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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Asian Lantern Festival offering drive-thru days

Cedar Point cancels HalloWeekends 2020, and announces scaled back fall schedule

Silverspot Cinema reopens Pinecrest location to public

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

  Stone Temple Pilots to perform debut album ‘Core’ live

Drake bests Madonna for most Top 10 hits

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Emmy nominations to be announced today

‘Jeopardy!’ episode featuring Regis Philbin to re-air Monday night on CBS 19 News

Mentor Rocks concerts suspended, CityFest canceled as COVID-19 cases surge

Goodtime I requires passengers wear face masks on board

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame cancels induction ceremony slated for Nov. 7 in Cleveland

Atlas Cinemas offering private auditorium rentals amid coronavirus crisis

  Cleveland Orchestra members conducting pop-up chamber concerts in the community

Members of the Cleveland Orchestra have been performing small chamber concerts at hospitals for healthcare workers, and on porches and driveways for neighbors.

Dinosaurs Around the World coming to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Exhibit explorers will learn about each of the earth’s seven continents and dinosaurs that once roamed there.

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

The country music industry has long been hesitant to address its long and complicated history with race, but the death of George Floyd in police custody and the protests it sparked in the U.S. and around the world became a sound too loud for the genre to ignore.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Asian Lantern Festival returns July 8

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced Friday that the Asian Lantern Festival will again transform the Zoo with over 1,000 illuminated lanterns beginning July 8.

Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series

Billie Eilish gets 3-year restraining order for trespasser

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offers 100 free tickets for Father’s Day

`That 70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

  Gov. DeWine says crowd at Hall of Fame game, ceremony ‘highly unlikely’

  Pinecrest parking lot turning into drive-in movie on Thursdays

  Cleveland Metroparks Zoo reopening June 17 with capacity reduced by 75% and required reservations

The Zoo said there will also be some attractions and services closed or canceled due to safety and operational constraints caused by the coronavirus crisis.

  Cleveland museums, parks and attractions reopen after coronavirus shutdown

The Cleveland Museum of Art reopens June 30. The Greater Cleveland Aquarium reopens on June 29 for pass holders and July 6 for the general public.

It’s Superman Day! Here’s the comic book hero’s connection to Cleveland

The Man of Steel created right here in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood during The Great Depression.

Dr. Amy Acton to appear on COVID-19 town hall with Big Bird and other Sesame Street characters

Days after announcing her resignation, Dr. Amy Acton is scheduled to participate in a CNN COVID-19 town hall event targeting children with Sesame Street characters.

Oscars to set best picture noms at 10, commits to new phase of equity and inclusion standards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that there will be 10 best picture nominees beginning with the 94th Academy Awards in 2022.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo reopening June 17 with capacity reduced by 75% and required reservations

The Zoo said there will also be some attractions and services closed or canceled due to safety and operational constraints caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Kelly Clarkson seeks divorce from husband of nearly 7 years

The singer, talk show host and judge on “The Voice” filed court papers to end the marriage under her married name Kelly Blackstock on June 4 in Los Angeles.

  End of playground ban due to coronavirus signals beginning of summer in Ohio

Ohio will allow a variety of businesses and institutions from aquariums to zoos, museums to movie theaters and playgrounds.

  Cleveland’s first drive-in EDM festival slated for Fourth of July weekend

The show will go on for the Kukui Electronic Dance Music Festival, social distance style.

Ohio movie theaters, museums, playgrounds, zoos and more reopening on Wednesday

While they are permitted to reopen, some facilities are choosing to remain closed.

Bonnie Pointer, early member of Pointer Sisters, dies at 69

Pointer died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, publicist Roger Neal said. She was 69.

Guarded swim hours at Cleveland Metroparks’ Edgewater and Huntington beaches resume

Guarded swim hours at the Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater and Huntington beaches are now in session starting Saturday.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo rhino herd gets new habitat double the size of old home

The Daniel Maltz Rhino Reserve offers enhanced features for the rhinos and has an expanded guest viewing deck.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo reopening June 17 after being closed for nearly 3 months from coronavirus crisis

The Zoo first closed on March 16 as a precaution to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has remained closed for nearly three months to abide by the state’s orders.

