Arts & Life

Rhapsody Blue and The Sweet Carrollines join forces at “A Cappella Combined Concert”

Family, friends and alumni gathered in the Dolan atrium on Wednesday, April 22 to watch the A Cappella Combined Concert, featuring Rhapsody Blue and The Sweet Carrollines, with special guests Streaks in Key.
 
The two hour long performance highlighted the a cappella talent at John Carroll University and wrapped up their musical season.
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JCU celebrates another rocking Carroll Fest

 
With cooperative weather and numerous volunteers, SUPB’s Carroll Fest took place in Keller Commons on Saturday, April 25.
 
Offering many activities and events for students to get involved, Carroll Fest provided entertainment throughout the evening. The entire event was free to students.
 
Among the freebies were merchandise including T-shirts and water bottles,…

“The Wizard of Oz” gets a TV series revival in “Emerald City”

 
 
In a reboot of the classic story, “The Wizard of Oz,” NBC is producing a new series called “Emerald City.”
 
The idea for the show was originally pitched in August of 2014, but NBC canceled the pitch due to creative differences.
 
Now, NBC has decided to bring the story to life…

Greeks put on a show at JCU Greek Week Lip Sync

As the halls outside of Kulas auditorium filled to maximum capacity, forming a line that wrapped around the Administration building, the JCU community came together for a night of lively performances at the John Carroll University Greek Week Lip Sync 2015, held on Friday, April 17.
 
Despite the auditorium’s intense humidity, friends and family…

The Carroll News talks with musician and JCU alumnus, Sam Brenner

Sam Brenner, John Carroll University Class of 2009 alumnus, performed at SUPB’s Kindergarten Night on March 28, 2015 in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center. The Carroll News interviewed the Buffalo native, who performed a medley of original songs and covers to entertain students throughout the night.
 
CN: How did you get started in your music…

PlayhouseSquare welcomes new 2015-2016 Broadway series

 
The new Broadway line-up for Cleveland PlayhouseSquare was released at the 2015-2016 KeyBank Broadway Series Launch Party on Tuesday, March 31. With Broadway series favorites including “Matilda,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” this season is bound to be a showstopper.…

‘All Time Low’ releases their sixth album, ‘Future Hearts’

 
Last year, “All Time Low” won the inaugural Skully Award for “Song of the Year” from the Alternative Press Music Awards Show.  To follow their most recent accomplishment, the band decided to release their first album in three years.  “Future Hearts” has the overall pop-punk sound “All Time Low” fans know and love, but…

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…