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God Calls Himself an Asshole, in 'An Act of God' at the Beck Center

God Calls Himself an Asshole, in 'An Act of God' at the Beck Center

People love playing God, and why not? If it's good to be king, as Mel Brooks and Tom Petty have noted, it's gotta be great to be God.

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The Cleveland Orchestra Opens Its Severance Hall Season and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

It’s back to school time for The Cleveland Orchestra and music director Franz Welser-Möst, who will open the Severance Hall season on Thursday, September...

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Don't Miss New World Performance Lab's Amusing and Engrossing Production of 'Don Quijote' in Akron

There are many ways to tell a story, ways that extend far beyond the usual scripted dialogue and blocking that you find in most...

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'The Lion King' Returns to Cleveland Next Summer

The Lion King fans can get their dose of "Hakuna Matata" next summer, when the Tony-award winning musical returns to Playhouse Square after a...

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Mary-Francis Miller's Standout Performance Gives 'Sunset Baby' an Enduring Glow at Dobama Theatre

It's hard enough to be the child of a celebrity who is praised for their talents in any of the various arts. But when both...

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Oberlin Celebrates the Late, Great Frances Walker and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week in Cleveland

The fall season is getting underway, with bells, new music, and guitars figuring importantly in this week’s recommendations. The McGaffin Carillon will peal out...

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'A Little Night Music' is a Constant Delight at Lakeland Civic Theatre

“Musicals continue to be the only art form, popular or otherwise, that is publicly criticized by illiterates.” That comment by composer Stephen Sondheim certainly...

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Burning River Baroque to Open Season With Benefit Concert for YWCA Greater Cleveland

Burning River Baroque, a group of local classical musicians that’s performed extensively throughout Northeast Ohio and has also played major markets such as Boston,...

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Terrestrial Brewing Bartender Launches New Company That Will Donate to Local Charities

About two years ago, Tony Kost decided he wanted to start his own company, and he needed a logo. He started to think about...

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IngenuityFest Announces Music Lineup For This Year’s Event

Earlier today, the organizers of this year’s IngenuityFest announced the music lineup for this year’s event. The event takes place on Sept. 28, 29...

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Derek Hess Gallery to Host Benefit for Local Nonprofit Connecting for Kids

DINOSHOW: Art & Autism, a benefit that takes place on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Derek Hess Gallery, will raise money for Connecting for...

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A Remarkable, Chamber Version of 'Jane Eyre' From Cleveland Musical Theatre is Playing Now

When is a work of art just the right size? That is a question that comes to mind when watching the remarkable production of...

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Concepts of Belief, Imagination and the Importance of an Ash Tree are Explored in 'The Casual Tree Ward'

If you have a tree in your yard and you water it now and then, you may also talk to it. Because trees are good...

Arts Features

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

This is the first in a new monthly column series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. “I, too, dislike it.”...

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City Club of Cleveland Unveils New Mural Near Playhouse Square

The City Club of Cleveland recently debuted a newly commissioned work of public art at the edge of Playhouse Square. Located on the site...

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Cleveland Artist Shane Lewis Gives Your Favorite Albums a New Face, With 'Defiled Vinyl' Opening Sept. 1

Defiling pictures with mustaches, pairs of glasses or the classic phallus-near-a-mouth is a practice as old as time. For local creative Shane Lewis, he's...

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Symposium to Host Tap Dance Killer's Comic Book Cabaret on Saturday

In 1994, local comic book writer and filmmaker Ted Sikora first staged his Nothing Like Vaudeville musical at the Phantasy. Tap Dance Killer, one...

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The 'So You Think You Can Dance' National Tour Heads to Cleveland This Fall

So You Think You Can Dance is finishing up its 15th season this summer, with just two episodes left to decide America's Favorite Dancer...

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Henry Rollins Talks About His World Travels, Photography, and Sharing it All at Playhouse Square Sept. 19

The former frontman of the monumental punk band Black Flag has spent the last three decades establishing himself as a true renaissance man. A...

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Cleveland Flea Expands to Shaker Heights Through October

The Cleveland Flea at Tyler Village is only offering two more events this year, but look for the market to expand to one other east...

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Six Internationally Renowned Artists to Participate in the Cleveland Museum of Art's Creative Fusion: Composers Series

The Cleveland Museum of Art has just announced the details regarding Creative Fusion: Composers, a new Cleveland Foundation-sponsored series that will feature original works...

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The Cleveland Garlic Festival Takes Place This Weekend at Shaker Square

Northeast Ohio is prime garlic-growing territory, so it makes perfect sense to honor the stinking rose with its very own festival. A fundraiser for...

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