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Grantees Featured in People’s Art Show

The 21st People's Art Show ran at the Galleries at Cleveland State University, near the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 13th Street, from October 30 to December 4. Anyone can enter the annual exhibit by bringing one or two works of any size and of any medium to the Galleries during specified drop-off times. Find out more about the Galleries here. In 1987, Beverly.
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Neighborhood Grants Announced!

Neighborhood Connections, the small-grants and grassroots community-building program affiliated with the Cleveland Foundation, has approved $341,892 in grants to support 100 different projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland.  Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County's local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 46 of the resident-led arts and culture projects announced today through a unique partnership with Neighborhood Connections. Highlights of the grants include: ·      The Cleveland Association of.
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A Tribute to Local Poet Rayshawn D. Armstrong

Grio’s use words and language as artistic mediums to inform inspire and agitate critical thinking about the past, present and future. As a tradition deeply rooted in West African Culture, the purpose of a Grio or Jali is to keep the story of a people's history, culture, struggles and triumphs through the traditions of written and spoken word. Co-founder and Minster of Information of the Griot.
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Coming Together to Reclaim our Village

Traditionally, West African drum and dance have played a vital role in keeping the community united. A West African proverb says, "There is no movement without rhythm." The continuity and grace in the rhythm of the drumming and dance kindles the spirit of togetherness. These African customs not only entertain, but also inform, inspire and motivate all at the same time. The stories of history and struggle are.
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Celebrate Black History Month at PNC Fairfax Connection

The PNC Fairfax Connection invites you to two events to honor Black History Month: • On Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 5:45-7:45 p.m., we will team up with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on a program that features a film and exhibits with 1920s and 1930s-inspired jazz musicians and a community discussion on jazz clubs in the Fairfax community. • On Thursday, Feb. 27 from 4:30-5:30.
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Classical Guitar Concert in Buckeye-Shaker

The Cleveland Classical Guitar Society presents soprano Estelí Gomez and guitarist Colin Davin in a unique concert, Ancient Melodies, Modern Echoes. The concert experience connects the music of Renaissance composer John Dowland to contemporary music, including works by Benjamin Britten and a new work by 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, who will be in attendance. Estelí Gomez’ career spans the early and contemporary music worlds.
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Dr. E: An East Tech Grad’s Extraordinary Journey

Elaine Richardson, a graduate of East Tech High School in Central, has an extraordinary story to tell. Once a drug-addicted prostitute, Richardson is now an author and professor at The Ohio State University. On Nov. 14, Richardson told her story — of low self esteem, rape and redemption — to a crowd of people at the main branch of Shaker Heights Public Library. Her book "PHD (Po.
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Liz Tekus

When you first meet knitwear designer Liz Tekus, three things become instantly apparent. She is devoted to her family (three sons and husband Hank), her city (Cleveland), and the staff and customers of her stores (Fine Points and Fine Points, Too, both located at 12620 Larchmere). However, Tekus didn’t necessarily start out on the path her life has taken. In fact, little did she know that.
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Wade Oval Winter – A New Way to Celebrate the Season

Celebrate the snowy months by bringing family and friends to University Circle for Wade Oval Winter, featuring two of University Circle’s most popular events, The Rink at Wade Oval and the 20th annual Holiday CircleFest, along with some new and exciting twists. The Rink, which is open now through March 9, 2014, invites visitors to skate for free in one of Cleveland’s most picturesque outdoor settings. Skate rentals.
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Grassroots Movement to Promote Black Artists BeginsThis Week

Sharing African, Caribbean and African American culture through the arts is my passion so when master sculptor Edward Parker, owner of Snickerfritz Cultural Workshop for the Arts and EEP Creative Arts Complex located at 13240 Euclid Ave., and I chatted (or should I say, I listened) while touring his gallery, I couldn't help but become inspired. The possibility of preserving and sharing African American history.
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New Theater in Garden Valley

The Garden Valley neighborhood has a great new gem in the form of an intimate theater located in Garden Valley Neighborhood House. New African Theater has already performed two pieces to great acclaim. The first piece was "Meat" written by Mary Weems about the Sowell murders, and this past week, to a sold-out crowd, August Wilson's "Jitney" was performed. The theater is the brainchild of Michael Oatman, former.
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PNC Fairfax Connection Invites Community to Celebrate

Cleveland residents and business owners are invited to celebrate one year of community accomplishments at the PNC Fairfax Connection, the free resource center located at E. 83rd and Carnegie, at an open house on Saturday, September 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Since its debut in September 2012, the center has welcomed more than 1,000 registered members and thousands of visitors who regularly come to.
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Documentary Highlights ‘FRESH’ Side of Glenville

Each summer, Dee Jay Doc Harrill takes a group of local children and helps them produce songs with positive messages that highlight what’s good – or "fresh" as Harrill and the kids put it – in their neighborhood. This year, a donation by Famicos Foundation made it possible to expand their activities and take their freshness to new heights. “The idea was basically to kind of.
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Last Chance to Play Pianos on the Street in University Circle

Have you seen pianos stationed on the sidewalk in different places around University Circle? They are an art exhibit called "Play Me, I'm Yours" by artist Luke Jerram. Anyone can sit down and play one of the pianos. The exhibit is sponsored by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland International Piano Competition. Since 2008, the exhibit has visited more than 35 cities. In Cleveland, there.
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