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Heights Arts presents first-ever members' show

This spring Heights Arts, the nonprofit community arts organization located at 2175 Lee Road, will present its first artist members’ show. The exhibition opens Friday, April 27, with a community reception 6–9 p.m., and runs through June 10.

The Members’ Show is an outgrowth of Heights Arts' mission to support the community by providing opportunities for artists and art audiences to discover one another. As a multi-disciplinary arts organization, Heights Arts taps into the potential of the region’s creative residents to enrich community life. The non-juried exhibition comprises works by current Heights Arts working artist members.

“One of the missions of Heights Arts from the beginning has been to encourage Heights residents to become involved in the arts, not only as audiences but as active participants,” said Greg Donley, chair of the Heights Arts Exhibition Committee

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 11:20 AM, 03.31.2018

Ensemble Theatre continues 'Angels in America' production

Ensemble Theatre continues its production of both parts of Tony Kushner’s masterpiece, “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes,” with “Part Two: Perestroika” opening April 27 at the Cleveland Heights theater.

“Part One: Millennium Approaches” had its Ensemble run in January, beginning the story of a group of characters living and surviving during the rise of the AIDS epidemic in 1980s New York City. “Part Two” picks up right where “Millennium Approaches” left off—with the character of Prior (Scott Esposito) being visited by the Angel (Inés Joris).

It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity for fans of theater to be able to see a full production of “Perestroika,” especially in conjunction with “Millennium Approaches.”

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 11:08 AM, 03.31.2018

Mac's Backs hosts April 7 type-in

Typewriters. Maybe you have one you never use. Would you like to fix it up? Maybe you have one you use all the time. Would you like to meet other typewriter enthusiasts? If so, join them at Mac’s Backs-Books on Coventry on April 7, 3–6 p.m., for a type-in.

A type-in is a celebration of these wonderful machines, where aficionados can connect to others who are interested in typewriters without the aid of social media or algorithms.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 10:32 AM, 03.27.2018

Haiku Death Match returns April 21

On Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m., eight haiku poets will meet on the Ensemble Theatre stage to battle for audience approval and the 2018 Haiku Death Match Master title. This year marks Heights Arts’ sixth Haiku Death Match, held in April to celebrate National Poetry Month, which raises funds for Heights Arts’ literary activities.

“The fame of the Death Match is spreading,” said Rachel Bernstein, executive director of Heights Arts. “Last year, the event sold out, and this year, we have new contestants from all over Northeast Ohio—some from as far away as Toledo! We’re thrilled this event is getting so popular because everybody has a good time, and it helps fund Heights Arts’ literary programs, like Ekphrastacy and the Cleveland Heights poet laureate.”

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 10:25 AM, 03.27.2018

Concert honors retiring choral master Martin Kessler

Cleveland Heights-based Choral Arts Society of Cleveland continues its 43rd season with an examination of classical expressions of folk art. In a performance that director Martin Kessler calls “one chorus, two pianos, three percussion, and four hands," Choral Arts will treat its audience to a performance that is rollicking, sassy, heartwarming, upbeat and moving, all in one entertainment package.

The concert, on Sunday, March 11, 7:30 p.m., at Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights, will have added significance as Choral Arts singers honor Kessler before he retires from full-time, active directing at the end of this performance season. 

Kessler, a lifelong Cleveland Heights resident, has spent the past 50 years as an educator and musician, honing and channeling the artistic abilities of students, instrumentalists and singers.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 1:00 PM, 03.02.2018

Spring show opens at St. Paul's.

With spring around the corner, it is time for a new show at the Nicholson B. White Gallery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Visit the gallery between March 9 and early June to see Mindful, Colorful, Artful. This show pulls together the works of four talented local artists: a photographer, an oil painter, a printmaker and a glass bead maker. Meet the artists at a free public opening on Friday, March 9, 5 to 7 p.m. 

Bill Berris carefully selected an eclectic set of photographic works that are crisp and vivid with color, with subjects ranging from people to wildlife to landscapes. Each image has a story behind it: a moment in time or a human emotion. Berris resides in Solon, where he runs a photography service company with his wife. 

Working with oil paints on canvas is Debbie Vail, who paints primarily portraits.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 1:05 PM, 03.02.2018

Drawn Together explores Buddhist concepts

Opening March 9 in the Heights Arts main gallery, Drawn Together: Emotional Intelligence and the Vernacular of the Heart explores the Buddhist concept of the brahma-viharas, also known as the four divine emotions, through drawings by Northeast Ohio artists John Carlson, Suzanne Head, Tony Ingrisano and Dana Oldfather. The community is invited to the opening reception on Friday, March 9, 6 to 9 p.m.

Drawn Together looks at the emotions of loving-kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), vicarious or sympathetic joy (mudita), and equanimity (upekkha), through the expression of visual line and imagery in a wide range of materials, including paint, charcoal, and glass.

“Drawing is so effective and efficient in its ability to convey emotion that it seemed a most appropriate medium for this subject,” said Josh Werling, exhibition curator.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 1:18 PM, 03.02.2018

LEI brings together kids and professionals at Kids' Comic Con

Lake Erie Ink (LEI) will host its sixth annual Kids' Comic Con on Saturday, March 17, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. At this all-day event, youths of all ages will have the chance to attend workshops with well-known comic creators.

Last year, this one-of-a-kind comic convention for young writers and artists drew nearly 150 kids and teens from across Northeast Ohio.

Workshops will cover the two aspects of comic creation—drawing and writing—and include the ever-popular activity “create your own comic character in clay.”  

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., and workshops begin at 10 a.m. Admission is $10 at the door, and scholarships are available.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 12:58 PM, 03.02.2018

HYT partners with Cain Park to offer musical theater summer camp

Heights Youth Theatre (HYT) is thrilled to make a summer return to the place of its origin, Cain Park. In a new collaboration, HYT will partner with Cain Park to offer a summer camp for teens who are passionate about musical theater.

