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Band of the Week: Stupid Beautiful Heaven | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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Meet the Band: Todd (vocals, guitar), Tom (bass, vocals), Eric (guitar), Bill (percussion) GOING STRONG FOR A DECADE: You might not know it, but this local band has been together for more than 10 years now. Singer-guitarist Todd has been in bands since the early ’80s, and he formed Stupid......
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Rewind: 48 Years Ago On This Date T. Rex Made the Cover of Cleveland Scene | Music Feature | Cleveland

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This July, Cleveland Scene will turn 50 years old, and in advance of the occasion, we’ve decided to dig into the archives on a weekly basis to republish something that appeared in the paper on that date (or thereabouts) during Scene‘s first decade. This story by Jim Girard about glam rockers......
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Two Cleveland ‘Bail Disruptors’ Are Putting up Money to Free People Awaiting Trial, While Working to Reform the System | News Features | Cleveland

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click to enlarge Photos by Emanuel Wallace When Anthony Body walks into the Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office on Lakeside Avenue, he cheerfully waves to the receptionist and heads into the back of the building to pick up today’s stack of referrals. This is his morning routine. The legal office......
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Harrison Ford, CGI Dog Star in New Adaptation of ‘Call of the Wild’ | Film Features | Cleveland

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The new adaptation of Jack London’s 1903 adventure novel The Call of the Wild stars a hirsute Harrison Ford and a computer-generated doggo as they do stuff like pan for gold and savor the majesty of the Yukon Territories, circa 1899. It is a family film, rated PG for mild......
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Sex-based ‘Sleuth,’ Still Witty, is Showing Some Erectile Dysfunction | Theater | Cleveland

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You may be somewhat familiar with Sleuth, the mystery-thriller set in England that was written by Anthony Shaffer and turned into a 1972 movie starring Lawrence Olivier and Michael Caine. But did you know that the main character, the fearsomely erudite and clever Andrew Wyke, was fashioned after Stephen Sondheim?......
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Swedish-Georgian ‘And Then We Danced’ is an Intense Coming of Age Tale | Film Features | Cleveland

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From the moment that Irakli (Bachi Valishvili) arrives unexpectedly at a dance rehearsal and takes the place of Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani), who’s trained since he was 10 with his partner Mary (Ana Javakhishvili) for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble, tension builds. Unlike Merab, who lacks confidence, Irakli, who......
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Superbly Prepared Meats Star in a Trim Menu of Tacos and Tostadas at Hola in Lakewood | Dining Lead | Cleveland

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When it comes to bright ideas, opening an alfresco taco stand in the dead of Cleveland winter might not sit near the top of the list. But that’s precisely what Juan Vergara and his family have done with Hola Tacos, an “L.A.-style Mexican taco stand” in the Birdtown neighborhood of Lakewood.......
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Tribeca Film Festival opening with doc ‘Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President’

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here The 19th annual Tribeca Film Festival will open on April 15 with the world premiere of the documentary “Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President.” The film explores Carter’s lifelong passion for all genres of music and how it......
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Justin Bieber pauses ‘crazy’ sex to release ‘Changes’

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here For Justin Bieber, it must be Valentine’s Day all year round. That’s what it sure sounds like from “Changes,” Bieber’s first album since 2015’s “Purpose.” The LP — which dropped some V-Day love on Beliebers with its release......
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Cleveland’s Drag Scene is Expanding the Boundaries of the Artform and Finding New Audiences | News Features | Cleveland

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click to enlarge “Drag comes in and out of favor of the mainstream,” says Dr. Lady J Martinez, a performer with a decade of experience and a self-proclaimed Ph.D. in Drag Studies and History. Cleveland’s enjoying a bit of a boom period these days, the scene a melting pot of......
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‘Anastasia’ is Soft and Pretty and a Bit Too Twee | Arts Lead | Cleveland

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About a century ago the Russian emperor Tsar Nicholas Romanov, along with his extensive family and retinue, had a really bad day. They were executed in an orgy of overkill — shot, bayonetted, doused with acid, buried in a mineshaft — by a revolutionary army led by Vladimir Lenin. Thus,......
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‘Downhill’ is Breezy U.S. Comedy That Sullies European Original | Film Features | Cleveland

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Downhill, directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Way, Way Back) is a breezy 80-minute comedy starring Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It’s about an American family on a crazy ski vacation to the alps! With only minor alterations, it might have been a reboot to the National Lampoon......
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Band of the Week: Tom Kurlander & Pale Blue | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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MEET THE BAND: Tom Kurlander (vocals, guitar), Sean L. Spicer (guitar), David Harris (drums), Timothy Carr (keyboard), Jake Proto (bass) THE CLEVELAND CONNECTION: While he currently lives in L.A., Kurlander and his family moved from Chicago to Cleveland when he was 2, and Kurlander’s father, Donald Kurlander, still lives in......
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Rewind: 45 Years Ago On This Date Queen Graced the Cover of Cleveland Scene | Music Feature | Cleveland

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This July, Cleveland Scene will turn 50 years old, and in advance of the occasion, we’ve decided to dig into the archives on a weekly basis to republish something that appeared in the paper on that date (or thereabouts) during Scene‘s first decade. This interview that writer Henry Keiluhn conducted......
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Savage Love: The Girls

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My boyfriend and I were having relationship issues until we tried something new: pegging. He wanted to try it, but he was afraid and sometimes said the idea disgusted him.… Source link: Click here for more...
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Renowned Mali musician Ballaké Sissoko claims TSA broke his instrument

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here An internationally renowned musician claims TSA agents at JFK airport destroyed his custom-made instrument during a flight to Paris following a US tour. Ballaké Sissoko, one of Mali’s famous kora players, checked his kora in a hard case......
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Savage Love: Cam What May | Savage Love | Cleveland

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I started reading your column when I was a 20-year-old kid. Now I’m an old married lady with 20 years of (more or less) blissful married monogamy behind me. My oldest daughter, who is 23, just came out to me as a sex worker. She’s been making a slim living......
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Rewind: 46 Years Ago On This Date in Cleveland | Music Feature | Cleveland

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This July 1, Cleveland Scene will turn 50 years old, and in advance of the occasion, we’ve decided to dig into the archives on a weekly basis to republish something that appeared in the paper on that date (or thereabouts) during Scene’s first decade. This review of Lou Reed’s 1974......
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Caught Between Here and There: Octavius Williams Was Convicted of Attempted Murder in 2011. Now, He’s Free, But Far From Finished With His Case | News Features | Cleveland

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click to enlarge “Your name’s Tay Tay, right?” It was shortly after midnight on Nov. 1, 2010, at the abrupt end of a Halloween party gone wrong. Drunken backyard arguments became gunshots and blood loss, and now the cops were here. Dozens of friends and assorted cousins were fleeing into......

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