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Student at School System That Just Settled Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Posts Racist Messages About Girl At Center of Case

Student at School System That Just Settled Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Posts Racist Messages About Girl At Center of Case

If there were any doubt (and there shouldn't be to begin with) that 16-year-old Jayda Jackson — who was a student at Bellevue schools for three years before her and her family moved to attend Sandusky schools because of persistent racist and discriminatory treatment from...

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'The Feces Incident': Former Jesuit Retreat House Employee Alleges Retaliation After Reporting Cook's Apparent Bad Hygiene That Sickened St. Ignatius Students

'The Feces Incident': Former Jesuit Retreat House Employee Alleges Retaliation After Reporting Cook's Apparent Bad Hygiene That Sickened St. Ignatius Students

A former maintenance man at Parma's Jesuit Retreat House Of Cleveland is suing his former employer and his bosses in federal court, alleging retaliation and labor violations for unpaid overtime hours. It all started, he and his lawyers say, in December 2012 when he noticed...

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Scene Sports Podcast: Weed, Pills, Muni Lot, Ravens and More

Scene Sports Podcast: Weed, Pills, Muni Lot, Ravens and More

This week, host Craig Lyndall chats with me and Will Burge about a ton of sports. There's the crackdown on the Muni Lot, which police sources tell Scene is coming from the Browns (a team source tells Will Burge the same), the longstanding traditions of...

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Muni Lot Open Container Crackdown Coming Directly from Browns, Police Source Says

Muni Lot Open Container Crackdown Coming Directly from Browns, Police Source Says

A police source has informed Scene that the mysterious muni lot open container crackdown has come entirely at the behest of the Browns themselves. The Browns want people walking up to the stadium and partying there, the source says, though that's clearly not what fans want....

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A Hotel On Every Empty Acre: Cleveland's Hospitality Hunger Arrives on the Lakefront

A Hotel On Every Empty Acre: Cleveland's Hospitality Hunger Arrives on the Lakefront

We discussed the city's budding "lakefront development" plan a few months back when City Council approved a piecemeal approach to following through on oft-ballyhooed promises. Steven Litt, seemingly carrying the Plain Dealer mantle solely on his back these days, appropriately revives that convo today, explaining...

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Ohio Supreme Court Approves Strip-Mining State Park Land

Ohio Supreme Court Approves Strip-Mining State Park Land

The talk of the town when alarming court decisions come down turns inevitably toward precedent, and this one should be tripping emergency sensors the state over. This week, the Ohio Supreme Court approved via a 6-1 vote strip-mining practices in a 651-acre section of the...

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8 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

8 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

Friday, Sept. 19 Iris Dement Before issuing Sing the Delta in 2012, singer-songwriter Iris Dement, one of alt-country’s best songwriters, must have been suffering from a serious case of writer’s block. Delta was her first album of original tunes in 16 years; her last studio...

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Ohio GOP Takes to BuzzFeed to Attack FitzGerald

Ohio GOP Takes to BuzzFeed to Attack FitzGerald

The Ohio GOP utilized BuzzFeed's community post function to listicle-ize the 20 reasons Ed FitzGerald, noted fan of swipe card data, hasn't released his job plan. Things get all sorts of gif-y and goofy, but it certainly is a new kind of attack ad. Hat...

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Light at End of the Tunnel for Tremont’s Bourbon Street Barrel Room

Light at End of the Tunnel for Tremont’s Bourbon Street Barrel Room

While a good number of Clevelanders are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Bourbon Street Barrel Room (2393 Professor Ave.), nobody is more tickled by its imminent opening than chef-owner Johnny Schulze. The protracted process has been more than two years in the making, with...

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Cedar Point's Latest Cryptic Video Announces New Coaster Named 'Rougarou'

Cedar Point's Latest Cryptic Video Announces New Coaster Named 'Rougarou'

Lots of online commenters seemed weirdly let down when Cedar Point announced a new partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation (yeah, I know, they said they were going to ...). So this afternoon, the amusement park released some enticing news that coaster fanatics can...

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36 Hours in Pittsburgh: A Guide to Visiting Our Neighbors to the East

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: A Guide to Visiting Our Neighbors to the East

Cleveland has always enjoyed a healthy rivalry with its Rust Belt sister Pittsburgh. But when it comes to that city's blossoming culinary scene, one can't help but draw a comparison to our own hometown. Inspired by a thriving, off-the-beaten-path cultural vibe, the Steel City has...

