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Themes of connection, empathy come to light through narratives of drug abuse in Spectrum’s winter play

Themes of connection, empathy come to light through narratives of drug abuse in Spectrum’s winter play

Kelley Czajka, A&E Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater

Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes’ play, “Water By The Spoonful,” deals with the topics of drug abuse and death through two interwoven perspectives: an online chat room for recovering crack addicts and the life of a Puerto Rican-American family. The play was chosen for Spectrum Theatre Company’s...

Alumnus creates artwork that’s good enough to eat

Alumnus creates artwork that’s good enough to eat

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant A&E Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Visual Arts

Anyone who has ever wondered what Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” might taste like or which condiment would best suit a portrait of Guy Fieri need look no further than the work of Northwestern alumnus Harley Langberg. Langberg (Weinberg ’10) is the creative force behind Harley’s Food...

‘Columbinus’ play addresses gun violence, adolescent mental health

‘Columbinus’ play addresses gun violence, adolescent mental health

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater

A play about the Columbine High School shooting, presented by Northwestern Students for Gun Violence Prevention, will portray the tragedy to examine the circumstances that led to the shooting. “Columbinus,” which opens Friday in the Mussetter-Struble Theater, advocates for gun regulation and analyzes...

Alumni percussion ensemble wins a Grammy

Kelley Czajka, A&E Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Music

Third Coast Percussion, a classical percussion ensemble comprising four NU alumni, took home a Grammy award Sunday night. Its album “Steve Reich” won the award for Best Chamber Group/Small Ensemble Performance. This was the first time the group had been nominated for or awarded a Grammy, as wel...

Wave Productions highlights social tensions with modest take on Golden Age musical

Wave Productions highlights social tensions with modest take on Golden Age musical

Anna Laffrey, Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater

A new production of “My Fair Lady” hopes to speak to students throughout campus and touch on timeless issues in a scaled-back setting. Wave Productions’ version of the classic Broadway show raises questions on issues including classism and feminism, director Danny Kapinos said. The musical,...

Northwestern alumni percussion group nominated for Grammys, attribute success to university

Northwestern alumni percussion group nominated for Grammys, attribute success to university

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Peter Martin was not having a good morning. It was 8 a.m. on Dec. 6 and Martin (Bienen ‘04, ‘11) was rushing to get to his classical percussion ensemble’s — Third Coast Percussion — studio space to start practicing before all the musicians began their group rehearsal at 10 a.m. The week...

Acrobatics, trapeze and philosophy intersect in Northwestern alumna’s original play

Acrobatics, trapeze and philosophy intersect in Northwestern alumna’s original play

Jordan Moreau, Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Theater

Northwestern alumna Leslie Buxbaum Danzig (Communication ‘07) examines existential questions through circus theater in her original play, “Quest,” opening at The Actors Gymnasium in Evanston Saturday. “Quest” is an adaptation of Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s short story, “The Three Questions,”...

Wild and Scenic Film Festival highlights the human side of the great outdoors

Wild and Scenic Film Festival highlights the human side of the great outdoors

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant A&E Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film

On Friday, audiences will be able to take in breathtaking mountain views and run with herds of wild caribou — all from the comfort of north Evanston. The annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival will be held at the Evanston Ecology Center on Feb. 10 and Feb. 24. Organized by the South Yuba River Citizens...

Urinetown cast satirizes musical theater, politics

Urinetown cast satirizes musical theater, politics

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater

In a dystopian world marked by the dilapidated “L” train stop that looms onstage, 16 actors balance humor and political satire as they fight over the right to pee for free. “Urinetown: The Musical,” which opens Friday and runs through Feb. 26 in the Ethel M. Barber Theater, tells an over-the-top...

Old friends make ‘New Work’ at the Evanston Art Center

Old friends make ‘New Work’ at the Evanston Art Center

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant A&E Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Visual Arts

Annette Turow and Linda Robinson Gordon have known each other for years and are even in the same Torah study group. But they are now connecting in a new way: through their art. The exhibition “New Work,” featuring pieces by both Turow and Robinson Gordon, opens Sunday at the Evanston Art Center....

Block Museum exhibition connects past to present, emphasizes necessity of remembrance

Block Museum exhibition connects past to present, emphasizes necessity of remembrance

Hayley Krolik, Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Visual Arts

In a time when marginalized groups are threatened, art can remind people of the need to learn from their past, Block Museum of Art curator Janet Dees said. “If You Remember, I’ll Remember,” a new Block exhibition, displays contemporary works that explore historical themes and aim to encourage...

Jewish Theater Ensemble winter mainstage reimagines century-old crime story

Jewish Theater Ensemble winter mainstage reimagines century-old crime story

Amelia Beck, Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students, Theater

The Jewish Theater Ensemble will revisit a historic murder trial for its winter musical this weekend. “Parade,” which opens Thursday in the Norris University Center Louis Room, centers around a true story about the 1913 rape and murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan in Atlanta, Georgia. The musical...