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Harmonious Hymns and Soulful Sounds

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Akron’s Second Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival by Sierra Allen Once upon a time, Akron’s Howard Street was a popular spot for music. The area was filled with clubs and soirees and attracted musicians like Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Wes... More »

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Akropreneurs Event Spotlight: 2nd Annual Earthquaker Day

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  by Floco Torres If you aren’t a musician or an obsessive fan of music, you may think that an all day event centered around handmade guitar pedals wouldn’t be your thing. I’d agree with you except for the fact that this isn’t just any all day event, it’s the ... More »

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I Mommed So Hard at #IMOMSOHARD

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  by Marissa Marangoni If you’ve never watched any of the #IMOMSOHARD video series on Youtube and you’re a parent, know and love some parents, or have interest in perhaps becoming a parent yourself, you’re missing out. Stop reading this review and remedy this ... More »

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The Dreemers are in “Beach Mode”

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  by Floco Torres The Dreemers have been building momentum sleekly for a year since their impressive debut EP, “Is Is” dropped last May. Their self-proclaimed “Akron Sound,” which blends garage rock, soul and hints of R&B, will be displayed in full-length form... More »

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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Hoop For Coop

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  by Kayla Sturm When Denico Buckley’s friend Kimyata Cooper Jr. passed away suddenly from a heart attack at the age of 34 last May, Buckley decided something had to be done to reduce health care disparities in the Summit County minority male population. “Last... More »

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Bach for Locks Promises Great Music for a Great Cause

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Dr. Mayumi Kikuchi was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, and while she was undergoing cancer treatment, she turned to Stewart’s Caring Place, an Akron Cancer Wellness Center that provides many services for cancer patients and their families. They provided essenti... More »

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Catch The Devil’s Milk Trilogy in Repertory

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by Gray Giaconia   New World Performance Laboratory will perform the “Devil’s Milk Trilogy” this week in repertory at the Balch Street Theatre in Akron. The trilogy consists of three stand-alone plays about Akron and its relation to the rubber industry. Audien... More »

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Let Theatre Come to You: Summit StageFest

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by Josy Jones “If people won’t go to the theater, the theater should go to them.” Thus, the Summit StageFest was born. Jane Bond of Partners for Theater (partnersfortheater.org) loves theatre and was disturbed by the amount of people she spoke to who had never... More »