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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Cubs-Indians World Series is Going to Be a Movie

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:43 AM

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While there's really no reason to revisit the thing in graphic detail, Variety reports today that Radar Pictures will nonetheless produce a movie about the Cubs-Indians World Series. To be clear, this will pretty much be a movie about the Cubs.

The movie will work off of former Cubs catcher David Ross's upcoming memoir Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages, according to the report. The narrative anchor of the memoir is last October's riveting and rainy Game 7.

Radar Pictures has not yet announced who will play Rajai Davis.

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LeBron James Taped a Carpool Karaoke Segment With James Corden

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 10:34 AM

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LeBron James was spotted in L.A. Monday with James Corden and Ice Cube dancing and fighting ninjas, just the sort of stuff you'd expect the trio to get into together.

King James, it's now evident, filmed a segment for an upcoming episode of
The Late Late Show. The MVP seems like a natural fit for Corden's popular Carpool Karaoke segment ... but we're not sure where Ice Cube fits in. James gave a few  hints to the Akron Beacon Journal though, saying that the sketch with Corden is “Going to be phenomenal ... It’s not just us in the car singing songs. I can’t tell you exactly what we’re doing, but we’ve got a whole production going on."

There's no air date yet for James' Carpool Karaoke episode, but we'll keep you updated.
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Capitol Theatre to Screen 'Hello, Dolly!' at Tonight's Happy Hour Classic Event

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 8:30 AM

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The locally owned and operated Capitol Theatre, in the Gordon Square Arts District, regularly presents special screenings of cult classics and oddball flicks that don’t receive wide distribution.

Tonight at 6, the venue presents its Happy Hour Classic Film, a monthly screening of a classic film that includes a happy hour cocktail party in the lobby before the feature.

Tonight’s featured film is Hello, Dolly!, the 1969 movie starring Barbra Streisand, based on the musical by the same name.

Admission is $10, which includes a mini-cocktail (or soft drink if you don’t fancy the hard stuff), appetizers and live music.
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Lakewood Bar Hosts DIY Erotic Friend Fiction Night

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM

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Amateur porn exists as a genre, so why not DIY erotic friend fiction? Tonight at Yuzu, an izakaya-inspired bar in Lakewood, $3 buys you a DIY Erotic Friend Fiction composition notebook that includes 10 fill-in-the-blank Erotic Friend Fiction stories with titles such as “Zombie Butt Apocalypse” or “Erotic Netflix and Chill.”

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Rock Hall Screens 'The Punk Singer' Documentary Tonight

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 7:30 AM

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Before she formed the riot grrrl band Bikini Kill in 1990, singer Kathleen Hanna was just another private-school student trying to find herself. Contrary to popular opinion, the teachers at trendy Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington, didn’t take kindly to her literary experiments, so she refrained from letting her emotions go.

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Local Author Deanna Adams to Speak Tonight at Music Box Supper Club

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 7:00 AM

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Cleveland Stories Dinner Party, a weekly series at Music Box Supper Club, pairs fine food with storytelling. The series aims to help raise awareness of the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. The club’s owners consider the Cleveland History Center to be “one of the most interesting museums in Cleveland” and “an unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about and support.”

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

GCC Takes Q Deal Opposition to Dan Gilbert's Doorstep in Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 6:44 PM

Rock Ventures' Josh McManus (L) meets the Rev. Jawanza Colvin (R) and members of GCC's Strategy Team in Detroit. - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
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  • Rock Ventures' Josh McManus (L) meets the Rev. Jawanza Colvin (R) and members of GCC's Strategy Team in Detroit.
An estimated 120 members of Greater Cleveland Congregations caravanned by chartered bus to Detroit, Michigan, Tuesday to take their opposition to the proposed Quicken Loans Arena renovation deal to Dan Gilbert's doorstep.

On a plaza outside the headquarters of Quicken Loans in downtown Detroit, a lineup of GCC speakers outlined their qualms with the Q deal's public-private partnership as currently constructed and restated their demands for forthcoming negotiations. Chief among them is the creation of a Community Equity Fund.

(Check out photos from the day here.)

"If [city leaders] can dig under a rock to find $160 million for Dan Gilbert," said Rev. Jawanza Colvin, in a passionate speech that echoed comments he has made in the past. "They can dig under the same rock to find $160 million for Cleveland's most distressed neighborhoods."

The outdoor demonstration, on the month's loveliest day, culminated in the hand-delivery of a letter.


GCC leadership has met with County Executive Armond Budish twice; they have met with representatives from the Cavs, including president Len Komoroski; and they have brought robust contingents to County Council's public deliberations on the deal. And yet their efforts, at the very least to slow the process down, have accomplished little. The trip to Detroit was conceived in part to expand media coverage of the issue. Gilbert is thought to be exceedingly conscious of and sensitive to his image in the community, particularly in Detroit. GCC wants Gilbert to contribute to the Community Equity Fund, which will focus on job training, mental health crisis centers, and neighborhood capital projects.

Though Gilbert did not appear in person, Josh McManus, COO of Dan Gilbert's Rock Ventures LLC, was waiting outside the company's corporate offices to receive the GCC letter. Pastor Colvin and other key members of GCC's strategy team were escorted by security guard from the plaza to the building entrance where they were met by McManus, a personality known by GCC leadership for his man-bun and beard. McManus, who briefly led the Akron offices of the Knight Foundation, was hired to his current position in July.

GCC was joined by about 60 members of a similar Detroit-based group, the Detroit Regional Interfaith Voice for Equity (DRIVE). That group is not yet an official member of the Saul Alinsky-founded Industrial Areas Foundation, but aspires to be.

At a lunch gathering after the demonstration, members of GCC and DRIVE evaluated their performance. Not only were members of both groups energized and inspired by the event, but leaders were encouraged by the presence of multiple Detroit media outlets.

James Pearlstein, lead organizer for GCC, said that despite the positive feelings, they wouldn't be able to gauge the effectiveness of the action for a few days.

"We'll know if it worked if we're at the meeting table on Friday," he told the crowd, lunching at Detroit's Second Baptist Church. "And if not..."

"We've gotta come back!" Members of the crowd exclaimed.

"We've got to do something," Pearlstein agreed. "If the first punch doesn't land, we've got to throw a harder one."
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