The camp, open to those in grades 6–12, will take place June 11–29 at Cain Park (14591 Superior Road). No audition is necessary.

From audition techniques, scene work, character development, choreography and music intensives to interaction with professional actors, directors, tech people and stage managers, HYT campers will build a musical review in the professional setting of Cain Park, culminating with a performance on the Alma stage on June 30.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 1:14 PM, 03.02.2018

Western Reserve Chorale presents 'Mass = WRC2'

This concert title pun is based on Albert Einstein’s statement, “I get most joy out of music.” The Western Reserve Chorale [WRC] plans to bring joy in music to the Heights with a March 18 concert of two masses: Schubert’s Mass in G and John Rutter’s Mass of the Children.

The approximately 100-member WRC will be joined by soprano Marian Vogel, tenor JR Fralick, baritone Matthew Brennan, and the ladies of Voices of Harmony from Beaumont School, and accompanied by an orchestra.

The concert will take place on Sunday, March 18, 3:30 p.m., at Church of the Gesu in University Heights. WRC, in its 26th year, is grateful to have been so welcomed into its new home at Gesu. 

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 1:06 PM, 03.02.2018

Ensemble prepares for 2018 Colombi New Plays Festival

Ensemble Theatre will host its seventh annual Colombi New Plays Festival this month, showcasing new works by local playwrights. Among this year’s festival highlights is "Mama/Moon," a new work by Cleveland Heights playwright Tom Frattare.

“Mama” and “Moon” in the title refer to Mama Cass Elliot of The Mamas & The Papas, an immensely popular folk rock group of the late 1960s, and Keith Moon, the innovative and wildly eccentric and erratic drummer of the Who. Both died at age 32.

Frattare said the impetus for his play was the rash of talented artists dying at a young age—Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and others. “It's a play about sex, drugs and rock and roll,” Frattare said. “But it’s also about the whirlwind of celebrity, and the all-too-often side effects of loneliness and addiction on the road to redemption.”

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 1:02 PM, 03.02.2018

Burning River Baroque to perform at three CH venues

Early-music ensemble Burning River Baroque will return to Cleveland Heights with three performances of Suppressed Voices: Music of the Banished. The ensemble will perform on Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., at The Wine Spot (2271 Lee Road), and Saturday, March 24, 2 p.m., at St. Alban's Episcopal Church (2555 Euclid Heights Blvd.). Both of these concerts are free; free-will donations will be accepted.

An additional performance will be offered on Saturday, April 24, at 7 p.m., at a private residence in Cleveland Heights. A fundraiser for the ensemble, tickets will be $50. For reservations, e-mail rsvp@burning-river-baroque.org (address of the venue will be provided upon receipt of RSVP).

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 1:20 PM, 03.02.2018

HYT celebrates home with 'The Wizard of Oz'

Follow the yellow brick road and join Heights Youth Theatre (HYT) for a performance of “The Wizard of Oz” at Heights Middle School (Wiley campus). The show opens on Friday, March 9 and runs through Sunday, March 18.

Treva Offutt directs the show, Stacy Bolton serves as music director, and Jack Ina is stage manager. One hundred Greater Cleveland students, in grades 1 through 12, comprise the cast. The lead cast members are Spencer Skok (Wizard), Victoria Skok (Dorothy), Brian Tuohey (Scarecrow), Keegan Polatz (Tinman), James Berner (Lion), Trinity Offutt Decker (Glinda), Grace Wilkinson (Witch), Grace Hoy (Miss Gulch), Margaretta Milgram (Auntie Em), and Joshua Mink (Uncle Henry).

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 1:13 PM, 03.02.2018

Apollo's Fire presents free family concert on March 3

Cleveland Heights-based Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra will present a free family concert at Heights High on Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. The performance is part of a family concert series titled Wing It, featuring local songstress Amanda Powell with Apollo's Fire instrumentalists.

This interactive and lighthearted performance, which is open to the public, will explore the connection and similarities between jazz and Baroque music. Audience members will have an opportunity to try out the instruments, including the hammered dulcimer, percussion and guitar, during the post-concert “Instrument Petting Zoo.” The family concerts are part of the group’s new Community Access Initiative, which seeks to bring world-class music to diverse audiences throughout Northeast Ohio.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 10:27 AM, 02.27.2018

'The Effect' explores love and chemistry at Dobama

If love is a drug, can a drug make you fall in love? Lucy Prebble’s provocative new play, “The Effect,” directed by Laley Lippard and opening at Dobama Theatre on March 2, wowed U.K. critics and award panels with its fascinating questions about the mysteries of the mind and the true nature of love.

“The Effect” tells the story of Connie and Tristan, volunteers in a clinical drug trial, who begin a sudden and illicit romance. However, they must ask themselves: is theirs a palpable chemistry, or merely a side effect of the new antidepressant being tested? As their relationship forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work, the story begins to unwind in a script that plays like a thriller.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 10:30 AM, 02.27.2018

New ceramics by Sharon Grossman in the spotlight at Heights Arts

Opening Friday, Feb. 2, in the Heights Arts Spotlight gallery is a selection of new works by ceramist and founding member Sharon Grossman. While she is best known for her vessels, Grossman has created for this installation a suite of pieces that are all meant to be wall-hung.

Many of the works employ a technique known as pique assiette, that uses broken shards of dinnerware the create mosaic designs.

Previously in her creative life, Grossman was a woodworker and furniture maker, and that background informs her approach to ceramics.

“I have always loved carving,” Grossman said, ”and a lot of my work includes carved or inlaid elements. To me, this body of work really combines those interests that led me first to make furniture and then to take up ceramics."

