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Chicago festival combines music, film

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor

April 15, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Reggae, blues and hip-­hop melodies will drift through different venues across Chicago from April 16 to April 19 as part of the seventh Chicago International Music and Movies Festival. Several Northwestern alumni are involved in the festival, which aims to combine the power of music and ...

Q&A: Akhil Katakam, president of SASA

Helen Lee, Reporter

April 15, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Northwestern's South Asian Student Alliance (SASA) is bringing singer Jay Sean to Ryan Auditorium on Friday night. All proceeds from the event, a sell out, will go to The Umbrella Foundation, a non-profit NGO working to alleviate the impact of trafficking and poverty in Nepal. The Daily ch...

Q&A: Prof. Peter Slevin, author of Michelle Obama biography

Q&A: Prof. Peter Slevin, author of Michelle Obama biography

Helen Lee, Reporter

April 9, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Medill Prof. Peter Slevin spent more than seven years writing what is described as the first comprehensive biography on Michelle Obama. "Michelle Obama: A Life" details the life of the First Lady and discusses topics like race and discrimination. Slevin will discuss his biography, which was ...

Wildcats perform in unique take on ‘Carousel’

Wildcats perform in unique take on ‘Carousel’

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor

April 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment

A&E During the week, instead of heading to Norris or the library after class, Communication sophomore Rosie Jo Neddy heads to eight hour rehearsals at the ornate, historic Civic Opera House in downtown Chicago to bring the dark tale of "Carousel" to life through song and dance. Neddy is one ...

Steam Heat powers up for spring show

Steam Heat powers up for spring show

Annie Bruce, A&E Editor

April 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E For SESP senior Alyssa Leonard, this weekend might be the last time she takes the stage at Northwestern. After four years as a member of musical theater dance company Steam Heat, Leonard will end her time with the group performing in the company’s sixth annual end-of-the-year show, Steam...

Dittmar Gallery brings border zones stories to Northwestern

Dittmar Gallery brings border zones stories to Northwestern

Benjamin Din, Web Editor

April 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E A group of young women dressed in turquoise robes stand in an old marketplace in Hebron, a Palestinian city. A mesh overhang, strung overhead, holds up a variety of plastic chairs, rocks and hangers. “The mesh was put up by the Palestinians to protect them from the Israelis who were livin...

Seniors revive Hilary Duff-inspired production to celebrate nostalgia, childhood

Rachel Yang, Reporter

April 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E What first began as an inside joke between two friends quickly became the inspiration for a popular Hilary Duff-inspired student production four years ago. And now this upcoming Friday and Saturday nights, senior theatre majors Alex Benjamin and Catherine McGee are reviving their show, ...

New podcast explores Northwestern students’ stories

Kimberly Go, Reporter

April 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E “Everyone has nine lives, share one of yours." This is the catchphrase of “Nine Lives,” a new storytelling podcast that shares Northwestern students' personal stories. Started by Communication freshman Alaina McCaffrey, the series went live at the end of March. The 46-minute f...

Alumni musicians and composer collaborate in new percussion compositions

Alumni musicians and composer collaborate in new percussion compositions

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor

April 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E When he was an undergraduate student in the Bienen School of Music, David Skidmore (Bienen '05) was the captain of the Northwestern University Drumline and a member of Boomshaka. He now performs with three other Bienen graduates in Third Coast Percussion, an ensemble that collaborates with Chi...

‘Divergent’ author, Northwestern grad Veronica Roth talks new movie, advice for students

‘Divergent’ author, Northwestern grad Veronica Roth talks new movie, advice for students

Rachel Yang, Reporter

March 18, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

A&E Veronica Roth, now 26, was still attending Northwestern when she wrote “Divergent,” the first novel in the popular dystopian trilogy. Fans are anxiously awaiting the March 20 premiere of “Insurgent,” the second installment of the series' film adaptations. But despite achieving ...

Choreographers connect works to family, community in Danceworks 2015

Choreographers connect works to family, community in Danceworks 2015

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Exploring familial and community connections through dance takes center stage at "Danceworks 2015: Ties that Bind." Dance lecturer Jeff Hancock is the artistic director of the show, which is the dance program’s annual Winter Quarter production featuring choreography from faculty, alumni and outside...

RTVF professor discusses collection of Spock action figures

Peter Kotecki, Reporter

March 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Radio, Television and Film department chairman David Tolchinsky owns a collection of nearly a dozen Spock action figures. Tolchinsky watched Star Trek as a kid and always had an interest in Spock, he said. “He’s a really interesting character that is partly very logical and controlled, a...