As we draw further into the 21st century, the musicians at Severance Hall are drawing further into the 20th for this year's concert schedule. The Cleveland Orchestra will open its 2010-11 season at Severance Hall on Thursday, Sept. 23 with a performance of Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps ('The Rite of Spring') under the baton of music director Franz Welser-M�st, who returns for his eighth year at the helm of the prestigious orchestra.
My online life flashed before my eyes last week. No, not in the sense that I actually saw the end, but I'd say it was dangerously close. My mother friended me on Facebook. Sigh. My mother made it to the 21st century 10 years after the rest of us. What is the protocol for this situation? What should you do when your mother, father, aunt, uncle, cousin, or grandmother receives the gift of social networking? There should be a written plan of action about how to approach these delicate situations.
Museums can be dry, and art can be dull - especially when it's the same Christian-themed European art that shows up all too frequently in high school history classes. But the Cleveland Museum of Art's latest addition, the Ancient Galleries, has much to offer besides crucifixes and nativity scenes.
Looking for some kind of distraction to pass the time while classes are building up their furious momentum? Fortunately for you, The Spot will be hosting Distractions for the third Spot Night installment this semester on Wednesday evening. Hailing from Chicago, Distractions has been lauded for unique and spaced-out music that draws influence from a wide variety of genres and artists.
Living in a co-ed dorm, I've witnessed the blossoming of many close male-female friendships. I've also heard a lot of boys asking their female friends for advice, or simply for an explanation of why girls do the things they do. Men often seem perplexed by the women in their lives; some even go so far as to say girls "speak a different language.
This summer, Case Western Reserve University students Noah Garfinkle, Stephen Fleming, Lydia Whittington, Kate Hart, Sana Haider, and Robin Wilson teamed up with seven professionals from the Central Ohio chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and traveled to Batoula, Cameroon with the specific purpose of building two wells in the community.
By the final semester of college, most people have a general idea of what they'll be doing after graduation, or at the very least, when they'll be graduating. Senior engineering major Paul Paterson, however, came close to rescheduling his entire spring semester around one class, which could have cost him thousands of dollars.
"It's Time to Party." "Long Live the Party." "Party 'Til You Puke." "Party Party Party." Are these the drunken manifestos of a stereotypical bro? Perhaps, but they also all happen to be song titles from pop-metal powerhouse Andrew W.K, a man who hopes to turn partying into a way of life, and plans to do so with a verve, passion, and love that is borderline-religious.
Independent artist Jesty Beatz got a little more famous after an energetic performance last Saturday night outside of the Zeta Psi house, sponsored in part by UPB,.The remnants of neon orange paint on the lawn are testament to the night's raucous revelry.
"Location, location, location:" the importance of this real-estate mantra is something that the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (MOCA) knows all too well. For over 10 years, the museum has been planning to build a permanent home for its artwork, which will enable it to move out of its leased headquarters on Carnegie Avenue currently shared with the Cleveland Playhouse.