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Downtown Cleveland: Playhouse Square, memory lane and beyond

We conclude our pre-convention Cleveland business and history travelogue reminiscing on the performing arts and more. Here’s hoping Cleveland survives the 2016 Republican National Convention and the presumed nomination of Donald Trump as the party's Presidential candidate. (Part 3 of 3).

Rock Hall of Fame offers free admission to Republican conventioneers

CLEVELAND, April 21, 2016 — After what seems like decades in the doldrums, my old hometown sure has been in the news a lot lately, ever since the Republicans were persuaded to hold their 2016 National Convention in this traditionally bluest-of-the-blue working-class city that, most appropriately, is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall ...

Trumping Trump with delegate math

They are stacking the convention against Donald J. Trump. With the addition delegate manager Paul Manafort to lead his GOP convention efforts, it seems Trump realizes the gig is rigged

Wednesday stocks mixed, Washington in chaos, Fed to report

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 – Tuesday, the Ides of March, didn’t result in any spectacular fatalities, but a few at least metaphorical casualties did hit the radar screens. Let us count the ways. Yesterday’s Super Tuesday II primary results seem to have permanently eliminated Marco Rubio and Uncle Bernie Sanders from the viable presidential contenders ...

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees – voting links here

CLEVELAND, October 9, 2014 — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced its nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. 2015 nominees are: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Chic Green Day Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Kraftwerk The Marvelettes W.A Nine Inch Nails Lou Reed The ...