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‘An Outrage’ examines the modern ramifications of lynching

‘An Outrage’ examines the modern ramifications of lynching

Jane Recker, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2018


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

A&E When filmmakers Lance Warren and Hannah Ayers learned about lynching as young adults, they said it was presented in their education as “a sidebar of American history.” It was through working to create an online history course for high school teachers that they began delving deeper into t...

Dittmar exhibit challenges stereotypes about black men

Dittmar exhibit challenges stereotypes about black men

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Visual Arts

A&E Rick Lewis’ students at Illinois State University knew him as a helpful administrator and mentor for black students. They were unaware of his artistic talents until they became the subject of his art. Lewis’s portrait series, “(In)Visible Men,” features 13 portraits of black men, ...

NU alumna continues to shine in the Joffrey Ballet’s latest performance

NU alumna continues to shine in the Joffrey Ballet’s latest performance

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Latest Stories

A&E Joanna Wozniak (School of Professional Studies ’16) describes the course of her education as “unconventional.” She left her home of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, when she was 14 to go to the Harid Conservatory in Florida, a professional training school for young dancers. She dropped ou...

‘The Antelope Party’ uses ‘brony’ subculture to examine 2016 election

‘The Antelope Party’ uses ‘brony’ subculture to examine 2016 election

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E Jeremy Wechsler (Communication ’90) was seeking a script that looked at the current political landscape from an “off-kilter” perspective. But “off-kilter” doesn’t even begin to describe “The Antelope Party,” a colorful and at times eerie journey into an impressionable My Little...

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra to perform Mardi Gras-themed concert

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra to perform Mardi Gras-themed concert

Jane Recker, A&E Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Audiences might notice something strange when attending the Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra’s Mardi Gras-themed concert on Feb. 13: some of the songs will require the performers to play without any sheet music. Jazzers are familiar with doing shorter improvisations, but trumpet player Sam Wol...

NU alumni create kid-friendly play about diversity at Chicago Children’s Theatre

NU alumni create kid-friendly play about diversity at Chicago Children’s Theatre

Carmen Fernandez, Reporter

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E Tackling topics of diversity and race through art is never easy — especially when it comes to children. But in the world of “My Wonderful Birthday Suit!” colorful costumes, cheerful music and fun characters’ names present diversity to children through the scene of a birthday party. W...

Northwestern alumni to perform in Chicago for “Love Never Dies” national tour

Northwestern alumni to perform in Chicago for “Love Never Dies” national tour

Madeleine Fernando, Digital Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E Both Alyssa Giannetti and Michael Gillis grew up with a love for composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and his best-known musical, “The Phantom of the Opera.” So, it was only appropriate that the two be cast in the national tour of “Love Never Dies,” the stand-alone musical sequel to “The P...

WNUR’s show ‘Vintage House’ celebrates house music

WNUR’s show ‘Vintage House’ celebrates house music

Carmen Fernandez, Reporter

February 1, 2018


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

A&E As a 17-year-old, Lori Branch — struggling with her bisexuality — snuck into The Warehouse club. She described the experience as “magical” and said the house music club provided a space where she could be herself and fit in. "It was one of these things that I had never experienced,...

‘The Other Kids’ attempts to reinvent teen drama as part of New Docs series

‘The Other Kids’ attempts to reinvent teen drama as part of New Docs series

Crystal Wall, Reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television and Film

A&E Chris Brown could never identify with his favorite teen movies growing up. Now, working as a director, he decided to make one he could relate to, inspired by his and his friend’s experiences as young adults. On Jan. 18, Brown’s film “The Other Kids” was shown at Block Museum of Art to ...

‘Vinegar Tom’ addresses women’s issues onstage, behind scenes

‘Vinegar Tom’ addresses women’s issues onstage, behind scenes

Andrea Michelson, Assistant A&E Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Theater

A&E Director Lee Hannah Conrads chose to bring “Vinegar Tom” to Northwestern a year ago as a play she thought was relevant to the times. But she had no idea just how applicable it would become. The feminist play will premiere this weekend at the Josephine Louis Theater at the height of th...

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra to tour China with the music of Leonard Bernstein, Gustav Mahler

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra to tour China with the music of Leonard Bernstein, Gustav Mahler

Madeleine Fernando, Digital Managing Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, The Monthly

Since arriving in Northwestern in the fall of 1984, director of orchestral programs Victor Yampolsky said he has watched the Bienen School of Music transform from good to outstanding. In his 34 years, it has been his dream to “show off” his musicians to the world. In just under two months, that...

Northwestern alumnus Alan Schmuckler wins Kleban Prize for lyricist work

Northwestern alumnus Alan Schmuckler wins Kleban Prize for lyricist work

Jane Recker, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Monthly

Alan Schmuckler’s first foray into songwriting began in high school. Using clunky Windows 95 software in his basement, Schmuckler began to write ditties and parody lyrics that were not meant to be shared with anyone, but rather would remain in the private safety of his PalmPilot for perpetuity. Over...