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Professor participates in Chicago storytelling event

Professor participates in Chicago storytelling event

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

January 20, 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 20, 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 13, 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 13, 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...

Q&A: Blair Milton, founder of Winter Chamber Music Festival

Q&A: Blair Milton, founder of Winter Chamber Music Festival

Amanda Svachula, A&E Editor

January 13, 2016


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A&E The Bienen School of Music’s Winter Chamber Music Festival chimes in with its 20th season this month. The festival, which takes place in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, features distinguished musicians from groups such as the Dover Quartet and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Bienen Prof. Blair ...

ReFusionShaka moves to Cahn Auditorium to meet audience demand

ReFusionShaka moves to Cahn Auditorium to meet audience demand

Kimberly Go, Reporter

November 19, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E After turning people away from sold-out shows in past years, ReFusionShaka will be held in Cahn Auditorium, the largest performance space on campus, this year. ReFusionShaka, which features student groups Refresh Dance Crew, Fusion Dance Company and Boomshaka, began in 2010. The show moved f...

Production of “As You Like It” puts Shakespeare in timeless setting

Production of “As You Like It” puts Shakespeare in timeless setting

Yaqoob Qaseem, Assistant A&E Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E An upcoming student production of “As You Like It,” set in an unspecified time period, aims to show that although William Shakespeare wrote his work hundreds of years ago, it still contains themes that are relevant today. “The reason we still do Shakespeare’s plays is because h...