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On the Record | G.S. Schray’s “Gabriel”

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by Dawson Steeber   G.S. Schray has been making music for decades. In his own words, he’s been in “about a zillion bands,” most notably Houseguest and Beaten Awake. He’s also played on the last two Strand of Oaks albums and worked with Six Parts Seven. He... More »

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High Arts Festival Brings Creative Community Together

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  words and photos by Taylor Patterson 09/17/2017 Akron’s already vibrant art scene will bloom into full color during this year’s High Arts Festival, a 23-day event featuring musicians, filmmakers and visual artists. The festival is an evolution of the Ak... More »

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I love Apama and So Should You: Interview with Ted Sikora

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by Josy Jones 09/15/2017 I admit, Akron is kind of cool. Not kind of. It’s definitely an awesome place that continues to surprise its residents with the unique events and people who live here. Ted Sikora, create/co-writer of comic book Apama the Undiscovered A... More »

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One Night Only: The Buzz Clic Adventure

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Rubber City Rebels Guitarist and Punk-Rock Legend Returns to Akron on Sept. 22 by Brittany Nader 09/14/2017 In the 1970s, Akron experienced a shift as its status as Rubber Capital of the World began declining and its music scene unexpectedly started gaining in... More »

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What Carrie Acree Wishes She Knew

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by Taylor Dawson 09/14/2017 Entrepreneur Carrie Acree is owner and founder of The Dragon’s Mantle, a small business in Kenmore that sells many different metaphysical, Pagan and Wiccan supplies and tools. Dragon’s Mantle offers essential oils, gemstones, ... More »

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Outdoor Gems: Exploring Northeast Ohio | Beaver Marsh

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words and photos by Anthony Boarman Everyone loves a comeback story. LeBron James returning to Northeast Ohio to bring the Cavaliers their first championship in franchise history. WWII veteran Louis Zamperini’s journey from Olympic stardom to Japanese prisoner... More »

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Get to Know the Summit Food Coalition

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How one organization works to connect people and food by M. Sophie Franchi What’s your relationship to food? Do you want to know where your dinner ingredients came from? Maybe you’d like to become a food entrepreneur but you don’t have a comm... More »

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In the Crowd | Never Coming Down 2 at Hive Mind

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by Floco Torres 9/11/17 It used to be that our relationship with things that are considered “cool” would grow as we experienced more. But as social media continues to buy our attention, I’m starting to feel like we wouldn’t know what cool is if it literally re... More »

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Origin Story: Tabouleh Lebanese Grill

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by Ted Zep The story of Tony and George Kanaan is the story of Akron itself. The 28-year old twin brothers are the owners and operators of Tabouleh Lebanese Grill, which resides just within the confines of The University of Akron footprint. I recently spoke wi... More »

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Akron Aviators brings Pro Basketball to Akron

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  by Floco Torres 08/08/2017 “I swear music and sports is so synonymous, cause we want to be them and they wanna be us,” Drake raps on “Thank Me Now,” from his debut album “Thank Me Later.” As a fan of both music and sports, this observation has been evid... More »