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Evanston native Kweku Collins kicks off Lollapalooza

Evanston native Kweku Collins kicks off Lollapalooza

Colin Boyle, Reporter

August 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

The 26th annual Lollapalooza music festival began Thursday in Chicago’s Grant Park, showcasing a rising Evanston talent. Kweku Collins, a 20-year-old Evanston native and Evanston Township High School alumnus, was among the first round of acts to perform, blazing the main stage near Jackson Drive...

“The Pages” movie brings Hollywood, local actors to Northwestern campus

“The Pages” movie brings Hollywood, local actors to Northwestern campus

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

June 29, 2017


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

A&E Alex Weisman turned a corner in the Donald P. Jacobs Center on Tuesday and was hit by a flood of memories. Weisman (Communication ’10) had walked to his History of the Holocaust class that way seven years ago — and now he was back in the same spot, playing a graduate student at a fictiona...

Former Waa-Mu Show writers reunited by musical project for Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival

Former Waa-Mu Show writers reunited by musical project for Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

June 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories

A&E Since graduating from Northwestern, former Waa-Mu Show writers Desiree Staples, Ryan Bernsten and Christopher Anselmo had taken their careers in separate directions. Staples (Communication ’14) was writing for television pilots in Los Angeles. Bernsten (Communication ’14) was working for H...

Communication professor’s platform Open TV provides launchpad for web series, helps land HBO deal

Communication professor’s platform Open TV provides launchpad for web series, helps land HBO deal

Troy Closson, Assistant Summer Editor

June 16, 2017


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

A&E “Brown Girls,” a critically acclaimed web series developed through Communication Prof. Aymar Jean “AJ” Christian’s research project, Open TV (beta), announced an HBO development deal earlier this month. Filmed in Chicago and premiering last February, “Brown Girls” is the story of...

Bienen ensembles combine for concert at Millennium Park

Bienen ensembles combine for concert at Millennium Park

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Students

The annual Northwestern concert in Millennium Park is going to be a “huge surprise,” in the words of Maestro Victor Yampolsky. This year, Bienen’s Contemporary Music Ensemble and Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra will collaborate for the very first time, playing the music of modern...

Q&A with Dogspotting Snapchat manager Sofia Kuta

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students

In between classes and bites of breakfast, Communication junior Sofia Kuta runs the Dogspotting Snapchat account. Dogspotting is a public Facebook group where more than 586,000 members can post photos of dogs they see. The Daily sat down with Kuta to talk about how she got the job, what makes a good...

Applause for a Cause to screen new film, raise money for Apna Ghar

Applause for a Cause to screen new film, raise money for Apna Ghar

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

May 24, 2017


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

In Applause for a Cause’s newest film release, a young mother must figure out how to protect her daughter from a looming supernatural threat while confronting past abuse and her own demons. Applause For A Cause, a campus organization that produces feature-length films, will premiere its seventh...

New York Times bestseller Daniel Stashower to hold 2-day colloquium

New York Times bestseller Daniel Stashower to hold 2-day colloquium

Taira Alabi, Reporter

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A New York Times bestselling author is set to visit campus this week to teach students the elements of mystery writing. Daniel Stashower (Weinberg ’82) will appear in a two-day colloquium Thursday and Friday. Stashower is holding the event with Pritzker School of Law Prof. Deborah Borman, who attended...

Northwestern band Kodiak Grove grows presence on campus

Northwestern band Kodiak Grove grows presence on campus

Emily Chin, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students

Ever since he could remember, Gibran Wirjawan has dreamed of being a musician. Wirjawan, a Bienen freshman, joined his first band when he was in third grade. He’s played in bands his entire life, he said, and is now the guitarist for Kodiak Grove, a freshman band that was formed a few months ago. In...

Student creates theater piece based on real life of people in Oakland’s Chinatown

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This weekend, the stories of real-life Asian Americans will come to life on stage in Weinberg junior Diana Fu’s theater piece “Tears at the Margins.” “Tears at the Margins” is a series of monologues and two performance poetry pieces based on interviews Fu did with people from Chinatown...

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...