Arts and Culture

Urbanized at Cleveland Museum of Art

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/04/2012 - 11:06.
03/04/2012 - 13:30
03/04/2012 - 16:00

See the movied Urbanized: A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit--at the Cleveland Museum of Art TODAY. 

Good Fortune

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 02/26/2012 - 09:05.

Taking a break from the usual fare here--I will share a book with REALNEO.  At the recommendation of a young girl, I ordered Good Fortune by Noni Carter through the library.  I was hesistant at first.  I'll admit that I am weary of the recently popular, go-to thematic choices for young adult literature--vampires, gangs, and slavery.

Cleveland Public Library's Sports Research Center presents: "The Meaning and Process of Collecting Sports Memorabilia"

Submitted by newmillenniumli... on Sat, 02/25/2012 - 12:09.

Brownbag Lunch Sports Series

"The Meaning and Process of Collecting Sports Memorabilia"

Tuesday, February 28, 2012   12:00 PM

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Cleveland Public Library presents: "The Role and Reality of Education in Freedom's Struggle" February 18, 2012

Submitted by newmillenniumli... on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 11:50.

The Role and Reality of Education in Freedom's Struggle

Rev. Jawanza K. Colvin of the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, a powerful, dynamic, energetic theologian will speak on the role of faith and education in the struggle for freedom.  Also featured will be a presentation by W. Daniel Bickerstaff II, designer of the African American Cultural Garden and Andrew Jackson, chairman of the Garden's Task Force.

Saturday, February 18 * 1:00 PM

Martin Luther King Branch

1962 Stokes Blvd.

Deco CLE

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:20.
Deco CLE

Photo of building at 4250 Pearl Rd. Cleveland OH 44109


Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 20:11.

Auction Lots About to Close!

Submitted by Aspire on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 17:34.

Lots are about to close, starting tomorrow 2/9 at 10:00 am est at Aspire Auctions fine art, antiques and jewelry auction. Buy her a micro-mosaic Victorian brooch for Valentines Day, or for him, a Rolex GMT-Master II two tone wrist watch. Go online now to watch live-online bidding and view the auction catalogue. 

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St. Olaf at Mary Queen of Peace

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 06:06.

A beautiful night for CLE--as the heavenly choir of St. Olaf performed for a capacity crowd of 700+ at Mary Queen of Peace (formerly Our Lady of Good Counsel) in Old Brooklyn.  For Old Brooklyn and Brooklyn Centre residents--getting there was as easy as a brisk winter's walk.

Cleveland Public Library: Social Sciences Department Book Club - March 8, 2012 @ Noon

Submitted by newmillenniumli... on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 11:09.

The Social Sciences Department of the Cleveland Public Library will hold their non-fiction book club discussion on Thursday, 

March  8, 2012 at 12:00 PM in the Social Sciences Department (Sports Research Center).  We will discuss the book entitled, "The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives." (Katie Couric)


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Photography Workshop at BlackWatch Studio

Submitted by BlackWatchJenn on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 14:42.
Lighting the model at BlackWatch Studio

My Husband, Dale and I are pleased to present our most popular workshop series once again to photographers in and around the Cleveland area.  Lighting 101 is designed to help you understand and control light in just about any situation.  Who are our workshops for?

Large Portrait by Louis Grell, Dated 1922

Submitted by Aspire on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 15:12.

Aspire Auctions, Inc., is offering a portrait by 20th century Chicago area artist Louis Frederick Grell. Grell was a muralist, a teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, and made his home and studio at the historic Tree Studio Building. The beautiful portrait, which is part of the February sale, is of the artist’s wife and was painted in 1922.

Photography- Lighting Workshops

Submitted by BlackWatchJenn on Sun, 01/29/2012 - 17:53.
02/21/2012 - 18:30
02/29/2012 - 22:00

Dale and Jenn Simmons host an intensive workshop in photographic lighting. The Feb. 21 session is a theory session to be followed by one of two Saturday workshops with professional models to practice the many techniques taught. session 1: Pro Lighting 101- is Saturday, Feb.25 from 10:00am to 6:00pm Session 2: Lighting on a Budget- is Saturday March 3 from 10:00am to 6:00 pm Cost for theory session only: $75 Theory plus one Saturday Workshop: $200 Theory plus BOTH Saturday workshops: $300 For more information or to register: Register [at] BlackWatchArt [dot] com


BlackWatch Studio
5340 Hamilton Ave #103
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216-848-9497

August Biehle at Cleveland Artist Foundation

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 19:18.

Need a getaway from a crazy Cleveland weather day?

While away time at the Cleveland Artist Foundation for an exhibit of August Biehle featuring works from his period in Zoar, Ohio.  You may be fortunate enough, as I was today, to engage in great conversation with major area art collectors.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 14:35.

CLE has amazing artists, who work to understand color, light and energy--Jim March is such an artist.  Judith Brandon and Randall Tiedman, too. Fortunately, you have the opportunity to see these artists in one place at the West 78th St. Studios.

Donegal Doggs at Flat Iron

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 13:59.

The Donegal Doggs are Jenny O'Boyle, Paul Kirk Jr., and Vincent Polowy. 
If you missed them at the Flat Iron, make an effort to get out and prime yourself for St. Paddy's Day.  They definitely warm the cockles! Great pub fare,too.

I have a DREAM

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 19:23.
I have a DREAM

Martin Luther King celebration at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame --Monday, January 16, 2012.

Live Music

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/15/2012 - 11:09.
Live Music

It's not easy to go out on a snowy night in Cleveland, but if you make the effort there is magic to be had:

Senegalese master musician Abdou Mboup at AJ Rocco's Saturday, Jan 14, 2012.
Backed by a Cleveland Allstar cast, featuring: Guitarist Jacob Fader (Mifune,Kokolo), Keyboardist Ras T. Dubflex ( Dubflex International, The Meditations, The Asante Groove Project, etc), Bassist Rodney Reynolds ( Dubflex International) and master drummer Neil Chastain (Kokolo).

Attracting Talent and Immigration to CLE

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/14/2012 - 11:00.

I am posting this here to gauge the possible shift in attitude that has occurred towards immigrants in NEO--please add a child page with any positive updates:

Fri, Jan 13, 2012 09:25 AM

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Maltz Museum

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/01/2012 - 21:05.
Maltz Museum

Cleveland Public Library Sports Research Center presents a Brownbag Sports Series - Bring a Lunch

Submitted by newmillenniumli... on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 15:55.

 Brownbag Sports Series - Bring a Lunch

                                          Tuesday, January 10 * 12:00 PM

                    "Baseball Fiction Firsts: Sports Research Center Treasures"

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Dance, Dance!!

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 09:12.

It's halfway through the school year, and despite major setbacks, Valerie Salstrom is again grooming the young people in our neighborhood into sophisticated adults.


Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 21:53.

Near West Theatre

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 12/06/2011 - 21:41.
Near West Theatre

If you happen to get strong-armed at work to contribute at this time of year--consider Community Shares, since you can
dedicate your contribution to the Near West Theatre or City Music--but you can also contribute directly to these worthy organizations.