane Recker, A&E Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance

A&E While deliberating on a theme for the fourth-annual “Graffoniks” show, Graffiti Dancers’ co-artistic director Alana Rosenbloom jokingly suggested the idea of centering the collaboration around Beyoncé’s album “4.” “Anybody who knows me knows I’m obsessed with Beyoncé,” the Commu...

“Paint the Eyes Softer” features local mummy and student research

“Paint the Eyes Softer” features local mummy and student research

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Visual Arts

A&E Essi Rönkkö was visiting the Styberg Library at the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in October 2016 to check out a book about panel portraits when she stumbled across what she calls “Northwestern’s best worst-kept secret” — a nearly 2,000-year-old mummy of a five-year-old gi...

Northwestern alum writes, stars in Steppenwolf’s ‘The Accidental Curator’

Northwestern alum writes, stars in Steppenwolf’s ‘The Accidental Curator’

Crystal Wall, Reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E When Northwestern alum Molly Regan (Communication ’73) began contemplating turning her family stories into a play, Steppenwolf Theatre told her they didn’t have a space for one-woman shows. Regan ignored the warning and wrote on. Just last weekend, she performed “The Accidental Cura...

Seth Meyers hosts 75th Golden Globe Awards Ceremony

Seth Meyers hosts 75th Golden Globe Awards Ceremony

Jane Recker, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

Northwestern alum Seth Meyers hosted the 75th Golden Globe Awards Ceremony in Beverly Hills on Sunday. As Meyers (Communication ‘96) noted, however, given the circumstances in Hollywood it might have been more appropriate for a woman to host the show. “If it’s any consolation, I’m...

Northwestern Symphony Orchestra to tour Asia, marks first international tour in school history

Jane Recker, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 23, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Over spring break, Northwestern’s top orchestral students will go on a three-city tour of Asia to showcase their talents to an international audience, the University announced in a news release. The Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, which hand-selects students from the Bienen School of Music, will...

Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks join forces to tell the story of Katharine Graham and the Pentagon Papers

Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks join forces to tell the story of Katharine Graham and the Pentagon Papers

Stavros Agorakis and Jane Recker

December 18, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Television and Film, The Monthly

When Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg were all asked about the importance of including powerful female roles in "The Post" given the recent current events in Hollywood, Streep gave a wry smile and simply said, “Well, I would like the fellas to talk about this.” Spielberg was quick...