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Annual SASA show promotes South Asian culture through satire of American reality show

Annual SASA show promotes South Asian culture through satire of American reality show

Rachel Hawley, Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Latest Stories, Students

This year’s South Asian Student Alliance showcase, “Keeping up with the Kapoors,” will bring a combination of Hollywood and Bollywood to Cahn Auditorium. Several student groups will take the stage on Saturday night to promote South Asian culture through dance and musical performances. The annual...

Lipstick Theatre show discusses personal implications of politics

Lipstick Theatre show discusses personal implications of politics

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant A&E Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Rather than tackling a single politicized theme, Lipstick Theatre’s winter show considers a range of topics, including queerness, disability, neurodiversity and representation in art, said producer Lindsey Weiss. “Sometimes the impulse in activist theater is to say, ‘We’re going to make a...

Traditional Greek tragedy modernized for department show

Traditional Greek tragedy modernized for department show

Sophie Mann, Copy Chief
January 26, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A modern rendition of Ancient Greece is coming to the Louis Theater this Friday, with the School of Communication’s newest mainstage production, “Agamemnon.” The play, originally written by the ancient Greek tragedian Aeschylus, is about King Agamemnon’s return to Argos after the Trojan War...

NU alumna explores bonds of family as major character in new Freeform series “Beyond”

NU alumna explores bonds of family as major character in new Freeform series “Beyond”

Kristine Liao, Reporter
January 26, 2017
Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Television and Film

Northwestern alumna Romy Rosemont (Communication ’85) is no stranger to the small screen. With previous roles in “Glee,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “CSI” and “The Fosters,” Rosemont takes her turn as a lead character in Freeform’s new mystery series, “Beyond.” “Beyond” is about...

Medill freshman releases album of songs, poetry on iTunes

Medill freshman releases album of songs, poetry on iTunes

Catherine Kim, Assistant A&E Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

Medill freshman Debbie-Marie Brown said she never envisioned herself releasing an album and becoming a “real musician.” After all, music was just a personal outlet she used to express her spirituality and cope with depression during high school, she said. Yet on Jan. 21, she found herself singing...

Northwestern alumna directs Chicago play about acceptance, love

Northwestern alumna directs Chicago play about acceptance, love

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

Krissy Vanderwarker (Weinberg ’01) has created an alternate reality. There are puppets and battle scenes and time travel helmets, and love conquers hate — an important message for our current world, Vanderwarker said. Vanderwarker brings this reality to life in “Psychonaut Librarians,” Chicago-based...

Opera star leads Northwestern master class

Opera star leads Northwestern master class

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Opera vocalist Matthew Polenzani returned to Northwestern to teach his second vocal master class with four students on Wednesday. The master class was part of the Robert M. and Maya L. Tichio Vocal Master Class Series, a series of master classes by noted vocalists for Northwestern students, said Kurt...

Quartet brings interplanetary jazz to Nevin’s Pub

Quartet brings interplanetary jazz to Nevin’s Pub

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant A&E Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Dave Flippo is from his own planet. But, he counters, so is everybody else. “That’s the weird thing about human existence. Every person walking around, they’re the center of their universe,” Flippo said. “When I write my music, I’m not writing it for other people; I’m writing it for...

Block Museum exhibition explores loss, trauma

Block Museum exhibition explores loss, trauma

Gabby Grossman, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

French-Algerian artist Kader Attia has traveled all around Africa studying culture, history and presenting exhibitions. Now, Attia will make his solo debut in the Midwest at the Block Museum of Art with “Reflecting Memory,” an exhibition opening Saturday. Art history graduate student Antawan Byrd...

Students lead artistic community event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Students lead artistic community event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, City

When Oakton Elementary School fifth-grader Izayah Carr stepped up to the microphone with a smile on his face, more than 1,000 people cheered as he introduced the opening act of Diverse Communities United, a community event held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Student performers...

Dolphin Show celebrates history in its 75th year

Dolphin Show celebrates history in its 75th year

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant A&E Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

Born in a campus pool 75 years ago, the Northwestern Dolphin Show now features less water and more foliage — specifically, a huge, operable model of a carnivorous Venus flytrap for its latest production, “Little Shop of Horrors.” The Dolphin Show, a longstanding NU tradition that is the currently...

Accompianetta performs first ever student-conducted Mahler symphony

Accompianetta performs first ever student-conducted Mahler symphony

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
January 12, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

After an emotional experience playing Mahler’s first symphony in a youth orchestra, Bienen graduate student Taichi Fukumura will soon perform the piece again — but this time, from the other side of the podium. Fukumura and Accompianetta, an orchestra he founded, will present Mahler 1 as part...