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Porthouse Theatre Summer 2015

Porthouse Theatre, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center,
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Garry Moneypenny moves from City Council president to Akron Mayor at 4 p.m.  Sunday.

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Akron's post-Plusquellic era begins Sunday
Story by M.L. Schultze
UPDATE: Don Plusquellic plans to hold his last press conference as mayor at City Hall at 2:30 this afternoon.

Residents of Akron will wake up Monday morning with a new mayor. That will be the first time in nearly three decades. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has a last look at Don Plusquellic -- the man who dominated his city for so long -- and at the issues Akron faces as it moves on.
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Akron's getting its fizz on with old and new craft sodas
Norka is back in the beverage aisle along with a new locally brewed root beer
Is it cinema-art or racist-propaganda playing Friday at Cleveland's Cinematheque?
D. W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" is being shown on its 100th anniversary.
Pluto: Cavs take remarkable route to the NBA Finals
Commentator Terry Pluto says the team overcame a season filled with adversity to advance to title series
Cleveland deal ramps up civilian oversight of police
U.S. Department of Justice agreement zeros in on use-of-force; also beefs up training, recruiting and special mental health outreach
Akron's GOJO Industries to expand to Wooster
Other morning headlines: Inmate shot by Cleveland police files civil rights lawsuit; Company sentenced for dumping wastewater from drilling 
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New Quinnipiac presidential poll shows Ohio Gov. Kasich enters the top 10
But it's a tie, and a spot on the dais for the first debate in Cleveland is far from a sure thing
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Land bank and Collinwood clinic team up to help vets
Plan would address both housing and transportation issues
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Renacci says Congress needs more lawmakers grounded in business - The Republican says career politicians, including many GOP presidential candidates, don't have the experience to make good business laws
Cleveland RTA's Red Line could be 'going green' - A 2.8-mile trail running along the Red Line on the west side could become a linear park
Kent prof gets nearly $2 million to study nanobombs - NIH grant will help develop technology to treat infected tissue
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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

Now that's summer's here, let's go back inside for Patsy Cline at Actors' Summit, Daphne at Severance Hall, Gordon Lightfoot at the Akron Civic, Del McCoury at the Music Box, photography at the Akron Art Museum - and more this week in Northeast Ohio!

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Apollo's Fire Presents Two Summer Productions

Jeannette Sorrell and company offer audiences Bach in the Countryside on June 11 and 12 and Sugarloaf Mountain: An Appalachian Gathering on June 13 through 21.

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Win a Pass to See 'Far from the Madding Crowd'

Enter a drawing for a run-of-engagement pass for two to enjoy the new film 'Far from the Madding Crowds' at the Cedar Lee Theatre beginning June 1.

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Win a Pass to See 'I'll See You in My Dreams'

Enter a drawing for a run-of-engagement pass for two to enjoy the new film 'I'll See You in My Dreams' at Cleveland Cinemas theatres beginning June 8.

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Art by the Falls In Chagrin Falls June 6 & 7

Stroll along juried displays by fine artists and craftspeople - along with music, food, children's activities and more - Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7.

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WKSU Member Nights at Blossom

WKSU members can purchase half-price tickets to three specially chosen Blossom Festival concerts from July 26 through August 15.

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WKSU Staff Honored with 10 Ohio AP Media Editors Awards

WKSU staff members received 10 OAPME Awards in recognition of work created in 2014, including Best Reporter, Best Anchor, Best Digital Presence and Overall Excellence.

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