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July 3, 2019

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Here’s the Schedule for the Upcoming Cleveland Cinemas Rock Doc Series

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click to enlarge Starting on Thursday, July 11, with a screening of The Cure’s Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park concert film, Cleveland Cinemas will host a series of screenings of concert films and rock documentaries as part of its Rock Doc Series. The screening of the Cure film starts...
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Federal Judge Blocks Implementation of Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill, Says It’s Unconstitutional

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click to enlarge Bill Sponsor State Rep. Christina Hagan, Ohio House of Representatives A federal judge has blocked the implementation of S.B. 32, otherwise known as Ohio’s heartbeat bill, saying that it violates a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. The ACLU and women’s health clinics throughout Ohio had sued...
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Third Eye Blind Blend the Present With the Past in Classic Summertime Nautica Concert

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click to enlarge Two years ago, Third Eye Blind visited the riverfront Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica and played their self-titled album in its entirety. The show was dynamite. “Tonight is a love letter,” frontman Stephan Jenkins told the crowd. Last night, the band, headlining a bill that also included Jimmy...
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RTA Votes on New CEO, Described as Energetic, Innovative, Experienced Transit Leader

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click to enlarge The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) board of trustees voted Tuesday morning to enter into contract negotiations with India Birdsong, currently the COO of Nashville’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, to become the next Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of RTA. Birdsong was selected after an “exhaustive and...
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Bravo to Spotted Owl’s Inspired Billboard Trolling Porco Lounge and Tiki Room From Porco’s Own Roof

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click to enlarge In the longstanding battle of wills, booze and tomfoolery between two of Cleveland’s best bars, it seems the Spotted Owl may have taken an unsurpassable lead with the installation of a new billboard above Porco Lounge and Tiki Room. “Owl-oha from the Spotted Owl, Cleveland’s best tiki...
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The Blossom Music Festival Launches and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

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click to enlarge Photo by Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of the Cleveland Orchestra The calendar page just flipped over to July, which means that the Blossom Music Center is open for business in Cuyahoga Falls, and that the Kent Blossom Music Festival is gearing up a few miles away on the...
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Verision 2.0 of Ohio City Pizzeria, a New Partnership with West Side Catholic Center and Brandon Chrostowski, Opens July 19

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Update: Version 2.0 of Ohio City Pizzeria will open its doors for lunch and dinner service, along with a full bar, on July 19. If you missed the story earlier this year touting the old Ohio City favorite’s second life with a new mission, the short version: The new restaurant...
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Illegal Fireworks in Ohio: Dangerous and Deadly

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio – When it comes to the “rockets’ red glare” and “bombs bursting in air,” fire officials are imploring Ohioans to leave consumer-grade fireworks to the professionals this Independence Day weekend. Sparklers, snaps and other trick and novelty fireworks are the only category allowed to be...
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The Center Street Bridge in the Flats is, Shockingly, Closed Again

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 The Center Street Bridge in the Flats is, Shockingly, Closed Again Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 9:38 AM If it’s not routine maintenance then it’s an unexpected but nevertheless frequent mechanical malfunction, and if it’s neither of those, then it’s...
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Heart Bones, an Indie Pop Act that Plays the Beachland Next Week, Draws Inspiration From the Classic Duos of Yesteryear

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click to enlarge Earlier this summer, Heart Bones (Har Mar Superstar’s Sean Tillmann and A Giant Dog’s Sabrina Ellis) announced a run of summer tour dates in support of the singles “Disappearer,” “Little Dancer” and “This Time It’s Different.” Inspired by their favorite classic duos such as Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood,...
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Resolution in Ohio House of Representatives Would Declare Pornography a Public Health Emergency

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click to enlarge Ohio State Rep. Jena Powell When you think of emergency health concerns, things like infectious diseases or unsanitary conditions likely come to mind. But some GOP state lawmakers have worries about something else — sexually explicit media, especially in the age of the internet. A resolution before...
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Savage Love: Prejudicial Statements | Savage Love | Cleveland

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I’m a man from a very liberal background. Recently, a girl I started dating — a girl from a similar background — mentioned that she has “a thing for black guys.” She also met my childhood best friend, a man of Korean descent, and commented to me that she found...
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Band of the Week: James Blonde | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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MEET THE BAND: Neil Carson (bass, vocals), Phil Taylor (drums, vocals), Steph Mercier (guitar, vocals) ALL ABOUT ONTARIO: This trio emerged out of the ashes of Xprime, a Niagara Falls, Ontario, group that performed at major festivals like Osheaga, Edgefest and Canadian Music Week. “We started in high school as...
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Wild Mango at Legacy Village is One Turbulent Ride | Food Features | Cleveland

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“This must be what it’s like to dine on a cruise ship,” my wife says as we take our seats at Wild Mango. This is not meant as a compliment, I’m sure, as our mutual opinion — one based solely on snobbish conjecture — is that cruise ships specialize in...
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Cleveland Coffee Shops and Bars are Great Alternative Showcases for Local Art | Arts Features | Cleveland

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For ages, alternative venues such as coffee shops and restaurants have offered wall space for emerging and established artists. Here are some places where you can open your third eye while you drink your red eye, red ale or red wine. SIX SHOOTER COFFEE 16021 Waterloo Rd. John Farina and...
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Not Even a Baseball Strike Could Stop Cleveland From Hosting the 1981 All-Star Game (Sort of) | Features | Cleveland

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click to enlarge When Cleveland was awarded the 1981 MLB All-Star Game, it was a city in dire need of a boost. The previous decade, beginning with a fire on the Cuyahoga River in 1969, had battered the city that once billed itself as the “Best Location in the Nation.”...

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