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Scene Podcast: Entitled Athletes, Jack White, Mineral's Reunion Tour, the Beatles, Urban Outfitters and More

Scene Podcast: Entitled Athletes, Jack White, Mineral's Reunion Tour, the Beatles, Urban Outfitters and More

This week, host Craig Lyndall and Eric Sandy discuss that crazy Medina basketball lawsuit one last time, a fine weekend in music (Jack White, as well as Mineral's reunion tour), the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' playing at Cleveland Pubic Auditorium, TJ Lane's escape from...

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Richmond Heights Recall Committee Doesn't Like Roche Either, Now Focused on the Big Picture

Richmond Heights Recall Committee Doesn't Like Roche Either, Now Focused on the Big Picture

Members of the committee to recall Mayor Miesha Headen say that though the embattled Richmond Heights mayor's intentions may have been good, her execution during her first 9 months in office has been so poor that a recall is justified. Teri Drda served as the...

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Coshocton Officials Plead for Strip Club and Church to Stop Protesting Each Other

Coshocton Officials Plead for Strip Club and Church to Stop Protesting Each Other

The battle between the Warsaw Church in Coshocton County and the Foxhole strip club is one steeped in history, breasts, anger, and determination. For eight long years, topless protests and religious protests have gone head-to-head in a war for the county's soul (and yours, we...

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Bob Mould Delivers Crowd-pleasing Set at Beachland Ballroom

Bob Mould Delivers Crowd-pleasing Set at Beachland Ballroom

Concert Review
Last night, singer-guitarist Bob Mould and his touring band played a short but incredibly potent set at the Beachland Ballroom. Pacing around the stage like some sort of agitated caged beast, the 54-year-old Mould tore through a number of his more recent releases alongside more...

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Dispatch Writer is Cycling and Blogging Across Ohio

Dispatch Writer is Cycling and Blogging Across Ohio

Everyone loves a good yarn about cycling in Ohio, and Columbus Dispatch writer Steve Wartenberg is tackling THE Ohio bike story. Follow along here.  I will be riding the entire Ohio to Erie Trail, all 330 or so miles, for the first time. And, I’ll be...

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Singer-guitarist Jack White Shows Off His Range at Sold Out Show

Singer-guitarist Jack White Shows Off His Range at Sold Out Show

Concert Review
Back in the early 2000s when singer-guitarist Jack White came through town to play places like Pat’s in the Flats and the Beachland Tavern with that rag-tag garage rock duo the White Stripes, you could just sense that there was a greatness lurking behind the...

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Former Medina High School Basketball Player Drops Federal Lawsuit

Former Medina High School Basketball Player Drops Federal Lawsuit

A few weeks back, we broke the story of Chase Johanson, the former Medina High School basketball player who sued his former coach, athletic director, principal and school district in federal court after he was cut from the team, allegedly because of some tweets...

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Two Apps That Came Out of Cleveland This Summer That You Should Know About

Two Apps That Came Out of Cleveland This Summer That You Should Know About

Cleveland’s next chapter is yet to be written and a central question lingers: Are we—aided by our low cost of living, our expansive space, our blue-collar roots—going to return as a classic manufacturing city? The booming, smoke-on-the-water Cleveland of old? Some think so—in fact, the...

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Civil Service Union Puts Pressure on Corrections Department's Security Stance

Civil Service Union Puts Pressure on Corrections Department's Security Stance

With revelations that the Civil Service Employees Association warned the Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution about security holes, TJ Lane's prison escape throws the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections into much tougher scrutiny.  “While we are proud of the team of Correction Officers and special teams that quickly...

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Popular Bakersfield Tacos to Plant its Flag in Ohio City

Popular Bakersfield Tacos to Plant its Flag in Ohio City

Bakersfield Tacos, Tequila, Whiskey, a small restaurant group launched by Cincinnati natives John and Joe Lanni, is on track to open in Ohio City in the first quarter of 2015. The brothers, along with co-founder Alex Blust, have signed a lease to take over...

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Perfect Complement: Cantine Bar and Bottle Shop Pairs Well in Broadview Heights

Perfect Complement: Cantine Bar and Bottle Shop Pairs Well in Broadview Heights

For more than a year, Ross Valenti, owner of the popular Italian restaurant D'Agnese's, was in search of the perfect location for his next concept. After five years in Broadview Heights, and more before that in Seven Hills, D'Agnese's was rolling right along with its...

