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10 Things Going on in Cleveland this Weekend (April 18 — 20)

10 Things Going on in Cleveland this Weekend (April 18 — 20)

This weekend, Cleveland's getting big on comedy and concerts. Hop on over to catch The Werks' crazy electronic show at Beachland, Stalley's rap-filled set at Grog Shop or Marnie Stern's interesting noise at Happy Dog (or, go see all three— we wouldn't blame you). In...

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Cold-Pressed Juice Café Coming to Gordon Square

Cold-Pressed Juice Café Coming to Gordon Square

By mid-June, the Gordon Square neighborhood will have its very own juice café, courtesy of Jodi Rae Santosuosso. Daily Press (6604 Detroit Ave.), located across the street from Luxe, will specialize in nutrition-focused cold-pressed juices and blended smoothies that utilize local and organic ingredients....

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Update: Father of Chardon Shooting Victim Found Dead, Two Years to the Day of Shooting

Update: Father of Chardon Shooting Victim Found Dead, Two Years to the Day of Shooting

Update: The Geauga County Coroner reports the cause of death for Russell King Sr., the father of Chardon shooting victim Russell King Jr., is a heroin overdose. King was found dead in his home on the two year anniversary of his son's death. The...

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#WahooWatch: Study Shows Indians Would Financially Benefit From Name/Logo Change

#WahooWatch: Study Shows Indians Would Financially Benefit From Name/Logo Change

Sam Allard / SceneIn a story this week in Quartz, the sleek online business arm of the Atlantic Media Company, reporter Jeff Yang explains a recent study which shows that Chief Wahoo is likely hurting the Cleveland Indians' bottom line. Two marketing professors from Emory...

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This Week in Ohio Man: Beating the Gay Out, Getting Stuck at Bob Evans and Overdosing at McDonald's

This Week in Ohio Man: Beating the Gay Out, Getting Stuck at Bob Evans and Overdosing at McDonald's

Ohio Man thinks punches cure homosexuality Ohio Man sure seems to keep himself busy. Every week we'll parse through the headlines for Ohio Man's best and worst as he continues his campaign to unseat Florida Man as the king of internet weirdness. This week: -...

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Playhouse Square Revival Leader Ray Shepardson Committed Suicide, Reports Say

Playhouse Square Revival Leader Ray Shepardson Committed Suicide, Reports Say

Sad news came through Northeast Ohio Monday as we learned that Playhouse Square preservationist Ray Shepardson had passed away. Now, his death is under investigation after Aurora, Ill. police report that Shepardson had jumped to his death on Monday from a casino parking garage....

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Sneak Peek: Mitchell's Ice Cream in Ohio City, Opening April 21

Sneak Peek: Mitchell's Ice Cream in Ohio City, Opening April 21

It's been a long wait, but come April 21, it will all be worth it. That's when the new Mitchell's Ice Cream on West 25th Street will open its doors and start slinging scoops of their famous ice cream in the heart of Ohio...

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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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Quick and Delicious: Hot or Mild Provides Fast, Affordable Indian Food with Little Fuss and All the Flavor

Quick and Delicious: Hot or Mild Provides Fast, Affordable Indian Food with Little Fuss and All the Flavor

You might call Surendra Kumar an accidental restaurateur. His Indian restaurant, Hot or Mild in Mayfield Heights, was born less out of passion than practicality. For years, his family has operated the Indo-American Grocery on SOM Center Road, a popular resource for Indian home cooks....

Dining Lead

First Look: Beet Jar Juice Bar and Cleveland Tea Revival

First Look: Beet Jar Juice Bar and Cleveland Tea Revival

One of the major perks to being an entrepreneur in Cleveland is the amount of relatively inexpensive real estate available. Over the years, residents have witnessed restaurants and shops pop up all over town, transforming once-empty spaces into thriving local ventures. Two of the most...

Food Features

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...

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Band of the Week: Cereal Banter

Band of the Week: Cereal Banter

Meet the band: Joseph Joseph (drums, bass) & Molly Pamela (vocals, synthesizers, pedals) In the beginning: Joseph inititally didn't play with his girlfiend Pamela when he started Cereal Banter in 2009. But he brought her into the group in 2011 to mix things up. "I...

Band of the Week

Regional Beat: C-Ro Del-Fresco

Regional Beat: C-Ro Del-Fresco

TeamFresco Presents: The Voice (Self-released) facebook.com/delfrescoworld This mixtape from local up- and-coming rapper C-Ro Del-Fresco starts strong with "True," a song that allows Del-Fresco to show off his rapid-fire delivery. Featuring guest vocals from rapper Phaze Jackson, the song alternates between hip-hop and R&B. Other highlights...

Music Feature

The Romantics: An Internet Sensation, the Dance, Pop Duo Karmin Delivers its Full-Length Debut After a Long Label Battle

The Romantics: An Internet Sensation, the Dance, Pop Duo Karmin Delivers its Full-Length Debut After a Long Label Battle

Given their different backgrounds, you wouldn't expect Karmin's Nicholas Louis "Nick" Noonan and Amy Renee Heidemann would have had enough in common to form a band. But the twosome, who started dating about four years before starting the dance pop group Karmin in 2010, distills...

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Lame Game: Death is the Subject, but that's Not the Only Deadly Thing in A Killing Game at Cleveland Public Theatre

Lame Game: Death is the Subject, but that's Not the Only Deadly Thing in A Killing Game at Cleveland Public Theatre

Is life a game? Of course it is, and we're not just talking about the Game of Life, which is jammed in the back of your closet next to Parcheesi and Yahtzee. No, in real life you're given a game piece (your body) and invited...

Theater

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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

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

Film Spotlight: Dom Hemingway

Film Spotlight: Dom Hemingway

When he began work on the script that would become Dom Hemingway, writer-director Richard Shepard says he simply wanted to create an "unusual character." "I wanted to make a crime movie that didn't involve a crime," he says of the film that opens on Friday...

Film Features

Review of the Week: Under the Skin

Review of the Week: Under the Skin

Scarlett Johansson is a ruthless, dispassionate, oft-naked alien hunting down Scottish hitchhikers in Under the Skin, a low-speed sci-fi drama opening this Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) adapted the film from a novel of the same name by...

Film Features

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...

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