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Student-written play focuses on relationships, different forms of intimacy

Student-written play focuses on relationships, different forms of intimacy

Sophie Mann, Reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Communication senior Marion Hill decided to explore the nature of relationships, such as those between exes, in a play she wrote that premieres this weekend at Shanley Pavilion. “Strangers of Intimacy” is being produced by Vertigo Productions, a theater group that exclusively presents stud...

Director of orchestras conducts with connection to memory, emotion

Director of orchestras conducts with connection to memory, emotion

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E More than three decades after accepting his job as Northwestern’s director of orchestras, Bienen Prof. Victor Yampolsky will lead his musicians in a performance this weekend that is a tribute to his teenage years. Bienen students in the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra will play...

Performance of ‘The Secret Garden’ focuses on acting, features limited stage design

Performance of ‘The Secret Garden’ focuses on acting, features limited stage design

Sophie Mann, Reporter

April 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E A minimalistic version of the elaborate musical “The Secret Garden” will premiere this weekend as the first musical in Wave Production’s studio slot, which features shows focused on performances with limited design elements. The spot was created four years ago to reduce financial bur...

Northwestern alumnus performs Afrobeat music with social message

Northwestern alumnus performs Afrobeat music with social message

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E David Glines didn’t even know Afrobeat music existed until after he graduated from Northwestern. Four years later, he was playing guitar with Chicago Afrobeat Project, a band created to combine Afrobeat music with elements of Chicago culture. “After college, I really started to apprecia...

Provocative Pakistani pop stars arrive at Northwestern for two-week residency

Provocative Pakistani pop stars arrive at Northwestern for two-week residency

David Fishman, Reporter

April 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

A&E In seemingly innocuous music videos, a group of Pakistani pop stars don colorful face paint, elaborate costumes and silly expressions. But behind the guise lie biting lyrics that critique top brass military officials, advocate for religious minorities and fight for gender equality. This is the Beyga...

Quality of Mercy Project created to spur conversation about death penalty, criminal justice

Quality of Mercy Project created to spur conversation about death penalty, criminal justice

Rachel Yang, Assistant A&E Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E For the Piven Theatre Workshop’s executive director Leslie Brown, art can serve as a launchpad to delve into larger issues. That’s why the Evanston-based theater company started the Quality of Mercy Project: to explore issues such as the death penalty, mass incarceration and racial i...

Ground Floor theater group aims to create opportunities for underexposed artists

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter

April 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E A new independent student-run theater group is looking to create a change within the Northwestern theater scene that hasn’t been done before: build a platform for underexposed theater artists to enhance their skills. Weinberg sophomore Jon Mathias approached Communication sophomore Danny...

Q&A: Vice president of UNITY Charity Fashion Show

Q&A: Vice president of UNITY Charity Fashion Show

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

April 13, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E For the ninth year in a row, student models will take the stage and strut down a runway as they model for the Unity Charity Fashion Show this Sunday at the Hilton Orrington, 1710 Orrington Ave. Proceeds from the event will go to NoStigmas, a Chicago-based mental health advocacy organization,...

Evanston Art Center showcases work of local artist collective

Evanston Art Center showcases work of local artist collective

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

April 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Dialogue Chicago will celebrate 15 years as a community for local artists to practice and grow their crafts with an exhibit at the Evanston Art Center that will run through April 17. The community began in 2002 as artist Sarah Krepp’s post-grad seminar out of her home studio for artists in t...

Block Museum symposium explores performance art

Emily Chin, Assistant A&E Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E As part of a dance piece in the upcoming symposium “Performed in the Present Tense,” performance studies graduate student Didier Morelli will use his body to erase words off a chalkboard. His performance is part of the symposium the Block Museum of Art is featuring Friday and Saturday. Th...

A portrait of success

A portrait of success

Kelley Czajka, Reporter

April 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Growing up in a Dominican neighborhood in Manhattan, Leslie Ureña (Graduate School ‘09) said she spent weekends accompanying her older siblings to New York City’s famous museums. She never thought one day she would get to decide what could go on the walls. After graduating from Y...

One Book program displays photo project focused on identity

One Book program displays photo project focused on identity

Rachel D. Holtzman, Reporter

April 7, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E To explore the diverse identities that make up Northwestern’s community, the One Book One Northwestern program asked students and staff variations of what “home” meant to them. The responses of 33 NU students, faculty and staff are featured in “People of Northwestern,” a photo ...