Cleveland Metroparks’ new restaurant ‘e55 on the lake’ open for business

e55 on the lake, the Cleveland Metroparks’ new restaurant along the Lake Erie shoreline, is now open along with concessions across the park district.

Cleveland’s ‘Light Up the Lake’ Fourth of July fireworks show postponed till September

As many communities across the state continue to navigate safety procedures and best practices for mass gatherings, Light Up the Lake, Cleveland’s official Fourth of July fireworks show, is being rescheduled for Sept. 19.

Have a virtually ‘Otterly Amazing’ Saturday with the Akron Zoo

The Akron Zoo’s Otterly Amazing event will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. this Saturday, on Zoom.

Cleveland Metroparks ‘Cruise the Zoo’ tickets extended for 2 weeks after high demand

The limited-access event runs through June 14.

Cedar Point honoring everyday heroes of coronavirus crisis with ‘Ticket of a Lifetime’

That special offer is a lifetime admission to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark.

  Ohio State Fair canceled ‘to help prevent spread of COVID-19 and protect the Fair for future generations’

The Ohio State Fair said the health and safety of their Fair family is the most important factor as they move forward

Michael Bublé reschedules Cleveland concert cancelled due to coronavirus

The new concert date is Feb. 26, 2021.

Put-in-Bay launches gradual reopening plan amid covid-19 pandemic

The chamber told guests to be prepared to wear face coverings at times while on the island, and businesses are stocking up on cleaning supplies and protective equipment.

Cedar Point postpones 150th anniversary celebration until 2021

Cedar Point was supposed to celebrate the 150th anniversary season in 2020, but park officials say that event has been postponed until 2021.

Livestreaming with Rolling Stones, Sarah Brightman, Motörhead

Viewers can help support musicians undergoing financial hardship by giving to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund or MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Cedar Point discusses potential changes to reopen park for 2020 season

Cedar Point discussed potential changes for the upcoming 2020 season due to new state safety standards that put the opening date on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

Florian Schneider-Esleben had been suffering from cancer, German news agency dpa reported.

NASA is working with Tom Cruise to shoot a film in space

Jim Bridenstine, the head of NASA, says the space agency and actor have teamed up.

St. Patrick’s Easter de Mayo of July Party scheduled in Cleveland for celebrations canceled by coronavirus crisis

If you feel like you’ll be missing out on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, and the Fourth of July as you traditionally would, you’ll have the chance to make it up at the St. Patrick’s Easter de Mayo of July Party later this summer!

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad cancels all train rides through Sept. 30 due to coronavirus crisis

CVSR said it will issue refunds to all passengers who purchased advanced tickets, and will automatically extend all active memberships with appropriate benefits by the number of months the railroad will be closed.

Berea officials cancel all summer activities and announce pool closure

The city of Berea, which draws in thousands of people each year with a robust lineup of outdoor festivities, announced Wednesday that it has cancelled all summer events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Northeast Ohio radio personality back on the air after battle with coronavirus

WNIR radio talk show host Jim Isabella battled coronavirus for five weeks, catching it early and able to return to the air

2020 Cedar Point season passes will also be valid for 2021 season

Cedar Point announced additional changes for passholders for the upcoming 2020 season due to the uncertainty surrounding the park’s opening date during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Former zoo employee from Ohio doesn’t believe ‘Tiger King’ was guilty of murder-for-hire plot

While everybody is stuck inside, a Netflix docuseries is keeping millions of people entertained.

Cedar Point halts payments on passes due to uncertainty of park’s opening during coronavirus restrictions

Cedar Point announced that billing for all 2020 season passes has been suspended due to the uncertainty surrounding the amusement park’s opening date.

Dyngus Day Cleveland going virtual, but organizers promise upcoming celebration

For its 10th year, Dyngus Day will be held via Facebook Live on Monday, April 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Grammy-winning singer Lizzo thanks health care workers with food at Ohio hospital

Lizzo, a Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, recognized the work those in the health care field are doing by sending food to an Ohio hospital.

Dylan puts out 17-minute ode to Kennedy

The 78-year-old musician released a link to the song, titled "Murder Most Foul," on his website and social media.

