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The Fairport Mardi Gras started last night and runs through Sunday. Now admit it, doesn't this look like more fun than a person has a right to have? :|

 

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Wow, look at all the metrosexuals in that picture! sarcasm.gif


"Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege." -- Tommy Douglas, Scottish-born Canadian Baptist minister and the seventh Premier of Saskatchewan

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Wow this is a huge event. Could be the premier awards show for years to come right here in Cle. Congrats to Alternative Press!

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Updated: Guest List Grows for Inaugural AP Music Awards

Posted By Jeff Niesel on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM

 

Slated to take place at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on July 21, the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards will feature a who’s who of emo/punk acts. Acts already scheduled to perform include Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Misfits, A Day To Remember, All Time Low, Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco, Asking Alexandria, twenty one pilots and Sleeping With Sirens. Cleveland’s 115-piece Contemporary Youth Orchestra will also perform, and the magazine recently announced that guests to appear include Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman Billy Corgan, Korn, Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack, rapper Ice-T and his wife Coco, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, Memphis May Fire, Motionless In White, Machine Gun Kelly, Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri and I See Stars. Sleeping With Sirens will perform — their performance will be their only North American live performance all summer. Along with a yet-unnamed co-host, Automatic Loveletter frontwoman and The Voice season two runner-up Juliet Simms will co-host the red carpet pre-show. Mark Hoppus of Blink—182 will host the awards, and a total of 15 awards will be distributed. Fans can cast their votes in 12 different categories at altpress.com/apmas. Voting ends July 15, and AXS TV will broadcast the show live. The concert is open to the public; tickets can be purchased through the AP website.

Update: Yellowcard and Paramore will also make appearances and Machine Gun Kelly, Chiodos and We Came as Romans are also scheduled to perform.

http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2014/06/11/guest-list-grows-for-inaugural-ap-music-awards

http://www.altpress.com/index.php/apmas

 

 

I just saw this, but this is HUGE. As someone who listens to the metalcore/hardcore/punk genres, this is a pretty big deal with pretty big names. I'm bummed I didn't get tickets. Definitely all giddy looking at my instagram feed with all my favorite bands posting shots of the rock hall and Cleveland skyline while they are doing their rehearsal for tomorrow. Props to AP for showing some hometown love. Hope this is an annual event here in CLE and for the rock hall. This is the kind of stuff we need!!

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Watching some of the AP awards show live on AXSTV. City looks great, the whole event looks first class. If you have uverse its on 1106. HayleyWilliams from Paramore just on...so damn cute..

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Not my type of music but I've been watching since it's in Cleveland.  The production has too much dead air and too many mics that aren't working.  There are kinks that definitely need worked out but hopefully this is an annual thing in Cleveland.

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Its a shame it isnt on TV

 

It's on TV if your provider is anyone but TWC in Cleveland. It's on AXS tv. Bummed I can't watch it.

 

On a side note, the CEO of AP said he was going to have it in Vegas but it worked out that he could have it in CLE because of the bands' concert schedules (most are on warped tour). It's a shame they wanted Vegas first, but glad they were able to make it work here (considering AP is headquartered here).  Definitely hope it's an annual event, though the whole "Vegas thing first" has be skeptical.

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Tweet up at the Westin/Urban Farmer tonight 5:00-7:00 PM!

 

Join us for a TweetUp at the new downtown Westin

 

Check in at Urban Farmer on FourSquare to unlock a special offer from the restaurant.

 

Don't worry about parking. Uber Cleveland is offering $20 off your first ride the night of the TweetUp. Download the free Uber app and enter code TWEETUP1 when you register to get your discount.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/interact/2014/07/join_us_for_a_tweetup_at_the_n.html#incart_special-report

 

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Not exactly sure where to put this but it looks like downtown Cleveland is going to be jam packed on Saturday evening.  The best part about the article is the last small paragraph "Moral of the story? Consider RTA. Want dinner reservations downtown Saturday? Make them now."

 

http://www.cleveland.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/08/downtown_cleveland_more_than_1.html#incart_m-rpt-1

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Taste of Painesville today from 5-10pm (there will be no celebrity chefs! :laugh: Maybe that's a good thing after Todd English's drunk driving escapade this past weekend in the Hamptons, not that he was likely to set foot in Ohio anyway :roll:)

 

http://www.news-herald.com/lifestyle/20140902/taste-of-painesville-showcases-food-diversity-in-new-location

 

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ROAR ALONG THE SHORE

Tomorrow, Friday the 5th!

 

http://emails.ticketleap.com/2014/9/4/9beb719b-d421-4c83-a9db-87ded2136b3a/index.html

 

Hi everyone! So I'm sad to say it's the end of Summer, but happy to report that this means it's time for this year's ROAR ALONG THE SHORE!!!! I just wanted to pop into your inbox and give you a few last minute tips!

 

If you've bought your tickets already...you rule! PRINT YOUR TICKET AND BRING WITH YOU...it is how you gain access to the boat! If you haven't yet printed your ticket, you can log back into ticketleap and print your previously purchased ticket at any time.

 

If you haven't yet purchased your ticket, the price goes up tomorrow! Buy now: RoarAlongTheShore.ticketleap.com

 

Temperatures always drop when out on the water at night, so consider layers or a jacket.

 

Arrive HUNGRY! Touch Taco Truck and 1-2 others will be on site to feed you both before and after the cruise.

 

DON'T BE LATE! The boat waits for no one!

 

The Stereo Workers Union will be entertaining us on the dock before we board the boat so there is plenty of reason to be early! We suggest you arrive by 8pm.

 

The boat does not return to dock until Midnight.

 

Tell your friends to buy their tickets now as the price goes up the day of the show...which is tomorrow :-)

 

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Cool event, I was able to attend last year and would recommend it!

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Family doings: See the city from the observation deck at Cleveland's Terminal Tower

By Martha Mueller Neff, The Plain Dealer

on September 03, 2014 at 8:08 AM, updated September 03, 2014 at 8:15 AM

 

If you're like everyone else around town, you're frantically trying to cram all the warm-weather fun things to do into the few remaining warm-weather days left. Admit it: Visions of snowflakes flying and slushy roads are already creeping into your consciousness.

 

So before the air gets a little too crisp, get up to the top of Terminal Tower for the best view of downtown at the observation deck.

 

It's open noon to 5p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. (The final tours begin at 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. on Sundays.)

 

READ MORE AT:

http://www.cleveland.com/parents/index.ssf/2014/09/family_doings_see_the_city_fro.html


"Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege." -- Tommy Douglas, Scottish-born Canadian Baptist minister and the seventh Premier of Saskatchewan

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Peter Sheridan is an Australian guy with one of the world's finest collections of Art Deco radios.  He is in the US promoting his second book on the subject, and The 20th Century Society USA asked him to stop in Cleveland between his Chicago and LA bookings.  His talk will focus on the industrial designers of the era, and will include many gorgeous photographs of these colorful radios.  He is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker, and this will be a very interesting presentation.

Following the talk, Peter will autograph copies of his latest book: DecoRadio: the most beautiful radios ever made.  We will also have a drawing so one audience participant receives a free copy of the book!

 

Date:    Thursday, September 25, 2014

Time:    4:00 pm

Place:    Fenn Tower, Cleveland State University, 1983 East 24th Street.

Price:      $5 for 20th Century Society USA members, $8 for non-members.  FREE for CSU students and faculty with CSU ID.

 

Space is limited, so reserve your place--even free tickets--at:  www.20thcs.org

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Come enjoy the season's last Walnut Wednesday tomorrow! 11Am-130pm @DowntownCLE


"Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege." -- Tommy Douglas, Scottish-born Canadian Baptist minister and the seventh Premier of Saskatchewan

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Did anyone else go to Ingenuity this year? I hate to use such a strong word for a cause that I support, but I thought it was awful. I feel like it's been lacking over the last few years and really needs to do a better job defining itself, but it's usually an enjoyable event. I was bored after a half hour this year and left. It seemed like everything was not organized well, and spreading things out through North Coast Harbor and inside the Science Center was not a good idea. Not to mention, the food options seemed to be very sub par this year as well. I fully support their mission, but I think it's time for Ingenuity to get some fresh leadership.

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^I don't want to pile on too much, but I agree.  I enjoyed my time there simply because the bands we were watching were fantastic, but the festival was too spread out and the art installations were lacking IMO.  They need to think about moving this event back to a more intimate venue (Playhouse Square, D-S Bridge, Ohio City, etc.).

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They'll likely move the location. Part of their mission is to showcase parts of the city that the general public wouldn't necessarily explore on their own, or don't have access to. The DS Bridge was one of my favorite spots, but it was a logistical nightmare to set up, particularly given there was no easy access to electricity and other utilities. Still, it was worth it. Just a great space, views of the city, etc.

 

My impression of the festival is that they're going through a sort of identity crisis. Do they want to showcase Arts & Technology, the City of Cleveland, or do they want to be another SXSW? I distinctly get the impression they're trying for all the above. Personally, I think they spread out their programming too much over the year, and should just focus their efforts on this, their flagship event.

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Didn't make it this year but did go last year. It was really fun.

 

I'll call last year a success. Mostly on the mere fact that drawing people to the waterfront showcased just how much we are lacking in a "go-to" lively place; the kind of spot where one can just hang out and enjoy a summer night in a lively, festive atmosphere. Obviously it's kinda cool being lakeside and as we all know, we need more of that option.

 

In the somewhat near future this "go-to" place could be North Coast Harbor, aka Baltimore: The Sequel. Maybe FEB boardwalk will be the place, though I doubt it.

