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

Zach Barr, Theater Columnist

May 14, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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...