Cuyahoga Falls High School student Katy Spinner holds up a poster for the Cuyahoga Falls Postcard Project, for which she organized for her Girl Scout Gold Award.
Provided by Katy Spinner
Memories of Falls Community at Center of Girl Scout Gold Award Project
Bart Sullivan, 02-10-2020
As the Cuyahoga Falls art community continues to grow, artwork, artists, and galleries are garnering more and more attention. For one upcoming display in particular, both the artist and focus of the work are products of Cuyahoga Falls. ... click to full article

Culture: Music
A Snowy Night in Hawaii with The World’s Greatest Christmas Band
On Friday, December 13th at Hudson’s Tiki Underground, the Christmas spirit purveyors known as Missile Toe brought the house down with Christmas music that was literally too big for the stage—the Akron group that proclaims itself “World’s Greatest ... click to full article

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Culture: Music
An Evening in the Summit Sky
You never quite know what you’re going to get when you step into the basement of a bar. On this early winter night of November 23, the sleet was gearing up outside, but there was a rowdy pool-playing crowd hanging out along with arcade games. As the ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
Comic Fans Invade Cuyahoga Falls for Akron Comicon
Since the 1950s, comic conventions have been popping up around the world, bringing millions of fans of the medium to convention centers around the country and worldwide. Over the last few decades, however, these “comic cons” have focused more on the ... click to full article

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Culture: Film & Television
Paul Rudd Splits in Two for a Binge-worthy Series
Not since the comedic pairing of Hayley Mills and Hayley Mills in the original 1961 film The Parent Trap has there been a better duo than in Netflix’s newest series, Living with Yourself, starring Paul Rudd and Paul Rudd. ... click to full article

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Culture: Film & Television
The Ten Short Films That Got the World Voting
Since September 26th, the Manhattan Short film festival has been showing the top 10 film finalists in over 400 cities around the world, spanning 6 continents. A diversity of languages, cultures, genres, and ideas can be found in the films, which come ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
Artist Spotlight:
Daena Johnson
By looking at the current blockbuster movies and top children’s’ cartoons, it is not difficult to see what audiences are enjoying in pop culture. Superheroes are beyond popular, especially given the continuing Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans watch ... click to full article

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Culture: Film & Television
Sheets Pulled Off Society’s Faults in Falls Native’s Award-Winning Short Film
Tradition is often to blame for things that may seem outdated at best or dangerous at worst. People may even complain that outdated or dangerous things need to continue because “it has always been that way.” Tradition, however, is not always an acceptable ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
Sweet Christmas! Comic Art Up Front at New Gallery
The old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words is especially true when it comes to comic books—some comic illustrations will describe an entire event without even the need for dialogue. For the Cuyahoga Falls gallery's second show since opening ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
Local Creativity Refracted Through Collide’s PRISM Project
Over the last year, downtown Cuyahoga Falls has grown as an art district, introducing new festivals, working out ideas for public art, and, most recently, hosting Collide Cuyahoga Falls’ PRISM Project. Providing local art to business on Front Street ... click to full article

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Culture: Film & Television
Amazon Prime’s Good Omens: An Ominous Good Time
It all started with an apple—that, and the lending of a flaming sword. Years later, the eternal friendship between an angel and demon will both cause and prevent the end of the world. Based on Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett’s comedic novel of the same ... click to full article

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Culture: Film & Television
Cobra Kai Waxes (On and Off) Nostalgic
In the summer of 1984, moviegoers were introduced to a young everyman by the name of Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) in The Karate Kid. LaRusso, having moved from the east to west coast at the age of 17 with his mother, quickly becomes the victim ... click to full article

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Culture: Film & Television
Larson’s Unicorn Store Has Everything You Need
As some people age, there are always things they wish could have been different, things they wish they could have had in their youth because it may have changed their lives—even though these things would probably make no difference, and the wishers’ ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
Marvel and Bigfoot and Ponies—Oh My!: Oddmall Celebrates Its Anniversary at Knight Center
Have you ever wondered where to find a Quidditch cat bed? What about humanely acquired taxidermy? Or how about a cartoonish painting of Batman? Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird has these and so much more, and the 10th annual event was held at the John S. ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
Student Artwork Right at Home Downtown
The artistic side of Cuyahoga Falls expanded Thursday night, May 2nd, as artwork, music, and theatrical productions were presented by students of the Cuyahoga Falls and Woodridge school districts at the Fifth Annual Cuyahoga Falls All-City Art Walk. Encompassing ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
A Collision of Art, Music, and Words
On Thursday, February 28th, The Cashmere Cricket hosted Collide: Cuyahoga Falls’ spoken word, music, and art show. Comprised of 6 speakers, musical entertainment from the Nick Paparone Trio, and live painting by local artist Amy Mothersbaugh—the product ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
Friendship Hangs High at City Hall
In a historic speech, Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little, together, we can do so much.” This anecdote best describes the newest artwork hanging at Cuyahoga Falls City Hall, created by Roberts Middle School’s art students. ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
Cuyahoga Falls Alumni Bring Art to HiHO
All artists get their start somewhere—often as children in school. The considerable art community in Cuyahoga Falls is no exception, and the Cuyahoga Falls Alumni Art Show at HiHO Brewing Company on December 19th proved it. Alumni and staff of the Cuyahoga ... click to full article

