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The Next BIG Thing: Ava and the Hit Men

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Correction: The first version of this article incorrectly listed the concert date as Sunday, March 22. The correct date is Saturday, March 27. When issue #1 hits stands, Ava and the Hit Men will be our first band profile. Normally, we wouldn’t think to feature... More »

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Say Yes… | BLU Jazz is picture perfect for artists

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MUST SEE: Cyrille Aimée performs at BLU Jazz on Thursday, March 5  Dimmed lighting. Relaxing atmosphere. Signature cocktails. Quality live jazz music. None of these important things were first on Tony Troppe’s mind when he started planning BLU Jazz+, Akron’s n... More »

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Sneak peek at the first issue and “You’re So Akron If…”

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Just a friendly heads up, friends. At 11:59 pm on Saturday, February 28, we’re going to stop taking entries for the “You’re So Akron If…” contest. Then we move into the very difficult task of figuring out which to include in our inaugural print issue, which de... More »

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Art for Akron’s Sake: Our Kickstarter project is LIVE

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WE ARE LIVE! The Devil Strip’s Kickstarter Campaign for Newspaper Box Awesomeness has launched! We love public art. We hate neglected newspaper boxes. If you want more public art and fewer dilapidated boxes, check out our Kickstarter project. If you believe in... More »

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Shutter Speed: Spark at the Akron Art Museum

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By day, by trade, Shane Wynn is a photographer, but I met her through her advocacy for the arts. As I’ve gotten to know her better, I’ve seen her love for this community manifest itself repeatedly. She gave our Knight Cities Challenge submission a great name–U... More »

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The Wanderer: “More sauerkraut balls, please!”

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Ed. note: Welcome another new writer to the Devil Strip family, Holly Brown! She’s going to be writing a food column for us. Introducing… THE WANDERER!  I’m an Akron transplant. I haven’t been here long, but I’ve learned a few things. Firstly, whenever you tel... More »

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The Secret Lives of Beekeepers: Who is this guy anyway?

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UPDATE: Akron Honey Company will be competing on the LeBron James reality show, Cleveland Hustles, premiering August 24 at 10 pm.     The Most Interesting Person I Know: Brent Ian Wesley “It’s going to get sticky,” he said, walking into his house ahead of me. ... More »