David C. Barnett

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Punk Before It Had A Name, Rocket From The Tombs Releases An Album

Sunday, January 03, 2016

One of the most influential proto punk bands of the mid-1970s, Rocket from the Tombs, is back together. The group's new album is Black Record.


100 Years On, Cleveland Play House Stays True To Its Regional Mission

Friday, January 01, 2016

It's been called the oldest professional regional theater in the United States. The Cleveland Play House was founded in 1915 by a group of artists and social activists dissatisfied with the commercial fare that dominated theaters at the time. The theater has had its ups and downs, but it's stayed true to its original mission of presenting challenging work with a primarily local cast and crew.


Why The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Are Good For You

Sunday, September 06, 2015

It was known as the black Pulitzer Prize. Edith Anisfield Wolf created the award in 1935 to honor books that explored issues of race and culture diversity. Thursday is its 80th anniversary.


Officer's Acquittal Highlights Tense Police, Community Relations In Cleveland

Monday, May 25, 2015

There were relatively peaceful protests after a white police officer in Cleveland was acquitted Saturday in the deaths of two unarmed black motorists in a barrage of police gunfire in 2012.


As Joan Jett Is Inducted, Women Still Scarce At Rock Hall

Friday, April 17, 2015

Of the more than 700 artists in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only about 8 percent are women. Joan Jett is now one of them.


A Nun Inspired By Warhol: The Forgotten Pop Art Of Sister Corita Kent

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Kent's work, which included the U.S. Postal Service's popular "love" stamp, had a lasting influence. But today her story seems to have fallen through the cracks of art history.

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Cleveland Comes To Grips With Scathing Report On Police Department

Friday, December 05, 2014

Cleveland is coming to grips with a scathing report from the Justice Department that harshly criticizes the city's police. The department is calling for sweeping reforms.


Most Cavs Fans Willing To Forgive LeBron On His Return To Cleveland

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

LeBron James is back and Cleveland is getting psyched. Local basketball fans seem to be willing to forgive James for leaving town in search of NBA glory in Miami. As Thursday's season...


Cosimo Matassa Made His Reputation Behind The Studio Glass

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cosimo Matassa recorded songs by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Professor Longhair and Jerry Lee Lewis and helped get the New Orleans sound out to the world. Matassa died Thursday at the age of 88.


'The Cunning Little Vixen' Pokes Her Head Into An Animated Forest

Saturday, May 17, 2014

A new production of Leos Janácek's opera takes on a longstanding challenge: how to turn human singers into animals without making them look ridiculous. The answer? Animate them.


Nigerian Abductions Part Of A Terrible Pattern In African Conflicts

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Africa's most notorious warlord, Joseph Kony, began mass abductions of schoolgirls in the 1980s. Since then, it has become a recurring feature in conflicts on the continent.


These Aren't The Rock Hall Inductees You're Looking For

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Besides their legions of fans, the artists entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year — KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and others — have inspired scores of imitators.


Walking Back The Largest U.S. Power Blackout, 10 Years Later

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

On a hot, summer afternoon in 2003, a set of sagging power lines outside of Cleveland sank into some overgrown trees, tripping circuit breakers, and leading to a massive power outage ...


Clevelanders Ask How Abducted Women Were Held Without Notice

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio, where three kidnapped women were held for about a decade is a mix of happiness and disbelief. Happy that the three were found safe. But there are ...


The Diverse Influence Of The 2013 Rock Hall Inductees

Thursday, April 18, 2013

As the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts a new class, musicians and writers look at how influence — one of the Hall's criteria for induction — plays out in ways obvious (how Beyonce ...