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Anger Managed: The Cop Who Arrested Rover Has a History of Violence and Plenty to Say About That July Fourth Night

Anger Managed: The Cop Who Arrested Rover Has a History of Violence and Plenty to Say About That July Fourth Night

Halfway through his second beer, Cleveland police officer Steve Kinas gets philosophical. “Everyone, they have their own personal truths, what is true to them, what happened that night. But I believe there is only one absolute truth. Everything else is perception,” he says. Kinas...

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Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires Light Up the Beachland Ballroom

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires Light Up the Beachland Ballroom

Last night at the Beachland Ballroom was a soulful, groovin' affair. The screaming eagle of soul himself, Mr. Charles Bradley, graced the stage and put on a hell of a show for the packed house. He treats Cleveland right each time he rolls into...

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Scene Podcast: The Best of Cleveland's Food and Drink

Scene Podcast: The Best of Cleveland's Food and Drink

In this week's Scene Podcast, Craig Lyndall chats with dining editor Douglas Trattner about the highlights of Cleveland's fantastic dining scene. He knows his stuff, and this little convo fleshes out some of the awards granted in this year's Best of Cleveland issue, which hits...

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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Foor from Lorain in the Arabian Sea: Photo of the Day

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Foor from Lorain in the Arabian Sea: Photo of the Day

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Harry Andrew D. GordonNavy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Foor, from Lorain Now and then, the Navy sends out awesome shots of personnel in service. Today, we're happy to feature Lorain resident Brandon Foor, who is...

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Video: A Pleasant Drive Through Kent in 1980

Video: A Pleasant Drive Through Kent in 1980

Kent, 1980"Robin Hood is not the Robin Hood anymore!" "They keep remodeling and changing the name of the place." Oh, how some things never really do change. That's a snippet of dialogue from two dudes rollin' around Kent in 1980, revisiting their alma mater. The...

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La Dolce Vita Turns 25

La Dolce Vita Turns 25

This Wednesday, popular Little Italy landmark La Dolce Vita will celebrate its 25th year of slinging pasta. "It has been a very good 25 years and I would of never made it unless I was in such a great neighborhood," says owner Terry Tarantino....

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Clevelander Joshua Sebo Talks About Playing Bass in ‘American Idiot’ Musical

Clevelander Joshua Sebo Talks About Playing Bass in ‘American Idiot’ Musical

When the musical American Idiot rolls into town this weekend for shows at Playhouse Square on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it will be a homecoming concert of sorts for Clevelander Joshua Sebo. A Cleveland native who’s a graduate of Orange High School, Sebo, 24,...

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Cuyahoga County Will Establish a Property Demolition Fund to Follow Through on Ed FitzGerald's Promise

Cuyahoga County Will Establish a Property Demolition Fund to Follow Through on Ed FitzGerald's Promise

ERIC SANDY/SCENEVacant properties dot neighborhoods across Cleveland."Vacant and abandoned properties pose a threat to citizens’ safety, contribute to an environment that fosters crime, slow community development, depress neighboring property values, and accelerate residential flight." That's a notable line in the ordinance establishing the Cuyahoga County...

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Scene Dining Editor to Resume Weekly Radio Spot on Top-Rated Morning Show

Scene Dining Editor to Resume Weekly Radio Spot on Top-Rated Morning Show

For several years, Clevelanders awoke on Wednesday mornings to the dulcet sounds of Scene Dining Editor Douglas Trattner as he discussed the local dining scene with the morning crew from the Lanigan & Malone show. After a years-long sabbatical, Trattner will be resuming his...

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Limited Edition Ronnie James Dio Poster Goes to Parma Woman Who Lost Her Husband to Cancer

Limited Edition Ronnie James Dio Poster Goes to Parma Woman Who Lost Her Husband to Cancer

Bill Peters and Therese Ashie Produced by Wendy Dio, the wife/manager of metal singer Ronnie James Dio, This is Your Life, a new tribute album to the late singer includes contributions by bands such as Metallica, Motorhead, Scorpions, Anthrax and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford. Proceeds...

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Bucking the Trends: Pastas & Pastry Aims for Classic and Timeless While Embracing Cleveland Restaurants of Years Past

Bucking the Trends: Pastas & Pastry Aims for Classic and Timeless While Embracing Cleveland Restaurants of Years Past

Diners of a certain age might recall Snicker's, a quirky restaurant in an out-of-the-way locale that enjoyed a small but devoted following. That restaurant had an amazing 20-year run before the final owner, Ron Heinbaugh, closed it to open Krazy Mac's, a macaroni and cheese-focused...

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Forest Farming: Killbuck Valley Mushrooms

Forest Farming: Killbuck Valley Mushrooms

Winter's long Freeze finally is lifting and with spring showers comes an abundance of mushrooms to forage. This is, of course, a dangerous hobby for all but those who know exactly what they're doing. Local experts Tom and Wendy Wiandt of Killbuck Valley Mushrooms are...

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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....

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Band of the Week: Drew Schultz Funk Machine

Band of the Week: Drew Schultz Funk Machine

Meet the band: Emilio Tostado (guitar), Jent LaPalm (bass), John Guari (keyboards/vocals), Chris Ams (vocals), Drew Schultz (drums) All in the Family: A Cleveland native, Schultz started playing drums in third grade. His mom was a drummer in high school and had a drum kit...

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Emotional Rescue: Singer-Songwriter Christina Perri Writes about the Ups and Downs of Relationships on Her New Album

Emotional Rescue: Singer-Songwriter Christina Perri Writes about the Ups and Downs of Relationships on Her New Album

When singer Christina Perri set out to record Head or Heart, the follow-up to her 2011 major label debut Lovestrong, she knew she didn't want to make an album that sounded identical to Lovestrong. "I didn't want to do the same thing — I know...

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Your Complete Guide to Cleveland Concerts (24 - 30)

Your Complete Guide to Cleveland Concerts (24 - 30)

thu 04/24 Aloners/Running Dog Labor Exchange/Harvey Pekar: 9 p.m., $5. Now That's Class. Bad Boys Jam: 9 p.m. Brothers Lounge. Behemoth/Goatwhore/1349/Inquisition/Black Crown Initiate: 5 p.m., $22 ADV, $25 DOS. The Agora Theatre. Clan of the Cave Bear/Fertile the Drip: 9 p.m. Mahall's 20 Lanes. The...

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Psychotic Supersoaker: Bathtubs are the Murder Weapons in a Stunning Production of The Drowning Girls at Cleveland Public Theatre

Psychotic Supersoaker: Bathtubs are the Murder Weapons in a Stunning Production of The Drowning Girls at Cleveland Public Theatre

It's an Esther Williams dream-turned-nightmare: Be totally drenched, plunged into pools of water, emerge time and again until you end up dead. Although the three waterlogged actors in The Drowning Girls often seem to revel in the H2O all around them, this is no "aqua...

Theater

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

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: Dune

Film Review of the Week: Dune

After the cult success of El Topo (1970) and The Holy Mountain (1973), surrealist Chilean-French director Alejandro Jodorowsky embarked upon one of the most spectacularly unsuccessful attempts in the history of cinema: an adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal sci-fi epic Dune. Jodorowsky, who says he...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Shatner's World

Film Spotlight: Shatner's World

William Shatner's world is surely a strange one. In his one-man show Shatner's World, he talks about his life, sharing stories from his extensive career that most notably includes a long run as Captain Kirk on Star Trek. Shatner covers a wide range of his...

Film Features

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...

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