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October 2016

All posts published in October 2016

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The Trouble with Old People | Zombies in Orthopedic Shoes

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  column by Steven Van Auken; illustration by Paul Hoffman   When did zombies enter the national consciousness? No one knows for sure. They didn’t cross the frozen Delaware with General Washington. They weren’t there to chase Teddy Roosev... More »

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The Trouble with Old People | Now, Where Was I?

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by Steve Van Auken   You may have noticed that the older person in your life has become a bit forgetful. I have noticed this in some of my friends, which aroused some concern about my own mental processes. I knew my son-in-law to be an observant person so... More »

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Coffee and Community: Nervous Dog Celebrates 10 Years

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  words by Scott Piepho; photos by Paul Hoffman   Michael Litt, founder and owner of Akron’s Nervous Dog Coffee Bar, summarizes his business philosophy as “We don’t just sell coffee; we sell community.” Thanks to his passion for both, Nervous Dog cel... More »

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Standing Room | October 2016

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6 Akron Bands We Think You Should Know by Dawson Steeber   Ghost Slime Tyler Brown, Reid Silva, Josh Jones and Ben Selvey – all of whom disappeared after a toxic waste event on the set of Nickelodeon’s “Slime Time Live” – make up ‘90s guitar rock ou... More »

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The Solo Funkateer

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From the studio to the stage, Eriq Troi is one man on a mission. by Roger Riddle   Eriq Troi is a funk and soul one-man-band. If you follow him on Facebook, you will see daily video posts of him playing instruments and tinkering with recording software. T... More »

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Belt: The Akron Anthology

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by Melanie Anderson   The best stories of any given place are told by the people who have lived there. They’re the people who breathe its air, who know the best restaurants and the shadiest bars, who can retell stories of haunted places and who can relay ... More »

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Culture Club

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An overview of community events happening in Akron this October by Amanda Sedlak-Hevener Murder in the Mansion October 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 at Stan Hywet Hall, 6:45 – 9:15 pm Step back into the 1920s and enjoy a fun murder-mystery evening at Stan Hywet Hall. Af... More »

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The Palette | October 2016

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by Bronlynn Thurman The Fantasticks October 13-22, Weathervane Playhouse Explore the trials of young love and parental interference in Weathervane’s newest production, The Fantasticks. Tickets are $35 for adults. Visit weathervaneplayhouse.org for more informa... More »

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The Devil’s Dozen | October 2016

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Our picks for music events in October by Kristina Aiad-Toss   Extra Spooky with Actual Form, The Dreemers Friday, Oct. 14 at Jilly’s Music Room, 8 pm Just in time for Halloween, Jilly’s Music Room is hosting a spooky fun evening full of haunted dance punk... More »

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Op-ed | “They let you do it…”

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opinion by Rep. Greta Johnson The recording and transcript of Trump and Bush and “unidentified” others is haunting in many ways. The crass language didn’t bother me nearly as much as the five words…”they let you do it.” I... More »