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Friday, June 22, 2018

Local Artist Spotlight: Prince Ish sets his sights on R&B royalty

Cleveland, Ohio -- On and off the stage, Ishmell O’Neal is a wearer of many hats: artist, model, self-promoter, dreamer. However, as his stage name suggests, the most appropriate hat...

“Infinity War” turns MCU and superhero movie genre conventions on their heads

You could work at FedEx for your entire life and still say that there is a lot to unpack here for this film. In fact, there’s a fair amount...

CPH’s ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ buzzing with fun

There are seven questions a spelling bee contestant can ask the judges before they attempt to spell their given word. To name a few, they can ask the words...

“Traffik” is thrilling, but leaves no room for meaning

Normally, I’d start these reviews with a quip or something, but I will begin by saying that human trafficking is a problem— not just in this country, but throughout...

‘Beirut’ finds itself on crossroads of culture, thrills and sharp sardonic wit

If you haven’t brushed up on your Middle Eastern history, after watching this film you’ll think the Berlin Wall drama will feel like a playground scuffle in comparison. “Beirut” is...

‘Death of Stalin’ makes light of one of the world’s darkest leaders

“Death of Stalin,” directed by Armando Ianucci, is a bombastically hilarious fictional re-telling of how the Soviet Union’s council of high-up political leaders dealt with the void left by...

‘Rampage’ smashes expectations, offers multifaceted popcorn flick fun

So, we got two decent video game movies already this year? 2018’s really shaping up to be a good year for cinema. The summer blockbusters keep coming earlier and earlier...

Jason Aldean’s ‘Rearview Town’ falls short despite potential for greatness

Jason Aldean, who was announced as the Entertainer of the Year for the second straight year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, just released his eighth studio album,...

‘A Quiet Place’ transcends horror and offers uniqueness to a tired genre

Well, this film breaks the streak of real-life couples having no chemistry on-screen. Take that, Ben Afleck and Jennifer Lopez. 'A Quiet Place' is the first and hopefully last collaboration...

Local Artist Spotlight: The Sonder Bombs talk touring, inspirations and new EP

Cleveland, Ohio — For Willow Hawks, Jimmy Wilkens and Eric Heald — collectively known on the local music scene as The Sonder Bombs — it all started with a simple...