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 6:25 PM, 02.01.2018

'Jelly Belly' makes regional premier at Ensemble Theatre

One of the earliest plays by renowned playwright Charles Smith will get its regional premier at Ensemble Theatre this month, when “Jelly Belly” opens on Feb. 9.

In the play, Cleveland actor Lashawn Little plays Mike, who finds himself at a crossroads in his life after being passed over for a promotion at his construction job. Frequent Ensemble collaborator Greg White (“Thurgood,” “Death of a Salesman”) plays Jelly Belly, just released from prison and looking to get the gang back together.

Originally produced by Chicago’s Victory Gardens in 1990, the play comes from a real-life meeting Smith had with a Chicago gangster named Jelly Belly.

“What shocked me was not that Jelly Belly had very calmly and openly admitted to murdering several people on several occasions, many of whom had been his friends,” wrote Smith in the opening to his play. “What shocked me was the fact that each time he had been convicted of murder, he had spent no more than six months in jail.”

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 10:54 AM, 02.01.2018

Swim Cadets demonstrate their 'Girl Power'

The Cleveland Heights High School Swim Cadets, a 16-member synchronized swimming team, have announced that their 2018 annual show is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 22, 23 and 24. The school’s oldest extracurricular club has chosen the theme “Swim Cadets Present: Girl Power,” and songs that highlight female empowerment. Clare Peppler, the club’s vice president, noted, “I’ve been surrounded by an amazing group of girls who motivate and influence me to be the best version of myself every day. This year we chose the theme ‘Girl Power’ to show how even in a society that isn’t always fair to women, we can persevere together.” 

Since 1939, the Swim Cadets have been a part of Heights High’s rich history, putting on an extensive show choreographed to music and lights, complete with costume changes. There are traditions that have carried on over the decades, and it is not uncommon for the girls to be second- or even third-generation Swim Cadets. Current club members include daughters and nieces of former club members.

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 10:22 AM, 02.01.2018

Still Point gallery relocates to Cedar Fairmount

After opening Still Point in Little Italy’s Old Schoolhouse nine years ago, Kate and Geoff Baker have now relocated their gallery to Cedar Fairmount.

Over its first nine years, the gallery continually outgrew its space, and three times moved to larger suites in the schoolhouse. The owners attribute their decision to move Still Point to Cedar Fairmount as one that addressed more than just the physical requirements of their expanding business.

“The Cedar Fairmount Business District has been on our radar for several years," said Kate, “and provides not only more gallery area and parking, but also gives us proximity to our existing customers and a larger market. We see it as a vibrant area that’s being invigorated with upscale shops, restaurants and arts venues.” 

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 10:25 AM, 01.30.2018

Senior soloist to perform Mozart flute concerto in CHHS concert

The Heights High Symphony, under the direction of Daniel Heim, will feature senior soloist Corinne Nicol as part of the the Instrumental Music Department’s (IMD) Midwinter Concert Festival II on Friday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m., in the Heights High Auditorium. Nicol and the Symphony will perform Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major.

Nicol knew she wanted to make music from the age of 6. She begged her parents to let her learn a variety of instruments, including the violin, harp, guitar and accordion. Wisely declining all of her requests, her parents instead decided to start her on the piano, with lessons from her mother. She continued on piano until she was 9, when she switched to flute. At age 10 she began taking private flute lessons with Linda Miller.

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 11:02 AM, 01.31.2018

CH poet laureate applications are due Dec. 31

Heights Arts, in collaboration with the city of Cleveland Heights, is accepting applications from creative writers for the office of Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate.

The city’s ninth poet laureate will serve a 24-month period, beginning April 2018, and concluding at the end of March 2020.

The city and Heights Arts selected the city’s first poet laureate in 2005, making Cleveland Heights the first city in Ohio to appoint anyone to the position. The intention was to create programs to infuse poetry into community life.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 10:49 AM, 12.12.2017

Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates showcases "sweet" art show

For the next three months, sweets of a different variety will be on view inside Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates in Cleveland Heights, at 2285 Lee Road.

Beginning Dec. 8, the long hallway leading from the back parking lot will showcase an array of quilts, embroidery and mixed media fiber art—all part of This Sweet Life—an invitational fiber art exhibit.

The show, which runs until March 1, will kick off with an opening reception on Dec. 8, 6–7:30 p.m. The community is invited to meet the artists and view their work. Many of the art pieces are for sale, in time for the holidays.

The participating Northeast Ohio artists have interpreted the theme of "this sweet life" in diverse ways. The artists include Diane Bird, Victoria Bocchicchio, Natalie Isvarin-Love, Roz Kvet, Katharine O’Connell, Margaret O’Reilly, Amy Reed, Melissa Richmond, Rima Tessman, Eugenia Vainberg, Nelly Vileikis, Violet Watterson and Marty Young.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 12:10 PM, 12.05.2017

Heights Arts presents a month of music and metal

There’s no reason to stay home and hibernate in January—Heights Arts offers a number of community-friendly events to kick off 2018.

On Saturday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m., visiting Minnesota quartet Zeitgeist joins Cleveland’s No Exit ensemble for an evening of music from the unique repertoire of each group, as well as collective performances of new music. The free community concert promises a diverse assortment of avant-garde sounds, including music that explores the possibilities of the electro-acoustic medium.

Opening Friday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m., is Materialized: Seven Artists Working in Metal, curated by Heights Arts exhibition committee member Pamela Argentieri. “Northeast Ohio has a long tradition of sculptors, blacksmiths, silversmiths and designers working in metal,” said Argentieri. "This community and its institutions continue to support the careers and education of its artists."

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:54 AM, 01.03.2018

Drum majors reflect on marching band's fall season

Alex Gillooly and Glennis Covault are the drum majors for the Heights High Marching Band, under the direction of Brett Baker of the Instrumental Music Department (IMD). This past fall, the marching band performed pre-game and half-time shows during four scheduled home football games. As junior drum major, Covault worked closely with the more experienced Gillooly, who serves as senior drum major.

