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'Day of Absence' at Karamu House Hits Us Right Where We All Live

'Day of Absence' at Karamu House Hits Us Right Where We All Live

As we watch the clown show from hell play out in Washington, D.C., many may feel baffled about how to put what this country is going through into an understandable context. Well, guess what?

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J.R. Smith Wrote a Children's Book, Holding Signing Next Weekend in Woodmere

Everyone's favorite mostly-shirtless Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith is known for making headlines on and off the court. But in a rather surprising turn, the father...

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The Cleveland Arts Community Remembers the Legacy and Life of Nikki Delamotte

The city and the Cleveland arts community mourn the unnecessary and tragic death of journalist Nikki Delamotte. We shared the idea that arts writing...

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Festival of Laughs Returns to Playhouse Square in March

The Festival of Laughs, a touring comedy show featuring Sommore, George Wallace, Tommy Davidson, Earthquake, Tony Rock and Guy Torry, is back for 2019....

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This Year's Light Up Lakewood to Include a Beer Garden

Organizers of Light Up Lakewood, the annual holiday event that takes place on Dec. 1 in downtown Lakewood, have announced that this year's event...

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Cleveland Play House Offers $5 'A Christmas Story' Tickets for Ohio Direction Cardholders

Cleveland's favorite Christmas movie featuring a glowing leg lamp has gotten the stage treatment annually with the Cleveland Play House for some time. This year,...

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What You Need to Know About the 11th Annual Cleveland Comedy Festival, Which Kicks Off Today at Playhouse Square

The 11th annual Cleveland Comedy Festival returns today to Playhouse Square, and Cleveland Comedy Festival Co-director John Wellington says this year's incarnation strives to...

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Cleveland's Youth Orchestras Take the Stage and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Oberlin harpsichord professor Mark Edwards will tackle J.S. Bach’s fiendish Goldberg Variations on Thursday, November 15 at 4:30 pm in Fairchild Chapel. This famous...

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Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 3

This is the third in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read the September Installment, (No....

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A Big Week for Opera in Cleveland, and the Rest of the Classical Music You Shouldn't Miss

It’s a big week for conservatory opera productions, with the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin Conservatory both opening shows on Wednesday, November 7....

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'Les Miserables,' the Musical Adaptation of Victor Hugo's Novel About Perverted Justice, is Back at Playhouse Square

If you thought "crimes of necessity," such as stealing bread to feed your starving family, were only punished centuries ago, you clearly need to think...

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Cleveland's Lisa Quine Chosen as Rouen, France, Sister City Mural Exchange Artist

Today the City of Cleveland announced that Rouen, France, has selected Cleveland artist Lisa Quine as the Sister Cities mural exchange artist. As we previously...

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Laugh Hard This Weekend in Cleveland with Aziz Ansari, Craig Robinson, Steve Martin and Mo'Nique

You'll never hear us complain about an influx of comedians coming to town, but seriously, they don't all need to come our way at the...

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Quire Cleveland Enters Its Second Decade and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Oboist Devin Hinzo is launching his Fresh Perspectives series (described as “a new way to experience classical music”) on Friday, November 2 at 7:30...

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Silences Abound but the Acting is Quietly Glorious in the Enigmatic 'John' at Dobama Theatre

If there's one takeaway from the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, when he was confronted by a woman for his past behavior, it is this: Women are...

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Lots of Songs, Not Much Plot in 'Everything is Okay (and other helpful lies)' at Cleveland Public Theatre

Can female masturbation save us? Based on the “Masturbation Song” which occurs in the second act of this musical, you might think so. It...

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Ensemble Theatre Tackles the Challenging 'East of Eden,' to Mixed Results

Say the words “East of Eden” to most people of a certain age and they will respond with two other words: James Dean. The...

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Actors Shine Despite Script Issues in 'This Much (or An Act of Violence Towards the Insititution of Marriage)' at Convergence-Continuum

Before the review begins… Allow me to note that I experienced something last week that I haven’t in more than 20 years of being...

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City Club of Cleveland Unveils New Mural at Cleveland Metropolitan School District New Tech Collinwood

It’s Free Speech Week, and to honor the national event, the City Club of Cleveland has commissioned three original murals by local artists to...

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Prosperity Social Club to Host Book Launch Party for 'Cleveland Then and Now'

Last year, Plain Dealer reporter Laura DeMarco released her first book, Lost Cleveland, which explored “long-gone places and historic events” to trace Cleveland’s glorious...

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Working-Class Anger and Fear Are Explored in Pulitzer-Winning 'Sweat,' Now at the Cleveland Play House

Anger and fear are powerful forces, and those hounds of hate have been released with ferociously effective results in our recent elections. In 2016,...

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A Great Production of an Albee Classic Now at the Beck Center

It all begins with a guessing game and ends with the game board being tossed in the air, the pieces flying in all directions. In...

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