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'Come From Away' Serves as a Reminder People Don't Always Suck

'Come From Away' Serves as a Reminder People Don't Always Suck

This past Fourth of July, I opened the paper, confirmed that this administration was still pursuing its policies of torture and mistreatment of immigrants, took down the American flag that flies at the end of the driveway, and spent the much of the rest of the day listening to the cast recording of Come From Away. Sometimes, we just need a little hope ­— or at least a reminder that, as individuals, humankind doesn't always suck.

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In Advance of Next Week's Performance at the BorderLight Festival, Kerisse Hutchinson Talks About Her Tribute to Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes

When one of Kerisse Hutchinson’s acting teachers told her she should create a show about the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, singer with the...

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Makers and Performers to Create Unique Hybrid Art at Next Month's Bricolage Event

Next month, Maelstrom Collaborative Arts will present another installment of Bricolage, an event that features musicians, dancers, visual artists and theater makers. The event...

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A Young Finnish Phenom Leads the Orchestra at Blossom and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week in Cleveland

Young Finnish phenom Klaus Mäkelä makes his conducting debut with The Cleveland Orchestra this Saturday, July 20 at 8 pm at Blossom Music Center....

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Inaugural Shop and Rock Handmade Fest to Take Place at Crocker Park on August 3

The inaugural Shop and Rock Handmade Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Market Square in...

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A Fantastical 'Matilda' at the Beck Center

Surrounded by chalkboards decorated with colorful letters and numbers, Matilda is opened by costumed children exaggeratedly singing about their magnificence, all backed by an...

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Blank Canvas Re-imagines B-Movie Nostalgia with 'Toxic Avenger'

In perhaps Blank Canvas’ best production so far in its current season, the wildly funny and wholeheartedly campy Toxic Avenger has crawled out of...

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New Picasso Exhibit Coming to Cleveland Museum of Art in 2020

Earlier today, the Cleveland Museum of Art announced that its next major exhibit will feature the work of Pablo Picasso. The artist’s “prolonged engagement with...

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Three Local Artists on Exhibiting Outside of Northeast Ohio

In choosing a career as a professional visual artist, the end goal is to get your artwork out in front of the public eye. It's...

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Porthouse Theatre Captures a Patriotic American Era in 'Tintypes'

The crew at the picturesque Porthouse Theatre has delivered a big slice of Americana pie with Tintypes, a musical of equal parts patriotism, vaudeville, show...

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The Cleveland Orchestra Kicks Off Summers at Severance, and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

The Kent/Blossom Music Festival presents offerings from both students and faculty this week. Pianist Spencer Myer joins the Miami String Quartet for a concert...

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Exhibit Featuring Concert Photos by Local Photographers Coming to Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren

Several of the Mahoning Valley’s best and most-experienced photographers will be featured in First Three Songs, No Flash: From Hometown Heroes to Hall of...

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The Blossom Music Festival Launches and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

The calendar page just flipped over to July, which means that the Blossom Music Center is open for business in Cuyahoga Falls, and that...

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Cleveland Coffee Shops and Bars are Great Alternative Showcases for Local Art

For ages, alternative venues such as coffee shops and restaurants have offered wall space for emerging and established artists. Here are some places where you...

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Art Exhibit Featuring Fender Stratocasters and Louisville Slugger Bats Coming to Public Square

Fender Musical Instruments Corp. and Louisville Slugger have just announced a  collaboration to celebrate the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The two companies...

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Fount Sidewalk Sale Kicks Off Tomorrow in Detroit Shoreway, With Prices Just Slightly Lower Than Usual

We probably shouldn't be telling you this, as Fount aficionados have been planning tactics for weeks and would prefer lines were shorter, but Detroit...

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The Tri-C JazzFest and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week in Cleveland

Swing into Tri-C JazzFest’s 40th season! The Cleveland staple is back with an exciting lineup of musical acts from June 27 through June 29...

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Susan Squires Spins a Beauty in Circling at 1point618 Gallery

We've often wondered if encaustic painter Susan Squires is a secret alchemist. By the sheer nature of her medium, she is. Encaustic is a painting...

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Dax Shepard Welcomed Special Guest Monica Potter for Sunday Night's Live Taping of Armchair Expert in Cleveland

Dax Shepard and Monica Padman have taken their hit podcast, Armchair Expert, on the road, and this past Sunday night's stop at KeyBank State...

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Maureen Choi and Her Spanish Jazz Quartet at the Bop Stop and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Oberlin’s Baroque Performance Institute, where many performers of pre-1800 music get their hands on the repertoire for the first time, is in session these...

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The Musical 'Dear Evan Hansen' is a Story For Our Times

When critically contemplating Dear Evan Hansen — that youth-oriented, social media-infused, Tony and Grammy award-winning Broadway musical, the national touring company of which just dropped...

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Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 10

This is the tenth column in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read his...

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