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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Public Enemy's Chuck D to Speak at the Rock Hall on Monday

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 4:48 PM

  • Courtesy of the Rock Hall
Inducted into the Rock Hall in 2013, Public Enemy remains one of hip-hop's best acts. The group often addresses political issues in its songs, and frontman Chuck D regularly lectures about the way in which rap music has a political dimension.

Earlier today, the Rock Hall announced that Chuck D will speak at the Rock Hall from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on Monday.

SiriusXM DJ Rachel Steele will conduct the interview.

Admission is free since no ticket is required to access the Klipsch Audio Main Stage. 

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

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 4:34 PM

DINOSHOW: Art & Autism, a benefit that takes place on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Derek Hess Gallery, will raise money for Connecting for Kids, a nonprofit with a mission to provide education and support to families with concerns about their child.

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Indie Rockers Yo La Tengo React to Our Troubled Times With Their New Album

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 3:47 PM

  • Matador Records
Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew says that as the veteran indie rock band began to assemble songs for its latest release, it used the working title There’s a Riot Going On, a reference to Sly and the Family Stone’s 1971 album. That title stuck, and the band kept the name for the finished product, which came out earlier this year.

“I think we just thought that it felt right,” says McNew in a recent phone interview when asked about the nod to Sly and the Family Stone. The band performs at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Beachland Ballroom. “In the early days of working on the record in earnest, it seemed pretty accurate as to our environment and our general surroundings. Six months later, when we were still working and finishing the record, all of us still thought the title was working for us."

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Ohio Now Has an Official Buckeye Candy Trail from Cincinnati to Cleveland

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 3:29 PM

  • Courtesy of Campbell's Sweets

In what is arguably Ohio's greatest culinary contribution, the peanut butter Buckeye now has an official candy trail of 31 sweet shops stretching from Cincinnati to Cleveland.

The Butler County Visitors Bureau unleashed a 12-stop official Ohio Donut Trail back in 2015, but now, just two counties north, the Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau has unveiled the statewide trek of the best places serving up Buckeye candies.

Miami County's candy trail starts with a lone Cincinnati destination before working its way north through Dayton all the way up past Bowling Green. From there, about a half-dozen stops are tightly packed in the "land of the Buckeyes," Columbus, before splitting off toward Cambridge up through Walnut Creek. From there, it’s over to Ashland, back toward Canton, and over toward Youngstown before wrapping things up with a few final stops along the lake including, obviously, Cleveland.

Malley's Chocolates' Lakewood location earns a spot on the list for their family' special-recipe milk and dark chocolate having survived three generations, as well as Campbell's Sweets Factory in Cleveland, celebrating more than four decades of candy-making excellence.

Buckeye candies are a staple for Ohioans with the not-fully chocolate covered peanut butter balls resembling the Buckeye nut of the state tree and the symbol of Ohio State University. While nut-allergy sufferers will never have the privilege of tasting the delectable candy treat, everyone should avoid eating actual Buckeye nuts as they are mildly toxic if ingested.

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Most Ohio CEOs Make 100 Times More a Year Than the Average Employee, Report Finds

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 2:15 PM

"Mr. Business as Usual," a CAST puppet outside Progressive Field at the Cleveland Indians' home opener. - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene
  • "Mr. Business as Usual," a CAST puppet outside Progressive Field at the Cleveland Indians' home opener.

The organization Policy Matters Ohio released a report today analyzing the pay gap between company CEOs and their typical employees. After collecting data covering 44 of Ohio's 100 largest employers, the report found that all but five of the 44 CEOs make at least 100 times what their typical worker earns, but in many cases, CEOs at these companies earn more than 200 times what the average worker makes a year.

“Executive pay skyrocketed while worker pay barely budged,” said Zach Schiller, research director of Policy Matters Ohio and co-author of the report.

At worst, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Fran Horowitz’s $10.3 million salary is 3,431 times as much as the median Abercrombie employee pay of $2,991. The report does recognize that a majority of Abercrombie employees are part-time, which accounts for the massive skewing of numbers. The smallest gap is with Cincinnati Bell CEO, Leigh Fox, who makes $2.7 million per year, or 32 times the median worker pay of $86,362.

In terms of the big noises in Cleveland: KeyBank CEO Beth E. Mooney takes home $8,146,470 per year, 118 times more than the $68,875 earned by the typical worker. Tricia Griffith, the CEO of the Progressive Corporation, earns 136 times more a year, with over $9.2 million, than the average employee's $68,304. Sherwin-Williams' CEO, John G. Morikis, makes over $13.5 million a year, or 323 times the average employee salary of $41,827.

Policy Matters Ohio reviewed the filings of companies that rank among the top 100 Ohio employers, according to the Ohio Development Services Agency. Forty-four have filed the reports required for the first time this year by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission of publicly traded companies, but a majority of the top 100 employers do not have to file such reports either because they are nonprofits (like the Cleveland Clinic), government employers (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base), privately owned (Giant Eagle) or foreign companies (Honda).

A few others, such as Procter & Gamble and Cardinal Health, have yet to report due to a different start time of their fiscal years. Policy Matters Ohio expects to see the ratios of these companies disclosed before the end of this calendar year.

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Tri-C’s Cleveland Eats Festival Returns to Mall B for Second Annual Event

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 2:15 PM

On September 15, more than 30 restaurants and food-driven businesses will descend upon Mall B downtown for the second annual Cleveland Eats festival, which is organized by the Hospitality Management Center of Excellence at Tri-C. The stated intent of the event is to showcase the hospitality industry’s impact on the Northeast Ohio economy and Tri-C’s role in training the skilled workers needed to power it.

The festival’s Culinary Village tents will be filled with chefs, restaurants and food-related businesses offering small plates for $5 or less. Admission to the festival is another $5. The event, which runs from noon to 10 p.m., also features live music and entertainment.

“Deciding what to eat may be the toughest decision people make all day,” said Michael Huff, the College’s dean of hospitality management. “I recommend coming hungry, because you’re going to find some of the tastiest food available in Northeast Ohio.”

Live cooking demos will be taking place all day and a marketplace will feature foods and products from local vendors.

The list of participating restaurants includes:

Bloom Bakery
Coquette Patisserie
Edwin's Leadership and Restaurant Institute
fire food and drink
Hard Rock Rocksino
Heck's Café
Irie Jamaican Kitchen
Lucky's Café
Luna Bakery & Café
Melt Bar and Grilled
Nomad Culinary
Pier W
Pierre's Ice Cream
Pura Vida/Blue Canyon
Red, the Steakhouse/Moxie
Skye LaRae's Culinary Services
The Burnham Restaurant
The Burntwood Tavern
The Campus Grille
The Pierogi Lady
Xinji Noodle Bar
Wild Thymez Personal Chef Service
Zack Bruell Restaurant Group

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Original Pearl Jam Drummer to Join Indie Rocker Pete RG For CODA Concert

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 12:34 PM

  • DMK Publicity
Indie rocker Pete RG has just announced the dates of a fall tour with a backing band that includes original Pearl Jam drummer Dave Krusen, who was inducted into the Rock Hall with Pearl Jam last year.

The backing band will also include Candlebox bassist Adam Kury, former Skillet guitarist Kevin Haaland and keyboardist and engineer Brina Kabler.

The tour kicked off earlier this month, and the concert here takes place on Oct. 5 at CODA in Tremont.

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