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Local Singer-Songwriter Brian Lisik Unplugs for New Album

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Michael J. Media Group Local singer-songwriter Brian Lisik, a guy known for his “guitar-driven power pop and pensive neo-folk,” returns this week with a (mostly) acoustic album, Gudbye Stoopid Whirled. He’ll play a virtual release party at 8 p.m. on Thursday.  Recorded at songwriting partner......
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Maelstrom Collaborative Arts Stays Flexible and Creative with “The Wondering: A Story in Time and Space”

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click to enlarge Photo by Kaitlin K. Walsh Maelstrom Collaborative Arts kicks off “The Wondering: A Story in Time and Space” on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The event, which is a collaboration between 32 artists, dancers, painters, writers, musicians and performers, tells the story of a group......
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Local Singer-Songwriter Jerry Popiel Covers ‘The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’ on Eclectic New Album

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click to enlarge Local singer-songwriter Jerry Popiel grew up on Cleveland’s west side and originally played in the Birdhouse Gourds, a band from Lorain County, during the mid-2000s. With the Gourds, he played 1980s-style rock in the vein of acts such as Barenaked Ladies, Gin Blossoms and R.E.M. Since that......
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Great Lakes’ Christmas Ale First Pour Will Go On This Year, But You’ll Need Reservations

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Rest easy, Cleveland. The pandemic might have brought cancellations and postponements for a host of the city’s most-beloved events, but the annual Christmas Ale First Pour will go on. Great Lakes announced today that the festivities will be slightly and predictably altered this year, however. Reservations for the Thursday, Oct.......
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Rock Hall and Cleveland Museum of Art Partner for Friday’s Virtual MIX Event

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click to enlarge Courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art Vikter Duplaix Inspired by and in partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s new exhibit It’s Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope & Empowerment, this Friday’s virtual MIX event that takes place at the Cleveland Museum......
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City Expanded Restricted Zone Around Debate to Include Wade Lagoon, Where Protest is Planned

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In an action Monday morning, the City of Cleveland’s Board of Control expanded the “event zone” around Tuesday’s presidential debate to include Wade Lagoon and the museum grounds to the north in University Circle. That means that a protest organized by a coalition of local left wing groups now falls......
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As the Presidential Debates Start, What About Climate Change?

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click to enlarge CLEVELAND, Ohio — Folks from around Ohio will tune in to watch the first presidential debate tonight in Cleveland, and some environmental groups are hoping they won’t see a rerun. In the past two presidential races, candidates were not asked a single question about climate change by......
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The Browns, The AL Playoffs and LeBron — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson

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Monday, September 28, 2020 The Browns, The AL Playoffs and LeBron — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 3:49 PM Andre and Zac are back with a wide-ranging podcast discussion. Come for the NFL......
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90% of Traffic Citations Issued by University Circle Police Since 2015 Went to Black People

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click to enlarge Members of the Cleveland Clinic and University Circle Police Departments will assist in various patrol and security details at tomorrow’s presidential debate in Cleveland. In advance of the event, the national nonprofit news organization ProPublica has published a detailed report which puts these private police departments —......
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Former Ushabu in Tremont to Reopen as Bar Oni on October 1

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click to enlarge On August 25, chef-owner Matthew Spinner closed Ushabu, his fine-dining Japanese bistro in Tremont. On October 1, he and chef Dave Kocab will open Bar Oni (2173 Professor Ave., 216-713-1741), an izakaya – aka Japanese sports pub – in the same space. “We had a real challenge......
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Case Student Campaign Wants to Improve Town-Gown Relations

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click to enlarge Charles Burkett Jr./FlickrCC A new student-led initiative at Case Western Reserve University wants to expose and tear down the “imaginary line of division” between the college campus in University Circle and the surrounding communities. Students and recent alumni who created the “Know Your Neighbors” campaign say they......
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What Trump and Biden Should Debate at the Cleveland Clinic: Why the Hospital’s Private Police Mostly Arrest Black People

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click to enlarge Raymond Wambsgans/FlickrCC ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. A few minutes after noon on a September day in 2018, Jacarvi Jackson and Darcell Williams were crossing Euclid Avenue, a main road......
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Saluting Ohio’s ‘Selfless, Courageous’ Child Protection Workers

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio — Throughout September, some of the first responders for Ohio families in crisis have been lauded for their commitment. During Workforce Development Month, state agencies and organizations have honored the extraordinary efforts of Children Services professionals during the pandemic and shared their stories on social......
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Councilman Matt Zone to Resign, Will Become VP at Western Reserve Land Conservancy

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Walter Novak Councilman Matt Zone in the late 2000s Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone will resign this fall from the elected seat he’s held for 19 years to become the Senior Vice President at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Zone, who many speculated would run for Mayor in 2021, sent......
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Ohio Ranked One of the Top 10 States in America to Visit This Fall

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click to enlarge Steve @ the alligator farm/FlickrCC Indigo Lake Great news all you fall fans (which is basically a third of Americans per this poll)! According to a small study done by LawnStarter (literally a lawn care service website), Ohio is the sixth best state to visit this fall......
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Local Singer-Songwriter Mikey O Malley Releases New Single and Accompanying Lyric Video

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Courtesy of Mikey O’Malley When singer-songwriter Mikey O Malley, who’s originally from Ratoath, Co. Meath, Ireland, first moved to the states in 2017, he relocated to the Seattle area. Last year, O Malley, a collegiate rugby player, transferred to Notre Dame College and started making the rounds at local mic......
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Cleveland Goes Full Week Without Single Day of More Than 20 New Covid Cases

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click to enlarge Cleveland City Hall Facebook Live Video Frank Jackson (5/4/2020). Thursday evening, the City of Cleveland released its daily Covid infection numbers, reporting 19 new confirmed cases. Assuming the numbers have been  tabulated accurately, the city has now gone a full week without a single day of 20......
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Cleveland’s Fifth District Cops, Who Patrol Predominantly Black Neighborhoods, Draw Their Guns Twice as Often as Citywide Average

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click to enlarge Since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a wave of protests, including the one in Cleveland, have taken aim at police use of force on Black residents. In Cleveland, there have been only a handful of fatal police shootings since the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice......
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What Will Happen When COVID-19 and the Flu Collide This Fall?

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click to enlarge NIAID SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (shown in a colorized electron micrograph, left, in orange) may soon face off against influenza (H1N1 influenza virus particles in green, right) as seen in this composite image. Even scientists don’t yet know how the encounter will end. The specter......
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Let’s Take a Trip Through 1960s Tremont

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Friday, September 25, 2020 Let’s Take a Trip Through 1960s Tremont Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 4:39 AM While “Tremont: An Architectural Process,” a CWRU student video produced in 1968, appears to have been made as an examination of housing and planning in the......

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