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June 26, 2019

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Cleveland Heights Seeks Proposals to Turn Severance Town Center Into Mixed Use Development

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Cleveland Heights issued an RFP with an eye toward halting the long, slow decline of Severance Town Center. The complex, opened in 1963 as the state’s first indoor mall, was shuffled and reformed in the 1990s into what it looks like today, which is a few main tenants and a...
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Here’s the Full List of Celebs Playing in “Cleveland vs. The World” Softball Game

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click to enlarge Simone Biles, Jamie Foxx and former HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky are among the celebs participating in a celebrity softball game at Progressive Field Sunday, July 7 in conjunction with MLB All-Star Week. In a new format, celebs with ties to Cleveland will take on everybody else,...
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The 2020 Ohio Presidential Primary Has Been Scheduled for … St. Patrick’s Day

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Rowdy masses at the polls decked out in green! Vomit on the ballots! Bagpipes everywhere! Security concerns at downtown locations! Street closures! A paucity of volunteers! Extremely low voter turnout! All are possible eventualities if the 2020 presidential primary election is held — as it’s currently scheduled to be held...
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Market Avenue Soon to Be Closed to Cars, Making Way For Pop-Up Art Installation

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click to enlarge Photo by Emanuel Wallace Market Avenue can be seen behind Great Lakes Brewing Company Christmas Ale revelers. Beginning July 1, you’ll no longer be able to drive your vehicles down Market Avenue in Ohio City. The popular destination, home to Cleveland stalwarts like Flying Fig and Great...
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The Tri-C JazzFest and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week in Cleveland

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click to enlarge Swing into Tri-C JazzFest’s 40th season! The Cleveland staple is back with an exciting lineup of musical acts from June 27 through June 29 in Playhouse Square. The 2019 festival features nine ticketed indoor concerts with a bounty of famous artists, and seventeen free performances showcasing local...
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Ohio Mirrors National Trends in Manufacturing Declines

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio, along with many other states, has experienced a dramatic decline in manufacturing jobs since the 1940s, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The report documents the shifting landscape of manufacturing over the past 70...
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Band of the Week: Self Taught No Lessons | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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MEET THE BAND: Anna Fullmer (vocals, harmonica), Johnny Fullmer (bass), Joel Lefkowitz (guitar), Ashley Reddick (drums) A HAPPY ACCIDENT: Singer Anna Fullmer says the band formed a couple of years ago by happenstance. “We were all hanging out drinking tequila and watching a Cavs game one night,” she says. “They...
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Blu, a Fish House from Cleveland Pioneer Brad Friedlander, Will Debut in Former Moxie Spot | Drink Features | Cleveland

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When we talk about Cleveland’s robust dining scene, names like Symon, Sawyer, Boccuzzi, Small, Vedaa and Katz invariably pop up. For those with a deeper comprehension, so too do the names Quagliata, Abramof, Bosley, Minnillo, Bruell and Lucarelli, on whose collective shoulders the entire framework rests. It’s forgivable that the...
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Toni Morrison is in the Spotlight in Uplifting Documentary | Film Features | Cleveland

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Toni Morrison may be the most hypnotic speaker among any living writer. It’s not only the precision and care with which she chooses her words; it’s the quality of her voice — both authoritative and light. When she reads her own work, it doesn’t sound like contemporary fiction. It sounds...
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Clever Rom-Com ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Without the Fab Four | Film Features | Cleveland

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It’s arguably tougher than ever to become a successful musician. While social media can help spread the good word, there’s way more competition than there was in, say, the 1960s. That’s certainly something that Jack (Himesh Patel), the main character in Yesterday, and his manager Ellie (Lily James) understand all too...
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A Group of Black Women Share Their Stories of Living, Working and Surviving in Cleveland | News Features | Cleveland

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click to enlarge Photos by Jef Janis Top row from left to right: Tiffany Hollinger, Sharisse Edwards, TerDawn Deboe, Chinenye (ChiChi) Nkemere, Shemariah Arki.Bottom row from left to right: Khalida Sims, Lauren Welch, Latoyia Jones “It seems that most coverage of black women in Cleveland is on the low end,...
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Susan Squires Spins a Beauty in Circling at 1point618 Gallery | Arts Features | Cleveland

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We’ve often wondered if encaustic painter Susan Squires is a secret alchemist. By the sheer nature of her medium, she is. Encaustic is a painting technique in which the artist uses dyes, beeswax and heat to create layers of imagery and color. Circling, Squires’ latest solo show at 1point618 gallery,...

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