Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Hosts 2014 Induction Ceremony Simulcast; Tickets $20

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CLEVELAND (March 5, 2014) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a simulcast of the 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April 10 beginning at 7 p.m. This will be the only place to watch the Induction Ceremony live other than at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Induction Simulcast event is generously sponsored by Yuengling. All exhibits will be open to tour during the event.

Tickets to the Induction Simulcast are $20 and are on sale beginning Monday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at rockhall.com.

Doors for the event open at 7 p.m. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will screen the 3+ hour ceremony beginning at 8:30 p.m., including the performances and presentations, which will be broadcast on a giant 12 foot screen on the Museum’s Main Stage and several large screens throughout the Museum. Refreshments, including beer and wine, and snacks will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Watch, tour and party with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as we celebrate the Class of 2014.

The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are:

Performers:

·         Peter Gabriel

·         Daryl Hall and John Oates

·         KISS

·         Nirvana

·         Linda Ronstadt

·         Cat Stevens

Ahmet Ertegun Award (nonperformers)

·         Brian Epstein

·         Andrew Loog Oldham

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award for Musical Excellence (previously the Sidemen category):

·         The E Street Band

Details about performances, presenters and special guests will be announced at a later date. The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be later televised exclusively on HBO in May.

For more information on the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Induction Ceremony and Simulcast, please visit rockhall.com/inductees.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational activities.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 are free. A 6% Admission Tax that goes to support Cleveland Metropolitan Schools is added to each ticket at purchase. Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit www.rockhall.com.  The Ohio Arts Council supports the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Museum is also generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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The Canton Palace Theatre and Two Step Productions presents Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular

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The Canton Palace Theatre and Two Step Productions presents Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular on Monday, March 17th, 2014 at the Canton Palace Theatre 

Canton, Ohio, February, 17, 2014 –The Canton Palace Theatre and Two Step Productions presents Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular on Monday, March 17th 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $30, $45 or $60 for VIP. VIP tickets include: early entry into the theater, a free copy of the soundtrack signed by the entire cast and a private meet and greet with the cast after the show. Tickets can be purchased by going to www.cantonpalacetheatre.org or calling the Box Office at 330.454.8172 Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm.  Justin Boros, Canton native and former  lead  dancer  with  Michael  Flatley’s  Lord  of  the  Dance  and producer/creator of  Rhythm in the Night, describes the show as,  “An  epic journey  derived  from  a  tale  of  good  versus  evil where  deception reigns and temptation rivals the strongest of wills. The story unfolds during the dark ages when the land was ruled by the wicked sorceress Azura, whose spell has trapped the legendary hero Balor under her control to command her legion of relentless henchmen.  Hope remains lost for all those in the kingdom…until now.”

The tale of Rhythm in the Night is told through Irish dance with a world-class troupe of both male and female dancers. Adding to the drama and excitement of the production, Rhythm in the Night features an original soundtrack that delivers an orchestral atmosphere of epic proportions. The battle scenes transcend the struggle of dark versus light as the lightning fast rhythms and a thunderous dance troupe display Irish dance like never before seen. Rhythm in the Night turns an age-old art form into an exciting Irish dance spectacular the whole family can enjoy!

Canton Native Brings Irish Dance Tour Home For St. Patrick’s Day

Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular was created by former lead dancer  from Michael Flatley’s Lord of  the Dance, Justin Boros. Justin, a self-taught Irish dance prodigy, joined Lord of the Dance only a year and a half after starting Irish dance lessons at  the local Tim O’Hare School  of  Irish  dance. He attended Northwest High School in Canal Fulton where he left between his junior and senior year to tour with Lord of the Dance. Years later, Justin now brings his own production back to his hometown of Canton, Ohio for this coming St. Patrick’s Day. Determined to add something new and fresh to the genre, Justin brings a unique attribute to the Irish dance world with his 6’4” 290 lb. build as he plays the lead villain in Rhythm in the Night, Balor. The show’s creation began when Justin sought the musical talents of twin brother composers Andrew and Jared DePolo, who are also from Northeast Ohio, to compose the original soundtrack to  Rhythm in the Night. The original soundtrack for the production took nearly two years to complete and features a dramatic orchestral sound with a Celtic flare and is currently available on iTunes and Amazon. The 2014 Spring tour will feature 19 shows in 16 different cities across the U.S. with a cast of 22 highly accomplished Irish dancers and musicians.

