Saturday, October 3, 2015

Brit Rockers Ride Balance Their Noisy Side with Moments of Tranquility

Concert Review

Posted By on Sat, Oct 3, 2015 at 5:21 PM

  • Annie Zaleski
Band reunions are a dime a dozen in recent years, so much so that the subsequent shows almost feel perfunctory, not quite as special as they should be.

And then there’s Ride.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Local Internet Radio Station Wins Best Single Stream Webcaster Award

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 4:21 PM

oWOW Radio, the independently owned and operated internet radio station featuring local and former terrestrial radio personalities, was recently awarded Best Single Stream Webcaster at the 6th Annual 2015 RAIN Internet Radio Awards in Atlanta.

"I'm proud of our entire young and seasoned oWOW team,” says Chief Content Officer John Gorman in a press release. "oWOW is proof that the art of local personality radio is very much alive on a new platform the world is migrating to. We share this award with our loyal, growing listening community in Northeast Ohio and worldwide."

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9 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

Concert Preview

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 4:02 PM

  • Cleopatra Records

10,000 Maniacs

The independent route is nothing new for 10,000 Maniacs — as their promotional biography notes, they were “the original indie band,” having released an EP and an album independently on their own prior to signing with Elektra to release their second album The Wishing Chair in 1985., But when they starting laying the groundwork nearly three decades later to work on the album that would become their 2013 release Music From the Motion Picture, they were cautiously optimistic about how things might play out. They used PledgeMusic to fund the record and when the Pledge team told them they could raise $25,000 to make the album, they didn’t believe it. But, in fact, they made that goal and then some, discovering in the process that there was still a sizable fan base out there that wanted to hear new music from the band. The group is currently touring behind Twice Told Tales, a collection of traditional British Isles folk songs. (Matt Wardlaw), 8 p.m., $42 ADV, $48 DOS. Music Box Supper Club.

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Case Med Students Say Obamacare Doesn't Cut It, Rally for Health Care Reform

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 3:17 PM

  • Courtesy: Michelle Mahon
About 40 people gathered at Case Western Reserve University Thursday evening as a part of a national day of action calling attention to "America's failing health care system."  

More than 30 universities participated nationwide in the #TenOne (October 1st) "Health Care for All" event. At Case, the Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP), hosted a march, speakers, and a candlelight vigil. They'd been planning the event since April.

Second-year Case medical student Vanessa Van Doren was one of the national organizers and helped put together the local event, which also commemorated the 50th Anniversary of Medicare. 

"The Affordable Care Act is an improvement," she told Scene, "but there's still a lot to be done." 

Van Doren mentioned that even with Obamacare, 30 million Americans are left uninsured, and that tens of thousands of people die every year due to a lack of medical care. 

"Medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S., and research shows nearly 80 percent of those declaring bankruptcy due to medical debt had insurance at the onset of their illness," read a SNaHP press release. "Our patients need and deserve better."

Van Doren spoke Thursday evening, after students, carrying signs, processed around the medical campus and University Hospitals.

"Ultimately, we’re all here because we believe it is fundamentally wrong for some people to live shorter, sicker lives simply because they can’t afford medical care," Van Doren said in her speech. "Tens of thousands of people in the U.S. die every year because they don’t have access to life-saving care. This is indefensible, and it needs to stop."

Van Doren said the goal of the #TenOne national day of action was to bring awareness to America's failing health system and to raise the alarm, especially among medical students, about the necessity of single-payer health care reform. 
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Steve Schimoler Is Searching for This Guy Who Stole a Custom Bat from Crop Rocks in the Flats

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 2:50 PM

This isn't the first time Steve Schimoler has set out to hunt down a bad patron. The last one was caught. We imagine this one won't end differently.

(Via Facebook)
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Another Man Sentenced Today for Role in Chardon Overdose Death

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM

A second man was sentenced today for playing a role in the overdose death of Russell King Sr., the father of Chardon High School shooting victim Russell King Jr., according to the News-Herald. King died of a heroin overdose on Feb. 27, 2014 — the two-year anniversary of the Chardon High School shooting. 

Chad Riffett, 37, pleaded guilty to "attempted corrupting another with drugs" after selling King the heroin. (He had earlier been charged with involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs and drug trafficking.) Riffett was sentenced to five years of community control.

Chas Johnson was sentenced separately in January to four years in prison; he had pleaded guilty to selling the heroin to Riffett in the first place.

As the News-Herald reported earlier this year, Angelo Lonardo, who worked as Johnson's lawyer, noted that King had purchased the heroin "on a bench dedicated to his son’s memory."
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Scene Foodcast: Doug Trattner on Bad Yelp Reviews and the Autumn Dining Update

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 12:34 PM

Scene dining editor Doug Trattner joined Craig Lyndall this morning to chat about all the upcoming goodness of fall openings around town. (Full topic rundown below.)

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Stream below.

Mabel's Barbecue
Banter on Detroit Shoreway
Arcadian on Detroit Shoreway
Citizen Pie as a wood-fired pizza place
Chow Chow Kitchen in Lakewood
Bad Yelp reviews
Dante Boccuzzi's new place in Tremont called Coda
The maturity of the Tremont market
Restaurant owners are getting smarter
Cleveland dining on the National stage
Michael Symon's 5 in 5 with Doug Trattner

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