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Pussy Riot to Perform at the Grog Shop in March

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click to enlarge The Russian protest art collective Pussy Riot just released the song “Hangerz,” a rowdy punk-ish number that features cameos from Vic Mensa and Junglepussy. In support of the single, the controversial group also announced a 19-date headline tour across North America that benefits Planned Parenthood. The song...
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Coming Off the Longest Flu Season in Recent Memory, Stop Being Lazy and Get Your Damn Flu Shot

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click to enlarge Photo via Wikimedia Commons Last year’s influenza season was far more mild than the one previously, but it wasn’t without its own set of troubles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the 2018-2019 flu season was the longest in a decade, running for a...
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In Advance of Next Week’s Show at the Grog Shop, Jewish Rapper Kosha Dillz Talks About How Hip-Hop Saved His Life

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click to enlarge In hip-hop, the idea of the Jewish emcee isn’t a new concept. One of the most prolific hip-hop groups in rap history — Beastie Boys featured three of Jewish MCs. Other Jewish hip-hop artists include 3rd Bass’ MC Serch, El-P of Run the Jewels, producer Alchemist, the...
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Ohio Pearl Harbor Day Event Honors All Who’ve Sacrificed

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click to enlarge Antony-22/Creative Commons Saturday marks the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and in Ohio, hundreds of people are expected at a special event honoring all Ohioans who have served their country. Since it opened in late 2018, AARP central Ohio lead volunteer Ernestine Jackson has...
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Potential Uranium Spill in Detroit River, Which Flows Into Lake Erie, Alarms Residents and Environmental Groups

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Detroit residents and environmental groups are outraged over the handling of a potential uranium spill from a long-contaminated riverbank that collapsed into the Detroit River two days before Thanksgiving. The public was unaware of the potential contamination until the Windsor Star in Canada revealed what had happened Thursday – nine...
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Special Musical Guests to Join Blue Lunch for Its 12th Annual Holiday Latke Party

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click to enlarge Once again, the local jazz/blues act Blue Lunch will host its annual Holiday Latke Party on Christmas night (that’s right, Dec. 25) at the Beachland Tavern. This will be the 12th annual Holiday Latke Party, and soul/blues singer-guitarist Billy Seward, a national artist who’s released two critically acclaimed CDs, will...
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Beau Coup’s Frank Amato to Host a Benefit Christmas Concert on Dec. 23 at the Music Box

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click to enlarge Frank Amato, the lead singer of the long-running local rock band Beau Coup, has enlisted several of Cleveland’s top local musicians for his second annual Cleveland All-Star Christmas Jam. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, at the Music Box Supper Club. It...
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Touring in Support of Their First New Album in Eight Years, the Get Up Kids Play the Grog Shop Next Week

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click to enlarge The Get Up Kids, a veteran indie rock act that first formed in 1995 and then reunited in 2008 after a three-year hiatus, put out an album right after reuniting. But when it came time to following that record up, the group took a whopping eight years....
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‘The Restrooms of Cleveland’ Book Shows Off the Best and Worst of Cleveland Bathrooms

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click to enlarge Photo by Laura Morrison The men’s bathroom at Judd’s City Tavern. A bathroom is a place that holds secrets. You can cry there, light up the errant cigarette or meet up for a quick make-out session, and a bathroom — public or otherwise — never tells. But...
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Local Tech Accelerator Flashstarts Becoming Consultancy Due to Purported Lack of Start-Ups

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click to enlarge The local tech accelerator Flashstarts has announced that after seven years of funding and accelerating early-stage startup companies in the region, it will become a corporate consultancy. Citing a lack of millennial entrepreneurs generally and the “steep decline in high-growth startups in Northeast Ohio” specifically, Flashstarts CEO...
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Bill Would Provide $28 Million to Protect Ohio’s Endangered Species

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click to enlarge USFWS Midwest Region/Flickr More than a third of America’s fish and wildlife species are at increased risk of extinction, but a bill advancing in Congress this week could help. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is scheduled for markup in the House Natural Resources Committee Thursday. According to...
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In Advance of Next Week’s Show at the Masonic, Comedian Brian Regan Talks About His Lengthy Career

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click to enlarge Comedian Brian Regan has had a busy year. He can currently be seen in season 2 of the hit series Loudermilk that’s directed by Peter Farrelly, and he just released the comedy series Stand Up and Away! with Brian Regan, a show that Jerry Seinfeld executive produced. Nunchucks and Flamethrowers, the first of...
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Live Nation to Offer Unlimited Admission to Blossom Next Year With the Purchase of a Lawn Pass

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click to enlarge Photo by Roger Mastroianni A new feature for last year’s concerts at Blossom, the Live Nation Lawn Pass provided unlimited lawn admission to all of Blossom’s Live Nation concerts for one price. Earlier today, Live Nation announced that the plan is back for 2020. For $199, fans...
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The 2019 Year in Review for Cleveland Dining | Flavor | Cleveland

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As 2019 winds to a close, it’s time for our annual year-end accounting of gains, losses and futures in the local restaurant scene. In the win column are high-profile spots from notable chefs Doug Katz, Jonathon Sawyer and Michael Schwartz, who have opened Zhug, Sawyer’s and Michael’s Genuine, respectively. Those...
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How Four Long-Standing Cleveland Restaurants Have Adapted to the Times and Survived for Decades | Flavor | Cleveland

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When the building that currently houses Don’s Lighthouse Grille was constructed, Edgewater Park stretched all the way up to the front door. With no Memorial Shoreway to dodge, beachgoers would walk right up to the impressive three-story edifice to purchase taffy, hot dogs, barbecue and ice-cold Coca-Cola. That building is...
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10 Cleveland Sandwiches We Love… Like, Really Love | Flavor | Cleveland

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While tacos get all the attention, it’s sandwiches that fuel the world. Here in Cleveland, we have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to classics, originals and over-the-top creations. Anything goes in the world of sammies as long as the results are delicious. We think these 10 are worth...
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Buy, Sell, Hold: The Cleveland Dining Trends We Love, Hate and Long For | Flavor | Cleveland

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In years past, we’ve lamented the rise of sheet pan plates, prayed for more Filipino food, and tried to put the brakes on hot dogs, tacos, gas-station hummus, and egg-topped everything. We’ve welcomed delicious trends like bubble tea, poutine, Nashville hot chicken and real-deal barbecue. We still desire more natural...

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