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This Cleveland Video Might As Well Be a Tourism Video But It's Not Because It's Better

This Cleveland Video Might As Well Be a Tourism Video But It's Not Because It's Better

At least that's the best way we could think of describing "Cleveland: A Million Stories" in a headline. You know, Positively Cleveland could have saved all that money they gave to that company in Kansas City to come up with that slogan and instead just...

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Elyria's Pink Cookies Won't Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Elyria's Pink Cookies Won't Go Gentle Into That Good Night

The Chronicle-Telegram has been all over this developing story: The legendary pink cookies of Elyria's school cafeterias, cookies which last week were discontinued due to felderal health regulations, are now seeing a boom in regional (and even national) demand.  Lisa Roberson at the CT reported that...

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First Heartless Felons Trial Began Today

First Heartless Felons Trial Began Today

The trial of Robert Porter began today. Porter, an alleged major player within a violent prison gang, was charged with everything from criminal gang activity and aggravated murder to felonious assault and kidnapping. His trial leads off the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office's all-in push against the...

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Maceo Moore — A Local Rapper Known as 'Chase' — Sentenced to More Than 17 Years In Federal Prison

Maceo Moore — A Local Rapper Known as 'Chase' — Sentenced to More Than 17 Years In Federal Prison

Maceo Moore in one of his music videos, left, and behind bars after his arrest last year Maceo Moore, a 38-year-old local rapper known as "Chase", was sentenced to 17-1/2 years in federal prison for heroin distribution as part of what authorities called the largest...

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Bob Dylan to Play State Theatre in November

Bob Dylan to Play State Theatre in November

You never know what you're going to get when you go to a Bob Dylan concert. Sometimes, the guy mumbles so much, you can't make out what he's saying. Other times, his songs take on an ethereal quality. When he played Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall...

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New "Cleveland Renaissance Movement" Aims to Protect Human Rights of People of Color

New "Cleveland Renaissance Movement" Aims to Protect Human Rights of People of Color

At least 60 (and as many as 100) concerned citizens gathered Tuesday evening at Angie's Soul Cafe on St. Clair for the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Cleveland Renaissance Movement. The movement was conceived and mobilized by local poet and activist Basheer Jones in...

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Around the Corner Celebrates 40 Years as Lakewood’s Favorite Saloon

Around the Corner Celebrates 40 Years as Lakewood’s Favorite Saloon

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since Mickey Krivosh opened Around the Corner Saloon & Café (18616 Detroit Ave., 216-521-4413, atccafe.com) in Lakewood. Now a grandfather, Krivosh was just a broke kid back in 1974 when he rented a single storefront...

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After 40 years, KISS Can Still Kick Out the Jams

After 40 years, KISS Can Still Kick Out the Jams

Concert Review
Though we wouldn’t put anything past KISS singer-bassist Gene Simmons, a rock ’n’ roll marketing mastermind if there ever was one, we’re pretty sure the guys in KISS didn’t start using make-up because they figured it would effectively hide their ages some 40 years later....

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Video: Marcia Fudge on the Colbert Report's "Better Know a District"

Video: Marcia Fudge on the Colbert Report's "Better Know a District"

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive Ladies and gents, the woman representing the Fightin' 11th, part 2, complete with a fencing duel. The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive...

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Crop Rocks Out of Waterloo Bank Building, Mexican Concept Inks Deal

Crop Rocks Out of Waterloo Bank Building, Mexican Concept Inks Deal

When Steve Schimoler formally opted out of his plans to open the flashy Crop Rocks in the former Key Bank Building (15619 Waterloo Rd.), it was a big blow to all the folks hard at work to make Waterloo and North Collinwood a destination...

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A Tradition in the Making: Tim Bando Brings Maturity, Value and Something for Everyone to Chagrin Falls with Grove Hill

A Tradition in the Making: Tim Bando Brings Maturity, Value and Something for Everyone to Chagrin Falls with Grove Hill

An undeniable sense of déjà vu washes over me as I enter Grove Hill in Chagrin Falls. It's been 20-plus years since I've stepped foot inside the building, and many of the interior treatments have changed, yet I still can't help but anticipate a meal...

