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Local and International Dancers to Strut Their Stuff at STEP OUT, Cleveland: Shake off the Rust

Local and International Dancers to Strut Their Stuff at STEP OUT, Cleveland: Shake off the Rust

Cleveland Public Library and LAND studio have partnered to bring two days of intense (but fun) dance programming to the Global Center for Health Innovation – no suit or medical knowledge required. Instead, the weekend will aim to build community and explore the culture of...

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Cleveland Heights Business Owners To Boycott Cleveland.com, NEOMG for Negative Press

Cleveland Heights Business Owners To Boycott Cleveland.com, NEOMG for Negative Press

Business owners in Cleveland Heights are fed up with the negative coverage of the inner-ring suburb on Cleveland.com. Many of them are considering boycotting the site and canceling what remains of their Plain Dealer subscriptions en masse, to protest what they see as sensational journalism....

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Sweet Apple Releases Halloween-themed Music Video

Sweet Apple Releases Halloween-themed Music Video

Just in time for Halloween, Sweet Apple, the indie rock band that pairs Clevelanders John Petkovic and Tim Parnin with Dinosaur Jr’s J. Mascis and Witch’s Dave Sweetapple, has released a new Halloween-themed video that it shot in Salem, Mass. The video for the tune...

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Scene Podcast: Movers and Makers on 3D Printing

Scene Podcast: Movers and Makers on 3D Printing

Preet Jesrani from DesignBox3D is the authority on printing technology and the world of additive manufacturing or 3D printing. He believes that the the technology is changing not just the way that objects are being created, but how they're designed. In this podcast, Scene creative director James Krouse...

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In 1957, Cleveland was the first city in the world to capture a bank robbery on film

In 1957, Cleveland was the first city in the world to capture a bank robbery on film

Here's a neat little piece of local history to get you through the workday: Security cameras installed at St. Clair Savings and Loan, located at 6235 St. Clair Avenue in Cleveland, were the first in the world to capture a bank robbery and help identify...

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Tri-C Adjuncts Jonesing for a Union

Tri-C Adjuncts Jonesing for a Union

Wednesday morning (and through the day), adjunct professors at Tri-C's metro campus hosted an information table in the lobby of the liberal arts building to promote their ongoing discussions about joining or forming a union. Adjuncts (part-time faculty) make up the majority of college instructors...

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Audio: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Richfield Coliseum, 1978

Audio: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Richfield Coliseum, 1978

With the Cavs season on our minds this week, we published the story of how the floor of the Richfield Coliseum ended up at a small Christian school in Virginia. Check that one out. And while you're at it, listen to this Bruce Springsteen show...

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Optimistic Updates for Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation

Optimistic Updates for Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation

Thanks, RNC!
Yesterday, Cuyahoga County Council was given a series of updates on their biggest projects: the Global Center for Health Innovation and the Cleveland Convention Center. For both, the forecasts were better than anticipated and continually optimistic with a major nod toward the Republican National Convention....

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Rock Hall to Open New Exhibit Chronicling Paul Simon's Career

Rock Hall to Open New Exhibit Chronicling Paul Simon's Career

Tomorrow, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum launches Paul Simon: Words & Music, a new exhibit chronicling the career of the two-time Hall of Fame inductee. A recorded narration provided by Simon himself will anchor the exhibit, which will include videos of...

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Positively Cleveland is now Destination Cleveland

Positively Cleveland is now Destination Cleveland

Positively Cleveland, the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced today that it's immediately changing its name to Destination Cleveland. The organization's board of trustees settled on "Destination Cleveland" after issues with the Positively Cleveland name surfaced during the two years of research conducted by...

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Everyone loves Mike: From the Chef to the Atmosphere, Mike's Bar & Grille Isn't Your Typical Neighborhood Saloon

Everyone loves Mike: From the Chef to the Atmosphere, Mike's Bar & Grille Isn't Your Typical Neighborhood Saloon

Even without the Browns or Baldwin Wallace, Mike's Bar & Grille does just fine. For eight years, this supremely appealing pub in the heart of downtown Berea has relied, not upon coeds or football fanboys to prop up its business, but rather its neighbors. And...

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First Look: West Coast Living Inspires Gordon Square's New Cold-Pressed Juice Café, Daily Press

First Look: West Coast Living Inspires Gordon Square's New Cold-Pressed Juice Café, Daily Press

After spending a decade in California, Jodi Rae Santosuosso grew accustomed to easy, effortless access to healthy cuisine. It was a piece of the Golden State she wanted to bring back with her when she decided finally to return to her hometown of Cleveland. The result...

