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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 »

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Confronting Reality: Theatre on Balch Street

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by Josy Jones This place is not like walking into an orthodox, auditorium theater. It’s intimate, it’s personal and the seating is liable to be rearranged every time you attend. It is the personification of uncertainty where you can be certain you will be expe... More »

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The Palette | October 2016

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by Bronlynn Thurman The Fantasticks October 13-22, Weathervane Playhouse Explore the trials of young love and parental interference in Weathervane’s newest production, The Fantasticks. Tickets are $35 for adults. Visit weathervaneplayhouse.org for more informa... More »

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The Palette: September 2016

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Our picks for art events happening in September by Bronlynn Thurman   Akron Art Prize 2016 September 3 – October 1 at Summit Artspace Join the Downtown Akron Partnership for their 5th annual Akron Art Prize presented by The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation. Wi... More »

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The Palette: August 2016

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Our picks for art events happening in August   Exclusive Meet and Greet with Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale August 13 at the Akron Art Museum, 6:30 pm DEVO co-founders Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh will screen and discuss DEVO music videos. Afterwar... More »

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The Palette

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Our picks for arts events happening in July by Bronlynn Thurman   Shakespeare: The Tempest July 1-3, 7-10, 14-16 at Stan Hywet, 7:30pm-10pm The Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents The Tempest, a Shakespearean comedy, in the Lagoon area of Stan Hywet. Join your ... More »

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The Palette: May 2016

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Our picks for art events in May by Noor Hindi and Bronlynn Thurman   Mom, The Masterpiece Friday, May 6 at Summit ArtSpace, 6:30 pm Jennifer Davis of SmART Studio is back again with another painting event. This time, in celebration of Mother’s Day, you get the... More »