Monday, October 24, 2016

Updated: Documentary About Britpop Band Oasis to Open at Cedar Lee Theatre on Friday

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 6:26 PM

Update: As previously announced, Oasis: Supersonic! will screen on Wednesday at the Cedar Lee Theatre, but Cleveland Cinemas has just announced that the film will re-open for one week at the theater beginning on Friday. 


While nothing will likely ever compare to the British Invasion of the ’60s, the Britpop explosion of the '90s certainly came close.

Bands such as Oasis and Blur competed to sell more records than one another and stay atop the charts longer. Both bands played to huge crowds as they became festival favorites.

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Tribe vs. Cubs, Plus J.T. Barrett and A.J. Green — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 4:45 PM


The Cleveland Indians are 24 hours away from playing the Cubs in the World Series. Andre and Zac discuss that plus the Buckeyes and J.T. Barrett and the Bengals and A.J. Green.

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Fan Site Reports That Morrissey Will Perform at the State Theatre in November

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 4:11 PM

Morrissey performing at the Akron Civic in 2015. - JOE KLEON
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  • Morrissey performing at the Akron Civic in 2015.
When singer extraordinaire Morrissey first arrived on the scene back in the ‘80s with the post-punk band the Smiths, he came off as a throwback. With his crooning vocals, his James Dean-inspired haircut and his contrarian opinions, the dapper frontman was the anti-rock star. He was simply too articulate and too well-kept.

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Cleveland Will Pay Juan Ortiz $250,000 in His Use-of-Force Case Against Police

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 4:10 PM

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At times overshadowed by higher-profile cases, the case of Juan Ortiz against the Cleveland Division of Police came to an end today with the city agreeing to pay the man $250,000.

In 2010, officer Brian Kazimer slammed Ortiz (16 and 4'11" at the time, with Down syndrome) into a vehicle "like a football player making a tackle," according to eyewitnesses. Officer Dan Crisan stood by and allowed the incident to take place. The two officers had been looking for a robbery suspect; Ortiz did not match the description, but Kazimer targeted him. The officers also allegedly hurled racial epithets at Ortiz's parents, who speak English as a second language.

Scene published an extensive feature on the case last year.

The settlement comes a few weeks before the case was expected to go to trial. 

Last week, the family filed a new complaint that pointed out how Crisan had been promoted to sergeant in the time since the 2011 incident. As the complaint states: "Among other requirements, the [U.S. Department of Justice] consent decree mandates that supervisors should consider officers’ numbers and circumstances of use of force, their disciplinary records, interpersonal skills, and whether or not they are subject to pending discipline before granting promotions."
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Nike Immortalizes Kyrie's NBA Finals Game-Winning Shot on Billboard Downtown

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 4:02 PM

It's a lot of Tribe this week around Cleveland but there's also this new Nike billboard celebrating Kyrie Irving's NBA Finals dagger. Well said. And a perfect compliment to LeBron's billboard down the street.

The shot. Immortalized forever in #Cleveland sports history. #DefendTheLand #WonForAll

A photo posted by Courtney Shilling (@cshillz) on

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Predictably, Few Experts are Predicting a World Series Win for Indians

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 3:00 PM

  • The jersey the Indians wore in 1921, the year after winning the 1920 World Series
You'd think the ALDS would've taught the experts a lesson. Against the Red Sox, nobody was picking the Tribe, what with Cleveland's depleted starting pitching and Boston's powerhouse offense. 

Certainly, after the Indians made short work of Big Papi and Co., they weren't expected to hold a candle to the Blue Jays, whose big bats were expected to bring the Tribe's gassed bullpen down to earth. Anyway, Boston had been sputtering at the plate. Toronto had just embarrassed the Texas Rangers, the team with the American League's best record heading into the playoffs, and were piping hot. 

But the Blue Jays couldn't deal with The Circumstances. Experts — local and national — were dismayed, though happy to chalk up the Indians' success to a good old-fashioned underdog adrenaline, to the notion that once October rolls around, anything can happen in baseball.

And yet the experts are back at it for the World Series, not recognizing that the Indians might be riding more than a wave of good fortune. Though a few daring dissidents have picked the Indians — two guaranteed wins from Kluber, they theorize, and two more cobbled together on the backs of the bullpen, thanks to Terry Francona's innovative (that is, extremely heavy) usage — the popular pick is the Cubs, who haven't won a World Series title since 1908. 

Everyone believes this is Chicago's year, (an irony indeed in 2016, given that this has proven to be a year custom-made for precisely one town).

"The Cubs are the more talented bunch," explained R.J. Anderson, on CBS Sports. "Anything can happen over seven games, but when in doubt, take the better team." 

The better team, he says.  Five out of six experts at CBS agreed with him. Only Dayn Perry picked the Tribe. 

Over at Sports Illustrated, the results were nearly as lopsided. Four out of six experts picked the Cubs to win, with C.J. Nitkowski and Albert Chen playing devil's advocate, citing Cleveland's ability to leverage the "little things" over the course of the series.

ESPN, in its position-by-position comparison to determine who "has the edge" going into Game one, decreed that the Cubs had stronger players at Catcher, Starting pitcher, First Base, Third Base, Left field and Center Field. Indians were bestowed the edge at Second Base (Kipnis), Shortstop (Lindor), Right Field (Chisenhall), and Relief pitcher (Shaw, Miller, Allen). It was also allowed that Cleveland had a better DH in Carlos Santana, though the Cubs, being a National League team, don't play with one. 

Both Bleacher Report and Five-thirty-eight picked the Cubs to win the series as well, though the statistical gurus at Five-thirty-eight did predict that the Indians have a 55 percent chance of winning Game one. 

At Yahoo sports, not a soul picked the Indians to win the World Series. But in fairness, Yahoo published their predictions before the playoffs began, and not one of their experts picked the Indians to beat the Boston Red Sox. Four out of seven experts pegged the Tribe as 2016's "Disappointing Team" in the Playoffs. 
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Thank LeBron James for Free Ice Cream Downtown Tomorrow Night

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 1:20 PM

There are many good things happening in Cleveland tomorrow night. You can add free ice cream to the list.

Last week LeBron James was asked if there was anything that could make the Cavs opening their season with a ring ceremony and the Indians starting the World Series on the same day better than it already is.

His response?

"I don't know, having an ice cream truck outside both arenas at the same time as well—icing on the cake."


Yup. Blue Bunny will be outside the arena handing out free ice cream to fans. So yeah, parking is going to be awful, but at least there's free food.
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