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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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RIP Ray Shepardson, Playhouse Square Revival Leader

RIP Ray Shepardson, Playhouse Square Revival Leader

RIP Ray Shepardson (1944-2014), who passed away on Monday. Without him, we’d have parking lots on Euclid Avenue where brilliant marquees now glitter and gleam. Yes, Ray Shepardson saved the theater district from being demolished in the early 1970s when, as a young man,...

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Dock Dicks: ODNR Still Mostly Silent on Edgewater Marina Project

Dock Dicks: ODNR Still Mostly Silent on Edgewater Marina Project

Sam Allard / SceneEdgewater Yacht Club dockageNot one representative from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources attended a community meeting Friday afternoon called by State Representative Nickie J. Antonio to address public concerns about the Edgewater Marina floating docks project. Those docks are currently under...

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Great Show from The War on Drugs; Tough Vibes at the Grog Shop

Great Show from The War on Drugs; Tough Vibes at the Grog Shop

Hitting and then exceeding all expectations, The War on Drugs rolled into town Saturday night and threw down a colossal set of dreamy, spacey Americana rock. There must have been something in the air, though, as much of the crowd yammered their way through the...

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Yes to Perform 'Fragile' In Its Entirety at Hard Rock Live

Yes to Perform 'Fragile' In Its Entirety at Hard Rock Live

Joe Kleon Last year, prog rockers Yes played 1971's The Yes Album, 1972's Close to the Edge and 1977's Going for the One in their entirety in front of a sold out audience at Cain Park. This year, they're back on the road but for...

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Hashtag: East Cleveland Public Library. Hashtag: Moving Forward

Hashtag: East Cleveland Public Library. Hashtag: Moving Forward

UPDATE: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Monday ruled that William Fambrough and Devin Branch cannot legally be removed from office by the East Cleveland School Board. "Branch and Fambrough can only be removed by court proceedings initiated by a written complaint signed by 15...

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Cleveland Thief Allegedly Steals $6,500 in Just 78 Seconds

Cleveland Thief Allegedly Steals $6,500 in Just 78 Seconds

How long does is take to rob two northeast Ohio gas stations and slip away with several thousand dollars? 78 seconds apparently. At least that's how long it took one Cleveland man to load $6,500 onto pre-paid debit cards at two separate northeast Ohio...

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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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