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‘Sondheim on Sondheim’ starts previews with four former Wildcats

‘Sondheim on Sondheim’ starts previews with four former Wildcats

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor

February 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E The cast and creative team of Porchlight Music Theatre’s production of "Sondheim on Sondheim" bleeds purple, with four recent Northwestern graduates involved in the production. "Sondheim on Sondheim" starts previews at Stage 773 on Feb. 6 and opens on Feb. 10. The production is direct...

Student examines childhood malnutrition around the world

Student examines childhood malnutrition around the world

Amanda Svachula, Reporter

February 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

A&E Seven countries, five continents and one summer. Weinberg senior Elizabeth Larsen's travel experience was made possible when she won the 2014 Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant. On Tuesday night, Larsen spoke in front of about 30 people about her global travels during which she rese...

Broadway in Chicago tours celebrate theaters’ history

Rachel Yang, Reporter

February 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Stepping into one of the historic Broadway in Chicago theaters is like stepping into the past. The ghosts of stars like Mae West and Humphrey Bogart haunt the expansive and ornate interiors and the era of silent films and screen sirens seems to have never come to an end. The theaters, whi...

Block Museum exhibit travels to NYU’s Grey Art Gallery

Peter Kotecki, Reporter

February 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E An exhibit that premiered at the Block Museum of Art has traveled to a New York University gallery as part of a partnership between the two schools' art museums. Block’s 2014 exhibit, "The Left Front: Radical Art in the 'Red Decade,' 1929-1940," is currently on display in NYU’s Grey Ar...

‘RENT’ production to premiere this weekend

Helen Lee, Reporter

February 4, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E After months of work, the Jewish Theatre Ensemble's production of "RENT" will premiere this weekend in the Louis Room in Norris University Center. The musical is a 200-person effort, headed by co-producers Kate Leggett and Tristan Chiruvolu and director Jessie Klueter. It will be one of...

Comedy Forum performs first show of Winter Quarter

Comedy Forum performs first show of Winter Quarter

Rachel Davison, Reporter

January 31, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

A&E More than 100 people filled Harris Hall on Friday night to share some laughs with student stand-up comedians in a free event held by Northwestern's Comedy Forum. Communication junior Sarah Mowaswes was the only female comedian out of seven to perform in the event, titled Comedy Empire. In ...

Evanston restaurant Oceanique participates in Chicago Restaurant Week

Helen Lee, Reporter

January 28, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Typically, Oceanique's prices are a bit daunting for students on a budget, but from Jan. 30 to Feb. 12, Oceanique will offer its three-course menu at a generously reduced price as part of Chicago Restaurant Week. Located in Downtown Evanston at 505 Main St., the restaurant is owned by Mark Grosz, who...

Q&A: Shaping Sound’s Teddy Forance

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor

January 28, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The stars of Oxygen's "All the Right Moves" have danced their way off the screen and back onto the stage. Shaping Sound, a primarily contemporary dance company, was founded in 2012 by Teddy Forance, Kyle Robinson and “So You Think You Can Dance” veterans Travis Wall and Nick Lazzarini. Now on their second ...

Q&A: Chicago Restaurant Week social media specialist

Peter Kotecki, Reporter

January 28, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Putting photos of food on Instagram isn't exactly revolutionary, but the chance to win prizes for delicious pictures is a new feature of Chicago Restaurant Week. Ranging from concert tickets to wine baskets and OpenTable gift cards, winners of the weekly CRW Instagram Contest have the chance to tak...

Mother-daughter duo takes on theater world

Mother-daughter duo takes on theater world

Hayley Glatter, A&E Editor

January 28, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

At 6 a.m. the sun had not yet risen, but Jessica Thebus was having a birthday party. Surrounded by her mother, father and sister, an adolescent Jessica opened gifts in the wee hours of the morning because her mother, actress Mary Ann Thebus, was in the middle of tech week for a show. “We had...

Dining with a splash of green for Chicago Restaurant Week

Madeline Burg, Reporter

January 28, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Not only does Blackfinn Ameripub keep its regular menu moderately-priced with most entrees at about $15, but it is also the only restaurant participating in this year’s Chicago Restaurant Week that has a Green Restaurant Certification as well as a LEED certified building. The Leadership in Energy...

Mitchell Museum debuts ‘Native Haute Couture’ exhibit

Sophie Mann, Assistant A&E Editor

January 28, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This weekend, Native American fashion will head down the runway at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston. The museum, founded in 1977, prides itself on being one of the few of its kind in North America. It showcases Native American culture for the Chicagoland community, the Midwest and...