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June 19, 2019

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Cuyahoga County Intends to Contract With New State Lobbying Firm, Which Includes Dean DePiero, Longtime Ally of Bill Mason

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Dean DePiero, City of Aurora Cuyahoga County intends to contract with the law firm of McDonald Hopkins for statewide lobbying, two sources with knowledge of the plans tell Scene. Reached for comment, county spokesperson Mary Louise Madigan would only say, “A contract has not been signed.” Coincidentally, or not, the...
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Fitz and the Tantrums Frontman and Young the Giant Drummer Talk About Their Co-Headlining Tour That’s Coming to Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

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click to enlarge Luke Dickey Fitz and the Tantrums Two bands from Southern California known for their high-energy live shows, Fitz and the Tantrums and Young the Giant have teamed up for a co-headlining tour that brings them to town on Sunday, June 30, to perform at Jacobs Pavilion at...
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Croatia, Ireland Among Most Popular Vacation Destinations for Clevelanders This Summer

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click to enlarge William John Gauthier/flickr Many Clevelanders are travelling to Croatia this year. With summer officially kicking off Friday, we at Scene wanted to know where Clevelanders are most likely to vacation when they choose to hit the road. As Lisa Fuard, the owner of Cleveland’s Kaufman Travel, tells...
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If You Hear Gunshots in Downtown Cleveland Tonight It Will (Probably) Just Be a Live Police Exercise at Progressive Field

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 If You Hear Gunshots in Downtown Cleveland Tonight It Will (Probably) Just Be a Live Police Exercise at Progressive Field Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 3:10 PM In preparation for MLB All Star Week’s arrival in the city, Cleveland police...
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City Mission to Host Stand In for Homeless Children on Public Square June 29

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On June 29, the nonprofit City Mission plans to occupy Public Square for a “Stand In for homeless children” to raise awareness on the issue of child homelessness in Cleveland. The organization hopes to turn out 3,000 participants, reflecting the number of homeless children currently circulating in the Cleveland Metropolitan School...
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Dan Gilbert Discharged From Hospital Three Weeks After Suffering Stroke

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Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has been discharged from the Michigan hospital where he was treated for and recovering from a stroke he suffered in late May, Deadline Detroit reported today with confirmation from the hospital. A spokesperson declined to elaborate to the outlet on what day exactly he was discharged...
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Hooray for Joy!

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U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, June 6, 2019. Photo by Shawn Miller. Today is one of the biggest days of the year for the Poetry and Literature Center—it’s the day of the Poet Laureate announcement. I want to say how honored and excited we at the Center—and throughout the Library...
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Warehouse District Kicks Off Free Lunchtime Concert Series Today

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click to enlarge Today marks the start of Warehouse Wednesdays going down at the Worthington Yards Courtyard of the Warehouse District. The free (mostly outdoor) music and arts series features 9 local musicians playing their best stuff, acoustically, during lunchtime from 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Each week, guests also...
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Jazz Bassist Christian McBride Talks About His Upcoming Tribute to Soul Singer Bobby Womack

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click to enlarge Christian McBride, who’ll pay tribute to the late, great soul singer Bobby Womack next week as part of Tri-C’s annual JazzFest, had an opportunity to meet Womack, but he chickened out. “I came very close to meeting Bobby Womack, but I got nervous,” he says via phone...
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Annual State of Fair Housing Report Notes Modest Improvements in Cleveland, Continuation of Long-Standing Discriminatory Practices

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click to enlarge Photo by Mark Souther, FlickrCC The good news is that cities across Cuyahoga County and the greater Northeast Ohio region are showing some promise in areas related to fair housing protections. But with state and federal protections disintegrating, continued discrimination in mortgage lending, and local ordinances that...
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Cinematheque to Screen Kurosawa Classic that Inspired Star Wars

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Next Saturday, June 29, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque will screen the 1958 Akira Kurosawa classic The Hidden Fortress, one of the major influences on George Lucas in the making of Star Wars. Set during the Japanese clan wars of the 16th century, the movie follows a fugitive princess...
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Former Clevelander Romero Mosley Releases the First Single From His Forthcoming New Album

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Romero Mosley Six years ago, local producer Romero Mosley he had just released his terrific debut, Lucid Dreams, a mixtape of sorts that features vocal contributions from some of the city’s best R&B singers and rappers. Now based in L.A., Mosley is putting the finishing...
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Savage Love: Why Not Me? | Savage Love | Cleveland

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I found your column after a Google search. I saw your email address at the bottom and was hoping for some insight. My issue is this: Two years into our 23-year marriage, my wife declared that she didn’t want to kiss me or perform oral on me. Several years ago,...
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Band of the Week: Fabian Almazan Trio | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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MEET THE BAND:Fabian Almazan (keyboards), Linda May Han (bass), Henry Cole (drums) THE PIANO MAN: Born in Cuba, Almazan says he looked to his older sister for initial musical inspiration. Because she was taking piano lessons, he wanted to follow in her footsteps. “My sister was the biggest thing in the world to...

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