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August 1, 2019

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79-Year-Old Cat Lady Might Not Face Jail Time for Feeding Stray Cats

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click to enlarge A 79-year-old Garfield Heights woman is facing potential jail time for feeding stray cats. Nancy Segula, a self-proclaimed “cat lover,” feeds about eight stray cats, plus kittens, daily outside her home. However, feeding strays violates a Garfield Heights City ordinance, according to a press release from the...
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Gibbs Butcher Block to Expand Brand with Restaurant in Olmsted Falls

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click to enlarge For 20 years, Jim Dixon was content with running Gibbs Butcher Block (9858 E. River Rd. N., 440-235-2766) in Columbia Station, home to an endless array of gourmet sausages, hotdogs and burger blends, among many other meaty delicacies. The next thing you know, he’s getting into the...
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The Winners of the 2019 Cleveland Arts Prize Include Poets, Directors and a Jazz Musician

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click to enlarge The 2019 Cleveland Arts Prize recipients were announced this morning, awarded to local artists at varying points in their careers. In the emerging artist category, the poet, educator, coach, and mentor Kisha Nicole Foster won  for literature and Inlet Dance Theatre’s Dominic Moore-Dunson for theatre and dance. For...
History

What’s in a Name? Meet the Government Employees Who Make the Call | History

Smithsonian
AJ Alvero, a 30-year-old resident of Salinas, California, grew furious as he watched news coverage of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. Organized to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, the march brought new, national attention to the debate over...
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The Lumineers to Perform at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in February

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Thursday, August 1, 2019 The Lumineers to Perform at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in February Posted By Jeff Niesel on Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 11:16 AM click to enlarge The Lumineers have announced a 2020 headlining North American tour of arenas and amphitheaters that includes a stop at Rocket Mortgage...
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Rock Hall to Honor Mavis Staples in September at New Honors Award Series

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Courtesy of the Rock Hall The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has just announced it’ll honor soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples in September as part of its new Rock Hall Honors award. The event takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, at the State Theatre. “Mavis...
History

Poet Arthur Sze at the 2019 Asian American Literature Festival

Library Of Congress
This Saturday, August 3rd, the Library of Congress will host the second day of the 2019 Asian American Literature Festival. In anticipation of the Library’s full day of festival programming, Phoebe Coleman of the Library of Congress’s Asian American Association asked poet Arthur Sze—who will deliver an “intimate lecture” on Saturday...
History

The Bootleg King and the Ambitious Prosecutor Who Took Him Down | History

Smithsonian
In the early 1920s, no one in America owned more of the illegal alcohol trade than Cincinnati’s George Remus. A pharmacist and defense lawyer with a keen eye for exploiting legal loopholes, Remus controlled, at one point, 30 percent of the liquor making its way to the cups and goblets...
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In Advance of Next Week’s Blossom Concert, Singer Andy Vargas Reflects on Two Decades of Performing with Santana

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Courtesy of Rogers and Cowan After the Latin rock band Santana released Supernatural in 1999, bandleader Carlos Santana put out a casting call that he needed a singer. Andy Vargas, a guy who grew up listening to both mariachi music and R&B responded, thinking he had the right kind of...
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The Reincarnation of Rolling Acres, One of America’s Most Infamous Dead Malls

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click to enlarge Rolling Acres Mall in Akron opened in 1975. I was three years old. Some of my earliest childhood memories are of going to that mall. The mall had only been there for two years, but to a five year old in 1977, it was as permanent and...

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