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Northwestern alumnus helps program light-up mushrooms for Smithsonian art installation

Northwestern alumnus helps program light-up mushrooms for Smithsonian art installation

Amelia Langas, Copy Chief

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories

Bomani McClendon (McCormick ’17) had yet to graduate from Northwestern when he was brought on board the “Shrumen Lumen” art project as a software programmer. Then an intern at the design company IDEO, McClendon was hand-picked by Joerg Student, executive design director at the company and lead...

Feinberg Prof. Ricardo Rosenkranz mixes magic, medicine in stage show

Feinberg Prof. Ricardo Rosenkranz mixes magic, medicine in stage show

Alena Prcela, Reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Staff, Theater

When Feinberg Prof. Ricardo Rosenkranz wandered into a tiny Mexico City magic shop 18 years ago, he didn’t expect his world to change. But it did. “I was entranced,” Rosenkranz said. “But I had no idea what this would come to mean to me.” Now, Rosenkranz teaches medical students...

First-year Feinberg students launch Northwestern Medical Orchestra as downtown instrumental music outlet

First-year Feinberg students launch Northwestern Medical Orchestra as downtown instrumental music outlet

Troy Closson, Print Managing Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

Even before arriving on campus, first-year medical students Bettina Cheung and Michael Wang noticed the Feinberg School of Medicine didn’t have its own “instrumental music scene” — and were determined to change that. It’s easy “to get absorbed in the bubble created by the environment”...

NU alum Jordan Horowitz, his wife to showcase film on motherhood, superheroes at Chicago Critics Film Festival

NU alum Jordan Horowitz, his wife to showcase film on motherhood, superheroes at Chicago Critics Film Festival

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 2, 2018


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

When Jordan Horowitz (Communication ’02) and his wife, Julia Hart, had their first child, Horowitz recalled his wife saying she had never felt more powerful than when she became a mother. The thought sparked the defining combination of the duo’s latest film: motherhood and superheroes. “(We)...

Wirtz mainstage show ‘The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls’ features fantasy, feminism

Wirtz mainstage show ‘The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls’ features fantasy, feminism

Vy Duong, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E When childhood stories of magic suddenly come to life in a dark reality, things can get scary and messy. For the protagonist of the new mainstage show at Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, this means facing ugly encounters while reconnecting with her childhood ...

NU alum premieres new composition at 45th annual Bach Week Festival

NU alum premieres new composition at 45th annual Bach Week Festival

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2018


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

A&E When acclaimed cellist Katinka Kleijn came to Richard Webster (Bienen ’74, ’77) with the idea of performing a newly commissioned composition at the 45th annual Bach Week Festival, Webster said he knew the creative decision would be met with some skepticism. The Bach Week Festival, which W...

Grammy, Pulitzer winner Jennifer Higdon awarded 2018 Nemmers Prize in Musical Composition

Grammy, Pulitzer winner Jennifer Higdon awarded 2018 Nemmers Prize in Musical Composition

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Jennifer Higdon wrote her first composition as a flute performance major at Bowling Green State University. Her flute teacher assigned her to create a piece for flute and piano, and from then on, she was hooked. “Just that experience was enough to wet my appetite for composing,” Higdon said...

Northwestern alumna plays fairy godmother in national tour of ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

Northwestern alumna plays fairy godmother in national tour of ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

Crystal Wall, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater, Theater

A&E When Leslie Jackson saw “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” performed during its first run on Broadway, she was under a spell. Five years later, her fairytale dream has become a reality. Jackson (Bienen ’11) plays the fairy godmother in the show’s national tour, which hits t...

NU professor directs new theater show emphasizing giving back, community outreach

NU professor directs new theater show emphasizing giving back, community outreach

Tejas Sekhar, Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Giving back and realizing one’s self worth — regardless of background — are both central themes in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s production “Last Stop on Market Street,” which follows a day in the life of 7-year-old CJ and his grandmother who teaches him to find beauty in the city on a Sunday...

Lovers and Madmen to showcase student work in first adaptation festival

Lovers and Madmen to showcase student work in first adaptation festival

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

Communication senior Preston Choi was looking for a way to bring a new twist to classical plays. And he wanted to do it in a way that would focus less on the voices of “dead white men.” That’s why he pitched creating an adaptation festival to Lovers and Madmen, a group that produces classical...

The Monthly: April Edition

The Monthly: April Edition

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Instagram Posts, The Monthly

In this edition of The Monthly: John Krasinski opens up about his first foray into horror with “A Quiet Place” in The Monthly’s April cover story. Further reads: Communication students recount their experience setting the stage for the “Starry Night” gala, a Netflix-commissioned study re-sparks...

‘Unbranded’ exhibition examines race, gender through advertisements

‘Unbranded’ exhibition examines race, gender through advertisements

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Visual Arts

A&E For artist Hank Willis Thomas, advertising has always been something of a “second language.” “(Advertising) was something that I could decode and understand at an early age, and I was hyperaware of being communicated to through the images,” Thomas said. “I realized that the real m...