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Accounts of Tamir Rice's Life and Final Moments Circulating in Days Following His Death

Accounts of Tamir Rice's Life and Final Moments Circulating in Days Following His Death

Family and friends of Tamir Rice will gather at 5 p.m. today at Cudell Rec Center for a vigil and rally on behalf of the 12-year-old boy. 48 hours after a Cleveland police officer shot Tamir, those close to him are expected to make their...

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What a 50-Topping Order Looks Like to the Chef at Happy Dog

What a 50-Topping Order Looks Like to the Chef at Happy Dog

What happens when a customer orders all 50 toppings for their Happy Dog hot dog? The kitchen piles on every single topping, that’s what. That was the case this weekend when one mischievous youngster was given free rein by her parents to fill out...

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UPDATE: Brewnuts Advances in National Small Business Competition

UPDATE: Brewnuts Advances in National Small Business Competition

We wrote earlier this month that Brewnuts was in the running for a huge small business competition.  Today, the organizers announced that Brewnuts joins five other finalists in a trip to New York City next month. The local company received the most votes from the...

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Metroparks' Zip Line Course Angers Residents, Underscores Existential Crisis

Metroparks' Zip Line Course Angers Residents, Underscores Existential Crisis

The Cleveland Metroparks — Come Out and Play! — has entered into an agreement with a Maryland-based company to manage a treetop adventure experience in Strongsville's Mill Stream Run Reservation. The Go Ape! course, complete with zip lines and "agility structures" (great for family...

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Police Report: Johnny Manziel Involved In Massive Fight Late Friday Night at The 9 in Downtown Cleveland

Police Report: Johnny Manziel Involved In Massive Fight Late Friday Night at The 9 in Downtown Cleveland

An eager Cleveland Browns fan sparked a massive fight at The 9 when he approached Johnny Manziel and his "entourage" late Friday night, according to a police report obtained today by Scene. Cleveland police were called to the apartment's lobby at 2:36 a.m. for...

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Platform Beer’s Guest Brewer Ferndock to Tap Holiday Ale at Special Event

Platform Beer’s Guest Brewer Ferndock to Tap Holiday Ale at Special Event

In just a few weeks, Kyle Roth and Ferndock Brewing will complete their tenure as Platform Beer’s inaugural Incubator Guest Brewer. Right now, hopeful new home brewers are sending in their applications to take Roth’s spot. Roth was chosen as “groupie” number one thanks...

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Hackers Shut Down City of Cleveland's Website After Shooting Death of Tamir Rice

Hackers Shut Down City of Cleveland's Website After Shooting Death of Tamir Rice

The City of Cleveland's website went down this morning, and a group of hackers called "Anonymous" is claiming responsibility after news broke this weekend that local police shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice. A YouTube video from the group has also emerged with the following...

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Group Will Protest Cleveland Police Killings on Public Square Monday Afternoon

Group Will Protest Cleveland Police Killings on Public Square Monday Afternoon

A Cleveland group will protest the police killings of Tanesha Anderson and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in a demonstration on Public Square Monday at 3 p.m.  Anderson was the 37-year-old schizophrenic woman who died after police attempted to transport her from her home on Ansel Road...

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12-Year-Old Boy Dies of Gunshot Wound from Cleveland Police Officer

12-Year-Old Boy Dies of Gunshot Wound from Cleveland Police Officer

Internal Investigation Under Way
A 12-year-old boy died this morning of a gunshot wound sustained yesterday by a Cleveland police officer at Cudell Rec Center on West Boulevard. [UPDATE: The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office identified the 12-year-old boy as Tamir Rice on Sunday afternoon.] Officers responded at around 3:30 p.m....

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Cavs Crush in First Quarter Before Meekly Yielding to Raptors

Cavs Crush in First Quarter Before Meekly Yielding to Raptors

Maybe what the Cavaliers need is Prozac, because their early season behavior resembles nothing so much as a fast-cycling, manic-depressive Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. One minute they’re flying high like the Harlem Globetrotters come to Cleveland; the next they can barely muster the energy to play...

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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...

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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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