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Day of Protests Ends with Questions for Police Chief and Mayor

Day of Protests Ends with Questions for Police Chief and Mayor

Video footage of the shooting of Tamir Rice will be released to the public at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Police Chief Calvin Williams said. He joined Mayor Frank Jackson and other city leaders tonight at Cudell Rec Center — some 50 yards from where 12-year-old Tamir...

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VIDEO: Live from Tamir Rice Rally in Public Square

VIDEO: Live from Tamir Rice Rally in Public Square

Scene staff writer Sam Allard is on scene at the Tamir Rice rally in Public Square, and just sent over this video. Follow him @SceneSallard on Twitter for more updates. ...

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Prior to Reports of Fight, Rumors of Johnny Manziel Participating in WWE's December Pay-Per-View in Cleveland

Prior to Reports of Fight, Rumors of Johnny Manziel Participating in WWE's December Pay-Per-View in Cleveland

[Editor's note: Before Scene broke the news yesterday of Johnny Manziel's alleged involvement in a late Friday night fight involving some 20 people at the 9 in downtown Cleveland, we were going to publish this bit also involving Johnny and a heavy dose of rumor....

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New Book Celebrates Contemporary Art in Ohio

New Book Celebrates Contemporary Art in Ohio

From 5 to 8 p.m., this Saturday, Nov. 29, Summit Artspaces’ third floor Box Gallery hosts a book launch in conjunction with its latest exhibition, Present Tense: Contemporary Art in Ohio. Organizers received more than 300 entries from a state-wide open call to artists. The...

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6th Annual Crafty Mart in Akron Expands to Three Locations

6th Annual Crafty Mart in Akron Expands to Three Locations

After five years at Musica in Akron, this year’s Crafty Mart holiday market is expanding across the city. The two-day event — November 29 & 30 — will be sprawled out over three locations throughout the Rubber City, and Akron is even providing free parking...

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Eager Diners to Get First Taste of Choolaah Indian BBQ on Black Friday

Eager Diners to Get First Taste of Choolaah Indian BBQ on Black Friday

Earlier this month, Scene gave readers an exclusive first look at Choolaah Indian BBQ (27100 Chagrin Blvd., choolaah.com), a brand new fast-casual concept that aims for nothing short of revolutionizing Indian food in Cleveland. Following a few days of invitation-only dining, the restaurant one...

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Cavs Ignite and Make Magic Disappear in Convincing 104-76 Win

Cavs Ignite and Make Magic Disappear in Convincing 104-76 Win

With their pride stung perhaps by consecutive losses to the early season cream of the Eastern Conference (Washington, Toronto), the Cavaliers came out to play last night, demolishing the Orlando Magic 104-76. They played with energy for the entire game and LeBron answered critics of...

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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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Brunch is Always a Bad Idea, But... Here's Where To Go If You Must

Brunch is Always a Bad Idea, But... Here's Where To Go If You Must

We've all done it — and quickly regretted it. It's Saturday night and you're out with the mates, drinking that last round of beers, wishing the night didn't have to end. "Let's do brunch," you say. And before anybody has a moment to consider the...

Dining Lead

Hungry Bee Serves Up Comfort Food at New Chagrin Falls Retail and Takeaway Shop

Hungry Bee Serves Up Comfort Food at New Chagrin Falls Retail and Takeaway Shop

Next to the antique green couch where Kim McCune reclines, an oversized photo capturing a colony of bees in magnified detail takes up the better half of the wall. It's the first thing you'll likely notice in the newly minted Chagrin Falls shop, the aptly...

Food Features

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...

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Band of the Week: The Mean Jeans

Band of the Week: The Mean Jeans

Meet the Band: Billy Jeans (guitar, vocals), Jeans Wilder (drums, vocals), Junior Jeans (bass) Dumb Punk: Members of the Portland, Ore.-based band are rather irreverent about their approach. "Mean Jeans are the band Wayne and Garth would have started if they had dropped out of...

Band of the Week

Shady XV: Fifteen Years After Shady Records Launched, Marshall Mathers and Crew Talk Hip-Hop and Lessons Learned

Shady XV: Fifteen Years After Shady Records Launched, Marshall Mathers and Crew Talk Hip-Hop and Lessons Learned

Marshall Mathers III is arguably the greatest American wordsmith of the 20th century. He's easily the greatest of the first 15 years of the new millennium. He bends words to rhyme with each other when they shouldn't. He takes truths that are horrifying, and with...

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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

Genghis Con Returns Bigger and Better than Ever in Year Six

Genghis Con Returns Bigger and Better than Ever in Year Six

Calling all comic fans
Over the past five years, Genghis Con has established itself as a premier comics convention for small press and independent print media, drawing exhibitors and fans from Chicago and Pittsburgh to Columbus and beyond. For the sixth year, organizers have some major changes planned to...

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Rhymin' Through the Ruins: Playwright Mark O'Rowe Rhymes While Spiraling Through Horror and Decay in Terminus

Rhymin' Through the Ruins: Playwright Mark O'Rowe Rhymes While Spiraling Through Horror and Decay in Terminus

Now that most poets aren't using rhyme anymore, it makes sense that a playwright should pick up that cherished old literary device. And Mark O'Rowe does exactly that in Terminus, now being produced by convergence-continuum. But these ain't no "moon/June" rhyme schemes. O'Rowe piles internal...

Theater

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

Review of the Week: Horrible Bosses 2

Review of the Week: Horrible Bosses 2

The umbrage you take at Horrible Bosses 2 (if you take any at all) is likely a variation on the umbrage you may have taken at The Hangover Pt. II, 22 Jump Street, or even, say, Shanghai Knights. As a rule, sequels created and cut from...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: The Theory of Everything

Film Spotlight: The Theory of Everything

Physicist Stephen Hawking and his former wife Jane Wilde, a student he fell in love with while he was studying at college and training to become one of the world's top physicists, had a complex relationship. When the two first met, Hawking had yet to...

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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...

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