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Northwestern’s Soul4Real performs at White House, privately serenades Obamas

Amanda Svachula, Reporter

January 15, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Events, Music

A&E President Barack Obama has once again reinforced the fact that Northwestern is his Big Ten team. NU's premiere African-American a cappella group Soul4Real, which specializes in R&B, soul and hip hop music, performed at a holiday party at the White House on Dec. 12. Group member Emily ...

Evanston museum features world’s largest Toby jug collection

Hayley Glatter, A&E Editor

January 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Profiles, Reviews, The Current

A&E John F. Kennedy, Shakespeare characters and gardeners all found a home in Evanston. At The American Toby Jug Museum, 910 Chicago Ave., these figures and about 8,000 others like them take shape in jug form and together comprise the world’s largest collection of Toby jugs. About one-thi...

Deering to display exhibit on library collections

Jacquelyn Guillen, Reporter

January 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Featured A&E, Profiles, Reviews, The Current

A&E Students may be tempted by the Vin Fiz wine and Barack Obama lollipops on display in Deering Library, but they aren’t for consumption. The items are a part of the library’s new exhibit, “Beyond the Book: The Changing Nature of Library Collections,” which features unique objects acquired b...

Vertigo offers public participation in development of student-written plays

Vertigo offers public participation in development of student-written plays

Yaqoob Qaseem, Reporter

January 14, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E This weekend, audience members will be able to participate in the creation of student-written plays. Vertigo Productions, a student organization for undergraduate playwrights, will host its first annual Winter Reading Series Thursday through Saturday. In this free event at Shanley Pavi...

Artist recreates Northwestern sunrise, sunset inside Dittmar Gallery

Artist recreates Northwestern sunrise, sunset inside Dittmar Gallery

Alice Yin, Development Editor

January 8, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Dittmar Gallery room will be transformed into a Northwestern-personalized map of the evening sky, complete with rocks from around campus. Called the “Night for Day” exhibit, the art installation will open Friday and be featured until Feb. 8. Jason Paradis, a New York-based artist and university...

Foods you loved abroad find a place at home

Hayley Glatter, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 7, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Ah, Winter Quarter. A time of late frostbite shuttles, general cold-related saltiness and an impossible deluge of Wildcats who seem to start every sentence with “Well, this one time in Paris …” That’s right, Cats, nearly 400 students studied abroad in the fall, and many are back on campus for...

Canadian string quartet opens Winter Chamber Music Festival, premieres new work

Rachel Davison, Reporter

January 7, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Orford String Quartet, well-known in Canada for performing and teaching in the summer at the Orford Arts Centre, disbanded in 1991. But, in July of 2009, Jonathan Crow, Andrew Wan, Eric Nowlin and Brian Manker performed together at the Orford Arts Centre, rehearsing as the New Orford String Quartet for...

Northwestern creative writing professors lauded for groundbreaking work

Amanda Svachula, Reporter

January 7, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

With innovative literary techniques and unique perspectives on common topics, Northwestern creative writing professors Stuart Dybek and Eula Biss astounded the literary world in 2014, receiving many awards for their work. Dybek published two books of short stories that received praise from both n...

Block Museum exhibition features Kashmiri artifacts

Block Museum exhibition features Kashmiri artifacts

Hayley Glatter, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 7, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

An 8th-century brass sculpture with copper and silver inlay, a masterpiece of technical workmanship, sits in the middle of an empty room. The display isn’t located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art or The Louvre. Rather, it’s part of Block Museum of Art’s new exhibition, which includes two pa...