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6 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

6 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

FRIDAY, NOV. 21 Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy/Cuda Renko Cuda Emerson, Lake and Palmer was one of the great prog rock bands of the ‘70s. The British group hit it big right out of the gate as its 1970 debut yielded the smash “Lucky Man.” The...

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Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman Are Finally Free, Nearly 40 Years After Being Sent to Jail for a Murder They Didn't Commit

Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman Are Finally Free, Nearly 40 Years After Being Sent to Jail for a Murder They Didn't Commit

This morning, Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman walked out of jail, free men for the first time in nearly 40 years. The two had been convicted of a 1975 murder on Cleveland's near east side, along with Wiley's brother Ronnie Bridgeman (who was released...

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A Bounty of Cleveland Institute of Art Events This Weekend

A Bounty of Cleveland Institute of Art Events This Weekend

As the fall semester begins to wind down for local college students, the faculty, students and alumni of the Cleveland Institute of Art are busy on campus and around town. The weekend starts with the Lunch on Fridays lecture featuring CIA grad Amber Esner and...

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Ohio Agricultural Bill Would Strip Protections For Commercially Bred Dogs

Ohio Agricultural Bill Would Strip Protections For Commercially Bred Dogs

Ohio has a particularly vile and rampant history of puppy mills operating mostly in rural counties and with the support of the state. (See here and here.)  There's never been much in the way of protections for the dogs themselves; in fact, the Ohio Department...

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New Warehouse District Restaurant Brings Sushi Back to West Sixth

New Warehouse District Restaurant Brings Sushi Back to West Sixth

On Tuesday, November 11th, the Warehouse District’s newest restaurant quietly opened its doors. Hanabi Japanese Restaurant (1313 West 6th St., 216-298-5060) is operated by Dong Park, who owns two restaurants in New York. This is his first in Downtown Cleveland. Park converted the old...

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OneCommunity to Bring 'World's Fastest Internet' to Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor

OneCommunity to Bring 'World's Fastest Internet' to Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor

This morning, non-profit broadband provider OneCommunity announced plans to a new fiber optic network along Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor (Euclid Avenue from Playhouse Square to University Circle). The network will transmit data at a rate of 100 gigabits per second, which, as a commercially available resource, is...

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to Screen ‘Jingle Bell Rocks!’ Documentary

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to Screen ‘Jingle Bell Rocks!’ Documentary

At 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a film screening of Jingle Bell Rocks!, a documentary about one man's search for the best Christmas songs that have ever been recorded. The movie includes interviews...

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Local Singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert Announces Details for Annual Holiday Concert

Local Singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert Announces Details for Annual Holiday Concert

Local singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert has just announced the details for his 6th Annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza. The concert will feature a 13-piece big band with Humbert and longtime backup singer Emily Bates performing big band, jazz and pop standards along with countless holiday classics. The...

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Joe Haden to Open Shoe Store in Downtown Cleveland

Joe Haden to Open Shoe Store in Downtown Cleveland

Cleveland Browns cornerback and avid Instagrammer Joe Haden announced this week on the social sharing platform his plans to open up a shoe store in downtown Cleveland. Haden (that's @joehaden23 to you) and his two business partners are shuttering their Lakewood consignment boutique, United Sneakers,...

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Video: CSU's Kaza Keane Drains 70-foot Buzzer Beater in Wednesday Night Win

Video: CSU's Kaza Keane Drains 70-foot Buzzer Beater in Wednesday Night Win

Cleveland State University sophomore guard Kaza Keane launched and sunk a 70-foot shot to end the first half in the Vikings' Wednesday night win over the Jacksonville State Gamecocks. The Vikings moved to 2-1 after their 70-46 victory, but Keane's insane shot (an ESPN Top...

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The Daring Butcher and the Brewer Makes its Mark on East Fourth

The Daring Butcher and the Brewer Makes its Mark on East Fourth

Big dreams
Occasionally while on the road, you stumble into a place that is so impressive in design, scope and execution that it literally takes your breath away. After returning your jaw to its upright and locked position, you look to your travel companions and holler above...

