Arts & Life

Broadway shows now on-demand

Broadway HD, a new subscription and on-demand service, was launched to bring Broadway to the Internet streaming world on Tuesday, Oct. 26.   The service was created in a collaboration from producers and spouses, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley. Lane, a six-time Tony Award winner, has produced many successful works such as “War Horse”…

ABC Family channel changes its name to Freeform

  ABC Family President Tom Ascheim announced on Tuesday, Oct. 6 that the ABC Family will be changing its name to Freeform in January 2016.   The channel, originally known as CBN Satellite Service, has gone through many family-oriented names over the years, from the CBN Family Channel, to The Family Channel, and then the…

Greek life presents first JCU showcase for student talent

  The First Annual John Carroll Community Showcase by JCU Greek Life, held in Kulas Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 3,  was a night filled with laughs and plenty of talent.   The 12 acts who were shown in the showcase included performances involving dancing, guitar playing, piano playing, comedy and singing. The competition had two…

“Pan” Movie Review: Flopped in comparison to “Peter Pan” films

J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s novel, “Peter Pan” has been reimagined in “Pan,” the fantasy adventure film that explains the backstory of Peter and how he arrives in Neverland.   What is important to note is that, although “Pan” is a decent film on its own, it may not live up to expectations held by devoted…

Hawaii native to voice newest Disney princess, Moana

Walt Disney Animation Studios announced that its newest princess film “Moana,” a story about a Polynesian heroine, will be released in Nov. 2016.   “Moana” is set to take place two thousand years ago in the fictional world of Oceania. Moana, a spirited teenager, dreams of leaving her home to prove herself a formidable adventurer…

JCU welcomed MTV’s Julian McCulllough for homecoming weekend

John Carroll University’s Kulas Auditorium was graced with the presence of comedian Julian McCullough on Thursday, Oct. 1 to kick off Homecoming weekend.   McCullough, an actor, writer and former personality of MTV’s “Guy Code,” has appeared on “Inside Amy Schumer” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” and has written for “Love You, Mean…

Greek life presents first JCU showcase for student talent

  The First Annual John Carroll Community Showcase by JCU Greek Life, held in Kulas Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 3,  was a night filled with laughs and plenty of talent.   The 12 acts who were shown in the showcase included performances involving dancing, guitar playing, piano playing, comedy and singing. The competition had two…

“Violins of Hope” exhibition pays tribute to Holocaust

  The Maltz Museum in Beachwood, OH will be hosting several events in the near future as a part of the new exhibition, “Violins of Hope,” that will be running from Oct. 2 through Jan. 3.   In collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Institute of Music, The Cleveland Orchestra, Facing History and…

The Carroll News gets inside scoop for fall 2015 Dennis Lane and Marinello One Acts

    This October, The Dennis Lane Memorial One Act play series, performed in Marinello Little Theatre at John Carroll University, will hit the stage. The Carroll News had the opportunity to speak with Assistant Professor for the Tim Russert Department of Communications and Theatre Arts and Producing Director of Theatre, Keith Nagy and the…

Recap of NY fashion week: Fashions from crochets to fringe for spring 2016

  The establishment of New York Fashion Week means different things to different people. What some would consider to be the epitome of the fashion world, others may see as a gaudy nuisance. However, in cities such as New York, fashion seems to be more about expressing oneself more than anything else. It is a…

New rule changes for Emmy awards

  The 67th annual Emmy awards, held on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, paid tribute to the accomplishments of the best of television programming this year.   The host of this year’s awards was Andy Samberg, star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” following in the footsteps of previous hosts such including…

Disney to make a new ‘Mary Poppins’

They say, “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” but a film remake of the classic “Mary Poppins” is a tough pill for people to swallow. Disney has announced that a new sequel live-action musical film, drawing from P.L. Travers’ children’s book series, “Mary Poppins” is in the works.   The original 1964…

SUPB brings murder mystery to life with dinner theater

  John Carroll University’s SUPB invited The Murder Mystery Company to provide a dinner and show event, a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, in the LSC Conference room on Saturday, Sept. 12 for approximately seventy students.   The Murder Mystery Company, based in Michigan, performs 10 different themed shows with the help of twenty actors and…

Anisfield-Wolf book awards brings knowledge of diversity to Cleveland

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards ceremony presented by The Cleveland Foundation was held in the Ohio Theatre on Sept. 10, 2015.   For eighty years, the City of Cleveland has held the honor of being the home to the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards ceremony. This award was created in 1935 by Edith Anisfield-Wolf, a local poet and…

‘The Yes Men’ will visit JCU to speak of social justice through comedy

The John Carroll University political science department will continue The Suopis Lecture Series with its seventh public lecture, “Meaningful Mischief: Comedy and Activism with The Yes Men,” which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in Kulas auditorium.   In memory of JCU political science 1970 alum, Donald William Suopis, the series…

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.  …

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…