Arts & Life

Broadway sensations coming to Playhouse Square

  The 2016-2017 Keybank Broadway Series “Broadway in Cle” is always an annual showstopper for the Cleveland Theater District. With a range of Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals and classic favorites, this year’s Broadway series will have theater-goers coming back for more.   The first musical in the Broadway series line-up is the five-time Tony Award-winning…

From Pittsburgh to Cleveland, with love

I’m a Pittsburgh native and I’m sure proud of it. There’s nothing like being in love with your hometown and feeling so connected to a city that holds such profound meaning. When I have the chance to share my city with an out-of-towner, you can guarantee we’ll make the trek across the renowned Roberto Clemente…

Gaga’s new single: “Perfect Illusion” or a perfect storm

  After three long years, Lady Gaga has released her greatly anticipated single, “Perfect Illusion.” The song has been highly anticipated by many of her fans around the world. Many of her fans have even made jokes about the singer regarding how long it takes for her to release her music.   With the song…

New location for Cleveland’s 2016 Ingenuity Fest

  The 2016 Cleveland Ingenuity Fest will include the same exciting celebration of art and technology as in years past, but this year’s guests will take their experience to a new location outside of the city.   The Ingenuity Fest is a technology, science and arts festival that aims to explore and cultivate the relationship…

Spears makes a comeback with “Glory”

  Britney Spears’ ‘Glory’ does not fail to live up to it’s name. Spears has continued her music career well off into her life, giving her a large pool of song ideas and stories.   ‘Glory’ is Spears’ ninth studio album, making her musical belt large and in charge.   The album starts off with…

Sunflower field in honor of “Prayers for Maria”

  Maria’s Field of Hope, a sunflower field dedicated to young Maria McNamara, has recently become a popular spot for visitors to go and enjoy the beautiful blooming flowers while supporting glioma research.   Young Maria McNamara was diagnosed with a brain illness known as diffused intrinsic pontine glioma on Apr. 1, 2006. According to…

“Artful” brings inexpensive studios to expand local art opportunity.

  Shannon Morris, a 42-year-old Cleveland native and lifelong artist hopes to bring a new art gallery, studio and retail store to Cleveland Heights.   According to The Heights Observer, Morris says, “The idea has always been in the back of my mind; the bottom line is that I want to provide affordable studio space…

Melt celebrates ten year anniversary with art challenge

The original Melt Bar and Grilled restaurant located in Lakewood is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this September. On Friday, Sept. 16, the PopEye Gallery located in 78th Street Studios will host a unique art show inspired by this beloved, Cleveland-native restaurant. The winner of the art show will win Melt for a year. 78th…

A fall fashion hello

When it comes to fall fashion, it seems to be a very big fan favorite around town. When the leaves start to fall and the colors start to change, people get into a mood where anything crisp and crunchy becomes the most appealing thing in sight. The fall season is one of my favorites. Being…

New Barrio location to replace Mad Greek

One of Cleveland’s most popular Mexican restaurants and hangout spots, Barrio Tacos, is coming to a closer location to John Carroll’s campus.   The franchise, which is known for their top-notch service, unique atmosphere and custom-designed taco menu, will be replacing Mad Greek at the Cedar-Fairmount intersection.   Mad Greek, which has been in business…

5th Annual Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival

The 5th annual Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival will begin on Thursday, Sept. 15 and will conclude on Friday, Sept. 23. The festival begins at the Gartner Auditorium in Cleveland’s Museum of Art for opening night film festivities. The remainder of the festival will take place at Shaker Square Cinema, which is located in Shaker…

CN speaks with Alice Through the Looking Glass director James Bobin

The Carroll News participated in a conference call interview with James Bobin, director of Walt Disney’s sequel, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” produced by Tim Burton based on characters written by Lewis Carroll.   Q: Will the film be a continuation of the first film’s original story line in “Alice in Wonderland?”   James Bobin:…

JCU student blog spot Blog: Epic Applications

by Ese Osaghae, junior About: Ese’s blog, “Epic Applications,” is centered around philosophy and how to make small victories in life. Ese got started writing his blog last summer, mainly as something to do for himself. He thought that he needed an avenue to let all the thoughts that circle in his head have a…