Dining Lead

First Look: Cleveland Vegan Opens with Seasonal Fare and the City's First All-Vegan Brunch

First Look: Cleveland Vegan Opens with Seasonal Fare and the City's First All-Vegan Brunch

The Romance between Justin Gorski and Laura Ross began as many good love stories do: in a corner bar listening to a wild-eyed Irish tribute band. Gorski was there that night to see old friends whom he knew through his own band, the Magpies, one...

Food Features

Secret Garden: Tucked Away in Parma, Seoul Garden Boasts What Many Claim is the Best Korean Food in Town

Secret Garden: Tucked Away in Parma, Seoul Garden Boasts What Many Claim is the Best Korean Food in Town

If there is a more intimidating cuisine than Korean food, I have yet to stumble upon it. Walk into a place like Seoul Garden in Parma and you're immersed in an exotic setting where the sights, sounds, smells and customs of a typical restaurant are...

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Band of the Week: Filmstrip

Band of the Week: Filmstrip

Meet the Band: Dave Taha (guitar/vocals), Nick Licata (bass/vocals) and Nick Riley (drums) Punk Rock Origins: The indie rock band started while members were still in middle school. "We did shows in my backyard and stuff," says singer-guitarist Dave Taha. "We had such a good...

Band of the Week

Hang Time: Reinvigorated and Refocused, Punk Veterans Lagwagon Return with their Best Album Yet

Hang Time: Reinvigorated and Refocused, Punk Veterans Lagwagon Return with their Best Album Yet

Concert Preview
On Hang, their first full-length album in nearly a decade, punk rockers Lagwagon sharpen their songwriting skills to deliver what is arguably the group's best album yet. The record shows an introspection and maturity that you don't hear in the band's previous releases. It's a...

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Life After Oderus: To Carry On Without their Late Leader, Shock Rockers GWAR Create a New Mythology

Life After Oderus: To Carry On Without their Late Leader, Shock Rockers GWAR Create a New Mythology

Concert Preview
For close to 30 years now, those galactic "Scumdogs" known as GWAR have been touring the planet, making the most of a mythology that they've created about their origins as aliens from outer space. For live shows, they don elaborate outfits that make them look like they...

Music Feature

With Four Galleries Launching in the Newly Opened Basement Level, 78th Street Studios Keeps Growing

With Four Galleries Launching in the Newly Opened Basement Level, 78th Street Studios Keeps Growing

Bigger and better
Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios seem to get bigger and more crowded every month. These recurring open-house events have become a can't-miss for the local art community, and perhaps more importantly, a large portion of the community at large. Cleveland's "art maze" now includes...

Arts Lead

No Hooch in the House: The Intoxication of Risk is Missing in The Great Gatsby at Ensemble Theatre

No Hooch in the House: The Intoxication of Risk is Missing in The Great Gatsby at Ensemble Theatre

The on-going fascination with Jay Gatsby, the human mirage at the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby, is understandable. He's a suave and hypnotic man of mystery who shows up out of nowhere with oodles of money and a monomaniacal fixation...

Theater

Standing Up: Doubting Thomas Gathers Artists with Causes

Standing Up: Doubting Thomas Gathers Artists with Causes

This month's Tremont Art Walk happens on Friday, Nov. 14, and features a very special exhibition at Doubting Thomas Gallery. Opening from 6 to 10 p.m., Stand Up is an exhibition of local and regional artwork created with the intent of raising awareness (and funds)...

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Film Review of the Week: Frank

Film Review of the Week: Frank

Inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the comic persona of the late British comedian and musician Chris Sievey, the indie flick Frank also draws from the real-life stories of outsider musicians such as Daniel Johnston, a guy whose child-like tendencies have made him into a novelty act...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: The Overnighters

Film Spotlight: The Overnighters

You'll only get one chance to catch The Overnighters next week. It's an intimate documentary portrait of the fracking boom in North Dakota and a Lutheran pastor who causes a rift in his community by housing down-and-out prospective workers in the corridors and parking lot...

Film Features

Review of the Week: Beyond the Lights

Review of the Week: Beyond the Lights

After landing a breakthrough role in Belle, a period piece in which she portrayed a mixed-race aristocrat, Brit actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw takes a 180-degree turn in Beyond the Lights, a romantic drama from Gina Prince-Bythewood (Disappearing Acts, Love & Basketball). In it, Mbatha-Raw plays Noni,...

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