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Tait Broke, Don't Fix Him

Tait Broke, Don't Fix Him

Or, Joe Tait Has No Idea Who Plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, etc.
Joe Tait has no idea who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, though he confesses to having heard LeBron James is back. Truth is, he doesn’t care. “I have not seen, listened to or been to a game since I retired,” Tait says over the...

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Ohioans Getting Scammed Via Fake Sugar Bowl Ticket Sales

Ohioans Getting Scammed Via Fake Sugar Bowl Ticket Sales

These types of stories arc across the bow of regional news outlets now and then — a rise in ticket scams prior to a major game or concert. The latest round, aimed at those seeking tickets to OSU v. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl next...

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Here's a Highlight Video of LeBron James Jr. (Yes, LeBron James Jr.)

Here's a Highlight Video of LeBron James Jr. (Yes, LeBron James Jr.)

Yes, the 4th grader obviously inherited some skills from dad. Yes, the Cavs could easily sign him and replace Dion Waiters and do just fine....

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SPACES Names Thomas Starinsky As Its New Board President

SPACES Names Thomas Starinsky As Its New Board President

Last week, SPACES’ Board President John Farina was named ARTneo’s next Executive Director. With the announcement came promise of more news from SPACES. While Farina has been actively involved in both organizations for years, his four-year term as SPACES Board President has reached its...

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Ferguson Protesters Join Those in Cleveland for Weekend of Rallies and Marches

Ferguson Protesters Join Those in Cleveland for Weekend of Rallies and Marches

A contingent of community organizers and protesters from Ferguson, Mo., arrived in Cleveland over the weekend. They were met first with an intoxicated Motel 6 who literally assaulted them, but then went on to join the ongoing rallies around Cleveland.  The tenor of the weekend...

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Passing, Cutting and Defense: Cavs Put It All Together in 105-91 Win Over Grizzlies

Passing, Cutting and Defense: Cavs Put It All Together in 105-91 Win Over Grizzlies

When they film LeBron James’ life story and prodigal’s return, this figures to be the montage segment where, through teamwork and focus, the Cavs discover their inner Survivor song. That’s what we’re witnessing as the Cavs bounced back from an emasculating loss to the Hawks...

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10 Tunes for Your Hip Hop Christmas Playlist

10 Tunes for Your Hip Hop Christmas Playlist

Crack open a 40 oz, go buckwild on Santa’s lap and have yourself a merry little Christmas now. Kanye West,“Christmas in Harlem” Besides giving his “D-ricious” hot chocolate as a gift, Kanye West’s instant Christmas classic is a pretty wholesome affair about living the...

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Listen: Ferguson Group Was Assaulted At Middleburg Heights Motel 6

Listen: Ferguson Group Was Assaulted At Middleburg Heights Motel 6

Cleveland's streets are hot with protests this weekend as groups from Ferguson, Missouri, join the local movement to demand justice for victims of police brutality.  Charles Wade, an organizer from Ferguson, spoke to a gathered crowd at the Cudell Rec Center Saturday morning, in front...

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Mike Miller Starts and Displays Midas Touch in Cavs' 95-91 Win Over Nets

Mike Miller Starts and Displays Midas Touch in Cavs' 95-91 Win Over Nets

Mike Miller sent Coach David Blatt a thank you note last night for giving him the starting SG nod: Seven three-pointers. He was the Lone Ranger on a night when the Big Three went a collective 14-46 from the field. It was Miller’s first night...

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Big Week for Joe Thomas: Picking Up a Local Award As Well As Wisconsin Environmental Crime Charges

Big Week for Joe Thomas: Picking Up a Local Award As Well As Wisconsin Environmental Crime Charges

We now humbly offer congratulations to Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, who this week earned the Player of the Year award by the Cleveland chapter of the Professional Football Writers of America, as well as national headlines related to environmental trouble up in his native Wisconsin. ...

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From the Source: Phoenix Coffee's Christopher Feran Travels to Ethiopia

From the Source: Phoenix Coffee's Christopher Feran Travels to Ethiopia

Trace the lineage of the Arabica plant and all roads lead back to Ethiopia. That country's coffee heritage makes it a destination for sourcing trips by roasting aficionados eager to immerse themselves in what remains to be one of the country's largest exports. As Ethiopia...

