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Bienen pianist brings Chopin to the stage

Bienen pianist brings Chopin to the stage

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E On a typical day, Hyejin Joo sits at a piano in a small Bienen practice room for about five hours, perfecting her performance of Frederic Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in E minor. Joo, a Bienen doctoral student, was selected to perform with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra this w...

Comedy group to perform improvisation with a splash of technology in “Control Alt Mee-Ow”

Comedy group to perform improvisation with a splash of technology in “Control Alt Mee-Ow”

Juliet Freudman, Reporter

January 21, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Comedy group Mee-Ow is set to debut its first main stage production this year from the inside of a makeshift computer. The set design, lighting and props will habituate into a haven of technology for Mee-Ow’s “Control Alt Mee-Ow” this weekend, providing a modernistic venue for the pe...

Q&A: Jed Mellick, Northwestern alum and ‘Fourth Man Out’ movie producer

Q&A: Jed Mellick, Northwestern alum and ‘Fourth Man Out’ movie producer

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

January 21, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Jed Mellick (Communication ‘02) recently produced an independent film, “Fourth Man Out,” which uses comedy to tell the story of coming out as homosexual. The film has won awards in several film festivals, including the Chicago Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, and will be rele...

Professor participates in Chicago storytelling event

Professor participates in Chicago storytelling event

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

January 21, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E An upcoming storytelling event in Chicago featuring an older storyteller matched with a younger counterpart aims to bridge a generation gap through stories. Communication Prof. Rives Collins will be part of the event titled “Old School/New School” as part of a series beginning Jan. 23. ...

Artistic designers recreate 1940s burlesque for 74th annual Dolphin Show

Artistic designers recreate 1940s burlesque for 74th annual Dolphin Show

Peter Kotecki, Development and Recruitment Editor

January 21, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

A&E Video by Bailey Williams/Daily Senior Staffer In “Gypsy,” the 74th Annual Dolphin Show, more than 150 Northwestern students work together to show the protagonist’s transformation from a 1920s vaudeville performer to a 1940s burlesque star. The 1959 musical “Gypsy” follows the p...

‘Big Love’ production explores gender roles, features physical choreography

‘Big Love’ production explores gender roles, features physical choreography

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

January 20, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Energetic fight choreography will play a major role in “Big Love,” a play that challenges audiences to confront issues involving gender identity and family. The production is playwright Charles L. Mee’s modern take on a classic Aeschylus play and is produced by the Virginia Wadsworth Wir...

New Evanston program beautifies public spaces with local artists’ work

New Evanston program beautifies public spaces with local artists’ work

Kelley Czajka, Reporter

January 20, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E In a few weeks, public buildings, like the ones that house the Evanston Fire Department, will be decorated with the vibrant work of local artists thanks to a new city program. The Evanston Arts Council launched the Public Art Loan Program last week with the goal of beautifying public spac...

Spotlight on ‘Spotlight’: Brian d’Arcy James’ Broadway odyssey arrives in Hollywood

Spotlight on ‘Spotlight’: Brian d’Arcy James’ Broadway odyssey arrives in Hollywood

Hayley Glatter, Copy Chief

January 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

A&E At a community production of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” nine-year-old Brian d’Arcy James got to thinking. The Saginaw, Michigan, native wondered what it was like to be an actor, and he has spent the more than 35 years since embodying the answer.   “There’s this kind of magic dividing lin...

Josephine Louis Theater renovated for accessibility, comfort

Josephine Louis Theater renovated for accessibility, comfort

Kelley Czajka, Reporter

January 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E The Josephine Louis Theater has been renovated to make it more accessible to its patrons and meet codes set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Project organizers decided to add two central aisles with aisle lighting, acoustic paneling, a wheelchair lift, wheelchair-accessible seating ...

Professor’s play explores modern marriage equality

Professor’s play explores modern marriage equality

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

January 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E At a Bachelor party in Montreal, two men fall madly in love and begin a relationship. The quirky story follows the duo traversing the United States on the cusp of nationwide marriage equality in “Le Switch,” a romantic comedy written by Communication Prof. Philip Dawkins. The show pre...

Professor examines influence of Chicago’s diverse Latino community in ‘The House on Mango Street’

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

January 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Drawing from the literature, history and culture of predominantly Latino neighborhoods in Chicago, English Prof. John Alba Cutler will speak about the novel “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros this Friday. The lecture, titled “Finding Mango Street: Sandra Cisneros and Latino Chicago,”...

Block exhibit first to feature performance artist Charlotte Moorman’s work

Block exhibit first to feature performance artist Charlotte Moorman’s work

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

A&E The Block Museum of Art will present the first large-scale exhibition on 20th century musician and performance artist Charlotte Moorman — an artist who focused on the intersection between the public and art. The opening of the exhibit —  titled “A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte M...