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Q&A: Battle of the DJs winner Dane Rucker

Q&A: Battle of the DJs winner Dane Rucker

Rachel Yang, Reporter
February 25, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Between dancing, trying to stay awake and resisting the urge to crawl back into bed, Northwestern students taking part in Dance Marathon starting March 6 will also get the chance to hear RUCKU5, who is known as Weinberg junior Dane Rucker when he is not on stage. Rucker, the winner of the ...

Comedian brings podcast to Northwestern for live recording, interviews RTVF alum

Comedian brings podcast to Northwestern for live recording, interviews RTVF alum

Peter Kotecki, Reporter
February 25, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Comedian and Evanston resident Jimmy Carrane will bring his podcast, Improv Nerd, to Northwestern for a live recording Thursday. Carrane will interview Noah Gregoropoulos (Communication '81), a Chicago improviser and Northwestern alumnus, about his experiences in the comedy industry. Carrane,...

Q&A: Student playwright A.J. Roy, writer of ‘The Alligators’

Q&A: Student playwright A.J. Roy, writer of ‘The Alligators’

Hayley Glatter, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 19, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E The final curtain may have closed Saturday night for "The Alligators," but the work for playwright A.J. Roy is far from over. The show tracks the rise and fall of an alligator-themed mini golf course and its effect on the founders and their families. The Communication senior has lived and...

Student groups ring in Lunar New Year with Celebrasia

Student groups ring in Lunar New Year with Celebrasia

Sophie Mann, Assistant A&E Editor
February 19, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Behind the high-energy dance performances and jaw-dropping yo-yo acts that light up Chinese Student Association and Taiwanese American Students Club's Celebrasia is the tradition of the Lunar New Year, and participants have been able to connect with their culture through the annual Northwestern ev...

As Postmates takes Northwestern by storm, workers share delivery experiences, job quirks

Amanda Svachula, Reporter
February 19, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

During brutal Evanston winters, while most Northwestern students hibernate in their dorms, Postmates are out and about making deliveries. Postmates, an on-demand delivery service, expanded to Evanston in October. Originally from San Francisco, it has locations all over the country. It delivers food, ...

Newsflash Theatre to bring current events to stage

Helen Lee, Reporter
February 18, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Spectrum Theatre Company, a student-run theater company, is launching a new show in the coming weeks in reaction to news events that matter to students, such as the death of Michael Brown last summer. The show, Newsflash Theatre, strives to bring world issues to life by creating artistic...

Student creates Northwestern-centric pop culture clothing

Student creates Northwestern-centric pop culture clothing

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
February 18, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Before Weinberg freshman Kasey Brown even stepped onto campus in September, she was already bleeding purple. Brown is the designer and business owner of NU Wave, which specializes in offbeat, pop culture-referencing clothing for Northwestern students. “Coming in as a freshman, I was looki...

Koi dishes use symbolic ingredients for Lunar New Year

Rachel Yang, Reporter
February 18, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Lunar New Year is this Thursday, and for many Chinese families around the world this means cleaning the house to ward off bad spirits, exchanging red envelopes called hong bao which are filled with money and, most importantly, indulging in a special New Year feast. To honor this tradition, Koi, an A...

Cake fit for a king: How Bennison’s makes its Mardi Gras treat

Cake fit for a king: How Bennison’s makes its Mardi Gras treat

Amanda Svachula, Reporter
February 12, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Captured: Photo Blog, Multimedia

Welcome to The Daily's photo blog: Captured. This will be a space to share photos by The Daily's staff as well as photos from members of our community. Students can submit entries to be considered from their classes, vacation or just from around NU by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com.     It is 7 a.m., and while most Northwestern students are still...

Top ’25 to watch’ dance company to perform in Evanston with Chicago Philharmonic

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
February 12, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E The Chicago Philharmonic, together with dance company Visceral Dance Chicago, will perform a contemporary-ballet mix on Sunday. The performance will take place at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave. To go along with the show’s theme and title, “Taste the Music,” the dance company wil...

‘The Wild Party’ brings Roaring ’20s to life

‘The Wild Party’ brings Roaring ’20s to life

Hayley Glatter, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 12, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Jealousy, sex, addiction and music are on tap at The Barber Theatre, and all of Northwestern is invited to the celebration. “The Wild Party,” a Roaring '20s musical inspired by a poem of the same name, premieres Friday, and the show’s director and choreographer, Tommy Rapley, is looking forwa...

Bienen doctoral student wins major composition prize

Bienen doctoral student wins major composition prize

Sophie Mann, Assistant A&E Editor
February 12, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Out of nearly 500 applicants, one student in the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music rose above the rest to take home top honors in the 2015 American Composers Forum National Composition Contest. Alex Temple, a doctoral candidate, was one of three individuals chosen to receive $2,500 to wri...