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Joachim Schamberger uses modern technology and social media to modernize Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Joachim Schamberger uses modern technology and social media to modernize Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

Bienen Prof. Joachim Schamberger has mixed feelings about the use of technology in the modern era. While he reminisces about the days when he could talk to unplugged fellow passengers when riding the train in his native Germany, he also recognizes the merits of phones and social media as a rallying...

Profs. Eli Finkel and Alexandra Solomon dig into science behind successful marriages

Profs. Eli Finkel and Alexandra Solomon dig into science behind successful marriages

Madeleine Fernando, Digital Managing Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, The Monthly

Thousands of couples celebrated Valentine’s Day across the nation this month, and some nights have surely culminated in marriage proposals. While the thought of wedding bells chiming inspires feelings of love and romance for most, psychology and Kellogg Prof. Eli Finkel and psychology Prof. Alexandra...

Bienen alum uses music for political activism

Bienen alum uses music for political activism

Madeleine Fernando, Digital Managing Editor

February 14, 2018


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

It’s no secret that the road to “making it” as a musician is not an easy one. Zeshan Bagewadi (Bienen ’09, ’11) had brief stints as an Uber driver, an auto mechanic and a drill press operator before releasing his first album “Vetted.” His hard work paid off. The album “caught fire”...

‘An Outrage’ examines the modern ramifications of lynching

‘An Outrage’ examines the modern ramifications of lynching

Jane Recker, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2018


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

A&E When filmmakers Lance Warren and Hannah Ayers learned about lynching as young adults, they said it was presented in their education as “a sidebar of American history.” It was through working to create an online history course for high school teachers that they began delving deeper into t...

Dittmar exhibit challenges stereotypes about black men

Dittmar exhibit challenges stereotypes about black men

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Visual Arts

A&E Rick Lewis’ students at Illinois State University knew him as a helpful administrator and mentor for black students. They were unaware of his artistic talents until they became the subject of his art. Lewis’s portrait series, “(In)Visible Men,” features 13 portraits of black men, ...

NU alumna continues to shine in the Joffrey Ballet’s latest performance

NU alumna continues to shine in the Joffrey Ballet’s latest performance

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Latest Stories

A&E Joanna Wozniak (School of Professional Studies ’16) describes the course of her education as “unconventional.” She left her home of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, when she was 14 to go to the Harid Conservatory in Florida, a professional training school for young dancers. She dropped ou...

‘The Antelope Party’ uses ‘brony’ subculture to examine 2016 election

‘The Antelope Party’ uses ‘brony’ subculture to examine 2016 election

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E Jeremy Wechsler (Communication ’90) was seeking a script that looked at the current political landscape from an “off-kilter” perspective. But “off-kilter” doesn’t even begin to describe “The Antelope Party,” a colorful and at times eerie journey into an impressionable My Little...

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra to perform Mardi Gras-themed concert

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra to perform Mardi Gras-themed concert

Jane Recker, A&E Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Audiences might notice something strange when attending the Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra’s Mardi Gras-themed concert on Feb. 13: some of the songs will require the performers to play without any sheet music. Jazzers are familiar with doing shorter improvisations, but trumpet player Sam Wol...

NU alumni create kid-friendly play about diversity at Chicago Children’s Theatre

NU alumni create kid-friendly play about diversity at Chicago Children’s Theatre

Carmen Fernandez, Reporter

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E Tackling topics of diversity and race through art is never easy — especially when it comes to children. But in the world of “My Wonderful Birthday Suit!” colorful costumes, cheerful music and fun characters’ names present diversity to children through the scene of a birthday party. W...

Northwestern alumni to perform in Chicago for “Love Never Dies” national tour

Northwestern alumni to perform in Chicago for “Love Never Dies” national tour

Madeleine Fernando, Digital Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E Both Alyssa Giannetti and Michael Gillis grew up with a love for composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and his best-known musical, “The Phantom of the Opera.” So, it was only appropriate that the two be cast in the national tour of “Love Never Dies,” the stand-alone musical sequel to “The P...

WNUR’s show ‘Vintage House’ celebrates house music

WNUR’s show ‘Vintage House’ celebrates house music

Carmen Fernandez, Reporter

January 31, 2018


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

A&E As a 17-year-old, Lori Branch — struggling with her bisexuality — snuck into The Warehouse club. She described the experience as “magical” and said the house music club provided a space where she could be herself and fit in. "It was one of these things that I had never experienced,...

‘The Other Kids’ attempts to reinvent teen drama as part of New Docs series

‘The Other Kids’ attempts to reinvent teen drama as part of New Docs series

Crystal Wall, Reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film

A&E Chris Brown could never identify with his favorite teen movies growing up. Now, working as a director, he decided to make one he could relate to, inspired by his and his friend’s experiences as young adults. On Jan. 18, Brown’s film “The Other Kids” was shown at Block Museum of Art to ...