Drink Features

Pie Powered: Stick to the Pizza and Wine and CHA Spirits & Pizza Kitchen Works Just Fine

Pie Powered: Stick to the Pizza and Wine and CHA Spirits & Pizza Kitchen Works Just Fine

Every neighborhood deserves a great pizza joint, even those neighborhoods that seemingly popped up over a long weekend. When it was built a few years ago, Battery Park was the largest housing development in the entire city of Cleveland. The $100-million community takes its name from...

Dining Lead

The Butcher and Ashtabula: After Moving from NYC, a Couple Shapes an Old Meat Market into a New Dining Destination

The Butcher and Ashtabula: After Moving from NYC, a Couple Shapes an Old Meat Market into a New Dining Destination

Like many young chefs, Jennifer Pociask and Alex Asteínza dreamed of opening a little place of their own. Unfortunately, they were living in New York City at the time. "We were looking to open something in Brooklyn, but the costs are astronomical," says Pociask. The...

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Band of the Week: Common Ave.

Band of the Week: Common Ave.

Meet the Band: Phrazes (vocals, production), Stoke (vocals, production) and Jordan M. (vocals, production) A Tale of Three Producers: The three members of this up-and-coming hip-hop group met in high school in Cleveland Heights. Phrazes and Jordon started working together first and then they brought...

Band of the Week

Dark Star Orchestration: After a False Start, Mr. Gnome Regroups for its Terrific New Album

Dark Star Orchestration: After a False Start, Mr. Gnome Regroups for its Terrific New Album

Concert Preview
When the duo in Mr. Gnome, a fine local band that's turned into a national act over the course of the past couple of years, set out to record its new album, The Heart of a Dark Star, it followed the same path it has...

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The Rite Stuff: The Bad Plus Shows Off its Musical Range on its Two New Albums

The Rite Stuff: The Bad Plus Shows Off its Musical Range on its Two New Albums

Concert Preview
On its latest efforts, Inevitable Western and The Rite of Spring, a take on the Stravinsky composition, the Bad Plus, a heady jazz trio with a young, open-minded fanbase, shows off the breadth of its musical ability. The group has been together for a good...

Music Feature

The Magical Babysitter is Back in Mary Poppins at Beck Center

The Magical Babysitter is Back in Mary Poppins at Beck Center

Beck Center certainly has the magic touch when it comes to holiday shows. In recent years, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and Annie have been luring in families in droves, filling the main-stage house with patrons who are really easy to see over if...

Theater

Loren Naji Reopens his Ohio City Gallery for a Special Exhibition Benefiting the Homeless. One Catch: You Have to Help Out Before You Check In

Loren Naji Reopens his Ohio City Gallery for a Special Exhibition Benefiting the Homeless. One Catch: You Have to Help Out Before You Check In

Helping hands
Last May, authorities raised both eyebrows and concerns throughout the region when they raided, and later shut down, Loren Naji's Ohio City gallery during two consecutive receptions. That gallery has now been closed for more than six months. It will reopen its doors on Saturday,...

Arts Lead

All the Colors: DayGlo Teams up with Doubting Thomas for a Third Year of Psychedelic Goodness

All the Colors: DayGlo Teams up with Doubting Thomas for a Third Year of Psychedelic Goodness

The winter months tend to be slow in the art world, but that doesn't mean the calendar isn't dotted with exciting, unique events. Take, as just one example, the Tremont Art Walk, happening this Friday, Dec. 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. For the third...

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Film Review of the Week: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

Film Review of the Week: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

There's little any critic could say or do to en- or discourage you from seeing Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, now showing at theaters areawide. It's the final installment in Jackson's Hobbit trilogy and the final of six monumental films devoted...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Foxcatcher

Film Spotlight: Foxcatcher

It's probably for the best if you don't remember anything about the 1996 incident involving an Olympic wrestling champion and paranoid-schizophrenic millionaire John du Pont. But even if you know the outcome, the Foxcatcher is still a terrific new biographical drama. It arrives in theaters...

Film Features

Film Review of the Week: Exodus: Gods and Kings

Film Review of the Week: Exodus: Gods and Kings

The Red Sea is featured prominently in the TV spots for Ridley Scott's new film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, which stars Christian Bale as Moses and opens Friday areawide. Moses, of course, was the Egyptian prince of mysterious parentage who led the Hebrews out of B.C....

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