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Alumna Kim Brooks hosts documentary about Oprah’s academy in South Africa

Alumna Kim Brooks hosts documentary about Oprah’s academy in South Africa

Kelley Czajka, A&E Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

Kim Brooks knows that anything is possible. Now she just needs to convince everyone else. Brooks (Communication ’05) spreads this message in “O Girls,” a one-hour television special following the journeys of five graduates of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. The...

‘The Lightkeeper’ sheds light on the beauty in a mentor relationship

‘The Lightkeeper’ sheds light on the beauty in a mentor relationship

Catherine Kim, Assistant A&E Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

Zach Bandler (Communication ‘07) learned to understand the brevity of life at a young age, watching his closest teacher from high school fade before his own eyes. For Bandler, now a filmmaker, this man was his first mentor and artistic father figure. But as his mentor experienced a series of strokes...

New annual festival embraces people with disabilities into the theater world

New annual festival embraces people with disabilities into the theater world

Catherine Kim, Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E For Seesaw Theatre’s show this spring, Communication sophomore Christina Layton asked the mother of a child who uses a wheelchair to let her hold him in her arms. During a portion of the play that had the children fly around the room like butterflies, she said she held the young...

Northwestern alumnus Greg Berlanti powers through Hollywood, from teen dramas to comic universes

Northwestern alumnus Greg Berlanti powers through Hollywood, from teen dramas to comic universes

Tori Latham, Features Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Greg Berlanti — best known as the showrunner of shows such as “Arrow” and “The Flash” — always wanted to fly. “In my mind, when I was five or six or seven, I thought, ‘Oh, someday that’ll happen. Someday I’ll have the right cape or I’ll jump off of the porch, and I’l...

‘The Grumpiest Boy in the World’ explores the idea of being average

‘The Grumpiest Boy in the World’ explores the idea of being average

Matthew Choi, Copy Chief
November 17, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E It can be hard to be average. “The Grumpiest Boy in the World,” written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, comes to Northwestern in a production by Purple Crayon Players. The 45-minute play recounts the story of Zachary Briddling, a 7-year-old boy who struggles to find what makes him special. H...

Chicago Podcast Festival will feature two Evanston podcasters

Chicago Podcast Festival will feature two Evanston podcasters

Hayley Krolik, Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Two Evanston residents will participate in the first-ever Chicago Podcast Festival, a gathering dedicated to the popular audio medium some say is in its golden age. The festival will bring together 35 podcasts, including the two based in Evanston: Improv Nerd  and Booth One. The festiv...

Evanston arts documentary receives nomination for regional Emmy

Evanston arts documentary receives nomination for regional Emmy

Maddie Burakoff, Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E “The Arts in Evanston,” a documentary featuring artists and arts organizations in Evanston, and produced by Evanston producer Anderson Castilho, has been nominated for an Emmy award by the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Regardless of...

Q&A: David Govertsen, opera singer

Q&A: David Govertsen, opera singer

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Seven years ago, singer David Govertsen (Bienen ’11) taught music at a public school in Park Ridge. Now, he can be found on stage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, performing as a professional bass-baritone in the upcoming production of “The Magic Flute.” The Daily: When and how did yo...

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic led by NU alumnus performs multiple world premieres

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic led by NU alumnus performs multiple world premieres

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Every year for the past 11 years, Orbert Davis (Bienen ’97) has written one or two world premieres for the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. The latest of these will be performed Friday at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, along with the world premiere of a piece written by an 18-year-old Cuban musician. D...

ReFusionShaka routes back to simpler origins, now unites NU’s dance community

ReFusionShaka routes back to simpler origins, now unites NU’s dance community

Jerry Lee, Creative Director
November 10, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Students

A&E No one predicted the meteoric rise of ReFusionShaka’s popularity in the Northwestern community when it started in 2010. Six years later and with more than 100 dancers involved, the event has turned into a symbol of unity for the dance community on campus. “It was definitely something th...

Lipstick Theatre production explores struggles of being a teenage girl

Lipstick Theatre production explores struggles of being a teenage girl

Catherine Kim, Reporter
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Lipstick Theatre’s fall mainstage production will explore gender stereotypes and track the journey of finding one’s identity as a teenage girl. “Be Aggressive,” which premieres Thursday in the Shanley Pavilion, tells a story of loss and how it propels two 17-year-old girls to move...

Prince Harry is dating Northwestern alumna

Prince Harry is dating Northwestern alumna

Stavros Agorakis, A&E Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Prince Harry’s relationship with actress Meghan Markle (Communication ’03) was confirmed in a statement Tuesday, which denounced the media for its intrusion into the Northwestern alumna’s private life. The statement, released by the prince’s communications secretary at Kensington Pala...