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Local Indie Rockers These Knees Debut New Music Video

Local Indie Rockers These Knees Debut New Music Video

Indie rockers These Knees have just finished their first official music video for the jittery indie pop tune “Pacifica.” Shot in Cleveland Heights, Edgewater Park, Rocky River Metroparks and Lakewood, the video follows singer-guitarist Stephanie Trivison as she sets up a lemonade stand and then...

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Historic League Park Will Officially Open on Saturday

Historic League Park Will Officially Open on Saturday

League Park, the site of the 1920 Cleveland Indians' World Series victory — and Babe Ruth's 500th home run nine years later — will officially open to the public on Saturday as a rehabilitated testament to the power of baseball. Here's our April 2013 feature...

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Photo of the Day: Petty Officer Dameon Smith from Cleveland Aboard USS Gerald R. Ford

Photo of the Day: Petty Officer Dameon Smith from Cleveland Aboard USS Gerald R. Ford

Cleveland native Dameon Smith, a 1999 John Hay High School graduate, is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a hand-picked crew charged with bringing the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier into service. The USS Gerald R. Ford is the first ship in its class...

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Jack White Concert Moves from Wolstein Center to Jacobs Pavilion

Jack White Concert Moves from Wolstein Center to Jacobs Pavilion

The Jack White show originally scheduled to take place at the Wolstein Center at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, has moved to Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. The date and show time remain the same and previously purchased tickets will be honored at the...

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Mr. Gnome Announces Details Regarding New Album

Mr. Gnome Announces Details Regarding New Album

Mr. Gnome, the local artsy hard rock duo that’s legitimately a national act, has announced its new album, The Heart of a Dark Star, will come out on November 18 on El Marko Records. According to the official press release, “This time around [singer] Nicole [Barille]...

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Wanderu, Site That Helps You Find and Book Bus Trips, to Launch in Cleveland Wednesday

Wanderu, Site That Helps You Find and Book Bus Trips, to Launch in Cleveland Wednesday

"I hate the airport experience," says Polina Raygorodskaya. She's the co-founder and CEO of Wanderu, a site that helps travelers find and book bus trips which is set to launch in Cleveland this Wednesday. "I hate having to get there so early. I hate the...

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NSFW: Local Billboard Asks Congress if They Have "Testicle Fortitude" to Impeach Obama, Complete With Image of Huge Ballsack

NSFW: Local Billboard Asks Congress if They Have "Testicle Fortitude" to Impeach Obama, Complete With Image of Huge Ballsack

An inflammatory billboard down at Pearl and State asks congress if they have the "testicle fortitude" to impeach Obama. Opting for absolute clarity over subtlety, sign owner Nancy Sysack commissioned the image of a grotesque dangling ballsack on the billboard's right panel to accompany...

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Owner of East 4th Street Harry Buffalo Indicted on Rape Charges

Owner of East 4th Street Harry Buffalo Indicted on Rape Charges

Sean Heineman, franchise owner of the Harry Buffalo on East 4th Street, was arrested earlier this month in Cleveland Heights on charges relating to the rape of a young girl. WEWS first reported today that Heineman was indicted on 34 felony counts, including 18 counts...

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Ohio Officials Worried About Execution Drugs' Effects, Doctors Sounded Warning Cry

Ohio Officials Worried About Execution Drugs' Effects, Doctors Sounded Warning Cry

Ben Crair in The New Republic yesterday revealed that doctors had warned Ohio about the "distasteful and disgusting spectacle" that could come from the use of midazolam and hydromorphone as components of a lethal injection. Emails and the controversial execution of Dennis McGuire show that the...

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Cracker Helps Consecrate Music Box Supper Club

Cracker Helps Consecrate Music Box Supper Club

Mid-way through last night’s 90-minute concert at Music Box Supper Club, Cracker singer-guitarist David Lowery talked about growing up in what he called “Eastern California.” “We were so far east, we thought we were right up against Oklahoma or Texas,” he joked while adding that...

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The Silent Partner: John Cipriani's Vital Role in Almost Every New Cleveland Restaurant

The Silent Partner: John Cipriani's Vital Role in Almost Every New Cleveland Restaurant

Tucked into a dark and dusty corner of Dubick Fixture & Supply, a 65-year-old restaurant supply company in downtown Cleveland, sits a stockpile of used ranges, coolers, mixers and other commercial kitchen equipment waiting to be repaired, cleaned and shipped out to the next optimistic...

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What's Fresh at: Willeyville

What's Fresh at: Willeyville

With summer come the perennial favorites of Ohio's short-lived growing season: sweet corn, crisp beans and bright, tangy tomatoes. Nothing from the store compares to fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes, and Cleveland's scratch kitchens are making use of these ephemeral beauties while they last — perhaps none more...

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Akron-based Maid Myriad Gets Atmospheric on ‘With Haste on Its Breath’

Akron-based Maid Myriad Gets Atmospheric on ‘With Haste on Its Breath’

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Maid Myriad With Haste on Its Breath (Nefarious Industries) Nefariousindustries.com This Akron-based band goes for the esoteric and atmospheric in its full-length debut. Singer-guitarist Jeff Klemm wails on the album opener "Encircled." Elsewhere, the songs stay true to "kaleidoscope rock," the term the band has...

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Band of the Week: Nick D and the Believers

Band of the Week: Nick D and the Believers

Meet the Band: Nick D'Andrea (vocals, keyboards), Kerry Henderson (guitar, vocals), Joseph Barker (drums) Camaraderie: The band started last year after drummer Joseph Barker moved here from Minneapolis and worked with guitarist Kerry Henderson on a music video he was producing for singer-keyboardist Nick D'Andrea....

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Sinead O’Connor Sounds Sharp on ‘I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss’

Sinead O’Connor Sounds Sharp on ‘I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss’

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Sinead O'Connor I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss (Nettwerk) sineadoconnor.com One of the greatest voices in rock/pop, singer Sinead O'Connor hasn't put out a chart-topping record in years. But she's still got a powerful voice. On "The Voice of My Doctor," she defiantly sings, "You tricked...

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Nazis, Myths, and Gay Romance: It All Comes Together, Despite Iffy Performances, in Amazons and Their Men by convergence-continuum

Nazis, Myths, and Gay Romance: It All Comes Together, Despite Iffy Performances, in Amazons and Their Men by convergence-continuum

If there is one filmmaker whom many cineastes love, and also love to hate, it's probably Leni Riefenstahl. Her movie glorifying Hitler's Third Reich, Triumph of the Will, stands to this day as a monumental achievement in cinematography and a craven tribute to a certifiable...

Theater

Also on Stage

Also on Stage

HENRY IV, Pt. 1 It's hard for a father to watch an apparently wayward son find his way in life, and that parental angst forms the personal core of the "history play" Henry IV, Part 1. That is the problem King Henry faces as he...

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Film Review of the Week: Magic in the Moonlight

Film Review of the Week: Magic in the Moonlight

Hate to sum things up in a single sentence here, but in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight, there's not much magic on the screen. The manic, sexually pedatory auteur's 44th feature film opens areawide on Friday, and it's chock-full of Allen's babbling, bantering, endlessly neurotic...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: The Giver

Film Spotlight: The Giver

At the beginning of The Giver, which opens areawide on Friday, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) literally sees the world in black and white. The movie's first half is filmed in black and white, and it's one of the best tricks in director Phillip Noyce's (Patriot Games,...

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