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A digitally sketched illustration shows a girl in a pink top and blue skirt with her hand on a man’s shoulder. The man is wearing all white and has his hands over his heart. The background of the image is a brown panelling.

A year into the pandemic, Imagine U’s virtual storytimes continue to evolve

Alexa Crowder, Reporter April 13, 2021

Over a year after the theatre group Imagine U was forced to transition to virtual programming, Artistic Director Lynn Kelso said they have grown artistically to heights they never before imagined. Before...

On a pink and orange ombre background, four figures dance. From left to right, there is a yellow modern dancer, a blue ballerina, a green hip hop dancer and a teal modern dancer mid-leap.

Members of Dancers Amplified, network of dancers striving for inclusivity, discuss equality in the industry

Laya Neelakandan, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 12, 2021

For Evanston dancer Kara Roseborough, making the dance industry more inclusive and accepting has always been a top priority.  Because dance is “deeply rooted in European elitism,” Roseborough said...

A promotional photo for the Dolphin Show’s Freshman Cabaret. On a dark blue background, the artwork includes the Dolphin Show logo and reads “The 78th Dolphin Show Presents: Songs of Schwartz A Freshman Cabaret.” Below are the date and time of the performance, “April 15th at 7PM CDT,” and the words “Join us for free on Youtube.”

Dolphin Show Freshman Cabaret “Songs of Schwartz” to premiere April 15

Olivia Alexander, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor April 12, 2021

The Dolphin Show’s upcoming Freshman Cabaret, Songs of Schwartz, will feature the work of Stephen Schwartz, lyricist and composer of several Tony-award winning musicals, and is slated to premiere on...

Jen Spyra is featured on the right side of the image wearing a white and blue polka dot top and yellow floral skirt. To her left is a copy of her debut novel, “Big Time.” The novel’s cover features a small girl with the words “Big Time” in bright red and yellow fonts respectively.

NU alumna and comedic writer Jen Spyra talks comedy writing career, debut book

Diego Ramos-Bechara, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor April 11, 2021

In the eyes of Jen Spyra (Communication MFA '12), successful comedic writing boils down to two key elements: confidence and perseverance.  “Confidence in your comedy is what keeps you going,”...

A promotional poster for the documentary “76 Days.” A side profile of a person wearing a face mask is on the left, with “76 Days” written in large red letters on the right.

Hao Wu, director of “76 Days” documentary, talks creative process, inspiration

Olivia Alexander, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor April 9, 2021

Director Hao Wu immediately saw a story in the early moments of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wu, who was living in China at the time, said he remembers the “pure panic and fear” and the moments in which...

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