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Northwestern student’s original play on terrorism to premiere at Northlight Theatre

Northwestern student’s original play on terrorism to premiere at Northlight Theatre

Darby Hopper, Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E After seeing headlines in the news about Americans attempting to join the Islamic State terrorist group, Communication senior Selina Fillinger questioned the cause of the phenomenon. “They can’t all be crazy,” Fillinger said. “What is lacking right now in young American lives that...

Public art project to install color, inspiration downtown

Public art project to install color, inspiration downtown

Kelley Czajka, Reporter

February 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E In a few weeks, Evanston’s Church Street Plaza will be decorated with vibrant, three-dimensional artwork in order to brighten the daily routines of people getting on and off the Metra. Evanston community members will gather on Saturday and Sunday to decorate six canvases that will be ...

Northwestern professors launch podcast for sound professionals

Northwestern professors launch podcast for sound professionals

Rachel D. Holtzman, Reporter

February 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E A group of Northwestern professors have created a podcast to function as a newsletter for sound professionals and students on campus, in anticipation of NU’s new graduate program in Sound Arts and Industries that starts September 2016. The latest podcast profiles seven-time Academy Award-wi...

Northwestern student walks in New York Fashion Week

Northwestern student walks in New York Fashion Week

Amanda Svachula, A&E Editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

A&E Seconds before taking the stage at the Just Drew show in New York City this past Sunday, Communication senior Danielle Lauder was struck by the hectic atmosphere backstage. “I couldn’t find the model, who had the black shirt I had to wear, at first,” she said. “I was wandering arou...

Bienen soprano receives first place, $10,000 prize at prestigious opera competition

Bienen soprano receives first place, $10,000 prize at prestigious opera competition

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

February 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E After trying the piano, cello and guitar as a child, Bienen graduate student Madison Leonard decided to use a different medium to create music in college — her voice. Leonard graduated with a major in vocal performance from Pepperdine University and decided to continue studying voice an...

Students to showcase slam poetry in Say Word performance

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E For a soft-spoken person like Mahalia Sobhani, slam poetry provides a means to express herself and speak about sensitive topics. Sobhani, a Weinberg junior and administrative officer for The Slam Society, will be performing a poem about her brother’s struggles with mental health Thursday at Say Wor...

Dittmar exhibit seeks to spread awareness of modern day segregation

Dittmar exhibit seeks to spread awareness of modern day segregation

Victoria Cabales, Reporter

February 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E In a vibrant display of African-influenced art, the Dittmar Gallery’s new exhibit reflects the injustices inflicted upon black communities. The exhibit features Chicago-based artist Marcellous Lovelace’s work and celebrates Black History Month, Dittmar graduate assistant Federico Ar...

Q&A: Prof. Matt Hawkins directs Sondheim musical that addresses gender, social stereotypes

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

February 11, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” a Stephen Sondheim musical that originally premiered on Broadway in 1962, will open Friday at Northwestern’s Ethel M. Barber Theatre. Traditional gender and social stereotypes will be reimagined in NU’s production of the musical, whi...

Chicago a capella group performs Shakespeare’s words in song

Chicago a capella group performs Shakespeare’s words in song

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Audience members at “Shakespeare a capella” in Evanston this weekend will be transported back 400 years to the streets of London to learn life lessons from Shakespeare’s works. Nine singers from Chicago a capella, an a capella group with an eclectic repertoire that includes two Northwes...

NU-Qatar professor explores racial tensions in ‘Old South’ documentary

NU-Qatar professor explores racial tensions in ‘Old South’ documentary

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E When a friend told communication Prof. Danielle Beverly about a fraternity moving into a historically black neighborhood in the Deep South, she said she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to document the story. “It had a lot of topic areas that I’m personally invested in: race, ther...

Northwestern guitar program creator takes the stage in classical guitar series

Northwestern guitar program creator takes the stage in classical guitar series

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

A&E Anne Waller’s grandfather played on Northwestern’s 1899 football team. Her mother also attended NU. When it was time for her to go to college, the choice seemed obvious. However, there was one problem: Waller wanted to study classical guitar, something that wasn’t offered at the Un...

Production of ‘Equivocation’ blends history, fiction

Production of ‘Equivocation’ blends history, fiction

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

February 11, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E The upcoming production of “Equivocation” will combine historical suspense with metadrama — a genre which showcases a play within a play. The show, directed by second year directing graduate student Michael Cotey, premieres Friday in the Wallis Theater as part of the 2016 MFA Lab Se...