Dining Lead

Worth a Fig: Karen Small's Longtime Sous Chef Helps Keep the Ohio City Flagship Restaurant Sailing Smoothly

Worth a Fig: Karen Small's Longtime Sous Chef Helps Keep the Ohio City Flagship Restaurant Sailing Smoothly

When he gets the time, sous chef Mike Triptow likes to fish. He's not so much a catch-and-release guy, preferring to clean, filet and eat the ones he hooks. "As long as they're not the real little guys," he says. Getting caught up in the...

Food Features

Surrender: Trentina's Chef-Driven Tasting Menu Produces a Cleveland Culinary Journey Unlike Any Other

Surrender: Trentina's Chef-Driven Tasting Menu Produces a Cleveland Culinary Journey Unlike Any Other

"Eating well is about submission. It's about giving up all vestiges of control, about entrusting your fate entirely to someone else. It's about turning off the mean, manipulative, calculating and shrewd person inside you and slipping heedlessly into a new experience as if it were...

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Quickening Makes a Welcomed Return with 'Color Your Lines'

Quickening Makes a Welcomed Return with 'Color Your Lines'

Album Review
Quickening Color Your Lines self-released) facebook.com/quickeningmusic Prior to this year, local indie rockers the Quickening hadn't booked a gig in six years. But the band — singer-guitarist James Isom, drummer Patrick Ginley and bassist Darren Irwin — recently reunited and played a show at Mahall's earlier...

Music Feature

Band of the Week: Chris Carpenter

Band of the Week: Chris Carpenter

Meet the Band: Chris Carpenter (vocals, guitar), John Mattick (keyboards) A Student of Music: Carpenter says he's "grown up" with music. "The bug bit me before I was old enough to remember," he says. He first took piano lessons and then started playing guitar, eventually...

Band of the Week

Humble Bragg: The English Bard Keeps Up the Good Fight 30 Years On

Humble Bragg: The English Bard Keeps Up the Good Fight 30 Years On

Concert Preview
There they are, lined up side-by-side: Life's a Riot with Spy vs. Spy (30th Anniversary Edition) and Tooth & Nail, right next to each other at the top of Billy Bragg's page on Spotify. This matters, not only because Bragg is supportive of what Spotify...

Music Lead

A Cure for Nailbiters: The Tension Never Quite Coalesces in Belleville at Dobama Theatre

A Cure for Nailbiters: The Tension Never Quite Coalesces in Belleville at Dobama Theatre

Some of the scariest moments in theater and in life can arise from seemingly predictable, every-day situations. There's something about a placid façade hiding a terrifying secret that is more blood-curdling than a spooky haunted house at night. This is the effect that playwright Amy Herzog...

Theater

Get Up, Stand Up: Kids Fight for their Rights in Hair Blank Canvas Theatre

Get Up, Stand Up: Kids Fight for their Rights in Hair Blank Canvas Theatre

Just when you think our society has evolved beyond the concerns voiced in the 1967 Galt MacDermot musical Hair, with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, we run into Ferguson, Mo. On TV, there's an uber-militarized police force aiming armor-piercing weapons at...

Theater

Film Review of the Week: May in the Summer

Film Review of the Week: May in the Summer

Though the marriage plot, family dramas and personal revelations in May in the Summer are all too familiar, the film about a New York writer who returns to Jordan with her two sisters for upcoming nuptials is still an original and probing work, stoked by...

Film Features

Film Spotlight: A Letter to Momo

Film Spotlight: A Letter to Momo

A shy 11-year-old girl, Momo Miyaura (Karen Miyama) and her mother (Yuka) are in the midst of moving to her mother's childhood home in the wake of her father's death when a few drops of rain fall on her head as if they're some kind...

Film Features

Film Review of the Week: Life After Beth

Film Review of the Week: Life After Beth

It's fitting, isn't it, that Aubrey Plaza should play a zombie. The bone-dry comedienne who arrived on the scene in Judd Apatow's Funny People (2009) and became a household name shortly thereafter as April Ludgate in NBC's Parks and Recreation seems predisposed to the vacant...

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