Justin, who formed Two Step Productions in 2007 to create Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular, adds “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the show to the Canton Palace Theatre and perform in front of my hometown crowd on such a special day.”

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Georgia Paxos, Executive Director
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2014 Company of Extraordinary Women at Hower House

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On March 15 and 16, 2014 Grace Hower Crawford invites you to attend a very special surprise party in honor of her mother, Blanche Bruot Hower. In addition, other guests of note will include Frances  Robinson Adams and Mrs. Hower’s sister, Marie Leah Bruot.

• Frances Robinson Adams, daughter of the founder of Robinson Clay Products. Frances was a  frequent guest at Hower House functions and quite civic minded, involved with Tuesday Musical  Club and other cultural endeavors in the community.

• Marie Leah Bruot (1857-1924) the fiesty older sister of Blanche Bruot Hower and “favorite  auntie” of Grace Hower Crawford. A creative soul, Ms. Bruot was also a well-respected  teacher in the Cleveland School System; she adored world travel, especially while in the company of  her sister Blanche and favorite niece Grace Hower.

• Grace Hower Crawford (1881–1973) was the eldest child and only daughter of Blanche Bruot and  Milton Otis Hower. She was active in many local cultural and civic organizations as well as a  founding member of Akron’s esteemed Weathervane Playhouse.

• Blanche Eugenie Bruot Hower (1862-1952) was a tireless advocate for women’s rights and quality  education for all. She served on the Akron School Board and in the Ohio House of Representatives  in addition to many other civic, cultural and political accomplishments throughout her long and  extraordinary life. Blanche Hower will be the guest of honor at this gathering celebrating her special  day.

Local community actors will portray these extraordinary women who will discuss matters of the  day (mid-1920s!) while enjoying music of the era.

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Saturday, March 15:
performance times 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 16:
performance times 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

TICKETS: $30/adults; $15 students.
Limited seating at each performance.
Prepaid reservations required.

WHERE: Hower House, 60 Fir Hill, (corner Fir Hill and Forge Street) on University of Akron campus

INFO: www.uakron.edu/howerhse, 330.972.6909, howerhouse@uakron.edu

HOWER HOUSE
60 Fir Hill
The University of Akron Akron, OH 44325-2401
330-972-6909
Contacts: Linda Bussey, Director

Romeo & Juliet Grace the Stage at Olmsted Performing Arts Center

In photos: Brett Heidinger as Romeo, Lauren Rebholz as Juliet

In photo: Brett Heidinger as Romeo, Lauren Rebholz as Juliet

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Romeo & Juliet Grace the Stage at Olmsted Performing Arts Center

OLMSTED FALLS – The Olmsted Performing Arts Center (OPAC) will present the definitive theatre experience, Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet,” in March. Tickets are on sale now.

“Romeo and Juliet” is arguably the most famous love story of all time, a sweeping, grand production, a theatre masterpiece that has been reproduced on stages for centuries and adapted for movies, musicals and bands. The play tells the tale of a boy and a girl who fall in love and fight against destiny to be together.

“Each character in ‘Romeo & Juliet’ is making the best choices they can for those they love, but the events in their lives go terribly wrong,” says Christina Haviland, director of Romeo and Juliet at the OPAC. “This play is about love, the first love, the one you believe you were born to be with; but there is also pain and family drama and anger and inescapable fate, it is a huge tapestry of a play. It is a reflection of life. There are no absolute villains or heroes, there are only people. This play reflects the imperfection we find in art, in life and in people. It was relevant in Shakespeare’s time, in the 16th century, and it is relevant today.”