JCU student blog spot Blog: Words Past Midnight

by Zachary Thomas, sophomore About: “I’m whatever I put my heart and mind toward, but my name is Zach.” Zach loves storytelling. Every two weeks or sooner, he will post a new creative work on his blog site as part of a challenge made among his friends for the entire year called the Creator’s Pact.…

JCU student blog spot Blog: Tarably Tarafied

by Tara Daly, junior About: Since Tara started college, she has always wanted to blog, but never knew what to write about or how to get started. Tara always thought that a blogger had to be doing something monumental in order to publicly document it. However, Tara now sees that each and every moment in…

JCU crew connects philosophy to horses in “A Horse for Alhazen”

  Part-time JCU philosophy professor, Christina Rawls, along with a crew of student volunteers created an original documentary entitled, “A Horse for Alhazen,” which incorporates elements of philosophy that connect to behaviors and communication of horses and the history of filmmaking.   Being Rawls’ second documentary made alongside JCU students, “A Horse for Alhazen” will…

JCU’s “Sweet Charity” gave sweetly thrilling performances

John Carroll University’s performances of “Sweet Charity” over the past two weeks came to a close on Sunday, April 17 in the Kulas Auditorium. The show provided audience members with vibrant entertainment and gave audiences a captivating theater experience.   With a push into the lake, Charity Hope Valentine’s future began. In the beginning of…

Country band Rascal Flatts opening restaurant in Cleveland’s Flats East Bank

Rascal Flatts is bringing their restaurant to the Cleveland East Flats. The trio band, famous for its success in the country music industry, is opening its first restaurant in Cleveland as part of Cleveland’s Flats East Bank project. The restaurant has been in the works since at least 2012. The developers do not have a…

Stars of “Everybody Wants Some” talk to CN

The Carroll News talked with Tyler Hoechlin, Will Brittain and Blake Jenner, actors from Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused”  spiritual sequel 1980s comedy, “Everybody Wants Some,” premiering April 22, 2016. “Everybody Wants Some” follows a group of baseball teammates as they experience the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood as friends.   Q: What were…

JCU Student Blog Spot: Love Gingersnaps

by Katie Hills, junior About: “Love Gingersnaps” features snapshots of food, courtesy of a ginger-haired girl obsessed with food. Katie’s blog entries, as Kate the Kollege Kid, highlight her favorite foods and obsessions with a conversational tone. Rather than posting wordy, multi-paragraph posts, Katie uses tons of mouthwatering pictures to tell her stories. From her…

CN participates in call with cast from “Barbershop: The Next Cut”

The Carroll News participated in a phone interview with Ice Cube and Anthony Anderson, in addition to both local and college newspaper editors and reporters, for the Warner Brothers film, “Barbershop: The Next Cut” premiering Friday, April 15.   Q: Is the community bond in this film inspired by any recent political movements, such as…

Cleveland International Film Festival celebrates 40 years

    The 40th annual Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) began Wednesday, March 30 and will continue until Sunday, April 10. The festival, mainly taking place at Tower City Cinemas, will also showcase film presentations in other theaters across the Cleveland area.   The Cleveland International Film Festival, which started on April 13, 1977, showcased…

Cleveland Museum of Art hosts pharaoh in new Egyptian exhibit

\ The Cleveland Museum of Art is celebrating its 100th birthday with some special Egyptian guests: the men and women who ruled the land of the Nile. The museum’s newest exhibit, “Pharaoh: Ancient King of Egypt,” opens this Sunday, March 13 and runs through Sunday, June 12.   The exhibit has been a long time…

“Mean Girls” musical in the making confirmed

  The iconic 2004 film “Mean Girls” is now being adapted into a musical, thanks to the talented duo, comedian actress and producer Tina Fey and her husband, composer Jeff Richmond.   Although little information about the movie’s musical adaptation has been shared at the time, Fey, who wrote the screenplay for the film, confirmed…

JCU welcomes London actors for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ performance

  Once a year, John Carroll University welcomes a professor, poet, novelist, playwright and so on, usually international, as part of the Hopkins Fellow professorship, named after the nineteenth century Jesuit poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins.   This year, John Carroll University Department of English welcomes the five-member acting troupe “Actors from the London Stage”  (AFTLS)…