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Production of ‘Waiting for Dillo’ explores diverse experiences of Northwestern students

Production of ‘Waiting for Dillo’ explores diverse experiences of Northwestern students

Kelley Czajka, Reporter

May 12, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E It’s week eight, and one student is focused on completing an essay while another is working to finish a group project before Dillo Day that Saturday. These are just two of the nine characters that will be featured in the upcoming play “Waiting for Dillo.” “Dillo is that one...

Northwestern alumna Heather Headley replaces Jennifer Hudson in Broadway’s ‘The Color Purple’

Northwestern alumna Heather Headley replaces Jennifer Hudson in Broadway’s ‘The Color Purple’

Rachel Yang, Assistant A&E Editor

May 12, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E After more than a decade away from Broadway, Heather Headley is back. But rather than being calm and collected about replacing Oscar-winning singer Jennifer Hudson in the musical “The Color Purple,” Headley said her nerves are “wrecked.” “I’m very honored,” she said. “I’...

Benefit concert aims to connect global crises with personal experiences

Benefit concert aims to connect global crises with personal experiences

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter

May 12, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E With a spoken-word poem and a short story reflecting on their post-war experiences, two refugees will kick off an upcoming benefit concert aiming to explore global issues through performance. The young refugees’ performance will be part of “Camp(us) Fire,” a music and storytelling b...

‘Anna in the Tropics’ presents culturally diverse cast, pays homage to classic literature

‘Anna in the Tropics’ presents culturally diverse cast, pays homage to classic literature

Rachel D. Holtzman, Reporter

May 12, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E In the upcoming production “Anna in the Tropics,” director and Communication Prof. Henry Godinez aimed to feature a diverse cast to explore the ideas of tradition, culture and family embodied in the play. The show, which opens this Friday in the Louis Theater at The Virginia Wadsworth Wir...

Northwestern alum Mark Bazer makes leap from page to screen

Northwestern alum Mark Bazer makes leap from page to screen

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

May 11, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Mark Bazer (Weinberg ‘95) never had a stage background. But 24 years after he began cracking jokes as a humor columnist for The Daily, Bazer is hosting his own television talk show. Aired on Chicago PBS affiliate WTTW, “The Interview Show” has featured one-on-ones with guests such ...

New men’s a cappella group ‘Tempo Tantrum’ to hold first show

New men’s a cappella group ‘Tempo Tantrum’ to hold first show

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

May 5, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E When auditions for Northwestern a cappella groups began this past fall, Bienen and Communication freshman Elio Bucky said he didn’t find a group he quite fit in with. So Bucky, along with three other freshmen voice majors, started a new a cappella group called Tempo Tantrum, with a mission...

ART BOX festival brings student performances to the Lakefill

ART BOX festival brings student performances to the Lakefill

Rachel D. Holtzman, Reporter

May 5, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E This month, a container next to the fire pit on the Lakefill will be filled with music and art, as part of an initiative to bring accessible performance and visual art to non-artists at Northwestern. ART BOX, a one-month festival running through Finals Week, was launched by Arts Alliance ...

WNUR, Block Cinema team up for experimental music, film showcase

Sophie Mann, Reporter

May 5, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E At an upcoming performance of “Sonic Celluloid,” an audience will watch silent films while live musicians soundtrack them, experimenting with manipulations of the sounds of saxophones and other instruments. The project, which takes place Friday, is a collaboration between WNUR, Northwestern’s s...

Chicago area-based authors to speak at Bookends & Beginnings about sense of place

Kelley Czajka, Reporter

May 5, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E In a bookstore, each book is like its own universe and authors are like wizards who create these universes, said Nina Barrett, owner of Evanston bookstore Bookends & Beginnings. Two authors, Audrey Niffenegger (Graduate School ‘91) and Aleksandar Hemon (Graduate School ‘97), will speak at...

Northwestern student aims to empower through professional burlesque

Northwestern student aims to empower through professional burlesque

Amanda Svachula, A&E Editor

May 5, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

A&E It is the last performance of Northwestern’s 2016 Burlesque show and Alaura Hernandez is about to go onstage. But the Medill senior is dreading it — her hands are shaking and she’s breathing rapidly. The lights flare on and she slowly sticks her embellished glove through the curtain. Th...

Northwestern alumna designs costumes fostered by imagination, big ideas

Northwestern alumna designs costumes fostered by imagination, big ideas

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter

May 4, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Alison Siple (Communication ‘98) graduated from Northwestern without ever taking a costume design class. Eighteen years later and with more than 70 productions across the U.S. in which she’s billed as the chief costume designer, Siple cannot recall how she jumped on that wagon in the fi...

Bienen student wins prestigious award for cello performance

Bienen student wins prestigious award for cello performance

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

May 4, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E In a cover of “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, Bienen junior Wickliffe Simmons uses every possible sound he could make on his cello to recreate the harmonies, beats and subtle rushes in the song. This project, which started as a hobby Simmons did in his basement during high school, ev...