Arts & Life

PlayhouseSquare’s Ohio Theatre lobby to be restored

PlayhouseSquare announced on Saturday, March 14 the Ohio Theatre Lobby will undergo restoration thanks to a $3 million donation by the George Gund Foundation. This donation will allow the Ohio Theatre Lobby to be restored to its original 1921 architecture, which was destroyed by a fire.
 
After a fire on July 4, 1964, the…

Cleveland International Film Festival celebrates 39 years

 
The Cleveland International Film Festival, a staple of the city, is celebrating its 39th year, showcasing over a total of 180 feature films and 65 short films, hailing from 68 different countries.
 
The festival kicked off on March 18 and continues until March 29, with showings in several theaters including Shaker Square Cinemas,…

‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ lets actors shine: Simplistic performance graces the Kulas stage in the spring production

“Dancing at Lughnasa,” showing at John Carroll University in Kulas Auditorium until March 29, is a play audiences will enjoy.
 
The play, by Brian Friel, is directed by Nathan Motta, the fifth artistic director at Dobama Theatre. There, he has directed acclaimed productions including “The Lyons” and “Time Stands Still.” Motta is a professional…

Stiller and Wilson announce ‘Zoolander’ sequel at Paris Fashion Week

 
During the height of the Paris Fashion Week at the Valentino women’s wear show on March 10, there was an exciting announcement. Famed film models Blue Steel (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson), from the iconic movie “Zoolander,” came out of retirement to wrap up the show with the final strut down the catwalk.…

Salvation Army uses popular dress to raise awareness about domestic violence

 
White and gold. Black and blue. The world was divided into these two groups when a multicolored controversial dress went viral earlier this month. The debate captured the attention of social media users and news outlets. One organization took advantage of the popularity to advocate an issue.
 
The Salvation Army South Africa created…

JCU offers a full night of fun with ‘Carroll’s Got Talent’ and ‘Streak the Center’

JCU student organizations pulled out all the stops with a fun-filled Friday night, complete with hours of entertainment, food and talent competition.
 
Beta Theta Pi fraternity hosted “Carroll’s Got Talent” on March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Kulas Audtiorium. The event featured eight acts, ranging from singers, to dancers, to musicians. All proceeds…

Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ remake creates spellbinding cinema magic

 
Many fans of the original Disney princess stories, such as Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, might agree these classics are better left untouched. However, with modern movie magic, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures transformed the original “Cinderella” cartoon into a live-action romantic fantasy film with thematic eloquence.
 
The film was released Friday, March…

Orthorexia: An eating disorder for being too healthy

 
Many people suffer from eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, obsessing over the quantity of food intake. Recently, mental health experts and medical studies have confirmed there is a new type of eating disorder caused by the obsession of food quality – orthorexia nervosa.
 
The term “orthorexia” is not new, however.
 
In…

Lost Dr. Seuss book, “What Pet Should I Get?” to be published

Don’t you wish your life was as colorful as Dr. Seuss’ book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” or as spontaneous as his classic, “The Cat in the Hat?”
 
Dr. Seuss’ next children’s book, “What Pet Should I Get?” will be released this summer on July 28, 2015, featuring characters from Seuss’ previous story “One…

‘The Loving Story’ : America’s civil rights struggle for equality: Grasselli Library presented civil rights film series during Black History Month

 
 
“The wheels of justice grind slowly.” These were the words spoken by American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Bernard Cohen to Mildred Loving during her appeal to have her marriage to Richard Loving validated by the state of Virginia from 1964-1967.
 
At the time, the law in Virginia prohibited interracial marriage, including the…

‘The Last Five Years’ tells a realistic love story through song

 
For all you theater lovers, the recent film rendition of Jason Robert Brown’s musical “The Last Five Years” was difficult to come by – particularly if you were anxiously waiting for the film to be released in theaters.
 
The film, starring Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan and Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick, was only released…

Urban Outfitters item sparks controversy again

Urban Outfitters has done it again. The company has managed to create and sell another controversial item.
 
The company is selling a gray and white striped tapestry containing several pink triangles. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a press release on Feb. 9, 2015, stating the tapestry is “eerily reminiscent” of the clothing homosexual male…

Ohio City welcomes sixth annual Brite Winter festival

In a season where the bitter cold deters people from partaking in outdoor activities, the Ohio City Brite Winter festival invites Clevelanders to celebrate the arctic chill. The outdoor festivities take place this Saturday, Feb. 21, from 4-11 p.m. in Ohio City’s Market District.
 
