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Tremont's Visible Voice Books to Close Sep. 27

Tremont's Visible Voice Books to Close Sep. 27

It's a real bummer to report the following, straight from the horse's mouth:  VVB will be closing on Sept. 27, 2014 after 7 years of operation. Effective today thru 9/27 all books will be discounted at 40%...cont'd — Visible Voice Books (@visiblevoiceCLE) September 2,...

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Indians' PR Staffers Were Willing to Honor Requests about Native American Presentation at Progressive Field

Indians' PR Staffers Were Willing to Honor Requests about Native American Presentation at Progressive Field

Last week, Louis Sockalexis Biographer Ed Rice visited the Beachwood branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library to speak about his research, Sockalexis' influence as a baseball player — he was the first Native American to play in the Majors — and the Chief Wahoo...

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Video: Ben Wallace Introduced for the Tri-C Basketball Team

Video: Ben Wallace Introduced for the Tri-C Basketball Team

Before Ben Wallace was the Ben Wallace we came to know and love on the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was a bushy-tailed Cuyahoga Community College student from Alabama who emerged as a beast with an appetite for blocks and rebounds.  Here's his epic introduction Freshman year...

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Cedar Point Seemingly Announces Closure of Mantis Through Cryptic Video

Cedar Point Seemingly Announces Closure of Mantis Through Cryptic Video

Cedar Point has been foreshadowing a big announcement on Sept. 2, and the news has just arrived. Through a rather cryptic video titled "Darkness Falls on #12." the amusement park reveals that the Mantis will "get squashed" next month. It's unclear what *exactly* that means,...

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Three Overnight Shootings in Cleveland, One More Shooting Reported Tuesday Morning

Three Overnight Shootings in Cleveland, One More Shooting Reported Tuesday Morning

Reflecting the "Two Clevelands" thesis that Ward 2 City Councilman Zack Reed riffs on now and then during legislative sessions, three shootings took place in Cleveland last night. One man was killed and two others were wounded, wrapping up a long weekend in Cleveland that looks...

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25 Years Ago Today, St. Ignatius and Euclid Played In the First Nationally Televised High School Football Game

25 Years Ago Today, St. Ignatius and Euclid Played In the First Nationally Televised High School Football Game

It was a marquee matchup between St. Ignatius, with Joe Pickens at quarterback, and Euclid, which claimed future Ohio State star and NFLer Robert Smith among its deep pool of talent. Northeast Ohio naturally had Sept. 2, 1989 circled as one of the biggest day's...

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This Indians Beat Writer Went Full Troll Mode Last Night

This Indians Beat Writer Went Full Troll Mode Last Night

Last night, the Cleveland Indians pulled out a 3-2 extra-inning win over the (as of right now) tied-for-first-place Royals to bring the Tribe within 3.5 games of the top of the division and 3.5 games out of the Wild Card spot. There's really nothing to...

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Video: Garfield Heights vs. Collinwood High School Football Game Erupts Into Brawl, Game Canceled

Video: Garfield Heights vs. Collinwood High School Football Game Erupts Into Brawl, Game Canceled

With the score 26-6 in the third quarter, a fight in the stands at the Bulldogs' stadium on Friday night led to a bench-clearing fight on the field between the players, according to NEOMG and TV reports, and the game was called. Video of the...

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House of Blues to Host Benefit for Documentary Film About Famed Rock Writer Jane Scott

House of Blues to Host Benefit for Documentary Film About Famed Rock Writer Jane Scott

Friends of Jane, an Ohio company put together by locals Thomas Kelly, Michael Heaton, David Spero and Michael Stanley, has launched a campaign to finance a documentary film about the late Jane Scott, the Plain Dealer reporter who covered rock n’ roll for many...

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Guided by Voices to Play Grog Shop in October

Guided by Voices to Play Grog Shop in October

Even though they played what they said would be their last show ever in 2004, Guided by Voices have been steadily touring and releasing records since reforming in 2010. Singer Bob Pollard and whatever assortment of players he can put together deliver a helluva...

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A Tradition in the Making: Tim Bando Brings Maturity, Value and Something for Everyone to Chagrin Falls with Grove Hill

A Tradition in the Making: Tim Bando Brings Maturity, Value and Something for Everyone to Chagrin Falls with Grove Hill

An undeniable sense of déjà vu washes over me as I enter Grove Hill in Chagrin Falls. It's been 20-plus years since I've stepped foot inside the building, and many of the interior treatments have changed, yet I still can't help but anticipate a meal...

