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In the (Makeup) Artist’s Studio: The Scary Edition

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with Kelly Watson, Makeup Manager at The Haunted School House and Laboratory words by Noor Hindi and photos by Ashley Kouri It’s opening night at The Haunted School House and Laboratory. Zombies are awakening, monsters are practicing their meanest growls and c... 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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UA Press Book Shortlisted for National Book Award

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by Grant Morgan Two years ago, the University of Akron Press was without a staff after almost being shut down. Now its name appears on the top-5 list for one of the nation’s biggest literary prizes. The Book of Endings by Towson University professor Leslie Har... More »

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The Death of a Man | The Devil’s Milk Three Part Trilogy

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by Taylor Patterson Be transported into the Amazon Jungle through the story of Akron’s relationship with rubber. “The Death of a Man,” the first piece of The Devil’s Milk trilogy, is a one-man show produced by New World Performance Laboratory (NWPL). Long time... More »

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The Black Box | The Pitter Patter of an Arts Renaissance

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words by Josy Jones; photos by Eartha L. Goodwin Those trying to organize children and teenagers tend to carry a certain aura. You can see it wafting off them as they run here and there trying to make sure everything is just right. Their urgency helps ensure t... More »

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NEOMFA Student Spotlight | Bill Soldan

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Dark Stories with Grit by Claude Christensen Two boys loot the still-warm corpses of two unlucky private airplane pilots. A recovering alcoholic struggles with making the right choice, over and over. A story about a disturbed addict with a penchant for self-mu... More »

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Seá’s Night | A New Akron Tradition

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  Professional Theater for the Special Needs Community words and photos by Gray Giaconia The lights dim in the intimate black box theater that is home to None Too Fragile Theater. The actors walk on stage for the first of the day’s two shows, which are the fin... More »

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Super No Bueno | Columbus (2017)

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Director: Kogonada. Stars: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin. Runtime: 104 minutes   by Ted Zep, supernobueno.wordpress.com Often referred to as the “Athens of the Prairie,” Columbus, IN is home to some of the most beautiful architecture... More »

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Mac Love: Fueling Akron Expression

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  Akron Neighborhoods Creatively Express Community Identity by Claude Christensen   Akron burns with creative expression and its unique history glimmers into the 21st century. Every Akron neighborhood has something to offer and a rich identity to share. But ho... 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 »