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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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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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In the Artist’s Studio with Matt Horak

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words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ashley Koury When Matt Horak walked into his first Comic-Con at the age of 12, he knew he wanted to pursue art for the rest of his life. He’d spent mostof his childhood reading The Adventures of Tintin and biking to Kenmore Komic... More »

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How It Got There | Akron Public Art

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The Making of the Cascade Mural words and photos by Claude Christensen After the Towpath Trail winds past the Mustill store and crosses MLK Jr Blvd, it enters downtown via Quaker Street, a quiet slip of road scrunched between a beige parking deck and a grey of... More »

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 The Breath of Immortality: The Life of Inanimate Objects

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A review of The Box Gallery exhibit at Summit Artspace  by Josy Jones   I wanted to name this article “If Your Tinder Profile Says You’re an Avid Reader” or “Do you Creepily People Watch and Create Intricate Life Scenarios for the Strangers Passing by? Then Th... More »

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Encouraging the Arts in Schools

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Tuesday Musical Partners with the John F. Kennedy Center by Kayla Sturm Tuesday Musical is celebrating their upcoming 130th anniversary, but that’s not all they’re celebrating. They recently joined a partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center, which will prov... More »

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NEOMFA Student Spotlight |  Jonathan Wlodarski Is Weird

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   by Claude Christensen   Jonathan Wlodarski writes what he terms “reality ±1 fiction.” Wlodarski is a second-year graduate student studying creative writing in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program (NEOMFA). He hails from Hubbard... More »

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I don’t care if you don’t like Shakespeare

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A month of Shakespeare with the Ohio Shakespeare Festival  by Josy Jones I’ll be honest with you, friend. I don’t care if you like Shakespeare. In fact, if you don’t like Shakespeare, I challenge you to give it a chance. Why? Because I did, and I would never e... More »

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In the Studio with Josh Gippin

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After three and a half years in the making, “The Chosen People?” is ready for its Akron premiere  by Gray Giaconia Josh Gippin was born and raised Jewish, but he doesn’t view himself as “chosen.” The disconnect between Gippin’s beliefs and his religious upbrin... More »

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The Black Box

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  They DID NOT Live Happily Ever After: A Review of none too fragile’s Production of “Salvage” by George Brant  by Josy Jones They never lived happily ever after. There’s no such thing; in fact, life isn’t that easy. It’s messy. It is filled with unresolved re... More »

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Film and arts festival celebrates Akron LGBT community

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 by Kyle Brown After Akron hosted events like the Gay Games and Flair Fest, Dylan Yellowlees wants to give the city another opportunity to connect during the Akron LGBT Film, Music and Arts Festival later this year. The festival, a 2016 Knight Arts Challenge w... More »