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Live @ Lock 4: Beer Garden + Food Trucks + Local Music

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 Summer 2017’s LIVE AT LOCK 4 line-up HOW TO GET TO LOCK 4 | WHERE TO PARK | WHAT’S UP WITH THIRD THURSDAYS? Thurs., June 15, 6 pm to 10 pm: HR3, The DREEMERS and The Admirables Thurs., July 20, 6 pm to 10 pm: LuvAbstract, The Waves and Relaxer Thurs., Aug. 17... More »

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On the Record: Some of our favorite Akron albums in 2016

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With a city full of musicians and music lovers alike, it’s no wonder there were so many local new albums for us to review in 2016. Here were some of our favorites. Gretchen Pleuss, “From Birth, to Breath, to Bone” “Even to new audiences, the local musician fee... More »

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Where to find ‘The Next Akron’

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Ed. note: Mark gave this as a talk at the most recent PechaKucha Night in Akron. It’s not just an excellent example of the reason PK has become my favorite local event, but it perfectly sets the tone for this issue. We who love Akron and its people have a lot ... More »