Rhea Butcher

Jenn Kidd

Akron recording artist Gabriel Schray, who releases music as G S Schray, has been active in the local music scene for more than 20 years.

The Highland Square Theater will host the festival on September 29.
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An Akron-focused film festival is coming to the city’s Highland Square neighborhood next month.

Rhea Butcher
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Comedian Rhea Butcher is having a whirlwind of a year. The 34-year-old Akron native has appeared on Conan O’Brien, launched an online TV series called “Take My Wife” with her wife and fellow comic, Cameron Esposito, and has had the No. 1 comedy album on iTunes for the past week. Still, at the center of her success is her love for her hometown.

Butcher was back in town this week to headline Hilarities in Cleveland and talked to WKSU's Amanda Rabinowitz about her big year: