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Recent graduate Eric Peters lands first gig in ‘Motown’ national tour

Recent graduate Eric Peters lands first gig in ‘Motown’ national tour

Jane Recker, Assistant A&E Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

While it might take most aspiring young actors several years and grueling side jobs to get their big break in professional theater, all it took for Eric Peters was a daring move to New York City and a summer-long wait. “It feels crazy to be talking about this,” Peters said. “This isn’t how...

NU alum offers ‘backstage look’ at Nora Ephron films in debut book

NU alum offers ‘backstage look’ at Nora Ephron films in debut book

Madeleine Fernando, Web Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Literature

Faked orgasms in a New York City diner, failed attempts at cybersex, finding love atop the Empire State Building. These are just a few of the iconic scenes created by incomparable rom-com filmmaker Nora Ephron and the subject of Erin Carlson’s (Medill ’05) first book. “I’ll Have What She’s...

American premiere of vocal piece to combine 1,000 Chicagoland voices

American premiere of vocal piece to combine 1,000 Chicagoland voices

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Music, Students, Video

Grammy Award-winning flutist Tim Munro was long compelled to find ways to break down the performer-audience divide in music productions. To achieve this goal, Munro invited groups from all around Chicago for the American premiere of a multiple-ensemble piece. David Lang’s “crowd out” — a composition...

New Block Museum exhibition combines 18th century, contemporary art

New Block Museum exhibition combines 18th century, contemporary art

Jane Yun, Reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Visual Arts

The Block Museum of Art is reviving the legacy of William Blake in an interdisciplinary exhibition that draws parallels between the artist’s work during the Romantic era and pieces he inspired modern artists to create. Titled “William Blake and the Age of Aquarius,” the exhibition opened Saturday...

Communication sophomore features musical at New York Musical Festival

Communication sophomore features musical at New York Musical Festival

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter

August 17, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E Communication sophomore Rachel Covey said she always knew her place was in the theater. It took until her sophomore year of high school, however, for her to discover her passion as a composer. Now, more than four years later, Covey’s first original musical, "Painting Faye Salvez," was a part of...

Bienen graduate lands role as associate member of Chicago Symphony Chorus

Bienen graduate lands role as associate member of Chicago Symphony Chorus

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter

August 5, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

For Frank Laucerica (Bienen ’17), pursuing music always seemed natural. After growing up in a musical household and attending performing arts magnet schools for both middle school and high school, Laucerica came to Northwestern to pursue the Voice and Opera program. Now, Laucerica is an associate...

Evanston native Kweku Collins kicks off Lollapalooza

Evanston native Kweku Collins kicks off Lollapalooza

Colin Boyle, Reporter

August 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

The 26th annual Lollapalooza music festival began Thursday in Chicago’s Grant Park, showcasing a rising Evanston talent. Kweku Collins, a 20-year-old Evanston native and Evanston Township High School alumnus, was among the first round of acts to perform, blazing the main stage near Jackson Drive...

“The Pages” movie brings Hollywood, local actors to Northwestern campus

“The Pages” movie brings Hollywood, local actors to Northwestern campus

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

June 29, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film, Top Stories

A&E Alex Weisman turned a corner in the Donald P. Jacobs Center on Tuesday and was hit by a flood of memories. Weisman (Communication ’10) had walked to his History of the Holocaust class that way seven years ago — and now he was back in the same spot, playing a graduate student at a fictiona...

Former Waa-Mu Show writers reunited by musical project for Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival

Former Waa-Mu Show writers reunited by musical project for Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

June 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Top Stories

A&E Since graduating from Northwestern, former Waa-Mu Show writers Desiree Staples, Ryan Bernsten and Christopher Anselmo had taken their careers in separate directions. Staples (Communication ’14) was writing for television pilots in Los Angeles. Bernsten (Communication ’14) was working for H...

Communication professor’s platform Open TV provides launchpad for web series, helps land HBO deal

Communication professor’s platform Open TV provides launchpad for web series, helps land HBO deal

Troy Closson, Assistant Summer Editor

June 15, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film, Top Stories

A&E “Brown Girls,” a critically acclaimed web series developed through Communication Prof. Aymar Jean “AJ” Christian’s research project, Open TV (beta), announced an HBO development deal earlier this month. Filmed in Chicago and premiering last February, “Brown Girls” is the story of...

Bienen ensembles combine for concert at Millennium Park

Bienen ensembles combine for concert at Millennium Park

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Students

The annual Northwestern concert in Millennium Park is going to be a “huge surprise,” in the words of Maestro Victor Yampolsky. This year, Bienen’s Contemporary Music Ensemble and Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra will collaborate for the very first time, playing the music of modern...

Q&A with Dogspotting Snapchat manager Sofia Kuta

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students

In between classes and bites of breakfast, Communication junior Sofia Kuta runs the Dogspotting Snapchat account. Dogspotting is a public Facebook group where more than 586,000 members can post photos of dogs they see. The Daily sat down with Kuta to talk about how she got the job, what makes a good...