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August 14, 2019

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Pennant Races and Joint Practices — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Pennant Races and Joint Practices — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson Posted By Laura Morrison on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 2:45 PM Andre and Zac talk Frankie Lindor, the AL Central, Freddie Kitchens’ brutal training camp and some Browns......
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There’s Now Free Wi-Fi at Some RTA Transit Centers, With Internet at Bus Loops Coming Soon

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 There’s Now Free Wi-Fi at Some RTA Transit Centers, With Internet at Bus Loops Coming Soon Posted By Evey Weisblat on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 2:36 PM Free Wi-Fi is being installed at several Greater Cleveland Reginal Transit Authority (RTA) transit centers and stations around......
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Pretentious THE Ohio State University is Officially Trying to Trademark the ‘The’

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click to enlarge Accidentally refer to The Ohio State University simply as “Ohio State University,” and you’ll instantly get corrected by one of the school’s thousands of fans and alumni walking around Cleveland on the daily. The “The” is important, they will remind you, do not forget. To hammer that......
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How Marian Anderson Became an Iconic Symbol for Equality | At the Smithsonian

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Conductor Arturo Toscanini dubbed her a once-in-a-hundred years talent, and yet music schools in her home town of Philadelphia would not entertain her as a student, and she did not find true fame until she left Jim Crow America behind and went to Europe. Even at the height of her......
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Literary Cleveland Holds A Public Memorial Reading in Honor of Toni Morrison

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Literary Cleveland Holds A Public Memorial Reading in Honor of Toni Morrison Posted By Laura Morrison on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 12:10 PM The literary world and book lovers alike are still grappling with the news that Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison passed......
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Ohio’s Newsrooms Will Continue to Suffer and Die Without Public Support

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click to enlarge Illustration by Scene Magazine When the Youngstown Vindicator closes its doors for good at the end of the month, Youngstown will gain the unwanted distinction of being the largest city in the country without a newspaper. But it’ll be right at home in Ohio, where more than......
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Laureate at the Library: Talking Geopoetics with Joy Harjo in the Geography and Map Division Research Center

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The following guest post is by John Hessler, curator of the Kislak Collection of the Archaeology and History of the Early Americas in the Library’s Geography and Map Division. This is the second in a series of five posts documenting Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s summertime meetings with librarians and curators across the......
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The History of the Wiffle Ball | Innovation

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The score is tied 2-2 and the world championship game has gone into extra innings. There is a runner on third base and a dangerous hitter at the plate. On deck is the pitcher. No-brainer here: walk this guy and take your chances with the weaker hitter. Big mistake. With......
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Northeast Ohio is Home to a World Horseshoe Champion

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click to enlarge Photo via Wikimedia Commons In 2016 the Cleveland Cavaliers won a National NBA Championship and Stipe Miocic won the UFC Heavyweight title. And in 2019, Mentor’s Rich Roesch has won the World Horseshoe Championship, turning in a stunning undefeated performance in Wichita Falls, Texas, earlier this month.......
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Chelsea Handler Bringing Her Life Will Be the Death of Me Tour to MGM Northfield Park in November

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Chelsea Handler Bringing Her Life Will Be the Death of Me Tour to MGM Northfield Park in November Posted By Jeff Niesel on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:33 AM click to enlarge A No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, Chelsea Handler has just announced......
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Bring Your Pup and Get a Free Car Wash at All Rainforest Car Wash Locations For National Dog Day

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click to enlarge Photo via Bennilover/FlickrCreativeCommons National Dog Day is coming up on Monday, Aug. 26, which can only mean one thing … free car washes? Yes, for the second year in a row, Rainforest Car Wash is celebrating the national pooch-lovers day by giving out free car washes to......
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Dayton Police Detail Mass Shooter’s Movements Prior to Oregon District Killings

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click to enlarge Using video footage and physical evidence, Dayton Police investigators say they have pieced together the movements of Connor Betts running up to the moment early Aug. 4 when he opened fire in the city’s popular Oregon District, killing nine and wounding 17. Betts arrived with his sibling......
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Jazz Pianist Robert Glasper to Headline Upcoming Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival

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click to enlarge Courtesy of the Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival Jazz pianist Robert Glasper will headline the fourth annual Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival that takes place from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25 at locations throughout downtown Akron. He performs at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25,......
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Savage Love: Shrinkage | Savage Love | Cleveland

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I’m an otherwise healthy male of 54. When I was a teen, my cock measured about six-and-a-half inches. Not small, not huge, pretty average. I never kept track of the situation down south, but suddenly I find my junk reports in just over four inches. WTF? Is this normal? Do......
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Band of the Week: Capgun Cowboys | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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MEET THE BAND:Phil Verhoef (vocals, guitar, trombone), Greg Yanito (vocals, guitar), Todd Nelson (drums), Mark Loncarevic (bass), Kevin Hegedus (guitar), and Mike Chipchak (drums) BEYOND BORDERS: The seeds of what would become the band were planted at a Jayhawks/Freddy Jones Band concert at the Odeon Concert Club in Cleveland in......
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Luxe Remains a Dazzling Gem a Decade After Helping Spur Gordon Square’s Transformation | Dining Lead | Cleveland

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On a glorious summer evening it can seem like everybody is bound for the patio at Luxe. Carved out of an unforgiving parking lot, the cloistered hideaway has blossomed into a lush garden oasis utterly cut off from the world at large. An alfresco bar spins out effervescent cocktails like......
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‘Gwen’ is a Small-Scale Film Early in a Director’s Career That Not Many Will See | Film Features | Cleveland

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Opening at Solon Cinemas this Friday is a little Welsh thriller with misplaced horror elements that’ll be lucky to attract a handful of audience members during the full length of its run. It’s called Gwen. Gwen is directed by Brit William McGregor, known mostly for his work on TV –......
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‘Blinded by the Light’ Makes Inventive Use of Springsteen’s Music to Tell an Inspirational Story | Film Features | Cleveland

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Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction. If it weren’t for the fact that the real-life story of how a Pakistani teenager found inspiration in the songs of Bruce Springsteen while growing up in Luton, England in the late ’80s inspired Blinded by the Light, the film would come off as......
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Two Years After Q Deal Debacle, GCC is still in Retrenchment Mode | News Features | Cleveland

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click to enlarge On Sept. 30, after two years of construction, the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse will open its renovated doors to the public; that is, to members of the public with tickets to the Black Keys. With massive new frontage on Huron Road, an endoskeletal curtain of LED panels, 42,000......

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