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Destination Cleveland Throws Up Hands, Launches “Rediscover CLE” Marketing Campaign

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click to enlarge Courtesy Destination Cleveland One feels for tourism bureaus these days. David Gilbert and his diminished cohort over at Destination Cleveland launched what they called a “three-pronged” plan for the responsible re-opening of the region back in May. It began with a campaign to get local businesses on......
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Dr. Fauci Says Hydroxychloroquine Study Touted by Trump is ‘Flawed’

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Dr. Anthony Fauci is among the experts who are critical of a study by Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System that found the drug hydroxychloroquine lowered the death rate in COVID-19 patients. The study made waves when its results were announced earlier this month because they contradicted a number of other......
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Trump to Host Fundraiser in Cleveland Aug. 6, $35,000 for a Photo with the President

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Friday, July 31, 2020 Trump to Host Fundraiser in Cleveland Aug. 6, $35,000 for a Photo with the President Posted By Sam Allard on Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 1:35 PM click to enlarge Ideastream and other local outlets have reported that President Donald Trump intends to host a fundraiser......
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Local Singer-Songwriter Sean Benjamin Teams Up with British Artist for New Music Video

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Sean Benjamin Born and raised in Cleveland, singer-songwriter Sean Benjamin got his start after he went to an open mic night at an Arabica coffeehouse and, as he puts it, “got bit by the bug.” Initially, he just recorded his songs in his basement and......
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Cleveland’s MILAN Named Finalist in International Remix Competition

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click to enlarge Just this week, local musician Victoria “Tori” Kurtz, who records and performs as MILAN, became a finalist in a prestigious international remix competition sponsored by the UK indie pop act Glass Animals. She’s one of 11 finalists out of 400. The grand prize winner will have his......
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Tabletop Board Game Cafe Reopens With Added Safety Measures

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Friday, July 31, 2020 Tabletop Board Game Cafe Reopens With Added Safety Measures Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 10:09 AM click to enlarge Tabletop Board Game Cafe in Ohio City is reopening with plexiglass dividers, reduced capacity and a reservations-only operation. “These rules will......
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Attention Hipsters: Coca-Cola Launches Topo Chico-Branded Hard Seltzer

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Friday, July 31, 2020 Attention Hipsters: Coca-Cola Launches Topo Chico-Branded Hard Seltzer Posted By Nina Rangel on Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 9:04 AM Coca-Cola this week announced its first foray into alcoholic beverages — a Topo Chico hard seltzer slated for a 2021 U.S. launch, CNBC reports. The new......
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Ohio Sees Second Week of Decline In Initial Jobless Claim Numbers

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click to enlarge Christopher Burns/unsplash The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services reported Thursday that 1,557,787 Ohioans have filed for unemployment in the last 19 weeks, which is more than the combined total of the three previous years. But this is the second straight week in a row the......
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Hulu’s ‘Groundhog Day’-Style Romcom ‘Palm Springs’ Is an Existential Time Loop

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click to enlarge As the months pile on, the global pandemic we collectively face has — among other losses — obscured our sense of time. We wake up, check the news, eat. Some of us work from home; others never stopped going in; many are unemployed. Regardless of one’s position,......
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Local Singer-Songwriter Collaborated With Artists From Around the World on New Album Recorded During Quarantine

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Alex Ashbrook Locally based singer-songwriter Alex Ashbrook quit a desk job in 2018 to enroll in the NEOMFA program at Cleveland State University. A graduate student by day, Ashbrook also leads the local indie pop group Sharkey Barcus, a collaborative effort with a revolving door......
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50+ Cleveland Orgs Ask Indians to Change Name, Engage Native American Community

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click to enlarge Photos via Wikimedia Commons The ACLU of Ohio, Black Lives Matter Cleveland, Cleveland Public Theatre, Policy Matters Ohio, the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, multiple community development corporations, faith-based organizations and others have signed a letter calling on Cleveland City Council, Progressive Insurance and corporate sponsors of the......
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Ohio Prepares for Dad Drinking Schedules After Gov. DeWine Asks for 10 p.m. Last Call to Stem Coronavirus Tide

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click to enlarge Mike DeWine holding the enemy of freedom and liberty and the American way/ The Ohio Channel Gov. Mike DeWine announced today, in yet another belated example of leadership, that he will ask the Ohio Liquor Control Commission to limit bars and restaurants to a 10 p.m. last call in a......
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Local Singer-Songwriter BillMike Taps Into ‘Poppier’ Side for New EP

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click to enlarge Over the course of two full-lengths and a split and a third albums, the local rock band Forgotten Souls of Antiquity established itself as torchbearers of SoCal punk and straight-up psychobilly. The band did a reunion last year, but doesn’t play together frequently anymore. “We still jam, but......
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Today is #SaveOurStages Day of Action, and Cleveland’s Live Music Scene Needs Your Help

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click to enlarge It’s no secret that without federal help, many of Cleveland’s beloved independent live music venues will close forever — but there’s a way to help bar venues, theaters, concert halls and listening rooms. A bipartisan ‘Save Our Stages’ Senate bill is up for a vote. Last week,......
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Householder and Posse of Racketeers Indicted by Federal Grand Jury, Face Up to 20 Years in Prison

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click to enlarge A Federal Grand Jury has indicted Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and five others in connection with what U.S. Attorney David DeVillers has called the largest racketeering scandal in the state of Ohio’s history. As an affidavit laid out earlier this month, the criminal conspiracy involved more than......
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Cleveland Has a Middle-Class Housing Affordability Problem

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click image Photo by Dan Moyle/FlickrCC Anya Hodgson has a problem. Although the realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices says that about a third of her business is selling to professional workers who want to live in the city, her buyers are increasingly getting shut out of neighborhoods where they want......
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Police Looking for Help to Identify This Asshole Who Spray Painted Swastikas and Anti-Semitic Graffiti in University Heights

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Thursday, July 30, 2020 Police Looking for Help to Identify This Asshole Who Spray Painted Swastikas and Anti-Semitic Graffiti in University Heights Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 9:16 AM Do you know this asshole? University Heights police are looking for help in identifying this......
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Chimi, Doug Katz’s New South American Ghost Kitchen, Is a Delight, Especially In Our Current Circumstances

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click to enlarge When we order takeout from our favorite restaurant, we typically have a dine-in experience with which to associate those dishes. In fact, it is likely those dining memories that we hope to recreate in some fashion by ordering carryout or delivery in the first place. But with......
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Terrence Upchurch Will Donate FirstEnergy Contributions to Charity, Vows to Support Repeal of HB6

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OhioHouse.Gov Rep. Upchurch In a letter to constituents Wednesday, FirstEnergy State Rep. Terrence Upchurch justified his prior support for the corrupt HB 6 and vowed to donate his contributions from the Akron-based energy giant to charity. Among the nine Democratic state representatives with constituents in Cuyahoga County, Upchurch was the......

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