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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 »

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On Exhibit | A Mental Hokey Pokey

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A Review of the Ohio Collage Society Exhibit at Summit Artspace by Josy Jones Step forward. Tilt your head to the left. Step back. Squint. Tilt your head to the right. Tilt your chin up slightly. Hope that the new angle will improve your understanding. Is that... 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 »