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Free Concerts at Tri-C JazzFest This Weekend

As part of the Cleveland Foundation Days at Tri-C JazzFest, the Cleveland Foundation and Tri-C JazzFest last week announced the impressive line-up of performers entertaining crowds for free June 27 and 28 on U.S. Bank Plaza in PlayhouseSquare. Musicians scheduled to appear include Northern soul band Wesley Bright and the Hi-Lites, Latin ensemble Sammy DeLeon & Su Orquesta and trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, who participated in.
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WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays return

Cleveland’s signature summer concert series returns this year with all the bands, food, and fun concert-goers have come to expect, but this year weekly themes will give each concert a new twist. “I think the secret to WOW’s success is a combination of the community coming together and good word of mouth advertising,” says Chris Ronayne, president of UCI. “Our staff has worked incredibly hard to.
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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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Hough Native’s Rock Star Life

Last month I was invited to one of the most fantastic venues in Cleveland -- The House of Blues -- to hear a talented lady pursuing her musical career in a band named Wish You Were Here. The house was packed and the crowd set their imagination to the music of Pink Floyd as played by Wish You Were Here. Wish You Were Here’s impeccable reputation is.
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Free Weekend on North Coast Harbor is Here!

The Cleveland Foundation’s February centennial gift to the community, a free weekend on North Coast Harbor, will include just-announced, all-day special family programming at Great Lakes Science Center on Saturday, Feb. 22, and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum on Sunday, Feb. 23. Great Lakes Science Center’s free admission on Saturday, Feb. 22, will include live science demonstrations every hour, capsule chats.
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Comedian Cool TLC Coming to East Cleveland

The Friends of East Cleveland Public Library present … RAPMEDIAN COOL TLC Starring in the Gregory L. Reese Performing Arts Center Doors open 6:30 p.m. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10. Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets now at 216-268-6290. The Friends of East Cleveland Public Library, along with Healthy Day Movement, is sponsoring a “live” performance by Rapmedian Cool TLC in the Gregory L. Reese Performing Arts.
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Free Classical Guitar Concert Sunday

The Cleveland Classical Guitar Society is offering its annual Showcase Concert featuring Cleveland’s finest classical guitarists. The concert is free and open to the public. It will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Plymouth Church UCC, 2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights. This year’s performers include: Duo Amaral: Baldwin Wallace professor Jorge Amaral with Mia Pomerantz-Amaral; Duo Allant: Kathryn Thomas Umble, flute and.
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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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Art for the Ears

To the eyes, Severance Hall in Cleveland offers a canvas of stunning beauty. Its filigree and architectural magnificence make it a visual delight, and a highlight of Cleveland. But walk in and close your eyes. The best art of Severance Hall is truly that which graces your ears. Bows caress strings like a master artist would with his brush, first through the palette and then.
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10 Years of WOW!

Ten years ago, University Circle Inc. was looking for a way to showcase a newly renovated and revitalized Wade Oval. They started a small outdoor concert series that has since grown into one of Cleveland’s most recognizable and well-attended events: WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays. “I think the secret to WOW’s success is a combination of the community coming together and good word-of-mouth advertising,” said Chris Ronayne,.
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Central Arts Group Committed to Community

Foluke Cultural Arts Center, led by Dava Cansler, is a force to be reckoned with in the Central community. Cansler founded the center years ago as a dance faith-based ministry with a focus on the community. The organization expanded after Cansler conducted a survey in the community to see if the residents would be interested in an arts program. The results showed a hunger for an artistic outlet, Cansler said. “I saw the arts as.
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Now That’s FRESH! Campers Produce Their Own CD

When summer winds down and its camps close out for the season, most children return home with new scrapes, bug bites, sun burns and failed summer romances. The youths that participated in Dee Jay Doc Harrill’s FRESH Camp made a bit more of their sweltering summer days. As the camp progressed, Harrill led more than 21 local children as they gained new skills and insight in.
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Local Camp Takes A ‘Fresh’ Look at Glenville

One of the most basic desires of any human being is to be heard. With almost 400,000 people in the city of Cleveland, it’s easier said than done – especially if you’re a child. Disk jockey Doc Harrill, a local music producer, turntablist and teacher who lives in Glenville, is trying to change all that by giving youth in Glenville and University Circle a unique opportunity. “The.
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Nicki Petrone & Mark Reynolds

Turning their porch into a PorchFest stage has become a bit of a summertime tradition for longtime Larchmere residents Nicki Petrone and Mark Reynolds. Musical roots run deep for the duo. Mark, who grew up in Ethiopia, sings and plays the guitar — a talent he traces directly to his missionary parents' love of music. And Nicki, hailing from a family of jazz musicians, performs regularly.
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