Haviland is a main stage and classics series director at OPAC, she is also a scenic artist. She was in her first production when she was 13, was educated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in California and has performed in theatre productions in Colorado, California and Ohio. She says she enjoys the connection she finds in working on stage.

The “Romeo & Juliet” cast has around 30 actors Haviland, and assistant directors Lawrence Wallace and Brandon Smith can connect with.

The “Romeo & Juliet” cast features OPAC theatre students, as well as community members. Cast members include Brett Heidinger as Romeo, Lauren Rebholz as Juliet, Mike Christescu as Mercutio, Joe Ferrell as Montague and Erin Salmi Thompson as Lady Montague, Terry Smith as Capulet and Tessa Hongosh as Lady Capulet.

The production team includes producer, Angela Boehm, and technical director Bob Foraker.

Showtimes of “Romeo and Juliet” at OPAC are March 3, 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., and March 9 at 2 p.m. For 30 minutes before the show there will be musical performances on the themes of “Romeo & Juliet” in the OPAC lobby.

Tickets to “Romeo & Juliet” are $16.25 and available now online at http://www.olmstedperformingarts.com or over the phone by calling (440) 235-6722.

Olmsted Performing Arts began with theater classes held at the Olmsted Community Center in 2003 culminating in its first production, The Sound of Music, that summer. Since its beginning, OPA has grown to attract over 100 youth at each audition, a staff of over 40, a crew of wonderful volunteers, and a growing audience.  Olmsted Performing Arts’ mission is to instruct, develop, and advance acting, music, dance, and gymnastics skills, to edify and positively affect all individuals involved in our organization, and to motivate staff, students, and volunteers to work at their best ability. We seek to serve the community with quality and affordable entertainment and to create a safe environment. Our practices are designed to build character, build confidence, build relationships, and encourage creative expression. Our goal is to operate a successful organization without compromising our values.
For more information e-mail Olmsted Performing Arts Center at hq@olmstedperformingarts.com

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What’s All The Buzz? The Buzzards Return To Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Reservation On March 15th

buzzardWitness the internationally known phenomenon of the buzzards’ (also known as turkey vultures) return to Cleveland Metroparks Buzzard Roost in Hinckley Reservation on Saturday, March 15 starting at 7 a.m. While everyone is quite confident of the day, the exact time of their return depends on the birds themselves. But, just remember – no one spots a buzzard ’til the “Official Buzzard Spotter” spots one first!

Join Sharon Hosko, Cleveland Metroparks “Official Buzzard Spotter” and Brecksville Nature Center manager, for a welcome home party for these remarkable birds. Visitors near and far armed with binoculars and cameras flock to Hinckley Reservation to wait for the official spotting of the season’s first buzzard – a sure sign of spring’s return.

And the celebration of the buzzards’ return continues on Sunday, March 16 at the Buzzard Sunday event at Hinckley Reservation’s Buzzard Roost from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This free event features a variety of fun buzzard activities and entertainment:

Hikes and Tours

Hikes – 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Bus tours of Hinckley Reservation – 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m
Presentations

Live Birds of Prey Programs – 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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Tent Activities

  • Live music performances featuring Cleveland Metroparks historical interpreter and naturalist Foster Brown at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  •  Buzzard puppet shows by Cleveland Metroparks naturalist Mindy Murdock and the Naturepiece Theater at 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m.
  •  Cleveland Metroparks official buzzard apparel and merchandise available for purchase. Also available at Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store.
  • Buzzard mural photo opportunity – have fun snapping photos of family and friends with their heads peeking out from the face cutouts of a buzzard and buzzard spotter.
  • Buzzard Scoreboard – watch the official tally board for updates on how many buzzards have been spotted and the largest kettle (group of buzzards) spotted.
  • Cleveland Metroparks Outdoor Recreation station – sample disc golf and see if you can toss the disc into the basket.
  • Buzzard bean bag toss game.
  • Kids craft – create a buzzard mask to wear.
  • Refreshments – tasty treats available for purchase.

