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Scene Podcast: Cleveland's Big Night, The Humongatron, The Downside of Going Viral, the Governor's Race and More

Scene Podcast: Cleveland's Big Night, The Humongatron, The Downside of Going Viral, the Governor's Race and More

This week, host Craig Lyndall chatted with Eric Sandy and Sam Allard about the week that was and, specifically, Cleveland's big night last night, including Imagine Dragons (and the bored crowd) and Kendrick Lamar. They also touched on Bac's rough couple of weeks, the Governor's...

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7 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

7 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

FRIDAY, OCT. 31 Adrian Belew Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist Adrian Belew has done it all. He’s released 20 solo albums and worked with acts such as Paul Simon, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, Laurie Anderson and Nine Inch Nails. For 33 years,...

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Free Donuts, Cheap Chipotle, and Other Halloween Treats You Can Find Today in Cleveland

Free Donuts, Cheap Chipotle, and Other Halloween Treats You Can Find Today in Cleveland

National chains often celebrate holidays by giving away freebies, and Halloween, it seems, is no exception.  Krispy Kreme is offering folks who stop in wearing a costume a free donut of their choice - Here's a handy list of local outlets. Chipotle is sponsoring...

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Chef Bac Nguyen Issues Public Apology for Hostile Remarks

Chef Bac Nguyen Issues Public Apology for Hostile Remarks

Local Chef Bac Nguyen, of Bac and Ninja City, has issued a public apology for remarks he made last month in response to an unfavorable Yelp review. The hostility of the response spawned a Facebook group which encouraged members to boycott both of Nguyen's restaurants...

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Singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert to Play CD Release Show at Kent Stage

Singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert to Play CD Release Show at Kent Stage

Akron-based singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert is one of Northeast Ohio’s most active musicians. If he’s not playing solo dates, he’s paying tribute to icons such as Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan with large, extravagant shows. And that’s not to mention his elaborate Christmas concerts. Somehow, he’s...

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Cavs Game 1 Recap: Disappointment Puts In Yet Another Appearance

Cavs Game 1 Recap: Disappointment Puts In Yet Another Appearance

It was a beautiful six minutes after an hours-long pre-game party more fit for a championship celebration than a regular season basketball game. The Cavs showed what they’re capable for a brief few minutes after tipoff,  jumping out to a 21-12 lead despite three LeBron...

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Local Rockers Saul Glennon to Play 20th Anniversary Show at Happy Dog

Local Rockers Saul Glennon to Play 20th Anniversary Show at Happy Dog

Led by 51-year-old singer Jack Rugan, the local rock act Saul Glennon (the group is named after a Batman comic) has spent the better part of its existence trying to be Cleveland's answer to Guided by Voices. Over the course of a career that goes...

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Lakewood Police Stopped Ed FitzGerald and a Passenger During His Tenure as Mayor After a Call for a Suspicious Vehicle

Lakewood Police Stopped Ed FitzGerald and a Passenger During His Tenure as Mayor After a Call for a Suspicious Vehicle

While he was mayor of Lakewood, Ed FitzGerald was the subject of a call for a suspicious vehicle to the Lakewood police department. Lakewood police chief Timothy Malley confirmed the incident today to Scene, though he said a search of public records yielded no specific...

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Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland Hosts Costume Contest for Kids

Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland Hosts Costume Contest for Kids

To launch its youngster-oriented Hard Rock Roxtars program, Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland hosts a Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star? contest on Saturday, Nov. 1. During the event, which takes place at 3 p.m., kids, in costume or not, will eat free...

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Funny Opening Day Video Finds Out What's Going on in Other Clevelands Nationwide

Funny Opening Day Video Finds Out What's Going on in Other Clevelands Nationwide

The release of the new Cleveland Nike ad — an ad we've now watched 230 times in succession — along with our own foraging for highlights from LeBron's very first NBA game, has occasioned some deep and soulful emotions on this, the opening day of...

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Everyone loves Mike: From the Chef to the Atmosphere, Mike's Bar & Grille Isn't Your Typical Neighborhood Saloon

Everyone loves Mike: From the Chef to the Atmosphere, Mike's Bar & Grille Isn't Your Typical Neighborhood Saloon

Even without the Browns or Baldwin Wallace, Mike's Bar & Grille does just fine. For eight years, this supremely appealing pub in the heart of downtown Berea has relied, not upon coeds or football fanboys to prop up its business, but rather its neighbors. And...