In the sixth year of this annual winter event, Clevelanders…

Documentary explains education oppression in Iran

Interested in gaining a better understanding of the value of education in another country?
 
On Thursday, Feb. 26, the Chagrin Falls Public Library will screen the documentary “To Light a Candle: Education is not a Crime” at 6:45 p.m. A panel discussion with a former student and professor of the Bahá’í Institute for Higher…

Actors from ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ talk about the making of the sequel

 
The Carroll News participated in a conference call interview with actors Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Craig Robinson and Rob Corddry from “Hot Tub Time Machine 2.”
 
The sequel picks up where the first film left off. When Lou (Rob Corddry) becomes the “Father of the Internet,” he is unexpectedly shot. Jacob (Clark Duke)…

SUPB’s Snowflake Swirl Dance deemed a success

 
John Carroll University’s SUPB hosted its annual Snowflake Swirl dance on Friday, Feb. 6 for approximately 200 JCU students.
 
The LSC Conference Room was decorated by SUPB’s staff — tables lined the outside edges of the room, and each table had light blue tablecloths with tiny white lanterns holding tea lights.
 
Each…

McDonald’s advertises ‘Payments of Love’

Stuck alone on Valentine’s Day? Want to take your significant other on a date but have no money? Well, you don’t have to worry anymore.
 
McDonald’s is now offering a “Paying with Love” option for customers. Select customers don’t have to pay for their meals with money, but by simply saying, “I love you.”…

Lee set to publish ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ sequel

 
A sequel to a classic piece of literature will hit bookshelves in the near future.
 
On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the publishing company, HarperCollins, announced that Nelle Harper Lee, most commonly known by her literary name, Harper Lee, will release a sequel to her critically acclaimed novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
 
The new…

‘Pippin’ brings magic to PlayhouseSquare

To say that the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Pippin” is magical would be an understatement. This electrifying musical combines color, acrobatics and the captivating essence of live theater all in one show.
 
The original 1972 production of “Pippin,” directed by Bob Fosse and written by Roger Hirson with music and…

Spring 2015 most wearable fashions

 
Every year, when designers debut their spring or fall collections, women anxiously scroll through their Twitter feeds or flip through Vogue magazine, eyeing the latest fashions. Fashion obsessions in the past over jeggings, riding boots and jean jackets will now focus on bright colors, bold patterns and even military green. Expect to see JCU…

James creates game show with NBC

Have you ever dreamt of meeting your basketball idol and making money at the same time? You might be in luck.

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and Springhill Productions, led by James’ business partner, Maverick Carter, are currently in the pilot stage of creating a game show that is set to air on NBC.

The…

Holliday becomes largest plus-size model to sign major contract

After years of stick-thin models monopolizing the fashion industry, it appears the standards are changing.
 
On Jan. 22, U.K.-based Milk Model Management announced a new partnership with plus-size model Tess Holliday. The Los Angeles-based model is the first of her size to be signed by a major modeling agency.
 
For most of her…

Emma Watson to portray Disney princess, Belle live

Recently, Disney has been transforming its cartoon classics into live-action motion pictures. On Monday, Jan. 26, former Harry Potter star Emma Watson announced on Facebook that she will be portraying another leading lady bookworm. Watson has signed on to bring Belle, the Disney princess, to life in the new live-action film, “Beauty and the Beast.”…

SUPB hosts Food Network inspirated event ‘Chopped’

 
SUPB once again held a Food Network inspired event. On Saturday, Jan. 23, SUPB’s event “Chopped” took over the Schott Dining Hall.
 
Sophomore Elizabeth Poston hosted the competition, while sophomore Steven Schmitz served as the emcee, entertaining the audience throughout the event with rounds of food trivia, mini competitions and dance-offs.
 
Judge…

Harry Potter novels now with illustrations

Harry Potter fans can rejoice. Bloomsbury Publishing and Scholastic Corporation are set to release a new illustrated version based on the books. The new edition will hit shelves on Oct. 6, 2015, with color artwork by award-winning illustrator, Jim Kay.
 
The Harry Potter series, which was released in 1997, has always been considered children’s…