The central role of the drum majors is to coordinate and implement Baker's vision, which means being ready for anything. As Covault put it, “Mr. Baker once said that our job as drum majors is to make him `useless.' We act as the eyes, ears and hands of Mr. Baker at every level. This has inspired me to constantly be thinking ahead.”

Both Gillooly and Covault agree that their most important responsibility is the steady conducting of the music. “Out in the field," Gillooly said, "the main concern is to make sure that we direct with a very consistent tempo, maintaining eye contact with the percussion and with each other to keep the band together.”

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:43 AM, 01.03.2018

'Angels in America' spreads its wings at Ensemble Theatre

Both parts of Tony Kushner’s masterpiece "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes" will be staged at Ensemble Theatre this year, with "Part One: Millennium Approaches" opening Jan. 5.

Ensemble's Executive Artistic Director Celeste Cosentino is directing both parts of "Angels in America," with the follow-up, "Part Two: Perestroika," opening April 27 with the same cast of Cleveland actors. Both shows will run four weekends.

“I think it makes sense to produce both parts,” Cosentino said of the undertaking. “It’s really one big story, and I’m excited for the opportunity to provide audiences with the chance to watch the characters’ entire journey.”

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:59 AM, 01.03.2018

HYT continues season with 'Once Upon a Mattress'

Heights Youth Theatre (HYT), now in it's 64th year, starts 2018 off with an entertaining and meaningful musical, "Once Upon a Mattress." The production, which will be performed at Heights Middle School in University Heights, opens on Friday, Jan. 19, and closes on Sunday, Jan. 28.

The show is directed by Eugene Sumlin, music-directed by Stacy Bolton and stage-managed by Jack Ina. Included in the cast are 50 actors in grades 1-12. The lead cast includes Cleveland Heights residents Spencer Skok as Prince Dauntless, Charlie Proctor as the Minstrel, Julien Benchek as the Wizard, and Victoria Skok as Lady Larken. They are joined by Grace Wilkinson as Winifred, Keegan Polatz as Henry, Olivia Rood as Queen Aggravain, Brian Tuohey as King Sextimus the Silent, and Grace Hoy as the Jester.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 10:04 AM, 01.03.2018

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture awards grants to Heights organizations

On Nov. 13, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) announced that it will invest over 12 million dollars in grants to a record-number 258 nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga County through its 2018 grant programs. The grant awards include $376,459 to 20 Heights-based organizations, which may not be surprising given that the city of Cleveland Heights bills itself as “home to the arts.” 

Four of the 20 Heights organizations are based at Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus: Lake Erie Ink, Ensemble Theatre, FutureHeights and Reaching Heights.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 11:52 AM, 11.21.2017

Artful welcomes Studio Cat

Artful is excited to announce that its newest tenant, Studio Cat, has moved into Studio 4.

Studio Cat offers a wide range of classes for children and adults. Among the January classes are Winter Break Workshops for kids, including book making, printing and open studio; Mommy and Me Art Time, in which mothers get to work on an art project while their preschoolers are guided through a play-based art class; and a Vision Board Workshop for adults, to clarify their goals for 2018. 

Recent New York City-transplant Jacqui Brown founded the new studio, which she named Studio Cat in a “funny play on words for Studio 4 in French.”

Brown is excited by the energy and vitality of the local art scene here. Asked about her goals for the studio, Brown spoke of using art to build analytical thinking skills and helping adults and children de-stress. “Creativity is a tool for problem-solving while the process of creating is very relaxing,” Brown said. “Everything is changing with technology and global issues. The biggest advantage we can give our children, and ourselves, for the future is the ability to think and problem solve. The arts exercise and develop those tools.”

 

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 11:59 AM, 12.18.2017

Apollo's Fire presents 'Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain'

To ring in the holiday season, Apollo’s Fire presents the world premiere Christmas rendition of its popular countryside program. Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain celebrates the Celtic roots of an Appalachian Christmas, with shape note hymns, folk carols, Gregorian chant of old Scotland, and lively dance tunes. It expands upon the original concept, with a larger cast of characters, additional instruments and a chorus and children’s voices.

Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell will lead a familiar cast, including Amanda Powell and Ross Hauck, as they evoke the journey of the Irish and Scottish immigrants who built new lives in the Appalachian hills.

The concert will be performed locally on Dec. 8 at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Dec. 9 at the First Baptist Church in Shaker Heights. The Shaker Heights performance will be followed by a free Afterglow reception with the artists. Additional performances include Dec. 2 in Akron, Dec. 3 in Willoughby Hills, and Dec. 10 in Bay Village.

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 11:38 AM, 12.01.2017

Ensemble brings 'The Little Prince' to its stage

Any parent with Netflix can probably attest to the positive effect the film version of The Little Prince has on children. Engaging storytelling, beautiful animation, and the powerful message mesmerizes kids without the use of superheroes or extravagant special effects.

Ensemble Theatre, continuing its 38th season, is bringing the staged version of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s seminal 1943 novella to Cleveland Heights when “The Little Prince” opens in its Playground Theatre on Dec. 1.

Following the success of last year’s “The Phantom Toll Booth,” Ensemble has brought back director Brittni Shambaugh Addison for its production of “The Little Prince.”

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 12:18 PM, 11.27.2017

Rajiv Joseph play receives Ohio premiere at Karamu

Karamu House has joined forces with Cleveland Heights' Ensemble Theatre to present the Ohio premiere of “The Lake Effect, a socially relevant comedy written by Rajiv Joseph, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize-finalist and Cleveland Heights native.

Performances run through Nov. 26 at Karamu’s newly refurbished concert hall, located at 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland.

