Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ukulele-Strumming Singer-Songwriter Jeremy Messersmith Brings His Micro-Tour to Town Today

Posted By on Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 7:59 AM

Ukulele-strumming singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith recorded his last album, 11 Obscenely Optimistic Songs For Ukulele: A Micro-Folk Record for the 21st Century And Beyond, in a single day and even made a music video for each song in a day's time as well.

A press release describes the album as "ridiculous songs about kittens, world peace, flying cars and the transformative power of love." Messersmith's micro tour, "15 minutes of unamplified music in a scenic and notable public place," comes to town today. Attendees are encouraged to bring an instrument and sing along if they like.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Xhibition in Ohio City is Doing A Special Release for the New Kanye West Yeezy Boost From Adidas, But You Gotta Get to the Store Tonight by 7 p.m. for a Chance to Buy Them

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 5:19 PM


Only two stores in all of Cleveland will have the hottest sneaker on the market, the Adidas Yeezy Boost, when it drops tomorrow morning all across the country. Xhibition, located on West 25th in the heart of Ohio City, is one of two stores that will have the ‘Cream White V2’ colorway of the Kanye West and Adidas collaboration (Villa will also be releasing the sneaker). The first all-white version of the sneaker will retail at $220, the same as the other versions of the Yeezy 350, and is expected to resell at over $700.

Xhibition just announced via their Instagram that anyone wanting a chance to purchase the sneakers should get to their store at 5 PM today until 7 PM. Based on a first come first serve basis, the store will give out tickets for tomorrow’s drawing and if you get a ticket today, and your number gets called tomorrow, you win the right to purchase a pair of sneakers for the retail price. The ticket also comes with a spoon and an accompanying cadd and both are required in order to gain entry into the event - information regarding the event time and location will be released tomorrow morning. All details will be announced via Xhibtion's Instagram page.

Adidas severely limits the number of sneakers released for Yeezys in order to create maximum hype for the product and make it such a difficult item to get your hands on.

Xhibition is the premier sneaker shop in Northeast Ohio and is from the same group that own the apparel and sneaker company Next. They have done other special, secretive releases in the past where they'll post vague messages on Instagram and have customers come to a location in order to secure a limited release sneaker. They partnered with the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art last month and had a raffle there for the limited release Air Jordan 4 collaboration between Nike and the legendary street artist known as KAWS. The Jordan IV Retro KAWS were sold by Xhibiton for the standard retail price of $350 and are now going for as much as $2000 on the re-sell market.

Stay tuned to Scene and we’ll update you with more information as soon as we get it.

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Rock Hall’s 'Rolling Stone at 50' Exhibit Celebrates the Fine Art of Cultural Criticism

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 3:56 PM

Rolling Stone magazine made its debut in 1967 just as the Beatles, the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Cream, the Byrds, the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Velvet Underground, the Jimi Hendrix Experience and many other acts released major albums.

Since that time, the magazine has provided cultural criticism that touches upon music, politics, film and television. Many of its writers became key voices (and critics) of their generation.

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Appeals Court Shoots Down Cleveland's Gun Offender Registry

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 2:23 PM

A state appeals court this week ruled Cleveland's gun offender registry unconstitutional after several years of back-and-forth litigation over the local laws. The court insisted that state law supersedes local municipalities' attempts to regulate gun ownership.

You'll recall that Mayor Frank Jackson touted the registry as a big step forward in combating the city's gun violence. The idea was to force those convicted of gun-related crimes to register their firearm with a city database within five days that conviction — or face a separate charge that carried up to six months in jail or a $1,000 fine. (You may also recall that, early on, no one was participating.) Jackson has said that the city closely tracked its legal language with state law, though part of the goal here was to maintain local oversight of the registry, to keep convicted criminals close to the city's reach.

Ohioans for Concealed Carry challenged Cleveland's gun-control legislation, leading to the ongoing court cases. (Jackson has already said he'll be appealing this ruling.)

A plethora of other gun control-type laws passed in the last few years were also struck down by the appeals court this week. Jackson indicated that he plans to get the offender registry and similar laws back on the books in Cleveland by making "minor changes to the definitions of 'automatic weapons' and 'dangerous ordinance' in the City’s ordinances. Corrective language has already been proposed."

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A Woman Pulled a Gun On Ohio City Barber After Son's Haircut Took Too Long

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 1:38 PM


One woman grew impatient when her son's $6 haircut went longer than expected at the All-State Barber College in Ohio City two weeks ago. And then she did what anyone does when they're impatient: She pulled a gun on the barber cutting her 7-year-old son's hair, a police report said.

"I got two clips. I'll pop you," she allegedly said while pointing the gun at the barber.

All of this came to a head after the woman complained loudly multiple times about how slow the service was — although hair schools aren't exactly known for their speed. When the manager came over to investigate, that's when the weapon came out of her purse (as seen in the store camera footage above).

Eventually, after another barber came over to appease the situation, the handgun was put away and the haircut was finished.

Police are currently trying to track down the woman depicted in the video.

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Locked on Cavaliers Podcast: Scene Discusses Q Deal

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 12:43 PM

Scene appeared on the "Locked on Cavaliers" podcast Friday for an in-depth conversation about the Quicken Loans Arena renovation deal.

Reporter Sam Allard, (hello there), spoke with Fear the Sword editor Chris Manning about what the deal has proposed, what its financial implications might be for the city and the county, and what's next for the opposition.

Two minor corrections: Scene erroneously said that the final county council vote on the deal was 10-3 in favor. The final count was actually 8-3. Scene also tried to think up some "A-list" talent that might perform at the Q. We're very sorry to report that the Beatles are no longer touring.

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Sweet Adelines International Barbershop Competition Commences Today at the Renaissance Hotel

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Female barbershop quartet competition comes to Cleveland today, with the return of Sweet Adelines International to the Renaissance Hotel's Grand Ballroom. This year's Region 17 competition will draw more than 700 women from Ohio and three neighboring states and feature 21 quartets and 16 choruses.

The contests start at 4:30 p.m. today and at noon tomorrow.

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