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Community Poetry: Listen/Silent

Listen/Silent "... To everything there is a season, a time to keep silence ..." ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 7   Six letters just the same, L I S T E N = S I L E N T rearranged. Hold your tongue, lend your ear Hush Hear.   ~ Submitted by Minister Beverly C. Robinson .
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Bessie Had the Blues

The Cleveland Play House has always brought the area great entertainment and sometimes rapid history lessons, as well. At the opening night of "The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith," I learned about a different type of establishment that was available in the 1920s. It was called a “buffet flat” and is the setting in which the famous singer is introduced. As Smith's story.
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Poetry Corner: Uncle “Big Wheel” Loves Kryptonite

Uncle "Big Wheel" Loves Kryptonite Uncle “Big Wheel” had two digits On his right hand, A pinky and thumb. He once was a heavyweight fighter, With super powers and fist made of mortar   As children we watched him, His superhuman strength battled to death The evil that owned the streets, terrified nights. Lips chapped and white, Pupils wide and bright Chasing the evasive   As children, we did not recognize His addiction, antics and quiver. We’d wonder why this.
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Grassroots Leader Hosts Art Exhibit

Alanda Sales is a community leader who uses her passion for art and education to enrich  the lives of youth in Greater Cleveland and the surrounding areas. She has volunteered for Network for Neighborhood Success, a leadership program for teens that started in the Buckeye neighborhood, and Discovering the Beauty Within, a program for girls held at the Woodhill Homes Community Center. Sales has served the.
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Play about Foreclosure Crisis Coming to CWRU

Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, or MSASS, is turning to theater arts and dialogue to help build awareness of the impact of the foreclosure crisis. The crisis has been — and continues to be — devastating for many families and communities. MSASS will play host to the production of "CLOSURE"  from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at CWRU's Strosacker.
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What If …

I attended the very first "Cleveland Talks," a storytelling event for Grown Ups!  This event was inspired and hosted by Itty Matthews, a Case Western Reserve University medical student I recently met. It was wonderful to hear people share their personal stories about "rebirth." The stories ranged from near death experiences, supernatural encounters, personal awakenings that resulted from hardship, and a remarkable recovery despite a terminal.
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Poetry Book Signing in University Circle

Poet Vladimir Swirynsky will be signing copies of his book, "Church of the Backyard Fire: Poems" at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Case Western Reserve University Bookstore, 11451 Euclid Ave. just across from the new MOCA Cleveland. The book is a collection about Cleveland, the Midwest, neighborhoods, homelessness and Vietnam veterans. ~ Submitted by CWRU Bookstore.
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Poetry Corner: Fall

Leave a[n]griculture for the dinosaurs, per- maculture for soaring Birds they became according to wisdom, my friend (Paul) says dinosaurs figured it all out! War be low so Above dis... figured it a waste O time, energy lumbering around too big to fail bodies large as the Terminal Tower (it is terminal, was terminal) beating to a pulp, so... Back they came (he says), lighter, closer to heaven and chirping for all (mornings) glory as a dove, thrush, lapwing, peacock pretty... swifts.
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Poetry Corner: Spring Pre-emptive

I show him the place. the art. the furniture. hoping to convince him to stay, (and impress) that I am a collector of curios. We enter the dining-room. The vase bursting with forsythia. Foresight enters my head. Heed the following I hear estranged. This rustic gathering of twigs, branches yielding bright zest of the spring pre-emptive. He asks: “are they real???” Is anything in this room, this house? my silent soul responds, “sure” my lips reply sure. ~ Poem by Zachary Siler, a booking agent for artists who writes poetry.
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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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Troubled: New play at Tri-C is worth seeing

As a member of the Innovation Team at Neighborhood Connections, I must say we go through rigorous training on the process of helping communities gain access to new ways of communication and empowerment.  We look at oppression and racism, privilege, and power and try to understand and eradicate a lack of equity in our local communities. We try to develop practices that encourage diverse cultures.
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To Barack & Michelle / Memories of Ronald Davis

You are living beyond the dream This is the day the Lord has made, Whether you're working or just chillin The house that black built wasn't made in the shade.   If these walls could talk They would unleash profound memories, So God's labor is not in vain The house is white for all to see.   It can't rival heaven's mansion, Tell them why not RD "when one and one is no longer two, when.
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Local drill team encourages focus and precision

As I approached the church doors at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church on Woodland Avenue, I heard deep thunders of unified stomps and shattering claps responding to a voice of strength guiding the bodily music. I had no idea where I was going initially, however, I just followed the sounds of ancient times — stomps and claps. When I finally turned the corner into the room, there.
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Cleveland Orchestra announces auditions for young dancers for “The Nutcracker”

Young dancer auditions for The Joffrey Ballet’s production of "The Nutcracker," performed with The Cleveland Orchestra at PlayhouseSquare will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare, located at 1375 Euclid Ave. This production of "The Nutcracker" runs from Nov. 29 through Dec. 2. The Joffrey Ballet’s "The Nutcracker" incorporates 60 young dancers into their Cleveland production this holiday season. Eligible.
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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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