 

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 10:01 AM, 11.21.2017

Next Manly Monday shopping night is Dec. 11 at Heights Arts

Ever wish you could create a list of special things made by local artists so that people would know what to give you for the holidays? Heights Arts has it figured out—with personal gift wish lists and some special shopping nights planned for its 16th-annual holiday store.

On Manly Mondays, idea-challenged shoppers (of all ages and genders) are invited to join Heights Arts to sip some local artisan brew and shop from their friends’ wish lists, or go beyond the lists and make their own creative shopping choices

The first Manly Monday was held in November, with an encore night planned for Monday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Complimentary gift wrapping is available to complete each package, so you may never again need to tape over a box from Amazon.

Shoppers should be sure to visit Heights Arts to fill out or update holiday store wish lists in advance of Manly Monday,so the lists are on file for your gift-giving friends and relatives.

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 11:21 AM, 12.04.2017

Forest Hill Presbyterian presents Christmas opera

The classic Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors will be performed at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Gian-Carlo Menotti's Christmas opera tells the story of Amahl, a disabled boy with a habit of telling imaginative tales. When Amahl and his impoverished mother are visited by three kings, faith and forgiveness lead to an emotional miracle.

In keeping with Menotti’s request that Amahl always be played by a boy, not a young adult, 10-year-old Henry Dyck again will sing the role of Amahl, alongside his own mother, soprano Lara Troyer, as Amahl’s mother.

Troyer, a former associate artist with Cleveland Opera, is on the voice faculty at Kent State University, and her recent roles include solos with the Akron Symphony.

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 11:10 AM, 12.04.2017

Creatures and Clay opens at St. Paul's gallery

On Friday, Dec. 1, St. Paul's Episcopal Church hosts an opening reception for a new show by four Cleveland artists, on view through Feb. 25 in the church’s Nicholson B. White Gallery. Creatures and Clay features the work of Maggie Denk-Leigh, Sarah Johnston Knoblauch, Julie Friedman and Greg Aliberti. The artists will be on hand at the opening, 5–7 p.m.

Maggie Denk-Leigh is an associate professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She works in the printmaking department there, and with the Morgan Conservatory. The processes she uses currently are lithography and screen-printing. In this show, Denk-Leigh presents new works on paper depicting animals inhabiting simple backgrounds, or in artistic décor around us. Some of her unique pieces draw from details within the space at St. Paul’s.

 

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 12:22 PM, 11.27.2017

'The Hairy Ape' opens Nov. 17 at Ensemble

Cleveland Critics Circle award-winning director Ian Wolfgang Hinz will again take on a Eugene O’Neill masterpiece when he directs Ensemble Theatre’s production of “The Hairy Ape” this month.

Opening Nov. 17, the play is about a hard-working man, Yank, who has a bit of a crisis of identity when confronted by the daughter of a rich industrialist. Hinz won the award for Best Direction for Ensemble’s 2013 production of O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh.”

“O’Neill is asking the questions many of us in our polarized society are asking,” Hinz said. “Mainly, ‘where do we belong?’”

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 9:44 AM, 11.02.2017

Heights artist Bob Jones exhibits paintings at Lee Road Library

Cleveland Heights resident and artist Robert (Bob) Jones, is exhibiting a selection of paintings at the Lee Road Library through Nov. 6. The show features lush, oil-on-canvas landscapes depicting colorful skies, clouds, rich foliage, water and dramatic mountains.

The works on exhibit span 25 years of Jones’ life, with a concentration of paintings done in the 1990s, a time when Jones was most prolific, painting late at night in the basement of his home.

A self-taught artist, Jones works from memory and quick pencil sketches made during frequent trips to North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia and Pennsylvania. “I draw what I see,” said Jones, who grew up drawing. His father used to write stories to accompany his drawings.

As a young adult, Jones made charcoal portraits of his family and friends. Besides completing an 18-month correspondence course in art, Jones’ only other training came from television host and famed art instructor Bob Ross, who inspired him to pick up oil painting. Jones never looked back.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 4:21 PM, 10.29.2017

Heights Arts Holiday Store opens Nov. 3

What began as a tiny Lee Road pop-up with a few local artists in 2002 has blossomed into the 16th annual Heights Arts Holiday Store, featuring creative items by about 100 Northeast Ohio visual artists and artisans, writers and musicians. “We’ve been planning this year’s store since June, and are fortunate to have intern Megan Jones, a student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, help us identify new and exciting artists for the expanded Holiday Store,” said executive director Rachel Bernstein. “Megan is collaborating with manager Courtney Young to make this the best Holiday Store in our history!”

Visitors will find new giftable art from many of their favorite makers, plus an impressive curated selection of items by artists new to the store. 

 

 

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 11:11 AM, 10.24.2017

Cleveland Public Theatre premieres new play by CH's Eric Coble

Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) world premiere production of “The Family Claxon,” a new play by Cleveland Heights resident Eric Coble, is currently underway at CPT’s Gordon Square Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave. CPT's production will run through Oct. 28.

“ ‘The Family Claxon’ is my first foray into true absurdist comedy,” stated Coble, “waving a not-so-fond farewell to reality even as I dig into greater, more disturbing truths beneath.”

As the play unfolds, Andrew is throwing a party for Grandad Claxon’s 150th birthday in a last-ditch effort to get the higher-ups to notice him. His plan for promotion might just work, as Grandad is the company’s founding father. If only Andrew’s wife would stop losing jobs and their daughter would stop blogging, while neighbors desperately flood into their home because of nearby rampages and plumbing explosions. And then there’s the Guatemalan Flu, that makes house pets spontaneously combust . . . .

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 11:30 AM, 10.09.2017

New theater company comes to Coventry

Members of the new Shahrazad Theatre Company believe that now is the time to refocus attention on the revolutionary playwrights who, throughout history, have thrust audiences into the realm of enriching the human spirit with their provocative stories and the expansion of language.