 

We shall see.

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I thought this had its own thread last year, but couldn't find so will just post it here:

 

The Ohio Homecoming CLE ROCKS NYE event will be on Mall B this year. They will be announcing details of the event during a press conference on Friday (11/21). I was hoping they would be having it at Play House Square, but Mall B is still a good spot for it though.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1511048902492032/

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FYI:

the cleveland flea thrives as small business incubator

http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,29327.msg734254.html#msg734254


"Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege." -- Tommy Douglas, Scottish-born Canadian Baptist minister and the seventh Premier of Saskatchewan

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Announcement will be at 2 PM at the GCHI.  Open for all to attend.

 

I thought this had its own thread last year, but couldn't find so will just post it here:

 

The Ohio Homecoming CLE ROCKS NYE event will be on Mall B this year. They will be announcing details of the event during a press conference on Friday (11/21). I was hoping they would be having it at Play House Square, but Mall B is still a good spot for it though.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1511048902492032/

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I didn't go, but the headliner music acts are E-V, MGK, and Carlos Jones. They're also charging $10 to get in this year. Not sure how I feel about them just making it a concert that you have to pay to go to.

 

Edit: Here's the poster

 

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Yeah, not a fan at all of the charging to get in.  Hopefully, at least the security check point bottleneck from last year will be corrected.

 

Can anyone else pick up the tab?  Cleveland Foundation?  Casino tax? :)

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Ark Band was awesome last night at the Grog Shop's Bob Marley birthday celebration.  I recommend going to see them play when you have a chance.  They will be with Carlos Jones and others at the HOB on 2/13.

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Scott Suttell ‏@ssuttell  54m54 minutes ago

Lots of big stars in the opening, closing night films at this year's @CIFF.

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150217/FREE/150219867/cleveland-international-film-festival-announces-opening-closing


"Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege." -- Tommy Douglas, Scottish-born Canadian Baptist minister and the seventh Premier of Saskatchewan

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Cleveland International Film Festival 2015: It's a wrap -- CIFF breaks 100,000 attendance mark for first time

 

Cleveland, Ohio - Can a film festival held in the Rust Belt in March draw more than 100,000 fans? One can.

 

The Cleveland International Film Festival, which wrapped Sunday night with an awards reception in Tower City Center, broke through the six-figure barrier in attendance for the first time in its 39-year history, drawing 100,204 film fans over 12 days.

 

"The same message over and over is that we want to do better not bigger," the festival's executive director Marcie Goodman told me before the awards ceremony. "But sometimes those two things go hand in hand."

 

http://www.cleveland.com/moviebuff/index.ssf/2015/03/cleveland_international_film_f_70.html#incart_m-rpt-1

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^The film festival was awesome.  Great films as usual: esp. "Dreamcatcher", "The Tribe" -- both harsh, unflinching films: the former, a documentary style story about one ex-prostitute's quest to save her street sisters; the latter, a fictional piece focusing on a run-down, gang-run boarding school for the deaf in a grim Kiev, Ukraine slum area (and you thought Cleveland slums were bad!... also note: there was neither any dialogue nor subtitles -- an amazing flick)... CIFF has  become so prominent, many Hollywood producers scout the fest...

 

... Also the added synergy at Tower City with the NCAA regionals, esp the fantastic Notre Dame vs. UK showdown, was fantastic for downtown.  We heard a lot of out-of-towner's compliments of the City, its physical beauty, great restaurants and active nightlife.

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I've been on the seasonal staff there for eight years now.

I love doing it and look forward to it every year.... until the day after. Then my body realizes I have no more adrenaline left and essentially wants to shut down. I am soooooo sore right now.

 

Only 358 days until opening night 2016!!!!

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^ The CIFF has got to be one of the best run events in the country. All you have to do is talk to the volunteers and you see the dedication. Talk to the leaders and you feel the same dedication and passion for film.

 

Now the only thing CIFF is missing is a big, real and raucous blowout party.

 

Then again, that kinda thing just may be the antithesis to what our Fest is all about.

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You can vote every day from every device and on every browser (and more if you clear the browser cookies)

 

CIFF back in no. 1!!!!

 

Santa Barbara is at 3.....man did they have a closing party worth remembering.......wow.

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I found this on reddit. Figured it was worth spreading the word. I am unable to find any type of official website for the tournament but it would be great to bring this international event to Cleveland.

 

 

@CopatoCleveland (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

#Copa2Cle

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More info...

 

FirstEnergy Stadium makes bid to host Copa America 2016; decision expected in weeks

CLEVELAND, Ohio – FirstEnergy Stadium might play host to one of the most prestigious men's soccer tournaments in the world next summer.

 

Stadium officials and members of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are awaiting word as to whether they will be awarded several Copa America matches, being held on U.S. soil for the first time in the tournament's 100-year history.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2015/04/firstenergy_stadium_makes_form.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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