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July 2016

All posts published in July 2016

25 posts

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‘Built by human beans’

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Akron’s EarthQuaker Devices powers rock ‘n’ roll across the globe August 5, 2015 by Brittany Nader   The next time you check out a show in the area, take a closer look at the gear edging the stage. There’s a good chance you’ll see EarthQuaker Devices guit... More »

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New/Native: Akron Photographers

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Compiled by M. Sophie Hamad and Katie Jackson   NEW Name: Emily S. Durway Occupation: Attorney and photographer Hometown: Austin, TX Neighborhood: Highland Square   What do you wish was more on Akronites’ radar?  Many people haven’t walke... More »

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REVIEW: When ‘wicked smart Southern liberals’ come to town

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What happens when our new favorite local blogger reviews wellRED Comedy’s stop in Akron, featuring an Akron local and two special guests from The Daily Show by Ted Lehr, special to The Devil Strip; lead image courtesy of Shane Wynn The Setting Akron is a city ... More »

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Standing Room: July 2016

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Six Akron Bands We Think You Should Know by Brittany Nader   Luv Abstract Mark Anderson, known in the local rap scene as LuvAbstract, writes theatrical rhymes that accomplish more than simply making the listener bob his or her head or hit the dance floor.... More »

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Giving New Life to the Black Horror Genre

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Akron filmmaker Maurice Thomas talks about filming Urban Cannibal Massacre   Urban Cannibal Massacre (original title: Meat the Jones) is a 2013 horror film written by Jennifer Jeter and co-written by Dustin Austen. The story is by Maurice Thomas- who also... More »

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The Akron Songwriters Workshop Comes to the Civic Theatre

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by Lois Elswick Are you a songwriter? Would you like to hear about songwriting techniques from acclaimed artists? You’re in luck — The Akron Songwriters Workshop will be held at the Civic Theatre in downtown Akron from Aug. 9 to Aug. 12 with limited spots. Thi... More »

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Where the ‘Akron Sound’ Abounds

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Pop-up museum’s contents will soon go global by Michelle DeShon It is clear that Wayne Beck has a passion for Akron’s music history. One can sense it in the way he eagerly points from photograph to photograph telling the story of the “Akron Sound” while listin... More »

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Better Together: Akron BMe Community Celebrates Black Men

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Eight Akron Men Awarded $10,000 Each for their Positive Impact words by Grace Ebner; photos by Svetla Morrison “Be who?” Ace Epps called out to the audience. “Be me!” the crowd confidently shouted back. The energy in the Akron Urban League hall was contagious.... More »

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Akron Arts Expo 2016: Celebrating local talent for 37 years

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  by Melanie Anderson On July 23 and 24, Akronites will have the opportunity to discover local talent at the Akron Arts Expo. Located in Hardesty Park, the event will provide a range of activities such as the opportunity to sample food from local restaura... More »