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February brings Evanston restaurant deals as part of North Shore Restaurant Month

Amanda Svachula, Reporter

January 27, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Chicago’s North Shore Restaurant Month kicks off Feb. 1 with a variety of deals for foodies at 22 different Evanston restaurants. The discounts will be available the entire month of February, excluding Valentine’s Day. This is the sixth year Chicago’s North Shore Convention & Visitor’s...

Q&A: How Communication senior Cassie Bowers dressed the cast of ‘Titanic’

Rachel Davison and Peter Kotecki

January 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Daily sat down with the costume designer for The Dolphin Show, Communication senior Cassie Bowers, to talk about her work to dress the cast of "Titanic" on stage, despite the challenges. On the number of costumes to work on: “I would say even for Dolphin this is a particularly large show in th...

Bienen alumna wraps up season at Metropolitan Opera

Bienen alumna wraps up season at Metropolitan Opera

Jacquelyn Guillen, Reporter

January 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

When Amanda Majeski (Bienen '06) first came to Northwestern, she thought she might pursue a career in music education. Flash forward to this past December, and Majeski has wrapped up a performance run at the Metropolitan Opera. Majeski graduated from the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music with...

Social change takes center stage at Northwestern School of Law

Social change takes center stage at Northwestern School of Law

Amanda Svachula, Reporter

January 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Northwestern’s Law School used the power of theater as a catalyst for social change Wednesday night by presenting a free performance of "Crime Scene Chicago 2015: Let Hope Rise." Featured as a part of D.R.E.A.M. Week, a set of events to recognize the efforts and achievements of Martin Luther King,...

Northwestern art history students curate Block Museum exhibit

Northwestern art history students curate Block Museum exhibit

Allyson Chiu, Reporter

January 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Block Museum of Art held an event Wednesday evening organized around a student-curated exhibit of works by French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The exhibit is titled “Toulouse-Lautrec Prints: Art at the Edges of Modernity” and includes 18 pieces ranging from posters to theater programs. The...

Free coffee, donuts attract crowds to Chicago-area shops

Madeline Burg, Reporter

January 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Doughnuts are trendy, and doughnuts are delicious and — for one week — doughnuts are free. From Jan. 19-26 you can drop by any of Glazed & Infused’s five Chicago-area locations for free coffee and doughnut holes as part of a store promotion. The doughnut shop, established in 2012, has...

Northwestern entertainment company Tufaan holds dance competitions, supports charity

Rachel Davison, Assistant A&E Editor

January 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Not only does Tufaan Entertainment put on two annual dance competitions featuring students from across the nation, but it also directly supports Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project, a school for disadvantaged students in India. A non-profit entertainment company at Northwestern, Tufaan produces ...

Broken down Oscar Mayer mansion hits housing market

Sophie Mann, Assistant A&E Editor

January 22, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Looking for somewhere to park your Wienermobile? Look no further. The Oscar Mayer Mansion in Evanston is on the market. The landmark, originally owned by Oscar G. Mayer, Sr., the former chairman of the Oscar Mayer hot dog company, was built in 1901. He purchased it in 1927 and lived in it until his...

Q&A: ESPN host, Medill alum Mike Greenberg on his new novel

Q&A: ESPN host, Medill alum Mike Greenberg on his new novel

Hayley Glatter, A&E Editor

January 21, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

Between hosting ESPN’s "Mike and Mike," serving as the grand marshal of Northwestern’s 2013 Homecoming and devoting time to his family, Mike Greenberg (Medill '89) somehow found time to write another book. “My Father’s Wives” follows the story of Jonathan Sweetwater, a man who goes on a journey to m...

Curtain set to rise on ‘Titanic,’ 73rd annual Dolphin Show

Curtain set to rise on ‘Titanic,’ 73rd annual Dolphin Show

Kimberly Go, Reporter

January 21, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

America’s largest student-produced musical will be staged on one of the most iconic ships in history. The 73rd annual Dolphin Show opens its production of the musical "Titanic" on Friday for a two-weekend run at Cahn Auditorium. Having produced Broadway musicals in the past, including "Shrek t...

Staying chic in a Chicago winter

Helen Lee, Columnist

January 21, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

I'm from Kentucky, the state that's basically only known for two things: horses and University of Kentucky basketball. We're not known for frigid temperatures, but during my time at Northwestern, I've adjusted to the weather well enough to rack up some tips on how to stay warm during the winter months: 1. Ad...

Northwestern students compete in MLK Oratorical Contest

Peter Kotecki, Reporter

January 20, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest concluded its second and final round Monday afternoon with the recitation of three student speeches at McCormick Auditorium in Norris University Center. The three finalists’ speeches were assessed on style, content, organization, creativity, qualit...