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Crocker Park's Refined festival features all-Ohio alcohol

One of the coolest new events to hit the CLE, mark your calendar for Saturday, March 10, 2018 as Refined rolls into Crocker Park in Westlake. Billed as “The Alcohol Festival Featuring Alcohol Only from Ohio,” Refined will serve up our state’s finest beers, wines and cocktails at five interactive indoor bars, from 4 to 10 p.m. Several Ohio...

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Minkin's Music: Your 2018 concert list

The New Year offers up a list that’s chock full of singer/songwriters heading to a Northeast Ohio watering hole near you. One of the most intimate sit-down venues is Music Box Supper Club, located on the west bank of The Flats in downtown Cleveland. National touring artists booked include Los Lobos (1/24), Aimee Mann (1/28), JD Souther...

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A Final Thought: Starbucks is the devil

For 15 years now, Mimi Vanderhaven has been true to her mission of improving business diversity by shining the spotlight on quality, locally owned businesses, most of whom suffer from “the 500-foot rule.” That is, local businesses often can’t afford the high rent district so they locate a bit farther away. For example, wherever...

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Meet the Artist: Amanda Hope Cook

When you wish upon a star, you might look toward the sky and find yourself dreaming in neon—and painting for Disney. Painter Amanda Cook found her inspiration in the form of vibrant neon signage in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. All it takes is a walk down Broadway on the famous “Honky Tonk Highway” to see where her influence...

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Minkin's Music: Album of the Year award

To assist you with your holiday shopping, it’s time for my 2017 Album of The Year nominations. Last year’s winner, Margo Price, was in contention to repeat with All American Made, and the bar was raised high for two-time winner Jason Isbell, and his The Nashville Sound concert had me looking for the limited-edition release...

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