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Q&A: Jason Moore, Northwestern alum and ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ executive producer

Annie Bruce, A&E Editor

May 17, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Using his experiences with the Radio, Television and Film and musical theater programs at Northwestern, Jason Moore (Communication ’93) has navigated roles ranging from Tony-nominated director of “Avenue Q” to director of the wildly successful film “Pitch Perfect.” He now returns as ...

Arts Alliance produces show based on ‘The Who’ album

Arts Alliance produces show based on ‘The Who’ album

Benjamin Din, Web Editor

May 14, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Arts Alliance will debut one of the largest productions in Student Theater Coalition history with “The Who’s Tommy,” which opens Thursday for a three-day run at Norris University Center. The rock musical, which is based on the 1969 The Who album, “Tommy,” is the Spring Quarter m...

Can’t-miss Chicago events

Helen Lee, Reporter

May 13, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E As the end of the year approaches, now is the prime time to venture outside of Evanston’s city limits and visit Chicago. The Daily compiled this list of downtown spring and early summer events. Read them, choose your own adventure and have fun! Mayfest 2015 | May 15-17 | 3100 N Ashland Ave,...

Applause for a Cause to premiere film about moving on

Applause for a Cause to premiere film about moving on

Kimberly Go, Reporter

May 13, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Applause for a Cause, a NU student production company, is continuing to “make a reel difference” with the premiere of its comedy film “New Playlist.” All proceeds collected from the Saturday and Sunday evening showings will go to the non-profit organization Connections fo...

Q&A: Claire Coffee, Northwestern alum and ‘Grimm’ actress

Q&A: Claire Coffee, Northwestern alum and ‘Grimm’ actress

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor

May 13, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Claire Coffee (Communication ‘02) started at Northwestern as a journalism student before switching to theater and hasn’t looked back since. After appearing in a wide array of television shows, including “The West Wing,” “Bones” and “Cold Case,” Coffee now stars as Adalind Schade...

Senior dance majors showcase choreography, premiere new work

Senior dance majors showcase choreography, premiere new work

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

May 13, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E For the first — most likely last — time, this year’s three senior dance majors will dance together onstage at Northwestern. The trio will exhibit their best choreography and performances this weekend at CROSSROADS, this year’s senior dance concert, which also features the world premie...

Northwestern alumni to premiere film at Manhattan Film Festival

Northwestern alumni to premiere film at Manhattan Film Festival

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor

May 13, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

A&E The power of friendship and the courage to live life to the fullest are two themes explored in “Ty’s List,” a documentary created by Northwestern alumni premiering at this summer’s Manhattan Film Festival. Jesse Swedlund (Communication ‘13) and Ben Prawer (Communication ‘12) ...

Block Museum exhibit raises questions about the morality of capital punishment

Block Museum exhibit raises questions about the morality of capital punishment

Rachel Yang, Reporter

May 6, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Julie Green has painted nearly 50 plates of death row inmates’ final meals for the past 15 years straight, and she has no plans to stop — until capital punishment is abolished in the United States, that is. She has made 600 plates, all white and ceramic, using cobalt blue mineral paint...

Japan Club celebrates Asian culture at Bunkasai event

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

May 6, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E There’s more to Japan than meets the eye, says Northwestern University Japan Club president Yuki Zou, and students will be able to explore the country Sunday at Bunkasai 2015. The event features Japanese food, cultural activities and performances from NU dance group Afterparty and Tsuk...

Kaibigan debuts ‘Toy Story’-inspired Filipino dance show

Kaibigan debuts ‘Toy Story’-inspired Filipino dance show

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor

May 6, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Filipino culture group Kaibigan will combine traditional Filipino song and dance with moments from the movie “Toy Story” in its show this weekend, called “Pinoy Story.” Kaibigan’s annual Pinoy Show aims to bring the spirit of Filipino culture to campus. “It’s a mashup...

Typhoon Dance Troupe adds new moves to annual spring show

Typhoon Dance Troupe adds new moves to annual spring show

Helen Lee, Reporter

May 6, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E To celebrate Typhoon Dance Troupe’s 10-year anniversary, members of the East and Southeast Asian-inspired dance group are creating a spring show unlike any of their past performances by performing dance styles beyond their usual expertise. Culminating in the show’s “Hourglass” t...

Northwestern alums create play tackling sexual violence issues

Northwestern alums create play tackling sexual violence issues

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor

May 6, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E When Alyssa Vera Ramos (Communication ’11) was at Northwestern, she worked on student-made productions, directed and performed in “The Vagina Monologues,” and took gender studies classes. Now she is a sexuality educator and the director of the world premiere of “I Am the Rat,” a pl...