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Arts Alliance opens season with ‘Assassins’

Kimberly Go, Reporter

September 30, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Arts Alliance will put on a killer musical for its first show of the school year. “Assassins,” a play that tells the stories of the men and women who tried, failed or succeeded in killing America’s presidents, opens Thursday for a three-day run at the Shanley Pavilion. The musical, which...

Meet this year’s StuCo co-chairs

Rachel Davison, A&E Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Sam Douglas Sam Douglas is a Communication senior from Nashville, Tennessee. This is his second year as a Student Theatre Coalition executive representative. He is not only a co-chair but is also a representative of his theatre board, Sit & Spin Productions. Last year he sat on the StuCo exe...

Q&A: Ryan Simpson, Marching Band spirit leader

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

September 30, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

With his cheeriness, wit and love for all things Northwestern, McCormick senior Ryan Simpson, a trumpet player and the spirit leader for the Northwestern University Marching Band, keeps up the gameday enthusiasm of everyone at Ryan Field, from NUMB to the spectators. The Daily spoke with Simpson about...

Evanston organization celebrates 40 years of healing through art

Evanston organization celebrates 40 years of healing through art

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor

May 28, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E The Institute for Therapy through the Arts, an organization that combines harmonies and healing, will celebrate its 40th anniversary June 9 in Evanston. The ITA, part of the Evanston-based Music Institute of Chicago, has evolved into a larger organization since it was founded in 1975. ...

New student group hosts improv show for Alzheimer’s research and awareness

New student group hosts improv show for Alzheimer’s research and awareness

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor

May 27, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Some say improv comedy is one of the best forms of entertainment for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Because of this, members of They Forget, We Remember, a new Center for Student Involvement-recognized student club, are producing their first improv comedy show Friday in Ryan Auditorium....

Evanston librarian chosen for Caldecott Award selection committee

Evanston librarian chosen for Caldecott Award selection committee

Rachel Yang, Reporter

May 27, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E The Evanston Public Library announced this month that Brian Wilson, a children’s librarian, was chosen to be a part of the 2017 Caldecott Award Selection Committee. The award has previously been given to acclaimed works like “Where the Wild Things Are” and “The Invention of Hugo Cabret...

New reality show follows Evanston family’s journey as dad undergoes gender transition

New reality show follows Evanston family’s journey as dad undergoes gender transition

Rachel Yang, Reporter

May 27, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E When Ben Lehwald first learned his father was transitioning to become a woman, he had a difficult time coming to terms with the change. “At first it was very fresh so it was a little bit confusing,” the 17-year-old Evanston resident said. “I would get all the pronouns (messed up). ...

Acid Trap secures Dillo Day spot with unique sound

Acid Trap secures Dillo Day spot with unique sound

Kimberly Go, Reporter

May 27, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Acid Trap is no stranger to the Dillo Day main stage. After joining rap duo Appomattox Traphouse to win Battle of the Bands last year (under the name Syndicated Traphouse), Acid Trap is returning to this year’s Dillo Day to perform for the Northwestern community again. The band played a...

First student-run record label strives to give artists platform

Rachel Yang, Reporter

May 20, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Although the co-founders of Sheridan Road Records, Northwestern’s first student-run record label, only began seriously working on the project about a quarter ago, the duo already has big plans for their fledgling organization. Kate Camarata and Melissa Codd — both Bienen juniors — a...

Persian Hebrew Congregation of Skokie prepares to launch new cookbook

Persian Hebrew Congregation of Skokie prepares to launch new cookbook

Benjamin Din, Web Editor

May 20, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E After more than 20 years, Jewish culture meets cooking again in the latest edition of a Skokie congregation's cookbook. “It’s a panorama of recipes from around the world,” said Dov Ber Polisky about the cookbook he has been creating for the Persian Hebrew Congregation of Skokie. The app...

Northwestern University Opera Theatre to perform Gilbert and Sullivan classic

Northwestern University Opera Theatre to perform Gilbert and Sullivan classic

Amanda Svachula, Assistant A&E Editor

May 20, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Northwestern students hope to usher in a few laughs this weekend with a vibrant performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera, “Ruddigore.” “The energy in the room has been great,” said Alyssa Giannetti, a Bienen junior. “Every rehearsal is so positive. It will be a really great show. It’s really beau...

School-wide scavenger hunt to make nationwide debut at Northwestern

Kimberly Go, Reporter

May 20, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E The Dangerously Awesome Scavenger Hunt is making its nationwide debut at Northwestern on Saturday. Founded by Danny Ruderman, an independent college counselor based in Los Angeles, The DASH is a three-hour school-wide scavenger hunt. “This isn’t a scavenger hunt that has anything t...