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Here's the Downtown Dog Park, Slated to Open Oct. 13

Here's the Downtown Dog Park, Slated to Open Oct. 13

Apologies for the overcast weather, and the Downtown Cleveland Alliance says there's still a little left to do, but here's what the downtown dog park looks like right now. Not bad at all, if you ask us. The park, nestled between the Cuyahoga River and...

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Cleveland West Art League's "Tall Walls" Returns This Friday

Cleveland West Art League's "Tall Walls" Returns This Friday

For the third consecutive year, the Cleveland West Art League (CWAL) is hosting Tall Walls, its annual unjuried, uncensored exhibition. Although the premise is the same, this year’s show is going to be a little different than previous years. Tall Walls started as a...

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It's Official. Peet's Is Giving Away Free Drip Coffee From 1-3 p.m. ALL OCTOBER LONG

It's Official. Peet's Is Giving Away Free Drip Coffee From 1-3 p.m. ALL OCTOBER LONG

Intrepid Scene owner and president Andrew Zelman was strolling through Tower City when he was told by an employee at Peet's Coffee and Tea that all Ohio locations would be offering free drip coffee from 1-3 p.m. all October long.  Excuse moi, we inquired? That sounded...

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The Cloud Nothings' New Video is Tremendously Lo-FI

The Cloud Nothings' New Video is Tremendously Lo-FI

Directed by the touring guitarist from Toro y Moi and featuring found footage from a fabled video store in LA, the first video from the Cloud Nothings' latest album is everything you might guess it would be. (Hat tip to Spin)...

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12 Terrifying Northeast Ohio Haunted Houses to Visit this Fall

12 Terrifying Northeast Ohio Haunted Houses to Visit this Fall

Look at the changing leaves if you want, but this season is all about frights and chills. And Northeast Ohio lays claim to a veritable pumpkin patch of blood-curdling experiences. For decades, these haunted houses have won awards and left you with goose bumps for...

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Walk All Over Waterloo Celebrates the Neighborhood's New Additions and Plenty of Art This Weekend

Walk All Over Waterloo Celebrates the Neighborhood's New Additions and Plenty of Art This Weekend

Back in 2007, Northeast Shores Development Corporation conducted a study to determine the best strategy for revitalizing Collinwood’s historic Waterloo Arts District. Seven years and roughly $5.5 million later, organizers at Northeast Shores recently announced October’s Walk All Over Waterloo as the anticipated date of...

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Wilberforce University Appoints New (Apparently Polarizing) President

Wilberforce University Appoints New (Apparently Polarizing) President

Wilberforce University, the oldest private historically black college in the country, has appointed its 20th president after a nationwide search. Dr. Algaenia Warren Freeman, a veteran HBCU administrator, will take the reins from interim president Wilma Mishoe just as soon as she wraps up some...

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Justice Dept. Funds 15 New Cleveland Police Officers, But Zack Reed Wants 200 More

Justice Dept. Funds 15 New Cleveland Police Officers, But Zack Reed Wants 200 More

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice bestowed $1,875,000 on Cleveland to fund the hiring of 15 new police officers. (No word yet on how many will be stationed in the Muni Lot to help hold your beer bong.) Just hours prior, City Councilman Zack...

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Updated: Rock Hall to Honor the Everly Brothers

Updated: Rock Hall to Honor the Everly Brothers

(Originally Posted 7/10/2014) The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that the Everly Brothers will be the subject of this year's Annual Music Master Series. The duo was inducted into the Rock Hall in 1986 as part of the Rock...

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"You Could Get In Trouble in a Bar in Youngstown If You Said Something Bad About Jim Traficant"

"You Could Get In Trouble in a Bar in Youngstown If You Said Something Bad About Jim Traficant"

RIP, Jim Traficant, who passed away after sustaining injuries from a tractor accident last week. There's plenty to say about ole Jimbo, of course. One of the things that could be said, "You could get in trouble in a bar in Youngstown if you said...

