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The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Before Cher, Madonna, P!nk or Lady Gaga, there was Sophie Tucker. Ahead of her time, this unconventional dynamo paved the way for generations of female performers and created a career that lasted 60 years. Although she was one ...

 
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Barney Taxel
Barney Taxel
Barney Taxel

Barney Taxel began seriously exploring a beloved garden cemetery with cameras in tow in 2000. The commercial and fine art photographer had to whittle down thousands of color and black-and-white images to arrive at the roughly 2...

 
Concert Recaps
 
Daryl Hall and John Oates
Daryl Hall and John Oates
Daryl Hall and John Oates

Whopperjaw HQ is Cleveland, Ohio—also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. New HOF inductees, Daryl Hall and John Oates, brought their Philly blue-eyed rock-and-soul to Public Hall for the Museum’s Spring Benefit Concert. Th...

 
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Buzzard Film Logo
Buzzard Film Logo
Buzzard Film Logo

Dave Jingo grew up in Canton, Ohio. The soundtrack to his adolescence was provided by iconic Cleveland radio station WMMS 100.7FM. A lifelong rock fan, Dave hopes to pay homage to themusic that moved him and the frequency that ...

 
 
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Muppets Most Wanted
Muppets Most Wanted
Muppets Most Wanted

Clark Kent’s glasses concealed his true superhero identity from a city of millions, so it’s not so surprising that a little green makeup over a mole might hide a criminal mastermind from a train filled with Muppets.   Number on...

 
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Belsnickels
Belsnickels
Belsnickels

Every major holiday I try to visit Darla’s home east of Cleveland. Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Easter—the artistic family’s rotating vintage display of seasonal décor never fails to delight. But it is Christmas that’s the real ...

 
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Ohio City Singers by Chris Yohn
Ohio City Singers by Chris Yohn
Ohio City Singers by Chris Yohn

A nine-person band devoted exclusively to playing original holiday songs, the Ohio City Singers started out as an informal collective of musicians. It’s slowly emerged into a festive enterprise. This year in addition to playing...

 
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Dan Schlissel, Stand Up! Records
Dan Schlissel, Stand Up! Records
Dan Schlissel, Stand Up! Records

Dan Schlissel started putting out eclectic array of music on his -ism label (later rebranded -ismist) while studying at the University of Nebraska. In the late 1990s, he moved to Minnesota and a funny thing happened—he impetuou...

 
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Monastery Greetings
Monastery Greetings
Monastery Greetings

Will Keller had an inspired business idea: Monastery Greetings, a mail order business for goods made at monasteries, convents, abbeys and hermitages around the world. He started the company in his home, but quickly ran out of r...

 
 
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Sightseers
Sightseers
Sightseers

You’re 30-something and finally meet a man with potential. You start dating a guy who can see past your idiosyncrasies and the years you’ve wasted under the thumb of a manipulative, judgmental and abusive mum. After a few month...