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Bex Fuller and Maeve Billings Tackle Fear, Insecurity and Horror at Waterloo Arts

Bex Fuller and Maeve Billings Tackle Fear, Insecurity and Horror at Waterloo Arts

"All that art-for-art's-sake stuff is BS," states the great Toni Morrison regarding politics and art, adding that, "All good art is political! There is none that isn't.

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Cleveland's New Musical Instrument Donation Drive Kicks Off MLK Day

Thanks to expert tidier Marie Kondo's new Netflix series, people everywhere are purging their homes of unused and unneeded things this new year. And...

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Playhouse Square Introduces a 'Late-Night Ticket' for This Year's Jump Back Ball

Organizers of the Jump Back Ball, the annual party that takes place at Playhouse Square each winter, have anounced that this year's event will...

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Annual Blax Museum Artist Showcase to Take Place at the East Cleveland Public Library on February 2

A poet, blogger, educator and cultural facilitator, Michelle R. Smith has recently been a featured poet and panelist at the Coast Line Poetry Series...

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Visible Voice Books to Host an 'Abandoned Cleveland' Book Launch Party in February

Local author Jeffrey Stroup has been exploring and documenting deserted and neglected sites in Northeast Ohio and across the country for more than 15...

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More People Than Ever Visited the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2018

Thanks to high profile art exhibits like Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors touring exhibit and FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, the Cleveland Museum of...

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Eddie Izzard Coming to Playhouse Square in May

Over the course of a career that stretches back decades, comedian and actor Eddie Izzard has amassed an impressive body of work. Born in...

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Blue Streak Ensemble Musically Remembers the Cuyahoga River Fire 50 Years Ago and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

The Oberlin Orchestra and Oberlin College Choir will be performing at New York City’s iconic Carnegie Hall later this week. They’ll have a dress...

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Cleveland Painter Justin Brennan Flays the Ego at BAYarts

Justin Brennan seems to melt right into the floor of his studio. His pants and studio shoes are riddled with every color imaginable, just like...

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Peter Lawson Jones to Star in Shaker Arts Council's 'Conversations in Courage'

An actor who’s appeared in nearly 20 films as well as on network television, Peter Lawson Jones has an impressive resume. Karamu Performing Arts...

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Improvised Scores to Silent Films and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch in Cleveland This Week

Improvisation is the theme for two events this weekend. On Friday, January 11 at 7:30 pm in Gartner Auditorium of the Cleveland Museum of...

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Two Local Academics to Join Comedian Shane Mauss For His Upcoming Standup Show at Hilarites

Since they both change our perceptions of the world, standup comedy and science have plenty in common. That’s something that comedian Shane Mauss exploits...

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Local Photographer Chad Cochran to Open a Gallery and Portrait Studio at the 78th Street Studios

Born and raised in Fredericktown, OH, local photographer Chad Cochran began taking photographs of the rustic landscapes that surrounded him as a child. His...

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Local Photographer Emily Roggenburk Opens a New Gallery and Shop in Crocker Park

Local photographer Emily Roggenburk rented a helicopter on the day of the Cavaliers championship parade and took aerial photographs of the event. Since then, she’s...

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An Ohio Native, Storyteller Kevin Allison Brings Risk! Live to the Music Box in February

An Ohio native who’s gone on to become a successful actor, comedian and master storyteller, Kevin Allison brings his award winning storytelling show RISK!...

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My Farewell Column: On Leaving My Post as Theater Critic, and My Next Adventure

Dear Readers, I have happy and sad news. My two-decade tenure as a theater critic — for Scene and for my blog Rave and Pan...

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Hard Rock Live to Host a World Fighting Championship Match in February

For the first time in nearly five years, mixed martial arts will return to Hard Rock Live. World Fighting Championships 99 will take place...

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Huzzah! Cleveland Scene Theater Awards, 2018

Complete with a virtual, solid-gold statuette for every single winner!
Ever since we got our first participation ribbon for archery at day camp, we've all been hooked on awards. And why not? Our poor egos...

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Andy Warhol Endangered Species Exhibit Comes Out of Hiding at Cleveland Museum of Natural History

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is going full Warhol. Starting Saturday, Andy Warhol's famous Endangered Species series comes out of hiding for a nearly...

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Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 4

This is the fourth in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read the September...

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The Socially Awkward Fart Fan is Back, in 'Shrek the Musical' at Beck Center

In order to get through life successfully you need at least two things: An ogre friend who is big and green, and a sassy donkey....

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Magician Michael Carbonaro Coming to Hard Rock Live in March

Magician and performance bizarrist Michael Carbonaro has performed more than 500 “comically perplexing” and feats of magic on his hit TV series The Carbonaro...

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