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Powerful Portrayals of Civil Rights, Race and Profiteering Prisons in Spaces' New Exhibitions

Powerful Portrayals of Civil Rights, Race and Profiteering Prisons in Spaces' New Exhibitions

After a grand opening weekend attended by hundreds of patrons eager to celebrate the launch of its new home in Hingetown last month, Spaces Gallery got right down to business and debuted its first new exhibitions of the year. The address might have changed but those shows, which include work by New York-based Australian collective Soda_Jerk, Cleveland's Anthony Warnick and Philadelphia's Imani Roach, prove the gallery's programming remains steadfastly poignant and provocative.

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An Innocent Middle Eastern Man Runs Away From Danger, and Himself, in 'I Call My Brothers'

It is often said that a movie or play is "ripped from the headlines," and that is sometimes a careless trope. But you can believe...

Theater

No Thrills, No Chills in 'Wait Until Dark' at Great Lakes Theater

Boo! Did I scare you? Evidently not, since you’re still reading this paragraph and not shivering and weeping in a corner. Actually, it’s kind of...

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A Centennial Celebration of Thelonious Monk and Four More Classical Music Events to Hit This Week

German composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher visits The Cleveland Orchestra this week with one of the most varied programs of the Severance Hall season. It begins...

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Emotionally Powerful Play About Tamir Rice Shooting, "Objectively/Reasonable," Gets a Revival From Playwrights Local

The locally written and produced play about the Tamir Rice shooting, Objectively/Reasonable, played here a few months ago. And now it is getting another...

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Apollo's Fire's "Virtuoso Bach" Series and Five More Classical Music Events to Hit This Week

Apollo’s Fire will present five performances of “Virtuoso Bach,” exploring Johann Sebastian Bach’s orchestral music and spotlighting some of its members in solo roles....

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'Repairing a Nation' Shines Light on Legacy of 1921 Tulsa Race Riots

Oddly enough, one of the worst race riots (300 people killed, 35 blocks of businesses and homes destroyed) in our country’s history has become something...

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YouTube sensation Dan TDM to Play the Akron Civic in March

British YouTube sensation Dan TDM will embark on his first North American tour this spring when he and his “digital friends” hit the road for...

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New Collaborative Exhibit from Derek Hess and Scott Pickering Opens at 78th Street Studios

Local artists Derek Hess and Scott Pickering have been friends since the early 1990s, when Hess was booking bands into the basement of the legendary...

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Preparing for Life as a Professional Artist

For 70 years, the students at the Cleveland Institute of Art have independently organized every aspect of their annual Student Independent Exhibition (SIE), from selecting...

Arts Features

Run to Playhouse Square for "The King and I"

It's a sign of where we are today as a nation when a happy little tune from a Broadway musical practically brings you to tears....

Theater

Plenty of Lin-Manuel Miranda Magic in Beck Center's 'Bring It On'

If you’ve heard all the hoopla about Hamilton and would like to sample some of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical magic, there’s a heaping helping of it...

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White Boy Rick Movie, Starring Matthew McConaughey and Others, Will Film in Cleveland This Spring

While no official word from the Cleveland Film Commission has come down, the White Boy Rick biopic will be filming in Cleveland this spring....

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Great Singing, But 'The Bridges of Madison County' Falls Short

Who doesn’t love a good love story? Apparently no one, considering the track record of success enjoyed by this property. Originally written as a novel...

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Music Box Supper Club to Host Lecture About Local ‘Cranks and Bards’

Over the years, Cleveland has produced a number of irritable authors. Chief among them is the late Harvey Pekar, a graphic novelist, music critic and...

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Akron Art Museum Exhibit Pays Homage to Iconic Art Magazine

Founded by artists Attaboy and Annie Owens 12 years ago, Hi-Fructose is arguably one of the most popular quarterly art magazines in print. Today, Hi-Fructose...

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The Latest Installment of "The Lake Erie Monster" Comic Debuts This Weekend

Hosted by Weird Realms (11508 Lorain Ave.), Shiner Comics officially unveils the highly anticipated sixth issue of The Lake Erie Monster with a release party...

Arts Features

Delicious Performances, Empty Calories in "The Whale"

We've all seen the photos of those people who are morbidly obese. They pop up on the internet and in tabloid newspapers now and then,...

Theater

'Radio Golf' Offers Stirring Look into American Aspirations and Ethics

“I just want to be in the room.” That dream of inclusion, which motivates Roosevelt Hicks, is at the heart of Radio Golf by August...

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Comedian Kathy Griffin to Perform at Playhouse Square on March 25

Famous for joking that she winds up on the “D-list” when it comes to party invites in the entertainment world, self-effacing comedian Kathy Griffin...

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Love-Themed Benefit for Zygote Press This Thursday Night

More than 300 exhibitions on site and off, 90 artist residencies, 80 festivals and public events and more than 1,000 tours for over 15,000 students...

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Factory Seconds Brass Trio and Four More Classical Music Events to Hit This Week

The Cleveland Orchestra is back at Severance Hall after playing concerts in Miami, and this week’s big attraction is Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von...

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