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Downtown Cleveland Residents Association Holds Meeting to Discuss Future of Stanley Block Site After Casino Sculpture Proposal Falls Flat

Downtown Cleveland Residents Association Holds Meeting to Discuss Future of Stanley Block Site After Casino Sculpture Proposal Falls Flat

It wasn't too long ago that no one was really thinking about what would eventually become of the former Stanley Block building site. That changed quickly when the Horseshoe Casino proposed a sculpture garden that was an ode to a paradise only Biff Tanner could...

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Cavs are No. 1 — DUH — in Grantland's NBA League Pass Ratings

Cavs are No. 1 — DUH — in Grantland's NBA League Pass Ratings

Grantland's Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe, in their annual rankings of NBA teams based on criteria related to their League Pass watchability, have crowned the Cavaliers with the No. 1 spot.  There was no other option.  Thanks to the acquisition of two pretty good basketball...

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One Of These Three People Is Pretty Confident About Winning the Election for Ohio Governor

One Of These Three People Is Pretty Confident About Winning the Election for Ohio Governor

Can you guess which one? (Pic from Henry Gomez from today's endorsement meeting at NEOMG with John Kasich, Anita Rios of the Green Party, and everyone's favorite punchline Ed Fitzgerald.) ...

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One Direction to Play FirstEnergy Stadium in 2015

One Direction to Play FirstEnergy Stadium in 2015

One Direction, the English-Irish boy band that’s sold something like a gazillion records since forming in 2010 and teaming up with former American Idol judge Simon Cowell, has announced a string of stadium dates for 2015. The band is slated to play FirstEnergy Stadium on...

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VIDEO: West Coasters Try Some of Ohio's Favorite Foods for the First Time Ever

VIDEO: West Coasters Try Some of Ohio's Favorite Foods for the First Time Ever

We Ohioans have grown up eating certain foods: Skyline Chili, for example, and Ohio Buckeyes. But do you remember what it was like to taste these things for the first time? More importantly, do you think you'd still like them if you hadn't grown up eating...

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A Gubernatorial Debate Without the Guber

A Gubernatorial Debate Without the Guber

Ed FitzGerald Comes Out Strong, But is it 'Too Little Too Late'?
We noted not too long ago that the most notable feature of Cleveland's gubernatorial debate was the simple fact that the incumbent, Gov. John Kasich, wasn't going to show up. That came to pass, of course, proving, as though it even needed proof, that Kasich...

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East-Side Mi Pueblo Closed, Replaced by… Mexican Restaurant

East-Side Mi Pueblo Closed, Replaced by… Mexican Restaurant

Adrian Ortega opened the original Mi Pueblo Taqueria on the west side of Cleveland in 1995. He followed that up three years later with Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant on the east side town, to accommodate the growing demand for the cuisine. After 16 years...

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10 Things Going on this Weekend in Cleveland (October 24 - 26)

10 Things Going on this Weekend in Cleveland (October 24 - 26)

This weekend is going to be shucking awesome, and we mean that literally. On Saturday, join Scene for our first-ever oyster tasting extravaganza, Shuck Yeah, Cleveland, hosted both indoors and outdoors at Tyler Village.  After you've had your fill of oysters and booze, enjoy Cleveland's...

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Audio: 1974 KISS Show from the Agora Shows Up on Youtube

Audio: 1974 KISS Show from the Agora Shows Up on Youtube

A terrific mid-1970s KISS show just showed up on Youtube yesterday. It's awesome. Hat tip to Matt Fish for posting this one on Facebook. Setlist: Deuce Strutter Cold Gin She Firehouse Nothin' to Lose 100,000 years Black Diamond *** Here's our roundup of other vintage...

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Umphrey's McGee Hoses House of Blues Crowd with Bliss Jams All Night

Umphrey's McGee Hoses House of Blues Crowd with Bliss Jams All Night

Concert Review
It's something of a local tradition, this late-October Umphrey's McGee show at the House of Blues. Everyone who sort of bumps into one another at more grassroots jam band shows all year ends up congregating at Umph in the fall. It's a beautiful thing.  Umphrey's...

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Graduate Level Dining: CWRU's New Tinkham Veale University Center Boasts the Quirkily Named but Delightfully Executed Michelson and Morley Bistro and More

Graduate Level Dining: CWRU's New Tinkham Veale University Center Boasts the Quirkily Named but Delightfully Executed Michelson and Morley Bistro and More

If I wanted to grab a quick meal between classes while attending college at Ohio State University in the late '80s, I'd pop into the old Ohio Union, a drab, 35-year-old building on the southern edge of campus. Inside the low-ceilinged food court, students had their...

