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Here's the Downtown Dog Park, Slated to Open Oct. 13

Here's the Downtown Dog Park, Slated to Open Oct. 13

Apologies for the overcast weather, and the Downtown Cleveland Alliance says there's still a little left to do, but here's what the downtown dog park looks like right now. Not bad at all, if you ask us. The park, nestled between the Cuyahoga River and...

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Cleveland West Art League's "Tall Walls" Returns This Friday

Cleveland West Art League's "Tall Walls" Returns This Friday

For the third consecutive year, the Cleveland West Art League (CWAL) is hosting Tall Walls, its annual unjuried, uncensored exhibition. Although the premise is the same, this year’s show is going to be a little different than previous years. Tall Walls started as a...

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It's Official. Peet's Is Giving Away Free Drip Coffee From 1-3 p.m. ALL OCTOBER LONG

It's Official. Peet's Is Giving Away Free Drip Coffee From 1-3 p.m. ALL OCTOBER LONG

Intrepid Scene owner and president Andrew Zelman was strolling through Tower City when he was told by an employee at Peet's Coffee and Tea that all Ohio locations would be offering free drip coffee from 1-3 p.m. all October long.  Excuse moi, we inquired? That sounded...

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The Cloud Nothings' New Video is Tremendously Lo-FI

The Cloud Nothings' New Video is Tremendously Lo-FI

Directed by the touring guitarist from Toro y Moi and featuring found footage from a fabled video store in LA, the first video from the Cloud Nothings' latest album is everything you might guess it would be. (Hat tip to Spin)...

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12 Terrifying Northeast Ohio Haunted Houses to Visit this Fall

12 Terrifying Northeast Ohio Haunted Houses to Visit this Fall

Look at the changing leaves if you want, but this season is all about frights and chills. And Northeast Ohio lays claim to a veritable pumpkin patch of blood-curdling experiences. For decades, these haunted houses have won awards and left you with goose bumps for...

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Walk All Over Waterloo Celebrates the Neighborhood's New Additions and Plenty of Art This Weekend

Walk All Over Waterloo Celebrates the Neighborhood's New Additions and Plenty of Art This Weekend

Back in 2007, Northeast Shores Development Corporation conducted a study to determine the best strategy for revitalizing Collinwood’s historic Waterloo Arts District. Seven years and roughly $5.5 million later, organizers at Northeast Shores recently announced October’s Walk All Over Waterloo as the anticipated date of...

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Wilberforce University Appoints New (Apparently Polarizing) President

Wilberforce University Appoints New (Apparently Polarizing) President

Wilberforce University, the oldest private historically black college in the country, has appointed its 20th president after a nationwide search. Dr. Algaenia Warren Freeman, a veteran HBCU administrator, will take the reins from interim president Wilma Mishoe just as soon as she wraps up some...

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Justice Dept. Funds 15 New Cleveland Police Officers, But Zack Reed Wants 200 More

Justice Dept. Funds 15 New Cleveland Police Officers, But Zack Reed Wants 200 More

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice bestowed $1,875,000 on Cleveland to fund the hiring of 15 new police officers. (No word yet on how many will be stationed in the Muni Lot to help hold your beer bong.) Just hours prior, City Councilman Zack...

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Updated: Rock Hall to Honor the Everly Brothers

Updated: Rock Hall to Honor the Everly Brothers

(Originally Posted 7/10/2014) The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that the Everly Brothers will be the subject of this year's Annual Music Master Series. The duo was inducted into the Rock Hall in 1986 as part of the Rock...

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"You Could Get In Trouble in a Bar in Youngstown If You Said Something Bad About Jim Traficant"

"You Could Get In Trouble in a Bar in Youngstown If You Said Something Bad About Jim Traficant"

RIP, Jim Traficant, who passed away after sustaining injuries from a tractor accident last week. There's plenty to say about ole Jimbo, of course. One of the things that could be said, "You could get in trouble in a bar in Youngstown if you said...

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Go West, Young Man: Ohio City Mainstay Matt Stipe Sets Up Shop in Detroit Shoreway with Banter

Go West, Young Man: Ohio City Mainstay Matt Stipe Sets Up Shop in Detroit Shoreway with Banter

Matt Stipe was the first person Sam McNulty hired when he was opening Bier Markt way back in 2005. Stipe stayed on for years, helping to open Bar Cento, Market Garden Brewery and Nano Brew along the way. He's been in the "business" for half...

Dining Lead

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...

Drink Features

Alt-j Delivers a Strong Sophomore Effort with ‘This Is All Yours’

Alt-j Delivers a Strong Sophomore Effort with ‘This Is All Yours’

Album Review
Alt-J This is All Yours (Canvasback/Infectious Music) altjband.com This British band made an auspicious debut with 2012's Mercury Prize-winning An Awesome Wave, an album that rightly drew comparisons to Coldplay and Radiohead while simultaneously announcing the band's distinct approach. Singer Joe Newman possesses a soft...

Music Feature

Eponymous for a Reason: St. Vincent's New Self-Titled Album is Her Best Yet

Eponymous for a Reason: St. Vincent's New Self-Titled Album is Her Best Yet

Concert Preview
Over the course of the past 10 years, singer-guitarist St. Vincent (Annie Clark) has built an impressive resume that includes stints with the Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens, both credible indie rock acts with cult followings. Additionally, she worked with ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne,...

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Band of the Week: Distant Signals

Band of the Week: Distant Signals

Meet the Band: Matt DeSantis (bass), Mike Moscato (lead guitar), Dave Normile (percussion), Dave Smith (lead vocals, guitar) and Don Tomlinson (keyboards, pedals, guitar) In the Beginning: This year marks the Pittsburgh-based group's fifth anniversary. When keyboardist Don Tomlinson started the group, he set out...

Band of the Week

Art Patronage: The Most Convincing of All Compliments

Art Patronage: The Most Convincing of All Compliments

Somewhere in Sandusky sits what appears to be your typical, modest home. Walking or driving by, you wouldn't suspect anything unusual about it. It blends into a row of similar homes on an average road in a residential part of an average town. However, this...

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A Family of Predators: Teeth are Bared in the Delightfully Vicious The Little Foxes at Cleveland Play House

A Family of Predators: Teeth are Bared in the Delightfully Vicious The Little Foxes at Cleveland Play House

Some say that to be a successful CEO in a modern corporation, it helps enormously to be a sociopath. Once you are free of the moral strictures that impede others — such as caring for the environment or worrying about worker rights and safety — then...

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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Film Review of the Week: The Skeleton Twins

Film Review of the Week: The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as estranged siblings who both attempt (or prepare to attempt) suicide on the same day and are thereby re-united to rekindle their relationship amid the mess their lives have become. It opens on Friday at the...

Film Features

Film Spotlight - This Filthy World: Filthier and Dirtier

Film Spotlight - This Filthy World: Filthier and Dirtier

When cult filmmaker John Waters first started performing in front of live audiences, he took a much different approach than he does with his current bit of performance art, a 75-minute monologue he dubs This Filthy World: Filthier and Dirtier. "I would come out dressed...

Film Features

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

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