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Addressing Racial Inequities in American Schools

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by Floco Torres   10/16/2017 Recently, I’ve thought of being black in America as being an avatar for a video game. Players get to log in, dress like you, pick the stages and difficulty levels they think they’re prepared for and play the game. When you die, the... More »

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Outdoor Gems: Exploring Northeast Ohio | Twin Sister Falls

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words and photos by Anthony Boarman 10/12/2017 What’s better than one waterfall? Two! You’ll get that and so much more when hiking to Twin Sister Falls in Brecksville. Twin Sister Falls is located off of the Towpath Trail in the Brecksville Station Road area o... More »

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Like an Abstract Painting

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A Review of “Don’t you Weep: The Story of a Passionate Woman” at the Balch Street Theatre by Josy Jones   Picture yourself walking into an art gallery and seeing a group of people standing in front of a painting. Each person in the crowd is statue-still, givin... More »

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The Bitter Dude

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Chris Ketler brings professional comedy to Akron by Josy Jones 10/05/2017 There’s an ongoing, shared narrative for a lot of people who live or create in Akron. I’d like to think that I’m special, but I’m not exempt. Many of us left Ohio a long time ago. Some o... More »

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Breast Cancer Goes Beyond October

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Lavar Jacobs spreads message of awareness with Not Just October by Devon Anderson 10/05/2017 When people think of “breast cancer awareness,” the first thing they tend to think of is the month of October. It is, after all, the month that seemingly everyone focu... More »

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Wynton Marsalis at EJ Thomas

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Photos by Ashley Kouri 10/03/2017 The legendary music of The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis came to EJ Thomas Hall at The University of Akronon Thursday, September 28 Heralded by The Daily Telegraph as “the finest big band in the world t... More »

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The Most Akron Chad Weaver Is Leaving Akron.

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See him at the Rialto before he leaves and find out why you should please love him by Floco Torres 08/06/2018   Akron continues to have a heavy influx of fresh and creative energy pushing the boundaries of what can be done inside Summit County as we head into ... More »

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Akron Soul Train Announces New Fellows

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by Noor Hindi 8/29/2017   You’re an artist living in a refurbished shipping container for one month and getting paid through a fellowship to do your art all while surrounded by a community of creative individuals. It sounds like a dream, but could soon be your... More »

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Think on Your Feet

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  Wandering Aesthetics to offer Children’s improv theatre courses by Taylor Patterson 8/28/2017 Tell your kids to bring their singing voices and dancing shoes! Wandering Aesthetics is offering three improvisational theatre courses this September. Their play-ba... More »

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Super No Bueno | Spoils of Akron

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An interview with Shane Wynn and Chris Miller by Ted Zep   Since March of 2015, the Spoils of Akron podcast has concentrated a thoughtful, knowing and often incredibly funny light on the citizens, institutions, and happenings in the perpetually vibrant city of... More »

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Devil’s Dozen | August 2017

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Our picks for the 12 best choices you can make this month   Correction: The print version of this issue’s Devil’s Dozen included an error about PorchRokr 2017. The error has been corrected in this version. Time Cat is headlining this year’s festival, and there... More »