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A Familiar Taste: Brown Sugar Thai is Backed Up by Oh Nilsri's Sterling Reputation

A Familiar Taste: Brown Sugar Thai is Backed Up by Oh Nilsri's Sterling Reputation

You might have noticed a brand new name pop up on the local Thai restaurant scene, but the operation is anything but untested. In fact, chances are good that you've even dined with them before. Brown Sugar Thai Cuisine emerged almost simultaneously in Rocky River...

Dining Lead

Go West, Young Man: Ohio City Mainstay Matt Stipe Sets Up Shop in Detroit Shoreway with Banter

Go West, Young Man: Ohio City Mainstay Matt Stipe Sets Up Shop in Detroit Shoreway with Banter

Matt Stipe was the first person Sam McNulty hired when he was opening Bier Markt way back in 2005. Stipe stayed on for years, helping to open Bar Cento, Market Garden Brewery and Nano Brew along the way. He's been in the "business" for half...

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Band of the Week: Maid Myriad

Band of the Week: Maid Myriad

Meet the Band: Jeff Klemm (vocals, guitars), Greg Meisenberg (drums), Mario Tonathy (bass) Straight Outta Akron: The indie rock/metal band first formed way back in 2007 when it released two EPs, but the line-ups have shifted constantly during that time. "We've been through so many...

Band of the Week

Drama Major: Singer LeAnn Rimes Gets Emotional on Her Latest Release,  Spitfire

Drama Major: Singer LeAnn Rimes Gets Emotional on Her Latest Release, Spitfire

A quick Google search for anything new related to country singer LeAnn Rimes will yield thousands of results. At the time of this particular phone interview, she was spotted on her way to the grocery store in a pair of sexy cut-off shorts. Photos were...

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Coheed and Cambria Revisits its Breakthrough Album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

Coheed and Cambria Revisits its Breakthrough Album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

Blast from the past
Coheed and Cambria guitarist Travis Stever is feeling rather nostalgic. Stever, who phoned us from an Austin tour stop, likened the experience of passing all the small halls where the band had previously played to "walking down memory lane." "We're playing at Stubb's tonight but...

Music Feature

Creative Fire: MOCA Pairs a Chef and an Artist for Two Exhibitions on Innovation

Creative Fire: MOCA Pairs a Chef and an Artist for Two Exhibitions on Innovation

This past weekend, MOCA debuted its fall exhibitions, Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity and Kirk Mangus: Things Love. Initially, the idea of pairing an internationally renowned master chef and a local ceramics professor might seem odd. However, upon further examination, the two complement each other...

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Stop, You're Killing Me: Humor Doesn't Get Much Darker than the Grisly Laughs in The Pillowman

Stop, You're Killing Me: Humor Doesn't Get Much Darker than the Grisly Laughs in The Pillowman

Human beings and violence go together like ham and eggs (or, if you prefer, butchered pigs and mutilated chicken embryos). Oddly, even though preventing and punishing violent behavior is one of the pillars of a civilized society, many people seek out savage stories and games...

Theater

A Family of Predators: Teeth are Bared in the Delightfully Vicious The Little Foxes at Cleveland Play House

A Family of Predators: Teeth are Bared in the Delightfully Vicious The Little Foxes at Cleveland Play House

Some say that to be a successful CEO in a modern corporation, it helps enormously to be a sociopath. Once you are free of the moral strictures that impede others — such as caring for the environment or worrying about worker rights and safety — then...

Theater

Film Review: Hector and the Search For Happiness

Film Review: Hector and the Search For Happiness

In case you were wondering, yes, Simon Pegg does play yet another overgrown man-child in Hector and the Search For Happiness, which opens at the Cedar Lee Theatre on Friday. It's essentially the same role that we've seen him play before in films like Shaun of...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

Film Spotlight: Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

For the past two years, Movie Maker magazine has named the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival one of the top 50 film fests "worth the entry fee." It's easy to see why. The festival is a real bargain. And people have started to notice; it's continually...

Film Features

Film Review of the Week: The Skeleton Twins

Film Review of the Week: The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as estranged siblings who both attempt (or prepare to attempt) suicide on the same day and are thereby re-united to rekindle their relationship amid the mess their lives have become. It opens on Friday at the...

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