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Piven Theatre premieres new play on long-distance, later-in-life love

Piven Theatre premieres new play on long-distance, later-in-life love

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

A dance competition will take center stage in Piven Theatre’s 2017 capstone production, bringing together two older, long-distance lovers. “Dance for Beginners” will premiere Saturday at the Piven Theatre in Evanston in its first full-scale production, following staged readings at the Chicago...

‘Late Night’ host reflects on Northwestern experiences, writing satire in current political climate

‘Late Night’ host reflects on Northwestern experiences, writing satire in current political climate

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film, The Monthly, Top Stories

Seth Meyers did not take any political science or journalism courses during his time at Northwestern. As a radio, television and film major, comedy was what he was passionate about. Now, two decades after graduating from NU, Meyers (Communication ’96) is celebrated as a late night host who blends...

Rapper Kweku Collins lands Lollapalooza gig within 2 years of graduating ETHS

Rapper Kweku Collins lands Lollapalooza gig within 2 years of graduating ETHS

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music, The Monthly

Hip-hop and rap artist Kweku Collins started rapping as a hobby when he was 9 years old, coming up with lyrics while making his bed in the morning before school. Eleven years later, he is on his way to stardom and will perform at Lollapalooza this summer. Collins, who lives in Evanston and graduated...

World-famous pianist Emanuel Ax plays sold-out concert

World-famous pianist Emanuel Ax plays sold-out concert

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E World-famous pianist Emanuel Ax sold out Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall on Wednesday night, performing a recital consisting of impromptus, including many written by a composer from his native land — Frédéric Chopin. Ax is a collaborator with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and this was his fir...

Northwestern graduate student designs set for existential slasher comedy

Andrea Michelson, Reporter

May 3, 2017


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

A&E On a stage just 20 feet wide, Northwestern graduate student Arnel Sancianco was tasked with bringing a world of horror to a college dorm room. The play, “Hookman,” premiered at Steep Theatre on April 20 and runs through May 27. The existential slasher comedy was written by L...

Bienen hosts annual American Liszt Society Festival for first time

Bienen hosts annual American Liszt Society Festival for first time

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

The Bienen School of Music hosted the annual American Liszt Society Festival for the first time this weekend, celebrating the works and influence of Franz Liszt, a 19th-century composer and virtuoso pianist. The theme of the festival was “Liszt and the Orchestral Imagination,” focusing on the...

Boomshaka’s 20th anniversary show celebrates community, creativity

Boomshaka’s 20th anniversary show celebrates community, creativity

Taira Alabi, Reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Latest Stories

A&E Trash cans, dancing, paint buckets. These are just a few elements of a Boomshaka show. Northwestern’s drum, dance and rhythm group will present its 20th anniversary spring show, “Back to Zero,” this weekend in Shanley Pavilion. Over its two-decade span, Boomshaka has drawn in dancers...

McCormick freshman featured in metal band’s music videos

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Damon D’Amico Jr. didn’t expect to be offered the role of Kevin, a victim of bullying, in a Boston-based metal band’s music video. After coming across the McCormick freshman’s professional profile online, the directors and lead singer of Ice Nine Kills contacted D’Amico about act...

Northwestern alumna stars in sign language version of ‘Pinocchio’

Northwestern alumna stars in sign language version of ‘Pinocchio’

Emily Chaiet, Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Sarah Cartwright said she is used to being type-casted as a scrappy orphan. But for the next month, she will instead portray a dead cricket who serves as the voice to a puppet in Neverbird Project’s production of “Pinocchio.” “Pinocchio” tells the story of a puppet who is brought to life...

Evanston Literary Festival returns for third year

Evanston Literary Festival returns for third year

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Literature

A&E Evanston will come together once more this weekend to celebrate its vibrant literary arts community. The annual Evanston Literary Festival will return on Saturday, featuring an expanded program of events and guests. The festival, now in its third year, runs until May 11, starting with Indepen...

Lyric Opera recreates Parisian version of musical ‘My Fair Lady’

Lyric Opera recreates Parisian version of musical ‘My Fair Lady’

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E The Lyric Opera of Chicago will re-create a Parisian version of the timeless Broadway musical “My Fair Lady,” a large-scale production that includes a chorus of more than 50 singers. “My Fair Lady” — a musical stemmed from “Pygmalion,” a play by George Bernard Shaw based on...

Rock musical explores expectations of success

Rock musical explores expectations of success

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor

April 26, 2017


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

For many Northwestern students, the desire to achieve certain markers of success looms large, said Communication sophomore Noah Watkins. In an effort to explore this theme, Watkins directed a production of the musical “tick, tick … BOOM!” which opens Friday at the Mussetter-Struble Theater....