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Ralph Carney
Ralph Carney
Ralph Carney

Some 30 years ago, saxophonist Ralph Carney joined offbeat Akron, Ohio punk rockers Tin Huey who played the same underground clubs as Northeast Ohio acts such as Rocket from the Tombs and the Numbers Band before garnering natio...

 
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Brides Maids (Blu-Ray 2011)

 
September 23, 2011
 



Women are loyal, that’s why they agree to be maids of honor even though the experience is always expensive and rarely much fun. Failed cake shop owner Annie (Kristen Wiig) is broke and pretty miserable when her best friend, Lil...

 
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Our love of R.E.M., which today announced it has disbanded, goes back to, well certainly Chronic Town (which we snatched up on vinyl last year as part of a Record Store Day promotion) and Murmur, but it really came to fruition ...

 
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Alana Amram
Alana Amram
Alana Amram

Touring in support of her new album, Snow Shadows: Songs of Vince Martin, which arrives in stores today, singer-songwriter Alana Amram came through Cleveland last night to play to a sparse crowd at Wilbert’s, a small music venu...

 
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Coulton
Coulton
Coulton

Since quitting his day job some seven years ago, singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton has gone from Internet sensation to up-and-coming recording artist. The sharp pop hooks and nerdy lyrics on his forthcoming album, Artificial H...

 
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entourage
entourage
entourage

We got hooked on HBO’s Entourage seven years ago when it premiered on HBO. In that time, however, the show’s original impulse – to parody Hollywood and all the bullshit that goes on behind the scenes – has dissipated. But in th...

 
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Mr. Gnome
Mr. Gnome
Mr. Gnome

We’re not huge metalheads over here, but we do sometimes like to crank the stereo and bask in the aural glow of some unadulterated rawk. And for the last couple of years, we’ve followed the avant-metal act Mr. Gnome (singer-gui...

 
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The Debt

 
September 6, 2011
 



British director John Madden (Ethan Frome, Mrs. Brown, Proof) has a long history of making great period pieces. He was even nominated for an Oscar for 1998’s Shakespeare in Love. With The Debt, a remake of a 2007 Israeli film o...

 
 
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The Green Album

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September 2, 2011
 



A child of the 70s, we grew up on The Muppet Show. The quirky songs, bold offbeat humor and charming sensitivity put it in a category with few other TV programs—something our parents were as excited to watch as we were. Mom and...

 
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Our Idiot Brother

 
September 1, 2011
 



You might not guess it from the title, but Our Idiot Brother is a little more drama than comedy. The film stars Paul Rudd as Ned, a nice enough guy whose naiveté tends to get him into trouble. One day, while peddling his organi...