With this as its goal, Shahrazad Theatre Company will present as its inaugural production Bertolt Brecht’s "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" (rendered into English by Shahrazad Theatre Company).

Brecht helped pioneer one of the most significant shifts in 20th-century art, literature and theater. In "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," which he wrote in 1944 while living in the United States, he gives these lines to his narrator: “We hope you find the voice of this poet, while old, still rings true . . . It may be a mistake to mix different wines, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.”

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 4:20 PM, 10.01.2017

Heights Chamber Orchestra opens its 35th Season with free concert

The Heights Chamber Orchestra celebrates the opening of its 35th season on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church on Fairmount Blvd. in Shaker Heights. At this concert, the orchestra will announce and introduce its new music director, Domenico Boyagian.

The Heights Chamber Orchestra was started in Cleveland Heights by a University Heights resident 35 years ago. One third of its current performers live in Cleveland Heights. This homegrown ensemble has evolved into one of the premier orchestras in the region, attracting some of the best performers. Many of the 45 members have performed in other area orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra. 

Heights Chamber Orchestra members, all of whom are volunteers, practice up to five weeks for each performance before their first rehearsal. Boyagian said the conductor’s work is in the rehearsals, but in the performance “when a conductor starts the piece, then it takes the orchestra and the audience” to turn it into the journey. Susan Blackwell, clarinetist and board member, agreed. “The feedback performers sense from the audience is mutual," she said. "The orchestra and the audience move through the piece together.”

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 12:46 PM, 10.01.2017

Heights Arts unveils season 12 of Close Encounters concert series

The Heights Arts Close Encounters chamber music series began in 2005 as an opportunity for members of the Cleveland Orchestra to perform music of their own choosing in the gracious "chambers" of Cleveland Heights residences. Now in its 12th year, the series has matured into a lively concert series which taps the creative talents of fine classical music artists from throughout Northeast Ohio. Under the artistic direction of Cleveland Orchestra violinist Isabel Trautwein, Close Encounters Season 12 presents four musician-designed programs presented in stately residences and unique venues throughout Cleveland. All concerts are at 3 p.m.

This season, concertgoers meet the hottest additions to the music scene: cellist and film producer Dane Johansen, violin-star Jessica Lee, and the Cavani Quartet's new violist, Eric Wong. They will be joining the Omni quartet, Oberlin College's newest bassoon faculty, Drew Pattison, and pianist/composer Teddy Niedermaier, among others. As a bonus, Cleveland Orchestra's English horn player Robert Walters has designed a program of music and original poetry to be performed at the Bop Stop in Hingetown.

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 12:53 PM, 10.01.2017

Dorothy Silver takes on title role in Dobama production

Dobama Theatre continues its 58th season with the regional premiere of "Marjorie Prime" by Jordan Harrison. A finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, "Marjorie Prime" is an astute and provocative meditation on memory and family, set in the not-too-distant future.

In this future, it is possible to create artificially intelligent holograms of late family members. These so-called “primes” give people the opportunity to continue spending time with their lost loved ones, providing not only comfort, but also assisting with the fading memories of the elderly.

Dorothy Silver, one of Cleveland’s most reknowned actors, will portray the title character. Silver originally performed this role during the play’s staged reading at Cleveland Play House’s New Ground Festival in 2013, where Harrison received the Roe Green New Play Award. During that reading, Silver had the opportunity to meet and work directly with the playwright.

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 4:40 PM, 10.01.2017

HYT celebrates home with 'Into the Woods'

Heights Youth Theatre’s (HYT) production of “Into the Woods” will open on Friday, Oct. 20, and run through Sunday, Oct. 29, at Heights Middle School in University Heights.

The show is directed by Kelly Monaghan, with music direction by Stacy Bolton, and features 80 young actors, in grades 1–12, from Cleveland Heights, University Heights, Shaker Heights, and surrounding communities.

“I am thrilled to be back at HYT’s original ‘home’ directing my all-time favorite musical,” exclaimed Monaghan. “Stephen Sondheim's score is breathtaking, the blending of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales is so poignant and quite clever. But what I am most excited about is the unbelievable talent in these young actors. It has truly blown me away. They are all so gifted in their own unique ways and I am honored to be leading them to help tell this beautiful story.”

Performances will be presented in the Heights Middle School auditorium, 2181 Miramar Blvd., on Friday, Oct. 20 and 27, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 21 and 28, 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 29, 2 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 4:08 PM, 10.01.2017

Cedar Lee Theatre presents Met Opera live on screen

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts, will begin its 12th season on Oct.7, with a new production of Bellini’s Norma, directed by Sir David McVicar, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, and starring one of the world’s most acclaimed Normas, Sondra Radvanovsky.

Audiences now will be able to see these 10 live performances from the Met’s 2017-18 season at the Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights).

“It’s been a goal of Cleveland Cinemas to bring these incredible operas from the Met to the Cedar Lee Theatre for years,” said Jon Forman, president of Cleveland Cinemas.

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 1:06 PM, 10.01.2017

Apollo’s Fire announces its 2017–18 season

On the heels of its 25th-anniversary season, Cleveland Heights-based Apollo’s Fire announces its 2017–18 programs under artistic director Jeannette Sorrell. Apollo's Fire is dedicated to reviving the true spirit of baroque performances.

The season commences in October with Handel’s oratorio Israel in Egypt. Local performances are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 13, at the First Baptist Church in Shaker Heights, and Saturday, Oct. 14, at The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood. Both performances will begin at 8 p.m. and last approximately two hours, with a 15-minute intermission.

New this year, Apollo’s Fire will offer reduced-price and free tickets as part of its Community Access Initiative. This initiative includes free student rush tickets, free family concerts, and a limited number of $12 “presto seats,” which will become available three weeks before a show begins.