Drink Features

Graduate Level Dining: CWRU's New Tinkham Veale University Center Boasts the Quirkily Named but Delightfully Executed Michelson and Morley Bistro and More

Graduate Level Dining: CWRU's New Tinkham Veale University Center Boasts the Quirkily Named but Delightfully Executed Michelson and Morley Bistro and More

If I wanted to grab a quick meal between classes while attending college at Ohio State University in the late '80s, I'd pop into the old Ohio Union, a drab, 35-year-old building on the southern edge of campus. Inside the low-ceilinged food court, students had their...

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Band of the Week: Against the Current

Band of the Week: Against the Current

MEET THE BAND: Chrissy Costanza (lead vocals), Dan Gow (guitars), Will Ferri (drums) BREAK OUT YEAR: This was a pivotal year for the Poughkeepsie-based band. It started with the release of the EP Infinity. That led to their first headlining tour — the Sink or...

Band of the Week

The Cornflake Kid: Country Singer-guitarist Frankie Ballard Talks About How He Broke Out of Battle Creek

The Cornflake Kid: Country Singer-guitarist Frankie Ballard Talks About How He Broke Out of Battle Creek

Concert Preview
Growing up in Battle Creek, Michigan, country singer-guitarist Frankie Ballard had his fill of Pop-Tarts. The small town is home to a Kellogg’s plant, and Ballard says he ate enough of the pastries to last a lifetime. Not that he resents his upbringing. “It was...

Music Feature

The Remnants of the Day: Don Dixon and Marti Jones Make Albums at Their Own Pace

The Remnants of the Day: Don Dixon and Marti Jones Make Albums at Their Own Pace

Concert Preview
Sitting in the dining room of his Northeast Ohio residence on a rainy Saturday afternoon, producer and singer-songwriter Don Dixon begins talking about a random songwriting credit that he has for “Time and Time Again” on the Counting Crows 1993 debut, August and Everything After....

Music Feature

Something Out Of Nothing: Performances Save a Thin Plot in The Norwegians at Dobama Theatre

Something Out Of Nothing: Performances Save a Thin Plot in The Norwegians at Dobama Theatre

Written By C. Denby Swanson, The Norwegians is billed as a "Fargo-esque comedy." However, the lack of plot, character or underlying menace that intermingled in the Coen brothers' masterful 1996 black comedy should remove that categorization as much as The Lion King should be denied...

Theater

For the People, By the People: Cleveland State University's People's Art Show Gives Everyone Something to Love (And Hate)

For the People, By the People: Cleveland State University's People's Art Show Gives Everyone Something to Love (And Hate)

In 21 incarnations since it began as a populist experiment at Cleveland State University's Art Gallery in 1983, the People's Art Show has become one of the region's largest, most eclectic exhibitions. Always unjuried and uncensored, it is free and open to anyone and everyone. With...

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Zombie Time: A Theatrical Re-Do of Night of the Living Dead at Blank Canvas Theatre

Zombie Time: A Theatrical Re-Do of Night of the Living Dead at Blank Canvas Theatre

If you wanted to find a metaphor for the often trumped-up fear of the Ebola outbreak, you could do a lot worse than Night of the Living Dead, now at Blank Canvas Theatre. Zombies are roaming the world in this play and, like Ebola, you...

Theater

Film Review of the Week: Birdman

Film Review of the Week: Birdman

Given that writer-director Alejandro González Iñárritu (21 Grams, Babel) tends to make films that don't follow any linear storyline, it's refreshing to see him take a more direct approach with Birdman, a movie about Riggan Thomson, a fading Hollywood actor (Michael Keaton) who sets out...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Child of God

Film Spotlight: Child of God

Not having read the 1973 Cormac McCarthy novel Child of God, the only thing I was really expecting from James Franco's film adaptation of the same name was extreme perversity and violence. It's Cormac McCarthy after all, the manly man writer whose modus operandi has...

Film Features

Film Review of the Week: St. Vincent

Film Review of the Week: St. Vincent

In a segment called "Delirium" that's included in the Jim Jarmusch film Coffee and Cigarettes, rappers GZA and RZA have a brief encounter with actor Bill Murray, or "Bill Motherfucking Murray," as GZA puts it. It's a short, 8-minute segment, but it shows just how...

Film Features

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