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Cake fit for a king: How Bennison’s makes its Mardi Gras treat

Cake fit for a king: How Bennison’s makes its Mardi Gras treat

Amanda Svachula, Reporter

February 12, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Captured: Photo Blog, Multimedia

Welcome to The Daily's photo blog: Captured. This will be a space to share photos by The Daily's staff as well as photos from members of our community. Students can submit entries to be considered from their classes, vacation or just from around NU by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com.     It is 7 a.m., and while most Northwestern students are still...

Top ’25 to watch’ dance company to perform in Evanston with Chicago Philharmonic

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

February 12, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E The Chicago Philharmonic, together with dance company Visceral Dance Chicago, will perform a contemporary-ballet mix on Sunday. The performance will take place at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave. To go along with the show’s theme and title, “Taste the Music,” the dance company wil...

‘The Wild Party’ brings Roaring ’20s to life

‘The Wild Party’ brings Roaring ’20s to life

Hayley Glatter, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Jealousy, sex, addiction and music are on tap at The Barber Theatre, and all of Northwestern is invited to the celebration. “The Wild Party,” a Roaring '20s musical inspired by a poem of the same name, premieres Friday, and the show’s director and choreographer, Tommy Rapley, is looking forwa...

Bienen doctoral student wins major composition prize

Bienen doctoral student wins major composition prize

Sophie Mann, Assistant A&E Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Out of nearly 500 applicants, one student in the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music rose above the rest to take home top honors in the 2015 American Composers Forum National Composition Contest. Alex Temple, a doctoral candidate, was one of three individuals chosen to receive $2,500 to wri...

Top 10 all-purpose Valentine’s Day activities

Hayley Glatter, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 11, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Whether you’re riding solo, in a relationship or caught in the unfortunate state of not knowing whether that guy you hooked up with a few times and study with in the library is your valentine, you need something to do on Saturday night. There are a lot of love-filled specials sprinkled throughout Evanston’s...

New Orleans Suspects bring southern jazz to Evanston

New Orleans Suspects bring southern jazz to Evanston

Helen Lee, Reporter

February 11, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Jazzy rhythms and smooth tunes filled the air Feb. 5 when the New Orleans Suspects welcomed Evanston and Chicago area music-lovers to share a night of New Orleans funk at Evanston SPACE. The dimly lit venue was full of cheer and a shared appreciation for jazz as concertgoers sipped drinks and...

Actors Gymnasium winter show ‘Circuscope’ shrinks circus to microscopic size

Actors Gymnasium winter show ‘Circuscope’ shrinks circus to microscopic size

Madeline Burg, Reporter

February 11, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

“Circuscope,” the winter circus show at the Actors Gymnasium, 927 Noyes St., opens this Friday, and this year they’ve gone microscopic. Performers will attempt to portray the world as seen through the lens of a microscope, through acrobatic feats, mime and live music. They will wear unique...

Piven Theatre Workshop hosts new improv series

Peter Kotecki, Reporter

February 11, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Evanston’s Piven Theatre Workshop is hosting a new program called Anytime/Anywhere: The Piven Improvisation Series. The program, which runs from Feb. 7 to March 1, involves students, adults, teachers and members of the Piven Empowerment through Enrichment Program, which is designed for adults with d...

Northwestern Art Review brings artistic discussion, events to campus

Rachel Davison, Arts and Entertainment Assistant Editor

February 10, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Dingy dorm life and artistic expression come together in "Ramen & Renoir: The Art of Living in College," a blog column run through the Northwestern Art Review's website. Medill freshman Clare Varellas, who writes the column, was on an NU-sponsored art tour of Chicago in the fall when she met and...

New Black History Month art exhibit tells story of family migration

Lauren Bally, Reporter

February 5, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E A new art exhibit celebrating Black History Month will open at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., on Saturday. The display, created by artist Jevoid Simmons, will run through March 6. Harvey Pranian, the curator for this exhibit, said he hopes for a large turnout. “I think it...

Q&A: Local artist Joyce Elias explores the colorful side of Evanston winter

Q&A: Local artist Joyce Elias explores the colorful side of Evanston winter

Madeline Burg, Reporter

February 5, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Local artist Joyce Elias has a new take on the winter blues. Usually working with collage and construction pieces, Elias decided this year she’d turn her disdain for the Evanston winter into a meditation on color. Each day this year Elias will Instagram a picture of the Evanston sky and...

SASA, UNITY to unite in fashion show

Sophie Mann, Assistant A&E Editor

February 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The South Asian Student Alliance and Unity Charity Fashion Show have said "I do" to collaborating for the first time as part of a segment in Saturday's SASA show "My Big Fat Desi Wedding." Adding to the traditionally dance-centric SASA show, this performance will include a fashion show featuring...