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Old School Meets New School: Western Reserve School of Cooking Teams with Cleveland Culinary Launch & Kitchen for Downtown Classes

Old School Meets New School: Western Reserve School of Cooking Teams with Cleveland Culinary Launch & Kitchen for Downtown Classes

When Catherine and Carl St. John announced that plans to open a satellite of their Hudson-based Western Reserve School of Cooking along the MidTown corridor would have them joining forces with the Cleveland Culinary Launch & Kitchen (CCLK), the collective possibilities seemed limitless. Upon the...

Food Features

Good Seats: Alton Brown Brings a Live Version of His Madcap Brand of Food Edutainment to Cleveland Next Month

Good Seats: Alton Brown Brings a Live Version of His Madcap Brand of Food Edutainment to Cleveland Next Month

Alton Brown had aired just two pilot episodes of "Good Eats" on the Chicago PBS affiliate WTTW before getting noticed and picked up by the Food Network. The year was 1999, before Paula Deen, Guy Fieri and all the other "Next Food Network Stars" would water...

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Band of the Week: Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers

Band of the Week: Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers

Meet the Band: Joe Grushecky (vocals, guitar), Art Nardini (bass), Joffo Simmons (drums), Joey Pelesky (keyboards), Danny Gochnour (guitar), Johnny Grushecky (guitar) The Cleveland Connection: Heartland singer-guitarist Joe Grushecky hails from Pittsburgh, but he owes a debt to Cleveland. He started playing here in the...

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Cabin Fever: Singer-Songwriter Chris Allen Went to the Woods to Record his New Album

Cabin Fever: Singer-Songwriter Chris Allen Went to the Woods to Record his New Album

Singer-guitarist Chris Allen has tried to dodge the alt-country label for his entire career. Rosavelt, the band he's fronted since the '90s, often draws comparisons to Tom Petty and Wilco and is regularly lumped in with Americana. And the albums he's released as a solo...

Music Feature

Format Busters: Reigning Sound Goes Old School on its Latest Release, 'Shattered'

Format Busters: Reigning Sound Goes Old School on its Latest Release, 'Shattered'

Concert Preview
For the Reigning Sound’s Greg Cartwright, 42, music has been not only a career, but a lifestyle that he’s wholeheartedly pursued his entire life. Cartwright and his bandmates navigated the special challenge of recording on an eight-track, one-inch recorder for their latest work, Shattered. The...

Music Feature

Zombie Time: A Theatrical Re-Do of Night of the Living Dead at Blank Canvas Theatre

Zombie Time: A Theatrical Re-Do of Night of the Living Dead at Blank Canvas Theatre

If you wanted to find a metaphor for the often trumped-up fear of the Ebola outbreak, you could do a lot worse than Night of the Living Dead, now at Blank Canvas Theatre. Zombies are roaming the world in this play and, like Ebola, you...

Theater

In Our Backyard: At the Oldest Art Gallery in Cleveland, a Celebration of Talent from Right Here in Northeast Ohio

In Our Backyard: At the Oldest Art Gallery in Cleveland, a Celebration of Talent from Right Here in Northeast Ohio

Located across Euclid Avenue from Playhouse Square, Bonfoey Gallery is the only local art gallery older than the Cleveland Museum of Art. Last year, the gallery celebrated its 120th anniversary, which is just as impressive as it sounds in a city steeped deeply in the arts....

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Dive! Dive! Into a Heady Submarine Comedy: Undersea Telemarketing Helps Artistic Revelation Surface in Spirits to Enforce at Cleveland Public Theatre

Dive! Dive! Into a Heady Submarine Comedy: Undersea Telemarketing Helps Artistic Revelation Surface in Spirits to Enforce at Cleveland Public Theatre

We are all aware of the phone bank on TV, appearing during the WVIZ membership drives and popping up for a litany of other causes. Those chairs are usually populated by diligent folks talking on the phone, forcing smiles when the camera pans across their...

Theater

Film Review of the Week: St. Vincent

Film Review of the Week: St. Vincent

In a segment called "Delirium" that's included in the Jim Jarmusch film Coffee and Cigarettes, rappers GZA and RZA have a brief encounter with actor Bill Murray, or "Bill Motherfucking Murray," as GZA puts it. It's a short, 8-minute segment, but it shows just how...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Copenhagen

Film Spotlight: Copenhagen

In Copenhagen, writer-director Mark Raso's debut feature which opens this Friday in an exclusive engagement at the Capitol Theatre, a disaffected man-child type from New York City tries to track down his grandfather with the aid of a charming young local — extremely charming and extremely...

Film Features

Film Review: Men, Women and Children

Film Review: Men, Women and Children

All that talk about how his 2009 film Up in the Air captured the zeitgeist of an era in which corporate lackeys jetted across the country to ruthlessly downsize big conglomerates must've gone to writer-director Jason Reitman's head. He again tries to capture the times...

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