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What's Fresh at: Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

What's Fresh at: Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

Ohio sweet corn
Deagan's Kitchen & Bar in Lakewood is known for its abundance of creative vegan dishes as much as for its lengthy craft beer, scotch and whiskey options. It's natural, then, that executive chef Ryan Kaston is committed to using fresh, seasonal produce. "When the season...

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Old Reliable: It Has a New Owner and Some Good Bar Food, But the Rowley Inn Will Remain the Rowley Inn You Know and Love

Old Reliable: It Has a New Owner and Some Good Bar Food, But the Rowley Inn Will Remain the Rowley Inn You Know and Love

Though the Rowley Inn technically resides in Tremont, folks who come here have and always will call this area "the South Side." The bar sits just a mile south of Lincoln Park, but it might as well be clear across town. For at least 60...

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Basement Jaxx Return to Form with ‘Junto’

Basement Jaxx Return to Form with ‘Junto’

Basement Jaxx Junto (Atlantic Jaxx/PIAS) basementjaxx.com Basement Jaxx started making electronic music before it was cool to make electronic music. So you can't entirely blame them for coming out of hibernation to cash in on what's become a popular trend. The duo of Felix Buxton...

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Band of the Week: Diana Chittester

Band of the Week: Diana Chittester

Meet the Band: Diana Chittester (vocals, guitar) Transplanted: Singer-songwriter Diana Chittester moved to Cleveland from Pittsburgh, and started playing open mic nights at places like the now-closed Winchester. She released her first EP in 2008 and followed that with 2012's In This Skin, which features...

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Local Instrumental Group Cellocentric Impresses with Self-titled Debut

Local Instrumental Group Cellocentric Impresses with Self-titled Debut

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Cellocentric Cellocentric (self-released) dougwoodmusic.com An instrumental group that features mandolin player/guitarist Doug Wood, cellist Tara Hanish and bassist Darren Frate, Cellocentric bridges a few different musical genres, and the group has recently taken to collaborating with some of the Classical Revolution Cleveland folks. It often...

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As You Like It: Local Theaters Cater to Every Taste this Fall

As You Like It: Local Theaters Cater to Every Taste this Fall

Twenty shows will open from now through November, and they're all ready to give you what you want. For instance... WANT NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES? The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy, None Too Fragile Theater, Akron, Sept. 12 to 27. A black ex-con rescues an intellectual white atheist...

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Are We There Yet? The Ride at None Too Fragile Theater Has a Few Too Many Script Bumps to Make It a Smooth Trip

Are We There Yet? The Ride at None Too Fragile Theater Has a Few Too Many Script Bumps to Make It a Smooth Trip

How did young people come of age before the car (or bus) was invented? You'd think from all the works of art that feature those vehicles as the central transporting device — from Jack Kerouac's On the Road to Thelma and Louise — that wheels...

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Also on Stage

Also on Stage

If there is one filmmaker whom many cineastes love, and also love to hate, it's probably Leni Riefenstahl. Her movie glorifying Hitler's Third Reich, Triumph of the Will, stands to this day as a monumental achievement in cinematography and a craven tribute to a certifiable...

Theater

Film Review of the Week: Trip to Italy

Film Review of the Week: Trip to Italy

Last week, Land Ho, a refreshing low-budget film about two sixtysomethings on a trip to Iceland, warmed the hearts of those who saw it at the Cedar Lee. This week, Trip to Italy, a snoozerino about two fiftyish guys taking just what the title says,...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Jamie Marks is Dead

Film Spotlight: Jamie Marks is Dead

When Christopher Barzak, a local author who holds an MFA in creative writing from Pittsburgh's Chatham University and teaches fiction writing at Youngstown State University, wrote his first novel, One for Sorrow, he was trying to capture the anxieties of growing up in the Mahoning...

Film Features

Film Review of the Week: Land Ho!

Film Review of the Week: Land Ho!

Land Ho!, a gently bobbing film about two ex-brothers-in-law on a trip to Iceland, should be perfect fare for the Cedar Lee: modest in scope, slow in pace, noble in aspiration, and blue-haired through and through. It opens there on Friday. Indeed, Mitch (Earl Lynn...

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