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Vertigo Productions play to feature all-Asian, female cast

Vertigo Productions play to feature all-Asian, female cast

Jane Yun, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories

As Hollywood continues to face criticism for using white women to play Asian roles, a group of Northwestern students will put on a play featuring an all-Asian, female cast this week. Vertigo Productions play “This Is Not a True Story” features three Asian women who have been misrepresented and d...

Block Museum receives gift of Edward Steichen photographs

Amelia Langas, Reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art received a gift of 44 Edward Steichen photographs from art collectors Richard and Jackie Hollander late last year. Steichen is a 20th-century American artist who pushed photography’s potential, Block’s associate director of curatorial affairs Kathleen Berzock...

Bienen doctoral student to compete in international piano competition

Bienen doctoral student to compete in international piano competition

Elizabeth Byrne, Reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

When she touched a piano for the first time 24 years ago, EunAe Lee had no idea she would one day be performing for hundreds of people at one of the most prestigious international piano competitions in the world. After that fateful day in the early 1990s, Lee continued to take piano lessons casually...

Communication professor wins award for documentary on Sonoran Desert

Communication professor wins award for documentary on Sonoran Desert

Jane Yun, Reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Staff, Television and Film

Communication Prof. J.P. Sniadecki endured 115-degree heat and risked ruining film, but ended up with an award-winning film about the Sonoran Desert. Sniadecki and Ithaca College Prof. Joshua Bonnetta won the Caligari Film Prize for their film “El mar la mar” at the 67th Berlin International Film...

Two Bienen students selected to compete in renowned Queen Elisabeth competition

Two Bienen students selected to compete in renowned Queen Elisabeth competition

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

Two Bienen students qualified to compete in the first-ever Queen Elisabeth cello competition in Brussels, Belgium in May. More than 200 cellists worldwide submitted audition tapes to be considered for the competition, according to the competition’s website. First-year graduate student Sihao He and...

Former Northwestern professor premiers staged reading of Syrian war drama

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

After reading a New Yorker article about the conditions in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, former Communication Prof. Mia McCullough knew she wanted to write a story that captured their personal experiences. Her play, “Wisdom From Everything,” premiered in its first staged reading at the Local...

Songwriter Thomas Mapfumo to speak about musical resistance

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

Zimbabwean songwriter Thomas Mapfumo will speak at Northwestern on Friday about his use of song as a form of resistance. Mapfumo, who wrote music as a way to protest the white-nationalist government of Rhodesia in southern Africa, will speak on a panel in Harris Hall organized by the Program of African...

Q&A: Bosnia and Herzegovina gets a taste of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Q&A: Bosnia and Herzegovina gets a taste of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students, Theater

A modified cast and crew of this year’s Dolphin Show, “Little Shop of Horrors,” performed in four cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina over Spring Break. Elizabeth Blumenthal (Communication ’92), organizer of the 50th annual Dolphin Show, is now an assistant cultural affairs officer in Bosnia and...

Northwestern improv group performs at Chicago Improv Festival

Northwestern improv group performs at Chicago Improv Festival

Emily Chin, A&E Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students

“Musical on!” shouts someone from backstage. McCormick sophomore Muhammed Patel immediately begins to sing. The audience is hysterical. This is a typical performance for Out Da Box, an improv and sketch group on campus. The group does short form improv, which is a high-energy performance that...

Spektral Quartet to play concert featuring student compositions

Spektral Quartet to play concert featuring student compositions

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Students, Top Stories

The Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet will perform the works of eight Bienen students in a concert this Sunday. With a repertoire list spanning a wide variety of genres, centuries and styles, Spektral Quartet was formed more than seven years ago and seeks to “pursue a conversation” between modern...

Dolphin Show announces tour in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dolphin Show announces tour in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
March 12, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students, Theater

The Dolphin Show will be bringing its 75th annual show, “Little Shop of Horrors,” to Bosnia and Herzegovina this Spring Break. The tour is part of the U.S. Embassy’s cultural diplomacy program with Bosnia and Herzegovina, a program that facilitates cultural exchange between America and the southeastern...

Students celebrate black art, community through 10-minute play festival

Students celebrate black art, community through 10-minute play festival

Hayley Krolik, Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater

Amira Danan said she does not often have the opportunity to surround herself with many fellow black students on campus. So when the opportunity came to work on Northwestern’s “Black Lives, Black Words” project, she said she was excited to fully immerse herself in the university’s black community. “It...