Dining Lead

First Look: West Coast Living Inspires Gordon Square's New Cold-Pressed Juice Café, Daily Press

First Look: West Coast Living Inspires Gordon Square's New Cold-Pressed Juice Café, Daily Press

After spending a decade in California, Jodi Rae Santosuosso grew accustomed to easy, effortless access to healthy cuisine. It was a piece of the Golden State she wanted to bring back with her when she decided finally to return to her hometown of Cleveland. The result...

Drink Features

Graduate Level Dining: CWRU's New Tinkham Veale University Center Boasts the Quirkily Named but Delightfully Executed Michelson and Morley Bistro and More

Graduate Level Dining: CWRU's New Tinkham Veale University Center Boasts the Quirkily Named but Delightfully Executed Michelson and Morley Bistro and More

If I wanted to grab a quick meal between classes while attending college at Ohio State University in the late '80s, I'd pop into the old Ohio Union, a drab, 35-year-old building on the southern edge of campus. Inside the low-ceilinged food court, students had their...

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Band of the Week: Against the Current

Band of the Week: Against the Current

MEET THE BAND: Chrissy Costanza (lead vocals), Dan Gow (guitars), Will Ferri (drums) BREAK OUT YEAR: This was a pivotal year for the Poughkeepsie-based band. It started with the release of the EP Infinity. That led to their first headlining tour — the Sink or...

Band of the Week

The Cornflake Kid: Country Singer-guitarist Frankie Ballard Talks About How He Broke Out of Battle Creek

The Cornflake Kid: Country Singer-guitarist Frankie Ballard Talks About How He Broke Out of Battle Creek

Concert Preview
Growing up in Battle Creek, Michigan, country singer-guitarist Frankie Ballard had his fill of Pop-Tarts. The small town is home to a Kellogg’s plant, and Ballard says he ate enough of the pastries to last a lifetime. Not that he resents his upbringing. “It was...

Music Feature

The Remnants of the Day: Don Dixon and Marti Jones Make Albums at Their Own Pace

The Remnants of the Day: Don Dixon and Marti Jones Make Albums at Their Own Pace

Concert Preview
Sitting in the dining room of his Northeast Ohio residence on a rainy Saturday afternoon, producer and singer-songwriter Don Dixon begins talking about a random songwriting credit that he has for “Time and Time Again” on the Counting Crows 1993 debut, August and Everything After....

Music Feature

For the People, By the People: Cleveland State University's People's Art Show Gives Everyone Something to Love (And Hate)

For the People, By the People: Cleveland State University's People's Art Show Gives Everyone Something to Love (And Hate)

In 21 incarnations since it began as a populist experiment at Cleveland State University's Art Gallery in 1983, the People's Art Show has become one of the region's largest, most eclectic exhibitions. Always unjuried and uncensored, it is free and open to anyone and everyone. With...

Arts Lead

Something Out Of Nothing: Performances Save a Thin Plot in The Norwegians at Dobama Theatre

Something Out Of Nothing: Performances Save a Thin Plot in The Norwegians at Dobama Theatre

Written By C. Denby Swanson, The Norwegians is billed as a "Fargo-esque comedy." However, the lack of plot, character or underlying menace that intermingled in the Coen brothers' masterful 1996 black comedy should remove that categorization as much as The Lion King should be denied...

Theater

Zombie Time: A Theatrical Re-Do of Night of the Living Dead at Blank Canvas Theatre

Zombie Time: A Theatrical Re-Do of Night of the Living Dead at Blank Canvas Theatre

If you wanted to find a metaphor for the often trumped-up fear of the Ebola outbreak, you could do a lot worse than Night of the Living Dead, now at Blank Canvas Theatre. Zombies are roaming the world in this play and, like Ebola, you...

Theater

Film Review of the Week: Birdman

Film Review of the Week: Birdman

Given that writer-director Alejandro González Iñárritu (21 Grams, Babel) tends to make films that don't follow any linear storyline, it's refreshing to see him take a more direct approach with Birdman, a movie about Riggan Thomson, a fading Hollywood actor (Michael Keaton) who sets out...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Child of God

Film Spotlight: Child of God

Not having read the 1973 Cormac McCarthy novel Child of God, the only thing I was really expecting from James Franco's film adaptation of the same name was extreme perversity and violence. It's Cormac McCarthy after all, the manly man writer whose modus operandi has...

Film Features

Film Review of the Week: St. Vincent

Film Review of the Week: St. Vincent

In a segment called "Delirium" that's included in the Jim Jarmusch film Coffee and Cigarettes, rappers GZA and RZA have a brief encounter with actor Bill Murray, or "Bill Motherfucking Murray," as GZA puts it. It's a short, 8-minute segment, but it shows just how...

Film Features

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