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 4:21 PM, 10.01.2017

Octavofest programs return to the Heights

Octavofest: Celebrating the Book and Paper Arts is back this fall. Now in its ninth year, this annual festival, which grew out of programs organized at Heights Libraries by librarian and Heights resident Carole Wallencheck, continues to expand.

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 1:39 PM, 09.29.2017

Fair trade teach-in and expo coming to JCU

Initiated in 2005, the Ohio Fair Trade Teach-In & Expo brings people of all ages together from across the state to learn about and become more involved in supporting fair trade—a model for socially and environmentally conscious consumerism.

This year’s teach-in and expo, hosted by the Ohio Fair Trade Network and John Carroll University (JCU), will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, on the JCUl campus in University Heights.

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 1:26 PM, 09.29.2017

Ensemble announces its 38th consecutive season

Ensemble Theatre announces its 38th consecutive season, the theme of which is “We the People.” The company will present five main stage productions of plays that focus on the power of the individuals within their communities. Celeste Cosentino, Ensemble’s artistic director, will direct the season opener, "Well," and Tony Kushner’s epic contemporary classics "Angels in America, Parts One and Two." 

"Well," written by Lisa Kron, explores a woman’s relationship with her invalid mother and her mother's extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. One of the questions the play asks is whether we create our own illness. The answers are complicated, surprising, and sometimes funny.

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 12:15 PM, 09.26.2017

Four artists featured at St. Paul’s gallery

The Nicholson B. White Gallery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd., announces its fall show, Lens, Needle, Brush, Flame. At the opening artists’ reception on Friday, Sept. 8, 5–7 p.m., the participating artists—Judy Rawson (photography), Sandy Shelenberger (textiles), Maureen Lanza (paintings), and Dwight Weatherhead (glass)—will greet guests and speak briefly about their creative process. The show runs through Nov. 26.

All four artists reside in Northeast Ohio. Judy Rawson has been a longtime resident of Shaker Heights. When she is behind her camera lens, Rawson gravitates to simple things, looking for beauty of pattern and line, moody lighting, and interesting or ironic juxtapositions. Her works here include urban architecture, historical sites, and a selection of stunning landscapes. Rawson turned to photography to help her see the world in fresh and distinctive ways. Featured here is a variety of her original images, some which have not been exhibited before.

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 5:15 PM, 09.03.2017

Loft Gallery hosts Connections exhibition

Described as "an exhibition of work in at least four modes," Connections opened on Aug. 26 and will run through Sept. 23 at the Loft Gallery inside Eastwood Furniture, at the corner of South Taylor Road and Fairmount Boulevard in Cleveland Heights.

The show will present spindles, chains, word play and an occasional light chime, all by Jay Hoffman, who said of his work, "The term 'artist' doesn't fit me very well. I see myself more as an embodier, attempting to give physical form to ideas."

The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 5:07 PM, 09.03.2017

Send-off concert for singer Caleb Wright planned for Sept. 8

On Friday, Sept. 8, local musical ensembles Elégie and The Wright Family Singers will join Chandra Turner and Jessica Yafanaro in a farewell concert for Caleb A. Wright, a well-known local singer who is moving to Los Angeles to further his career. The 7:30 p.m. concert at Mt. Zion Congregational Church (10723 Magnolia Blvd. in University Circle) will be accompanied by Cleveland musicians Anne Wilson, Cerena Mangum, Rodney Hubbard and Lacretia Bolden II.

Caleb Wright has been active in the musical community in Cleveland since 2007, beginning as a soloist at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights. He attended Cleveland Heights High School, where he served as president of The Heights Singers and The A Cappella Choir under director Craig McGaughey. He was also a founding member of The Heights High Barbershoppers.

 

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 9:20 PM, 08.28.2017

Sound and Vision sets tone for season of multidisciplinary shows

An exhibition of non-traditional musical instruments presents a new view at Heights Arts this fall. Sound and Vision, which opens with a public reception on Friday, Sept. 1, and will be on view through Sunday, Oct. 15, brings together a variety of instruments built or owned by local, regional, and national instrument builders and tinkerers.

Ranging from a custom-painted cello to hand-built modular synthesizers and unusual items, such as the Marxolin Aqua Lin, the instruments on display in Sound and Vision challenge the notion of what musical instruments are in the first place. Exhibition contributors include Brad Bolton, Anne Cole, Bbob Drake, Mike Hovancsek, Walt Mahovlich, David Russell Stempowski, and Karl Vorndran.

“For hundreds of years, musical instruments have been designed to please both the eye and the ear," noted composer and sound artist Christopher Auerbach-Brown, who curated the exhibition.

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 1:07 PM, 08.28.2017

HYT's new season marks a journey home

Heights Youth Theatre’s (HYT) 2017–18 season will open in October with “Into the Woods,” an enchanting fairytale about wishes, family, and the impact of the choices we make. Kelly Monaghan directs the season-opening production, with music direction by Stacy Bolton.

Woven throughout the season’s productions is this year’s theme, The Journey Home. All of the plays HYT will present deal with excursions of self-discovery, where characters set out to find themselves, or lose themselves, sometimes within the same journey. Ultimately, they gain insights that are more fulfilling than the happiest fairy tale.

This season marks HYT’s return “home” to its stage at the Wiley middle school building, after two years away, and is a celebration of 60 years of creating quality live theater that entertains its audiences, and educates, encourages and inspires its young artists.

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 5:20 PM, 09.03.2017

'brownsville song' opens Dobama's 2017-18 season

Dobama Theatre opens its 58th season with the Cleveland premiere of "brownsville song (b-side for tray)" by Kimber Lee. Written in poetic language, "brownsville song" is the story of Tray, a high school senior and amateur boxer. The play moves gracefully back and forth in time to reveal what happened before and after the tragic incident that changes Tray’s family forever.

