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Communication sophomore creates first feature film based on experiences with brother with disabilities

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Television and Film

When Communication sophomore Alex Herz set out to make his first feature film, he didn’t know what it would be about. Herz said the idea for his film came to him when he was sitting in one of his Radio, Television and Film classes during Winter Quarter last year. “All of a sudden it just...

Bienen sophomores to release first jazz album at end of month

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, Students

Bienen sophomores Louis Danowsky and Sam Wolsk first met at a high school all-state jazz festival during their junior of high school. Three years later, they are about to release their first big band album, “Coalescence.” During Fall Quarter of his freshman year, Danowsky wrote a tune in a “six-day...

Civitas Ensemble receives grant to perform with Czech musical group

Civitas Ensemble receives grant to perform with Czech musical group

May 17, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Civitas Ensemble and the Gipsy Way Ensemble have no form of vocal communication, but they can communicate through their music. Civitas, a Chicago-based classical group in which a Northwestern professor performs, will be creating an album and documentary with the Gipsy Way, a folk music group from...

RTVF class creates student film festival

RTVF class creates student film festival

Emily Chaiet, Reporter
May 17, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Communication junior Orli Spierer hopes to work at a film festival when she graduates. This year, Spierer did not have to wait to fulfill her dream, as she was able to plan a student film festival with her classmates through a Radio, Television and Film class. This is the first year the class, RTVF...

Student DJ, band to perform on Dillo main stage

Student DJ, band to perform on Dillo main stage

Kristine Liao, Reporter
May 17, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

After performing in Sargent Dining Hall his sophomore year and opening for B.o.B in Chicago his junior year, McCormick senior Randall Harris, or “Prez Harris”, has earned his spot on the Dillo Day main stage. “We just hadn’t done the biggest stage at Northwestern, and we really wanted to do...

Dolphin Show announces ‘Ragtime’ as next production

Dolphin Show announces ‘Ragtime’ as next production

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

The Dolphin Show announced “Ragtime” as its 76th production, which will come to Cahn Auditorium this January. “Ragtime” follows the stories of three diverse families in their pursuit of the American Dream at the turn of the 20th century in New York. The lives of an affluent white couple, Jewish...

Northwestern alum’s renowned play “Stick Fly” to premiere on campus

Northwestern alum’s renowned play “Stick Fly” to premiere on campus

Taira Alabi, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

After a Broadway run in 2011, “Stick Fly” will premiere at Northwestern this weekend in Josephine Louis Theater. Put on by The Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, the show aims to capture the drama that occurs at the intersection of race, class and privilege. Written in 2008...

Trombone choir wins international competition, seeks funds to perform at festival

Trombone choir wins international competition, seeks funds to perform at festival

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

The Northwestern University Trombone Choir won an international competition and will travel to perform in California this June — but without any financial assistance from the University. The trombone choir won the International Trombone Association’s Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition,...

Piven Theatre premieres new play on long-distance, later-in-life love

Piven Theatre premieres new play on long-distance, later-in-life love

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

A dance competition will take center stage in Piven Theatre’s 2017 capstone production, bringing together two older, long-distance lovers. “Dance for Beginners” will premiere Saturday at the Piven Theatre in Evanston in its first full-scale production, following staged readings at the Chicago...

‘Late Night’ host reflects on Northwestern experiences, writing satire in current political climate

‘Late Night’ host reflects on Northwestern experiences, writing satire in current political climate

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film, Top Stories

Seth Meyers did not take any political science or journalism courses during his time at Northwestern. As a radio, television and film major, comedy was what he was passionate about. Now, two decades after graduating from NU, Meyers (Communication ’96) is celebrated as a late night host who blends...

Rapper Kweku Collins lands Lollapalooza gig within 2 years of graduating ETHS

Rapper Kweku Collins lands Lollapalooza gig within 2 years of graduating ETHS

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Hip-hop and rap artist Kweku Collins started rapping as a hobby when he was 9 years old, coming up with lyrics while making his bed in the morning before school. Eleven years later, he is on his way to stardom and will perform at Lollapalooza this summer. Collins, who lives in Evanston and graduated...

World-famous pianist Emanuel Ax plays sold-out concert

World-famous pianist Emanuel Ax plays sold-out concert

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E World-famous pianist Emanuel Ax sold out Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall on Wednesday night, performing a recital consisting of impromptus, including many written by a composer from his native land — Frédéric Chopin. Ax is a collaborator with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, an...