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Insolvent East Cleveland Owes More Than $600,000 to Insolvent Traffic Camera Company

Insolvent East Cleveland Owes More Than $600,000 to Insolvent Traffic Camera Company

East Cleveland, which boasts local economic woes documented at length here and elsewhere, owes a Rhode Island traffic camera company $638,000 on a bill that's built up for years, the AP reports.  Anyone driving through the inner-ring suburb can attest to the fact that traffic cameras...

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And the Signature Food of Ohio Is...

And the Signature Food of Ohio Is...

Ohio buckeyes! (Which is hardly a surprise.) A much larger and more readable map is available here.  These results come to us via the Cooking Channel (by route of Mental Floss) which recently polled viewers to determine each state's signature dish.  Think this is an...

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'Reggae for Food' Will Bring Together Great Music and Charitable Vibes

'Reggae for Food' Will Bring Together Great Music and Charitable Vibes

Few things in life pair more appropriately than good music and good food, but if you add a dash of charity, then you’ve got yourself a fine event. Hybrid Shakedown, Jah Messengers, Umojah Nation and Carlos Jones and PLUS will gather for the sixth annual...

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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Coming to Rock Hall for Book Signing Event

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Coming to Rock Hall for Book Signing Event

The story behind the hard rock group Aerosmith is one filled with stories involving sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. Guitarist Joe Perry spins some of those stories in his new book Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith. He’ll be at the Rock...

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House Jacks to Play Special Show at Shaker Heights High

House Jacks to Play Special Show at Shaker Heights High

When the House Jacks, an international vocal group, performs at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Shaker Heights High School, it will be almost like old times for Shaker Heights High School alum Austin Willacy. Willacy & Co. have performed at Carnegie Hall and...

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"Survivor's Remorse," the LeBron-Backed Starz Comedy, Premieres Saturday (And It's Not Half Bad)

"Survivor's Remorse," the LeBron-Backed Starz Comedy, Premieres Saturday (And It's Not Half Bad)

Starz debuts Survivor's Remorse, a six-episode 30-minute comedy that follows Cam Calloway, a budding African American basketball star who's just landed a mega contract, on Saturday at 9 p.m. LeBron's Springhill Production company is a partner in the venture, but LeBron really is involved in...

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Here's the New Cavs Court Design

Here's the New Cavs Court Design

The Cavs have unveiled their brand new court design at the Quicken Loans Arena. The snazzy new court retains its key elements — the enormous "C" at center court — but now features a blue border and a Cleveland skyline.  It will be on display...

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Mike DeWine Says Executions In Ohio Won't Resume Until New Laws Protect Pharmacies, Assisting Physicians

Mike DeWine Says Executions In Ohio Won't Resume Until New Laws Protect Pharmacies, Assisting Physicians

Ohio's court-issued stay on executions will last until next year after this year's controversial execution of Dennis McGuire, which lasted nearly 20 minutes, and controversial executions in Arizona and Oklahoma, which use the same lethal injection cocktail as the Ohio. Plenty of folks around...

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St. Vincent Capably Mixes Music and Performance Art

St. Vincent Capably Mixes Music and Performance Art

Concert Review
Some musicians elevate their live shows into performance art. Think David Bowie. Think David Byrne. Think Laurie Anderson. You can add St. Vincent to that list. During a sold-out show last night at House of Blues, the singer-guitarist put on an artful display. Not that...

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Here's the Downtown Dog Park, Slated to Open Oct. 13

Here's the Downtown Dog Park, Slated to Open Oct. 13

Apologies for the overcast weather, and the Downtown Cleveland Alliance says there's still a little left to do, but here's what the downtown dog park looks like right now. Not bad at all, if you ask us. The park, nestled between the Cuyahoga River and...