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36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Stay in High Spirits

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Stay in High Spirits

Pittsburgh might be known for its beer, but it also garners accolades for its growing number of small-batch distilleries. The Strip District should be the first destination for any distillery connoisseur. In the spirit of Pennsylvania's long-steeped whiskey-making tradition, take a tour of Wigle Whiskey...

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Seeing Purple: Because He Has to Have it Fresh, Adam Bostwick Plans his Menus from Seed

Seeing Purple: Because He Has to Have it Fresh, Adam Bostwick Plans his Menus from Seed

For a chef concerned with keeping his menu hyper local, there's almost nothing better than a kitchen garden. Adam Bostwick — who, along with Brian Okin, is chef and co-owner of Cork & Cleaver Social Kitchen in Broadview Heights (8130 Broadview Rd., 440-627-6449, ccsocialkitchen.com) —...

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Glory Days: Long Beloved for Improvisatory Feats, moe.'s Never Sounded Better than Right Now

Glory Days: Long Beloved for Improvisatory Feats, moe.'s Never Sounded Better than Right Now

Concert Preview
Rob Derhak's laughing. He's heard this one before. "I think we've gotta do an acoustic album," the moe. bassist and singer says over the phone. The thing is — and this is what we're talking about, what every music writer has apparently brought up in...

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P. Stoops Digs Deep for 'Object Permanence'

P. Stoops Digs Deep for 'Object Permanence'

Album Review
p. stoops object permanence (self-released) pstoops.bandcamp.com A Cleveland-based turntablist who, according to his bio on his Facebook page, "thrives in obscure oddities," p. stoops, a contributing writer to Scene, digs deep into his vinyl collection for this EP. The disc starts off with "Wish We...

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Band of the Week: The MuckleBuck

Band of the Week: The MuckleBuck

MEET THE BAND: Don Gordon (guitar, vocals), Jim Fultz (drums), Chris Moss (guitar, vocals), Anton Quintas (bass), Paul Silvidi (keys, vocals), Jeff Modzelewski (percussion) GENESIS: Based mostly in Parma, the MuckleBuck has been around for a few years now, springing either from some band members'...

Band of the Week

Train to Desperation: The Emotionless Journey of Cormac McCarthy's The Sunset Limited at None Too Fragile Theater

Train to Desperation: The Emotionless Journey of Cormac McCarthy's The Sunset Limited at None Too Fragile Theater

If you've ever been bothered by all the weepy emotion that goes on in most plays as cerebral issues about religion and death are batted about, then we have the play for you. Indeed, The Sunset Limited at None Too Fragile Theater is so drained...

Theater

Everywhere You Turn: The Next 7 Days Are Filled With More Art Than You Can Handle. Try Anyway.

Everywhere You Turn: The Next 7 Days Are Filled With More Art Than You Can Handle. Try Anyway.

It's a busy week for Cleveland's arts community. Let's get straight to the rundown of the roughly dozen events taking place throughout the region over the next week. No matter your interest or experience, there's something for you. Thursday might as well be an "Art...

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A Cure for Nailbiters: The Tension Never Quite Coalesces in Belleville at Dobama Theatre

A Cure for Nailbiters: The Tension Never Quite Coalesces in Belleville at Dobama Theatre

Some of the scariest moments in theater and in life can arise from seemingly predictable, every-day situations. There's something about a placid façade hiding a terrifying secret that is more blood-curdling than a spooky haunted house at night. This is the effect that playwright Amy Herzog...

Theater

Film Review of the Week: Tusk

Film Review of the Week: Tusk

Featuring what is indisputably one of the year's most original premises and disputably some of the year's most nauseating make-up effects, Kevin Smith's Tusk opens this Friday for an exclusive engagement at the Cedar Lee. Though the film is eventually irredeemable, for a while it's...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Brush with Danger

Film Spotlight: Brush with Danger

Actress, producer and director Livi Zheng initially didn't set out to direct Brush with Danger, her new film about a brother and sister who illegally immigrate to Seattle and then find themselves in a bit of trouble after they trust the wrong people. The film...

Film Features

Film Review of the Week: May in the Summer

Film Review of the Week: May in the Summer

Though the marriage plot, family dramas and personal revelations in May in the Summer are all too familiar, the film about a New York writer who returns to Jordan with her two sisters for upcoming nuptials is still an original and probing work, stoked by...

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