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Northwestern’s Soul4Real performs at White House, privately serenades Obamas

Amanda Svachula, Reporter

January 15

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Events, Music

A&E President Barack Obama has once again reinforced the fact that Northwestern is his Big Ten team. NU's premiere African-American a cappella group Soul4Real, which specializes in R&B, soul and hip hop music, per...

Without guest artists, 2 Chainz is the weakest link

Scott Ostrin, Music Columnist

May 14

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Dillo Day 2014, Music, Reviews, The Current

I was really looking forward to spending the next several weeks yelling "2 CHAINZ!" at people as obnoxiously as possible. I was still naive then, and, while it was only yesterday, it feels like at least days since 2 Chainz could...

Adrenaline pumping: Reviewing “The 24 Hour Theatre Project” and “Boomshaka: Disclosure”

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

May 14

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Music, The Current, Theater

I've heard people talking about this last weekend as "the gap week" for student theater. True, none of the nine major student theater groups on campus put anything up, but there were certainly shows to go see (beyond just the...

Folk music and Frisbees: Philfest ushers in summer

Scott Ostrin, Columnist

May 4

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, The Current

Summer arrived Saturday afternoon at Philfest on Northwestern’s Norris East Lawn. The event, co-sponsored by A&O Productions and Students for Ecological and Environmental Development, focused on bluegrass, folk and relaxing...

Wherefore art thou, Chromeo? Electro-pop duo to rock the Riviera

Scott Ostrin, Columnist

April 23

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Music, The Current

It has been a packed couple of weeks for up-and-coming performers at Northwestern: Big K.R.I.T. performed as the headliner at the For Members Only annual Spring Concert on Saturday night, along with others; Chance The Rapper was...

Songs and stories: Reviewing NU’s a cappella traditions

Zach Barr, Columnist

April 21

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Events, Music, The Current, Theater

I had a vague idea of what to expect when entering Extreme Measures' a cappella show, "Extreme Measures Quits The Group,"  in the Jones Great Room on Friday. The purported story, from the posters as well as the Facebook event,...

Bienen takes on the Fab Four with ‘A Beatles Songbook’

Scott Ostrin, Columnist

April 16

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Music, Reviews, The Current

If you were at the Bienen School of Music’s event on Saturday, you may have seen me. Then again, considering the average age of attendance was roughly 64 — and thus the average eyesight was well above failing — you probably...

Where Are They Now: Hilary Duff

Erica Witte, Blogger

March 5

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, Gossip, Movies, Music, The Current, TV

There was a time in elementary school when I lost my Internet privileges. After spending hours googling Hilary Duff fan sites, I discovered a Hilary Duff hate site. As her most passionate and most devoted fan, I clicked the co...