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Culture: Music
Musical Craftsmanship with Jared Lees
In January, Cuyahoga Falls lost one of its most multi-talented artists to Tallmadge as bass guitarist and knife maker Jared Lees moved his family there after 23 years. During his time in the Falls, Lees has elevated his name significantly as a bassist, ... click to full article

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Culture: Film & Television
Mrs. Maisel's Second Season Is Golden
There are few instances of television series creators succeeding with multiple series, but Amy Sherman-Palladino & Daniel Palladino, after their success with Gilmore Girls, have once again created a powerful cult series with The Marvelous Mrs. ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
Artist Spotlight:
Toni Billick
In the art world, it’s not uncommon for an artist to enjoy working in one or two different media, whether costumes, photography, drawing, jewelry, etc. For Cuyahoga Falls artist Toni Billick, however, there is no limit. ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
Falls Summer Fun Still Showing Through Autumn
A city is seen differently by everyone who lives in and around it. Some love everything about where they live, while others may want to be anywhere else. For Cuyahoga Falls, there are many reasons why the former is true, as seen through the eyes of local ... click to full article

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Culture: Film & Television
Lighting HBO Films on Fire: Fahrenheit 451
One important question surrounds the recent HBO Films adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451: how did actors the caliber of Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon working with celebrated director Ramin Bahrani produce ... click to full article

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Culture: Film & Television
TV Review:
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
It’s possible that John Krasinski’s name will never be mentioned without also mentioning Jim Halpert, his character in the U.S. version of The Office, but he continues to take on roles that display his depth as a performer, and Amazon Prime’s ... click to full article

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Culture: Comedy
Chuckles at Cheese & Chong’s
Matt Farkas, host of Late Night Laughs at Cheese & Chong’s in Akron’s Highland Square neighborhood, says that comedy is “culturally important” and “it’s good for ya.” The crowd in the bar/restaurant’s small space seemed to agree when the ... click to full article

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Culture: Music
Review:
The Michael Weber Show's Live at the Palace
If the Cuyahoga Falls area was America, Michael Weber would be America's Sweetheart. In fact, he actually has turned heads nationally since winning the MTV talent show Amazingness earlier this year. Though he is a resident of Silver Lake, Falls ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
A Plein Air View of a City Newly Presented
When people describe Cuyahoga Falls to those outside the city, there are certain attributes that always stand out: the river, the downtown shopping district, the clock tower, and the closeness of the community. All of these are found especially in the ... click to full article

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Culture: Theater
Millennial Theatre Project Reminds Akron “Don’t Feed the Plants”
If you asked the average person on the street what Little Shop of Horrors is, chances are they would recall the 1986 Frank Oz-directed film musical starring Rick Moranis. Oz’s film is an adaptation of the stage musical of the same name written ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
Cuyahoga Falls Artist Gets “Sketchy”
He may work in I.T., but you can call him “Doctor.” That’s because Cuyahoga Falls artist Andrew Sunderland is part of the trio that runs the Akron life drawing events known as Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. ... click to full article

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Culture: Arts
Local Gallery Exhibits Textile Works
Art is subjective. What constitutes art to one person might produce quite a different reaction from someone else, and that's precisely because art is subjective. This is certainly not the only lesson one learns when visiting art galleries, but it bears ... click to full article

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Culture: Music
Prog Time:
Axon-Neuron
Jeremey Poparad may be the busiest musician in all of Cuyahoga Falls, and for a wide swath around it too. The bandleader of Axon-Neuron—his progressive rock brainchild—Poparad has also recently finished Master’s degrees in music composition and ... click to full article

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Culture: Comedy
Akron-born Comedian John McClellan Plays The Funny Stop
On June 8th, I was the lucky recipient of complimentary tickets to The Funny Stop, Cuyahoga Falls’ renowned comedy club on State Road. Before the show, I asked the server who was going to perform, and she pointed to the back corner, gushing, “he is, ... click to full article

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Culture: Film & Television
Pastiche Triumvirate:
Netflix’s When We First Met
Ari Sandel’s When We First Met—a 2018 Netflix comedy film starring Adam Devine of Workaholics fame—is equal parts Bedazzled (2000), Groundhog Day (1993), and Big (1988). Although this may sound a bit disjointed, ... click to full article

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Culture: Theater
Point of No Return Improv Troupe Laughs it Up with Spring’s Arrival
Despite their smaller than usual cast on April 21st, the Falls-based Point of No Return Improv troupe (PNR) celebrated both Earth Day and National Humor Month at Quirk Cultural Center. The night’s five participating members—Richard Harrison, Phill ... click to full article

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Culture: Film & Television
Veena Sud’s Seven Seconds:
A New “Limited Series” on Netflix
Veena Sud rose to prominence in 2011 as the creator of AMC’s The Killing, which started out as a dark crime procedural that came off like Twin Peaks without the surrealism. The dead girl in The Killing even secretly worked in a ... click to full article

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