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Weinberg senior balances classes with leading a nonprofit organization

Weinberg senior balances classes with leading a nonprofit organization

Olivia Zapater-Charrette, Reporter
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E For Weinberg senior Nikita Patel, music is about more than performance or technique. Pate runs Simple Gifts, a nonprofit organization she started in high school, which works to provide refurbished instruments to low-income music students. Patel founded the nonprofit four years ago, but after ...

Music Institute concert to honor Chicago jazz legend Louis Armstrong

Music Institute concert to honor Chicago jazz legend Louis Armstrong

Maddie Burakoff, Reporter
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Evanston will get the chance to swing this weekend when the Music Institute of Chicago revives the classic tunes of Louis Armstrong during a concert in town. The Music Institute will be holding its Louis Armstrong Legacy Concert on Nov. 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in downtown Evanston. Th...

Students collaborate with Broadway-level professionals on new sports musical

Students collaborate with Broadway-level professionals on new sports musical

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

A&E In the American Music Theatre Project’s upcoming staged reading, theater and sports will meet to tell the story of one of the most renowned sports figures of the 20th century. “Rockne” documents the life of Knute Rockne, the man who built the University of Notre Dame’s football t...

Enrich Evanston encourages discussion of diversity in local arts

Enrich Evanston encourages discussion of diversity in local arts

Kelley Czajka, Assistant A&E Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Fifteen members of four Evanston arts organizations are “soul searching” in the hope of finally addressing issues with inclusivity within the city’s arts communities that have been ignored in the past. Enrich Evanston is an informal grouping of the Actors Gymnasium, Evanston Dance Ens...

Alumnae Kathryn Hahn and Sarah Gubbins explore the explosion of female desire in new Amazon series

Alumnae Kathryn Hahn and Sarah Gubbins explore the explosion of female desire in new Amazon series

Kelley Czajka, Assistant A&E Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Chris Kraus loves Dick. Kraus, portrayed by Kathryn Hahn (Communication ’95), is the lead character in the epistolary novel-turned-TV series “I Love Dick,” adapted and written by Sarah Gubbins (Communication ’97, ’08). The pilot is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime...

‘Sweet Charity’ revives jazz era, features elaborate designs

‘Sweet Charity’ revives jazz era, features elaborate designs

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E With the largest student orchestra in the history of the Ethel M. Barber Theatre, an LED-lined set design and 1960s-inspired dance numbers, “Sweet Charity” is bringing a hybrid of jazz and classic musical theatre to the Northwestern mainstage. Directed and choreographed by Tommy Rapley,...

Slam poetry, gender-bent cast rejuvenate classic “Romeo and Juliet” story in WAVE Productions’ fall show

Slam poetry, gender-bent cast rejuvenate classic “Romeo and Juliet” story in WAVE Productions’ fall show

Sophie Mann, Copy Chief
November 2, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E WAVE Productions’ “R&J” will seek to provide a new take on a traditionally heteronormative text when the new adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” arrives at Shanley Pavilion on Thursday. The production stars a female Romeo, features two queer protagonists and incorporates slam poetr...

Northwestern, Evanston authors write books about election

Northwestern, Evanston authors write books about election

Maddie Burakoff, Reporter
November 2, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E For Jonathan Allen, John Wilson and Maegan Carberry, participating in the upcoming elections has meant far more than filling out a ballot. All three authors have penned books with different takes on the figures of this year’s biggest political showdown, presenting the candidates’ stre...

Indie pop band August Hotel blends members’ musical upbringings, stimuli

Indie pop band August Hotel blends members’ musical upbringings, stimuli

Jennifer Hepp, Reporter
November 2, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

All it took for August Hotel to pick a new name was a stroke of luck and a copy of “The Great Gatsby.” When the members opened the novel on a random page, they selected the first two words that stood out to them, thus christening the new era for the group. A Chicago-based band, August Hotel compr...

Play written by NU alumna explores psychology of working in a slaughterhouse, on death row

Play written by NU alumna explores psychology of working in a slaughterhouse, on death row

Hayley Krolik, Reporter
October 27, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E As a zookeeper at the Lincoln Park Zoo, former Northwestern professor Mia McCullough (Communication ‘92) had to kill mice to feed to reptiles, inspiring her to think more deeply about the concept of ending a creature’s life. This prompted her to write “Chagrin Falls,” and its newest ...

NU alumna Kate Shindle tours country with Broadway production of ‘Fun Home’

NU alumna Kate Shindle tours country with Broadway production of ‘Fun Home’

Stavros Agorakis, A&E Editor
October 27, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

A&E Stardom was not on Kate Shindle’s agenda while she attended Northwestern. Although she was single-minded in pursuing a full-time career in professional theater, Shindle (Communication ‘99) took her academic work seriously, former NU acting Prof. Dominic Missimi said. “Kate was a very...

Q&A: Alumna Kaitlin Fine, assistant company manager of ‘Hamilton’ in Chicago

Q&A: Alumna Kaitlin Fine, assistant company manager of ‘Hamilton’ in Chicago

Kelley Czajka, Assistant A&E Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

A&E Kaitlin Fine (Communication ‘09) was a performer throughout her time at Northwestern, but it was only during her senior year that she realized her passion lay backstage. After graduating, Fine landed an internship under Jeffrey Seller — who would become the producer of “Hamilton” — an...