The inspiration for the play came to Lee in 2012 when she read a news report about a young black man who was the victim of random gang violence in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y. The story, which contained very few details, lodged in the playwright’s head. 

“I kept thinking about this boy’s family and loved ones,” she said, “and about the tremendous loss of life in some of our communities, and how easy it is in this sound-byte world for these losses to disappear from our consciousness . . . if you look a certain way and live in a certain zip code, your life is worth less, you matter less, and this wall of silence descends around the loss.”

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 5:18 PM, 09.03.2017

Burning River Baroque performs in Cleveland Heights Aug. 9 and 11

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, and Friday, Aug. 11, Burning River Baroque will present a new program in two Cleveland Heights venues, The Stone Oven and St. Alban Episcopal Church.

“At a Crossroad: Will You Live, Love, or Die?” features soprano and violinst Malina Rauschenfels and harpsichordist Paula Maust. The duo will present a program of French cantatas and harpsichord solo, with works by Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Julie Pinel, and Nicolas Racot de Grandval.

The Aug. 9 concert will take place at The Stone Oven, 2267 Lee Road, at 6:30 p.m. (donations are welcome).

St. Alban Episcopal Church, 2555 Euclid Heights Blvd., will be the venue for the Aug. 11 concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. (suggested donation is $10–15).

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 6:48 PM, 08.07.2017

Heights Music Hop announces lineup and venues

The Heights Music Hop will return for its fifth-annual festival this September with a stellar lineup of artists and venues that will span three Cleveland Heights business districts.

This year’s many acts include: The Whiskey Hollow, By Light We Loom, oldboy, Wildlife Soundz, Maura Rogers & the Bellows, New Thousands, Charley Mosbrook, Teddy Boys, Classical Revolution Cleveland, DJ Knyce, Diana Chittester, City Limits, Holden Laurence, Jason Patrick Meyers, The Mason District, J. Leshelle, Blacklister, Smoke Screen, Revolution Brass Band, and The Rainbow Emergency. A full schedule and list of performers will be available on the Heights Music Hop website and its social media accounts.

The 2017 Hop will begin in Coventry Village on Thursday, Sept. 7. It then moves to Cedar Fairmount on Friday, Sept. 8, and culminates in Cedar Lee on Saturday, Sept. 9.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 07.31.2017

Heights residents to perform in Cain Park production

On Aug. 5 and 6, Cain Park’s Evans Amphitheater will be filled with the music of Meredith Willson’s "The Music Man," in a concert version of the musical featuring the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra (CYO). The production is directed by Joanna May Hunkins, with music direction by Jordan Cooper.

More than a dozen Cleveland Heights residents are set to showcase their talents on the Evans Amphitheater stage for "The Music Man in Concert," including leading female star Nicole Sumlin, who will portray Marian Paroo. The list of local preformers includes Sumlin siblings, August and Easton; Jeffrey Bendix and Joan Bendix; Maple Buescher; Courtney Foerg; Gabriel Mallamad;  Luca Mokotoff and Sienna Mokotoff; Julie Sabroff; Will Sanborn; Rosie Tilk; Cecilia Willets and Cordelia Willets; Grace Willmott; and Hannah Woodside.

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6. Also on Aug. 6, Bill Rudman of The Musical Theater Project will provide a pre-show talk for ticket holders, at 1 p.m.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 11:42 AM, 07.31.2017

Heights Arts hosts Enticing benefit

On Saturday, July 15, Heights Arts welcomed more than 100 people to its first Enticing benefit.

Thanks to its many supporters, volunteers and attendees, the event was a smashing success, raising almost $20,000 in support of Heights Arts' mission to celebrate the region's literary, musical and visual artists, and share their work with the community.

Heights Arts held the event in a stunning penthouse and glass cube space, overlooking downtown Cleveland—a frequent venue for Heights Arts' always sold-out Close Encounters chamber music series.

Owned by Rick Maron and Judy Eigenfeld, the location was a fitting place in which to honor Steve Presser, founding Heights Arts board member and Big Fun owner, whose steady support of Heights Arts has helped the nonprofit grow. Heights Arts now produces more than 60 programs and events each year.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 12:51 PM, 08.01.2017

Heights Music Hop expands to Coventry

The fifth-annual Heights Music Hop will take place Sept. 7–9. The music festival is expanding this year, to take place over three days, at more than 30 venues in three Cleveland Heights neighborhoods.

When the festival first started in 2013, it was a one-day event that took place in the Cedar Lee Business District. Last year, it grew into a two-day event, with more than 70 performances at 27 venues in Cedar Lee and Cedar Fairmount, and drew more than 5,000 people to Cleveland Heights.

This year’s festival will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Coventry Village Business District. On Friday, Sept. 8, the Hop will move to Cedar Fairmount, and then will wrap up on Saturday, Sept. 9, in Cedar Lee.

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 12:29 PM, 06.29.2017

Sculptured paper shines light on traditional Korean dress

This summer, Heights Arts’ Spotlight Gallery presents Hanbok’s Gifts, an exhibition of sculptural paper works by Cleveland artist and papermaker Aimee Lee. In the exhibit, on view through Aug. 6, Lee pays homage to the ingenuity and care behind traditional Korean clothing (hanbok) by using another material from the same heritage, hanji, which requires much discovery and labor to produce.

"Aimee learned hanji—traditional Korean paper-making—from masters and built the first hanji studio in North America at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland," said exhibition curator Helen Liggett. "Hanji is remarkably strong and is used to make household items in traditional Korean culture. With Hanbok, she joins craft to the celebratory and autobiographic elements of her art, revealing its versatility and beauty in an entirely new form."

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 5:02 PM, 06.30.2017