Sparx City Hop Promoting Awareness of Arts in Downtown Cleveland

  Earlier today, I wrote about this Friday’s Shore Cultural Collective Concert in downtown Euclid.  Tonight, I wanted to focus on another arts-related event this weekend – the 2010 Sparx City Hop.  On Saturday from 11am – 11pm, the Downtown Cleveland Alliance will host the Sparx City Hop festival throughout downtown Cleveland and its…

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Shore Cultural Centre Fundraiser in Euclid This Friday

  As much as I love Cleveland, the city has its fair share of problems from schools that need drastic improvements and issues in local government to poorly planned projects for city development. On the flip side, though, there are organizations that are legitimately trying to encourage the community’s involvement in discovering more of the Cleveland area and providing educational…

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Labor Day in Cleveland – 3 Days of Festivals, Food and Fun

With Labor Day comes the unofficial end of summer. Even though the Fall Equinox is weeks away and there seems to be no end in sight to the stifling heat, Clevelanders who want to grasp that last bit of summer have a huge variety of festivals, parties, and other events to choose from this…

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Open Air in Market Square Summer Series Ends This Saturday

This month’s Cleveland Sketch Crawl gathered in Ohio City for the Open Air in Market Square summer series.  As usual, it was another great opportunity to sketch the city’s limitless assortment of interesting architecture and people.  Regardless of whether you come armed with a sketchbook or just want to do some shopping…

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The Cleveland Orchestra and Bruckner's Eighth Symphony

  In my very first blog post, I referenced the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the most iconic symbols of Cleveland. And it’s no wonder. As 52 Weeks of Cleveland recently put it, it’s a diamond dazzling in the blue-collar-rock-and-roll grit that makes this city great, sticking out ‘not like a sore thumb…

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PlayhouseSquare's 13th Annual Cinema at the Square

      In my last post, I covered the Capitol Theatre and their ‘Classic Movie and Brunch’ series.  However, the Capitol is just one venue in Cleveland where you can see classic movies on the big screen.  Before the Capitol started their monthly series, there was PlayhouseSquare’s annual Cinema at the Square festival.  …

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The Capitol Theatre: A Renovated Classic Revitalizing the Gordon Square Arts District

  When people criticize Cleveland, they’ll often cite factories or buildings that have closed down and gone into disrepair as the death knell of a once prosperous city. And although there has been a decline in certain neighborhoods as industry focus changes, there are other areas of the city where new growth and revitalization are happening.    One of these is in the…

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Downtown tomorrow? Get Dim and Den Sum.

  If you’re hungry and downtown tomorrow, keep your eyes peeled for a truck with a crazy-looking octopus on the side. Dim and Den Sum will be stopping by WCPN 90.3 IdeaStream to serve up lunch.    Dim and Den Sum is Cleveland’s first gourmet food truck and offers a delicious walk-up meal for under $10.  Chefs…

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The Burning River Roller Girls – True Cleveland Sports Heroes

  Last week, I shared my opinion on the city’s unjustified adoration feeding LeBron James’ egotrip. Of course, on Thursday, we saw how the train went off the tracks with the self-aggrandizing, outlandish circus of  his ESPN ‘Decision’ special.  It was nothing more than a ludicrous publicity stunt which may have been a disappointing night for Cleveland, but was even more devastating for the perception of pro sports.    Just to clarify, I…

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