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NU alum Jordan Horowitz, his wife to showcase film on motherhood, superheroes at Chicago Critics Film Festival

NU alum Jordan Horowitz, his wife to showcase film on motherhood, superheroes at Chicago Critics Film Festival

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Television and Film, Top Stories

When Jordan Horowitz (Communication ’02) and his wife, Julia Hart, had their first child, Horowitz recalled his wife saying she had never felt more powerful than when she became a mother. The thought sparked the defining combination of the duo’s latest film: motherhood and superheroes. “(We)...

Wirtz mainstage show ‘The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls’ features fantasy, feminism

Wirtz mainstage show ‘The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls’ features fantasy, feminism

Vy Duong, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E When childhood stories of magic suddenly come to life in a dark reality, things can get scary and messy. For the protagonist of the new mainstage show at Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, this means facing ugly encounters while reconnecting with her childhood ...

NU alum premieres new composition at 45th annual Bach Week Festival

NU alum premieres new composition at 45th annual Bach Week Festival

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E When acclaimed cellist Katinka Kleijn came to Richard Webster (Bienen ’74, ’77) with the idea of performing a newly commissioned composition at the 45th annual Bach Week Festival, Webster said he knew the creative decision would be met with some skepticism. The Bach Week Festival, which W...

Grammy, Pulitzer winner Jennifer Higdon awarded 2018 Nemmers Prize in Musical Composition

Grammy, Pulitzer winner Jennifer Higdon awarded 2018 Nemmers Prize in Musical Composition

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Jennifer Higdon wrote her first composition as a flute performance major at Bowling Green State University. Her flute teacher assigned her to create a piece for flute and piano, and from then on, she was hooked. “Just that experience was enough to wet my appetite for composing,” Higdon said...

Northwestern alumna plays fairy godmother in national tour of ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

Northwestern alumna plays fairy godmother in national tour of ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

Crystal Wall, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Theater

A&E When Leslie Jackson saw “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” performed during its first run on Broadway, she was under a spell. Five years later, her fairytale dream has become a reality. Jackson (Bienen ’11) plays the fairy godmother in the show’s national tour, which hits t...