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Singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield Offers a Track-by-track Analysis of Her New Album

Singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield Offers a Track-by-track Analysis of Her New Album

Kent-based singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield says it took nine months for her to record her new album, Make My Head Sing… The album, which comes out today, shows off her ability to play guitar as she plays lead on all 10 songs. On songs...

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Marc Maron Is Not a Fan of Rover's "Puke Cannon"

Marc Maron Is Not a Fan of Rover's "Puke Cannon"

Marc Maron played a set of shows this weekend down at Picwick & Frolic, and like any comedian making his way through town, he was shuffled off for promo slots on local morning drive-time radio. It's the sort of venue when comedians are their best...

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'Enchanted Unicorn' and 'Mystical Mermaid': The Ridiculously Named Slot Machines of the Recently Busted Canton Casino, Ranked

'Enchanted Unicorn' and 'Mystical Mermaid': The Ridiculously Named Slot Machines of the Recently Busted Canton Casino, Ranked

via Flickr user Ragingwire Three Stark County residents were indicted in federal court last week for running illegal casinos in the Canton area and then laundering the cash proceeds into their bank accounts. The trio — Jerry Warren, 70; his daughter, Tracie Warren-Pastore, 45; and...

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RIP Ray Shepardson, Playhouse Square Revival Leader

RIP Ray Shepardson, Playhouse Square Revival Leader

RIP Ray Shepardson (1944-2014), who passed away on Monday. Without him, we’d have parking lots on Euclid Avenue where brilliant marquees now glitter and gleam. Yes, Ray Shepardson saved the theater district from being demolished in the early 1970s when, as a young man,...

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Dock Dicks: ODNR Still Mostly Silent on Edgewater Marina Project

Dock Dicks: ODNR Still Mostly Silent on Edgewater Marina Project

Sam Allard / SceneEdgewater Yacht Club dockageNot one representative from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources attended a community meeting Friday afternoon called by State Representative Nickie J. Antonio to address public concerns about the Edgewater Marina floating docks project. Those docks are currently under...

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Great Show from The War on Drugs; Tough Vibes at the Grog Shop

Great Show from The War on Drugs; Tough Vibes at the Grog Shop

Hitting and then exceeding all expectations, The War on Drugs rolled into town Saturday night and threw down a colossal set of dreamy, spacey Americana rock. There must have been something in the air, though, as much of the crowd yammered their way through the...

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Yes to Perform 'Fragile' In Its Entirety at Hard Rock Live

Yes to Perform 'Fragile' In Its Entirety at Hard Rock Live

Joe Kleon Last year, prog rockers Yes played 1971's The Yes Album, 1972's Close to the Edge and 1977's Going for the One in their entirety in front of a sold out audience at Cain Park. This year, they're back on the road but for...

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Hashtag: East Cleveland Public Library. Hashtag: Moving Forward

Hashtag: East Cleveland Public Library. Hashtag: Moving Forward

UPDATE: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Monday ruled that William Fambrough and Devin Branch cannot legally be removed from office by the East Cleveland School Board. "Branch and Fambrough can only be removed by court proceedings initiated by a written complaint signed by 15...

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Cleveland Thief Allegedly Steals $6,500 in Just 78 Seconds

Cleveland Thief Allegedly Steals $6,500 in Just 78 Seconds

How long does is take to rob two northeast Ohio gas stations and slip away with several thousand dollars? 78 seconds apparently. At least that's how long it took one Cleveland man to load $6,500 onto pre-paid debit cards at two separate northeast Ohio...

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Alan Parsons Project to Play Masonic Auditorium in May

Alan Parsons Project to Play Masonic Auditorium in May

Progressive rock producer Alan Parsons hasn't toured much over the course of his lengthy career. He hasn't even played a proper show in Northeast Ohio in more than 15 years. But he's included Cleveland on his Alan Parsons Live Project: Greatest Hits Tour; he'll...

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The Incredible, Edible...Michael Ruhlman's New Book is all about the Humble, Versatile Egg

The Incredible, Edible...Michael Ruhlman's New Book is all about the Humble, Versatile Egg

For his latest cookbook, Cleveland Heights-based writer Michael Ruhlman takes on the fundamental, indispensable egg – a food he asserts is "the world's most versatile ingredient." Due to be released April 8 by Little, Brown, Egg manages to cover new ground not simply because of...

Dining Lead

Soul Man: Chef Joe Mack of Jezebel's Bayou

Soul Man: Chef Joe Mack of Jezebel's Bayou

Situated along the main drag of Larchmere Boulevard's antiques row, Jezebel's Bayou (12718 Larchmere Blvd., 216-721-3877, jezebelsbayou.com) attracts a fantastically eclectic crowd. Spanning many demographics, diners are tied together by one common thread: a love of the hearty, spicy, celebratory flavors of New Orleans-style cuisine....

Food Features

Always Lost: Adam Granduciel's War on Drugs Merges Sound with Dreams on New Album

Always Lost: Adam Granduciel's War on Drugs Merges Sound with Dreams on New Album

Adam Granduciel spent most of the last year locked into an obsessed relationship — always pushing, pulling — with the newest War on Drugs material. That seems to be a natural state for him, though the recording process this time around drove him to sleepless...

Music Lead

Your Complete Guide to Cleveland Concerts (April 10 -16)

Your Complete Guide to Cleveland Concerts (April 10 -16)

thu 04/10 Bad Boys Jam: 9 p.m. Brothers Lounge. Brand New Hat/Prime Directive: 8 p.m. Barking Spider Tavern. Chris Hatton (in the Wine Bar): 8 p.m. Brothers Lounge. In Heat/Finished/Valley Girls/Drunk Meat: 9 p.m., $5. Now That's Class. The Knock Outs/Hot Ham and Cheese/Darling Waste/Falling...

Music Feature

Now Hear This

Now Hear This

These are troubling times. All around us, zombies lurk and peddle gadgetry and pharmaceuticals and the likes of Katy Perry. If you're not armed with a cache of dabs and some good music, you're donezo. From the opening churn of alternating technological growls and deep,...

Music Feature

All Flash, No Heat: Flashdance, The Musical Fizzles by Trying Too Hard to Sizzle at Playhouse Square

All Flash, No Heat: Flashdance, The Musical Fizzles by Trying Too Hard to Sizzle at Playhouse Square

It always feels a little uncomfortable being around people who are trying too hard to be liked, or to be the life of the party. That's how it feels when watching the pushy and fairly brain-dead Flashdance, The Musical at Playhouse Square. This is a...

Theater

Also on Stage

Also on Stage

Gidion's Knot This isn't a play about a school shooting, but there certainly is some psychological carnage left in the wake of this flawed but fascinating piece by Johnna Adams. And None Too Fragile's two-person cast, Alanna Romansky and Jen Klika, negotiate many twists and...

Theater

Film Review of the Week: Draft Day

Film Review of the Week: Draft Day

Draft Day, which opens at theaters areawide on Thursday night, begins bright and early the morning of the NFL draft in Seattle, Washington. The GM of the Seahawks speculates with the team owner on the likelihood of trading away the top pick with 12 hours...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation

Craig "Spike" Decker can still remember the first Spike and Mike Festival of Animation. It took place at Riverside City College in Riverside, Calif., in 1977. "It was very strange because we hadn't done a full-on 100-percent animation festival with all shorts," he says. "We...

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