Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Capitol Theatre to Screen 'The Nutty Professor' as a Tribute to the Late Jerry Lewis

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:51 AM

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Jerry Lewis, one of our greatest comedic actors, passed away earlier this week at age 91. To pay tribute to Lewis, who's famous for films such as The Ladies Man, The Bellboy and The Patsy, movies which he both starred in and directed, the Capitol Theatre will screen his 1963 comedy The Nutty Professor on Friday and Saturday.

The Capitol will also donate a portion of each admission Lewis’ charity the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Green Day's Rousing Concert at Blossom Proves the Punk Band Hasn't Lost a Step

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:46 AM

JOE KLEON
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When seeing a Green Day concert in 2017, one might assume pop-punk’s elder statesmen, whose founding members, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt, formed the band just over three decades ago, have lost a step when it comes to putting on a show.

That assumption proves to be far from the truth, as many who witnessed the enthralling, two-and-a-half-hour set the group performed to a maxed-out crowd at Blossom Music Center last night would likely attest.

You can see a slideshow of photos from the concert here.

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Salt Fork State Park Removes Painting Of Confederate General

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:25 AM

The Salt Fork State Park lodge. - PHOTO VIA OHIO STATE PARKS
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  • The Salt Fork State Park lodge.
Salt Fork State Park recently removed a painting of Confederate General John Morgan from their lodge's dining hall. The painting portrays the Alabama general during a Southern Ohio raid in 1863, swinging his sword high preparing to fight.

"In light of recent events, we made the decision to remove the painting," park spokesman Matt Eiselstein told cleveland.com. "The canvas was safely taken down from the wall and is currently being safely stored."

Several institutions across the country have also taken action to remove Confederate materials, including the University of Texas and Duke University. These motions were sparked by recent violence in Charlottesville, after a white nationalist rally ended in devastation and one death.

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This particular painting from the Civil War commemorates 'Morgan's Raid,' when Gen. Morgan led 2,500 troops through Ohio and was stopped in Columbiana County. Cambridge, the location of Salt Fork State Park, played a role in imprisoning captured Confederate soldiers.

Ohio has roughly 300 Civil War monuments, though less than six of these honor the Confederate army.
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Weekend Drive-By Shooting at Eastside Memorial for 2015 Murder Victim

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Friends and family members of Dexter "Deck" Mangham begin constructing his memorial site on East 113th Street in 2015. This is where the Sunday shooting took place. - ERIC SANDY / SCENE
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  • Friends and family members of Dexter "Deck" Mangham begin constructing his memorial site on East 113th Street in 2015. This is where the Sunday shooting took place.
As the second anniversary of Deck Mangham's murder looms, a party was held this weekend at the memorial site erected on East 113th Street. In the early hours of Sunday, as the party continued, a car drove by and someone shot four bullets into the crowd. A 32-year-old Strongsville man was wounded and taken to the hospital.

Cleveland.com reported on the shooting, which stirs up old wounds for a neighborhood inflicted with territorial gang violence and botched shootings. The bullet that killed 3-year-old Major Howard in 2015 was meant for Mangham, as court testimony has laid bare. Mangham was shot and killed in downtown Cleveland shortly after.

Scene chronicled that summer of violence in a feature on the development of eastside gangs and the proliferation of roadside memorials to murder victims.

Police haven't identified any suspects in the Sunday shooting, though the gang divisions remain stark in that neighborhood. (Mangham was affiliated with a nearby gang, the Benham Boyz.)


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A Sampling of Completely Level-Headed Facebook Reviews of the Cleveland Browns After Players Knelt and Prayed During the National Anthem Last Night

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:48 AM

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Before last night's preseason game against the New York Giants a dozen or so Browns players knelt and prayed on the sideline during the National Anthem in the largest silent protest by an NFL team to date. The group even included tight-end Seth DeValve, the first white player in the league to join the protests.

Coach Hue Jackson had previously spoken out in discouraging his players from protesting and last night said a bunch of gibberish distancing himself from the act and the team, in a statement from a spokesperson, did the same, saying, "As an organization, we have a profound respect for our country’s National Anthem, flag and the servicemen and servicewomen in the United States and abroad. We feel it’s important for our team to join in this great tradition and special moment of recognition, at the same time we also respect the great liberties afforded by our country including the freedom of personal expression.”

Reaction thus far has been predictably level-headed and thoughtful, and that sentiment has been expressed no more clearly than on the Browns' Facebook page last night and this morning, where a wave of considerate, open-minded and un-reactionary (white) fans have blitzed the Review section with 1-star reviews and promises to cease watching or supporting the team, and even one pledge to become a Steelers fan, because if they can't have their football sanitized and scrubbed of individuality and concern for justice in America, they don't want their football at all. Enjoy.

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Rock Hall to Host CD Release Concert with the Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
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Earlier this year, in marking the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes' election as mayor of Cleveland, the Cleveland Museum of Art commissioned the Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word to create and perform an original piece based on the writings and words of Stokes and his brother, U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes Jr.

Today at 5 p.m., the group of African-American males, ages 8 to 18, performs a CD release concert on the Rock Hall's plaza. Admission is free.
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Browns Players Kneel and Pray During National Anthem in Largest Such NFL Protest to Date

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 9:49 AM

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During the national anthem before last night's preseason game against the New York Giants, at least 10 Browns players kneeled and prayed. It was the largest protest of its kind in the NFL.

Duke Johnson, Kenny Britt, Jamie Collins and Ricardo Louis were joined by others in a silent protest on the sideline. Other players placed their hands on their teammates' shoulders. Seth DeValve, notably, became the first white NFL player to participate in such a protest. His involvement follows Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett's recent call for white players to take an active role in national anthem protests.

Browns Coach Hue Jackson had recently discouraged his players from protesting in that way, saying, "I would hope that we don't have those issues."

After the game, Jackson again put some distance between his team and the act of protest. "As I said two days ago, we respect our players. We respect the flag. Those guys came to me before they ever made a decision to do it," he said. "That is the way we feel about it, and we have talked about this. I said at some point in time, they may [protest], and they have. I won’t know about the next game until it happens. But again, this was tonight and we will move on from there.”

The Browns organization released an official hedge: “As an organization, we have a profound respect for our country’s National Anthem, flag and the servicemen and servicewomen in the United States and abroad. We feel it’s important for our team to join in this great tradition and special moment of recognition, at the same time we also respect the great liberties afforded by our country including the freedom of personal expression.”

If last night's display somehow disturbed your singular passion for football, you can lodge a formal complaint with the Mensa candidates at WTAM.

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