Dining Lead

What's Fresh at: Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

What's Fresh at: Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

Ohio sweet corn
Deagan's Kitchen & Bar in Lakewood is known for its abundance of creative vegan dishes as much as for its lengthy craft beer, scotch and whiskey options. It's natural, then, that executive chef Ryan Kaston is committed to using fresh, seasonal produce. "When the season...

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Old Reliable: It Has a New Owner and Some Good Bar Food, But the Rowley Inn Will Remain the Rowley Inn You Know and Love

Old Reliable: It Has a New Owner and Some Good Bar Food, But the Rowley Inn Will Remain the Rowley Inn You Know and Love

Though the Rowley Inn technically resides in Tremont, folks who come here have and always will call this area "the South Side." The bar sits just a mile south of Lincoln Park, but it might as well be clear across town. For at least 60...

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Band of the Week: Diana Chittester

Band of the Week: Diana Chittester

Meet the Band: Diana Chittester (vocals, guitar) Transplanted: Singer-songwriter Diana Chittester moved to Cleveland from Pittsburgh, and started playing open mic nights at places like the now-closed Winchester. She released her first EP in 2008 and followed that with 2012's In This Skin, which features...

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Basement Jaxx Return to Form with ‘Junto’

Basement Jaxx Return to Form with ‘Junto’

Basement Jaxx Junto (Atlantic Jaxx/PIAS) basementjaxx.com Basement Jaxx started making electronic music before it was cool to make electronic music. So you can't entirely blame them for coming out of hibernation to cash in on what's become a popular trend. The duo of Felix Buxton...

Music Feature

Local Instrumental Group Cellocentric Impresses with Self-titled Debut

Local Instrumental Group Cellocentric Impresses with Self-titled Debut

Album review
Cellocentric Cellocentric (self-released) dougwoodmusic.com An instrumental group that features mandolin player/guitarist Doug Wood, cellist Tara Hanish and bassist Darren Frate, Cellocentric bridges a few different musical genres, and the group has recently taken to collaborating with some of the Classical Revolution Cleveland folks. It often...

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As You Like It: Local Theaters Cater to Every Taste this Fall

As You Like It: Local Theaters Cater to Every Taste this Fall

Twenty shows will open from now through November, and they're all ready to give you what you want. For instance... WANT NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES? The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy, None Too Fragile Theater, Akron, Sept. 12 to 27. A black ex-con rescues an intellectual white atheist...

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Are We There Yet? The Ride at None Too Fragile Theater Has a Few Too Many Script Bumps to Make It a Smooth Trip

Are We There Yet? The Ride at None Too Fragile Theater Has a Few Too Many Script Bumps to Make It a Smooth Trip

How did young people come of age before the car (or bus) was invented? You'd think from all the works of art that feature those vehicles as the central transporting device — from Jack Kerouac's On the Road to Thelma and Louise — that wheels...

Theater

Also on Stage

Also on Stage

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

Film Review of the Week: Trip to Italy

Film Review of the Week: Trip to Italy

Last week, Land Ho, a refreshing low-budget film about two sixtysomethings on a trip to Iceland, warmed the hearts of those who saw it at the Cedar Lee. This week, Trip to Italy, a snoozerino about two fiftyish guys taking just what the title says,...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Jamie Marks is Dead

Film Spotlight: Jamie Marks is Dead

When Christopher Barzak, a local author who holds an MFA in creative writing from Pittsburgh's Chatham University and teaches fiction writing at Youngstown State University, wrote his first novel, One for Sorrow, he was trying to capture the anxieties of growing up in the Mahoning...

Film Features

Film Review of the Week: Land Ho!

Film Review of the Week: Land Ho!

Land Ho!, a gently bobbing film about two ex-brothers-in-law on a trip to Iceland, should be perfect fare for the Cedar Lee: modest in scope, slow in pace, noble in aspiration, and blue-haired through and through. It opens there on Friday. Indeed, Mitch (Earl Lynn...

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