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Imagine Peace. It’s Hard, I Know.

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On Exhibit: Yoko Ono at the Emily Davis Gallery   01/04/2018 by Josy Jones Peace. It’s an idea. Sometimes it’s a feeling. It’s an intangible concept that can be easily dismissed for its abstract nature. You can’t explain it. You only know it when you experienc... More »

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Happy Anniversary: A Reflection on my First Year in Akron

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by Josy Jones   01/04/2018 When I originally left Ohio, I swore I’d never be back. I just knew there was nothing left here for me. Why would anyone choose to be in Ohio? I was that person. Somehow, it only took a four-day visit in November 2016 to change my mi... More »

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On Exhibit | Bring the City Home

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Ed Green’s “Impressions of the City” at Bluff Blue Door Gallery by Josy Jones The holiday season: it’s unlike any other time of year. You get to see family you haven’t seen all year, decorate, give gifts and eat your grandmother’s family recipes. Perhaps this ... More »

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The Black Box | Catching up with Rubber City Theatre

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by Josy Jones   Akron, The Rubber City. It only seems right that there are groups all around Akron paying homage to its legacy, acknowledging its difficult past and carrying this tagline into the dream for Akron’s future. Rubber City Theatre wears the city slo... More »

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Dr. Theresa Beyerle | Akron’s Builder, Connector

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by Josy Jones   Dr. Theresa Beyerle jokes about being lost in the Salvation Army building. She’s about six weeks into her position as Director of Institutional Research, and the building is still semi-unfamiliar, making navigation troublesome. But she owns her... More »

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Origin Story | Stagecoach Antiques

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74-Years-Old and Counting by Josy Jones A scarlet brick face, royal blue awnings and bold, white lettering greet you from the street. The sidewalk in front is decorated with chairs, pots and other goodies, all urging a passersby to deviate from her plans, slow... 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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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 »