2-legged dog from Ohio named Lt. Dan chosen as new Cadbury Bunny

The two-legged Treeing Walker Coonhound from Ohio named Lt. Dan was already known for his large social media following celebrating his differences that don’t stop him, but now this precious pup will be known as the new Cadbury Bunny.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host induction ceremony on Nov. 7 in Cleveland

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will now take place on Nov. 7, after officials canceled the May 2 date amid coronavirus concerns.

Cedar Point monitoring coronavirus situation but still plans mid-May park opening

Cedar Point tweeted out on Friday that it hopes to open the park in mid-May, or as soon as possible thereafter, as it continues to monitor the regional and national health directives related to COVID-19.

  Ohio Gov. DeWine: ‘I have literally no idea’ how celebrities are getting tested for COVID-19 before symptomatic individuals

Many celebrities, athletes, and politicians are facing backlash for revealing that they were tested for COVID-19 for seemingly precautionary purposes.

  Coronavirus can’t stop them; Artists perform for fans online

From country to rock to opera, livestream shows are popping up everywhere.

  Willoughby coffee shops, restaurants hope to stay afloat with carry-out business during coronavirus pandemic

The hope is that there will be enough carry-out business to keep some of the employees on the job and to ensure that the business can make it through what may be a long stretch.

I-X Indoor Amusement Park canceled due to mass gatherings ban over coronavirus concerns

The I-X Indoor Amusement Park was canceled after Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health signed an executive order to cancel all mass gatherings of more than 100 people due to COVID-19.

Sesame Street Live among multiple events canceled or postponed at Wolstein Center due to coronavirus concerns

Cleveland State University has canceled or postponed multiple events scheduled for the Wolstein Center per “Governor DeWine’s Mass Gathering Order” as they monitor the impact of the coronavirus.

Kenny Chesney Chillaxification Tour postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, including Blossom Music Center stop

Country music star Kenny Chesney’s 2020 Chillaxification Tour is now on the list of events postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

Cleveland’s Dyngus Day postponed amid coronavirus concerns

The annual Polish holiday, which takes places the Monday after Easter, was scheduled for April 13.

Cleveland Playhouse Square postpones performances after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine bans mass gatherings

Cleveland Playhouse Square has postponed all performances, after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a ban on all mass gatherings that exceed 100 people.

Michael Bublé postpones Cleveland tour stop amid coronavirus concerns

Michael Buble cancels Cleveland show over coronavirus concerns

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame postpones induction ceremony in Cleveland because of coronavirus

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony in Cleveland this year is postponed, according to Rolling Stone.

Lady Antebellum coming to Blossom Music Center

Popular country music group Lady Antebellum is making a stop at the Blossom Music Center this summer.

Justin Bieber concert at FirstEnergy Stadium canceled and rescheduled for Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Justin Bieber has canceled and moved his concert at FirstEnergy Stadium to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for Friday, August 14 due to unforeseen circumstances the Cleveland Browns said in a letter sent to suite season ticket holders.

Cleveland Playhouse Square unveils 2020-21 Broadway season

Gina Vernaci, Playhouse Square’s President and CEO, unveiled the new Broadway season from the stage of the Connor Palace in front of a live audience on Tuesday.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan looking for ‘healthy’ Polish Boy, best ER ahead of visit to Cleveland

Can anyone help Jim Gaffigan find a Polish Boy sandwich while he visits Cleveland?

Part of the Woodstock stage donated to the Rock Hall

The “Woodstock at 50” exhibit is currently on display at the Rock Hall for several more weeks.

Akron Zoo offering free admission if you wear orange for Inclusion Day on Mar. 2

Akron Zoo partnered with Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board for the offer to celebrate people of all abilities and kick off National Developmental Disabilities Month, according to zoo officials.

Parma bakery’s famous paczki are headed to Kelly Clarkson Show

Rudy’s Strudel and Bakery, Parma’s go-to sweet spot, just got a special order from The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Lifestyle programming, DABL, launches on WOIO

The network focuses on topical lifestyle programming including cooking, home renovation, home and interior design, do-it-yourself, pet care and travel series.