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A Familiar Taste: Brown Sugar Thai is Backed Up by Oh Nilsri's Sterling Reputation

A Familiar Taste: Brown Sugar Thai is Backed Up by Oh Nilsri's Sterling Reputation

You might have noticed a brand new name pop up on the local Thai restaurant scene, but the operation is anything but untested. In fact, chances are good that you've even dined with them before. Brown Sugar Thai Cuisine emerged almost simultaneously in Rocky River...

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Go West, Young Man: Ohio City Mainstay Matt Stipe Sets Up Shop in Detroit Shoreway with Banter

Go West, Young Man: Ohio City Mainstay Matt Stipe Sets Up Shop in Detroit Shoreway with Banter

Matt Stipe was the first person Sam McNulty hired when he was opening Bier Markt way back in 2005. Stipe stayed on for years, helping to open Bar Cento, Market Garden Brewery and Nano Brew along the way. He's been in the "business" for half...

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Drama Major: Singer LeAnn Rimes Gets Emotional on Her Latest Release,  Spitfire

Drama Major: Singer LeAnn Rimes Gets Emotional on Her Latest Release, Spitfire

Concert Preview
A quick Google search for anything new related to country singer LeAnn Rimes will yield thousands of results. At the time of this particular phone interview, she was spotted on her way to the grocery store in a pair of sexy cut-off shorts. Photos were...

Music Lead

Band of the Week: Maid Myriad

Band of the Week: Maid Myriad

Meet the Band: Jeff Klemm (vocals, guitars), Greg Meisenberg (drums), Mario Tonathy (bass) Straight Outta Akron: The indie rock/metal band first formed way back in 2007 when it released two EPs, but the line-ups have shifted constantly during that time. "We've been through so many...

Band of the Week

Blast from the Past: Coheed and Cambria Revisits its Breakthrough Album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

Blast from the Past: Coheed and Cambria Revisits its Breakthrough Album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

Concert Preview
Coheed and Cambria guitarist Travis Stever is feeling rather nostalgic. Stever, who phoned us from an Austin tour stop, likened the experience of passing all the small halls where the band had previously played to "walking down memory lane." "We're playing at Stubb's tonight but...

Music Feature

Stop, You're Killing Me: Humor Doesn't Get Much Darker than the Grisly Laughs in The Pillowman

Stop, You're Killing Me: Humor Doesn't Get Much Darker than the Grisly Laughs in The Pillowman

Human beings and violence go together like ham and eggs (or, if you prefer, butchered pigs and mutilated chicken embryos). Oddly, even though preventing and punishing violent behavior is one of the pillars of a civilized society, many people seek out savage stories and games...

Theater

Creative Fire: MOCA Pairs a Chef and an Artist for Two Exhibitions on Innovation

Creative Fire: MOCA Pairs a Chef and an Artist for Two Exhibitions on Innovation

This past weekend, MOCA debuted its fall exhibitions, Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity and Kirk Mangus: Things Love. Initially, the idea of pairing an internationally renowned master chef and a local ceramics professor might seem odd. However, upon further examination, the two complement each other...

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Art Patronage: The Most Convincing of All Compliments

Art Patronage: The Most Convincing of All Compliments

Somewhere in Sandusky sits what appears to be your typical, modest home. Walking or driving by, you wouldn't suspect anything unusual about it. It blends into a row of similar homes on an average road in a residential part of an average town. However, this...

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Film Review: Hector and the Search For Happiness

Film Review: Hector and the Search For Happiness

In case you were wondering, yes, Simon Pegg does play yet another overgrown man-child in Hector and the Search For Happiness, which opens at the Cedar Lee Theatre on Friday. It's essentially the same role that we've seen him play before in films like Shaun of...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

Film Spotlight: Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

For the past two years, Movie Maker magazine has named the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival one of the top 50 film fests "worth the entry fee." It's easy to see why. The festival is a real bargain. And people have started to notice; it's continually...

Film Features

Film Review of the Week: The Skeleton Twins

Film Review of the Week: The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as estranged siblings who both attempt (or prepare to attempt) suicide on the same day and are thereby re-united to rekindle their relationship amid the mess their lives have become. It opens on Friday at the...

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