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Applause for a Cause to screen new film, raise money for Apna Ghar

Applause for a Cause to screen new film, raise money for Apna Ghar

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

May 24, 2017


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

In Applause for a Cause’s newest film release, a young mother must figure out how to protect her daughter from a looming supernatural threat while confronting past abuse and her own demons. Applause For A Cause, a campus organization that produces feature-length films, will premiere its seventh...

New York Times bestseller Daniel Stashower to hold 2-day colloquium

New York Times bestseller Daniel Stashower to hold 2-day colloquium

Taira Alabi, Reporter

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A New York Times bestselling author is set to visit campus this week to teach students the elements of mystery writing. Daniel Stashower (Weinberg ’82) will appear in a two-day colloquium Thursday and Friday. Stashower is holding the event with Pritzker School of Law Prof. Deborah Borman, who attended...

Northwestern band Kodiak Grove grows presence on campus

Northwestern band Kodiak Grove grows presence on campus

Emily Chin, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students

Ever since he could remember, Gibran Wirjawan has dreamed of being a musician. Wirjawan, a Bienen freshman, joined his first band when he was in third grade. He’s played in bands his entire life, he said, and is now the guitarist for Kodiak Grove, a freshman band that was formed a few months ago. In...

Student creates theater piece based on real life of people in Oakland’s Chinatown

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This weekend, the stories of real-life Asian Americans will come to life on stage in Weinberg junior Diana Fu’s theater piece “Tears at the Margins.” “Tears at the Margins” is a series of monologues and two performance poetry pieces based on interviews Fu did with people from Chinatown...

Communication sophomore creates first feature film based on experiences with brother with disabilities

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Television and Film

When Communication sophomore Alex Herz set out to make his first feature film, he didn’t know what it would be about. Herz said the idea for his film came to him when he was sitting in one of his Radio, Television and Film classes during Winter Quarter last year. “All of a sudden it just...

Bienen sophomores to release first jazz album at end of month

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

May 24, 2017


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

Bienen sophomores Louis Danowsky and Sam Wolsk first met at a high school all-state jazz festival during their junior of high school. Three years later, they are about to release their first big band album, “Coalescence.” During Fall Quarter of his freshman year, Danowsky wrote a tune in a “six-day...

Civitas Ensemble receives grant to perform with Czech musical group

Civitas Ensemble receives grant to perform with Czech musical group

May 17, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Civitas Ensemble and the Gipsy Way Ensemble have no form of vocal communication, but they can communicate through their music. Civitas, a Chicago-based classical group in which a Northwestern professor performs, will be creating an album and documentary with the Gipsy Way, a folk music group from...

RTVF class creates student film festival

RTVF class creates student film festival

Emily Chaiet, Reporter

May 17, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Communication junior Orli Spierer hopes to work at a film festival when she graduates. This year, Spierer did not have to wait to fulfill her dream, as she was able to plan a student film festival with her classmates through a Radio, Television and Film class. This is the first year the class, RTVF...

Student DJ, band to perform on Dillo main stage

Student DJ, band to perform on Dillo main stage

Kristine Liao, Reporter

May 17, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

After performing in Sargent Dining Hall his sophomore year and opening for B.o.B in Chicago his junior year, McCormick senior Randall Harris, or “Prez Harris”, has earned his spot on the Dillo Day main stage. “We just hadn’t done the biggest stage at Northwestern, and we really wanted to do...

Dolphin Show announces ‘Ragtime’ as next production

Dolphin Show announces ‘Ragtime’ as next production

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

The Dolphin Show announced “Ragtime” as its 76th production, which will come to Cahn Auditorium this January. “Ragtime” follows the stories of three diverse families in their pursuit of the American Dream at the turn of the 20th century in New York. The lives of an affluent white couple, Jewish...

Northwestern alum’s renowned play “Stick Fly” to premiere on campus

Northwestern alum’s renowned play “Stick Fly” to premiere on campus

Taira Alabi, Reporter

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

After a Broadway run in 2011, “Stick Fly” will premiere at Northwestern this weekend in Josephine Louis Theater. Put on by The Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, the show aims to capture the drama that occurs at the intersection of race, class and privilege. Written in 2008...

Trombone choir wins international competition, seeks funds to perform at festival

Trombone choir wins international competition, seeks funds to perform at festival

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

The Northwestern University Trombone Choir won an international competition and will travel to perform in California this June — but without any financial assistance from the University. The trombone choir won the International Trombone Association’s Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition,...