The Buzzard Roost is located at the corner of State Road and West Drive in Hinckley Reservation in Hinckley Township. Free shuttle bus service is available from the Spillway and Sledding Hill parking lots to the Buzzard Roost.

For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 440-526-1012.

Join the buzzard welcome home party at the Buzzard Roost in Hinckley Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks – Discover, Enjoy, Protect!

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SUE ALLEN - 216-635-3338, sja@clevelandmetroparks.com

HOLLY KECK - 216-635-3253, hak@clevelandmetroparks.com

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The Merry-Go-Round Museum Opens Exhibit, “UPS AND DOWNS”

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Join the fun on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at the Merry-Go-Round Museum as we open our exhibit, “UPS AND DOWNS” for the new season. Elk, rabbits, horses, and a tiger or two are on display to demonstrate the diversity of the animal kingdom on carousels.

This event is open to the public, and will allow guests the opportunity to visit behind the scenes areas at the museum. Kate Adam, the museum’s artist in residence, will be in her studio answering questions and demonstrating her amazing ability to create carousel art. Carvers and restoration specialists will also be in their studio explaining how the restoration process works. If that’s not enough, the museum’s curator, Kurri Lewis, will provide tours of the archives/library to those interested in the reference side of carousel history.

The admission cost for non-members is $10.00 per person. Current members are admitted free. The cost of admission includes light hors d’oeuvres, wine, the chance to bid on silent auction items, and more.

2013horsesmallPlease contact the Merry-Go-Round Museum for tickets and information at 419.626.6111.
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2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates Announce

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CLEVELAND (February 10, 2014) – Fresh off their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2014 Inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates will perform live in Cleveland for the 11th annual It’s Only Rock and Roll Spring Benefit on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the historic Public Hall at the Cleveland Convention Center. This event is sponsored by PNC.

Reserved balcony seats are $25 and $20 and will go on sale Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com or charge by phone (800) 745-3000. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Members will have first access to purchase tickets prior to the general public beginning Wednesday, February 26 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, February 27 at 10 p.m.

A limited number of VIP Benefit Donor packages are available which includes dinner and floor seating. These VIP Benefit Donor packages are partially tax deductible. For more information on table packages or individual floor tickets, please email clovinger@rockhall.org.

All ticket sales benefit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s nationally acclaimed educational programs.

About Daryl Hall and John Oates

Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and MTV’s newest hipsters Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion.

Signed to Atlantic by Ahmet Ertegun in the 1970’s, Daryl Hall & John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in music history. Their 1973 debut album, Abandoned Luncheonette, produced by Arif Mardin, yielded the Top 10 single, “She’s Gone,” which also went to #1 on the R&B charts when it was covered by Taveras. The duo recorded one more album with Atlantic, War Babies, (produced by Todd Rundgren) before they left and promptly signed to RCA. Their tenure at RCA would catapult the duo to international superstardom.

From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, the duo would score six #1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also #1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (also #1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums—’76’s Bigger Than Both of Us, ’80’s Voices, ’81’s Private Eyes, ‘82’s H2O, ‘83’s Rock N Soul, Part I and ‘84’s Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce an additional 5 Top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.”

Daryl also wrote the H&O single “Everytime You Go Away,” which singer Paul Young scored a number-one hit with a cover of the song in 1985. That same year, Daryl and John, participated in the historic “We Are the World” session as well as closing the Live Aid show in Philadelphia. By 1987, the R.I.A.A. recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history, a record they still hold today.

On May 20, 2008, the duo was honored with the Icon Award during BMI’s 56th annual Pop Awards. The award has previously gone to the Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, James Brown, Ray Davies, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton.

Daryl Hall’s latest project is a multi-award-winning monthly web series (and Palladia TV show), Live from Daryl’s House (www.livefromdarylshouse.com). “It was a light bulb moment,” he says of the show’s genesis. “I’ve had this idea about just sitting on the porch or in my living room, playing music with my friends and putting it up on the Internet.” Live from Daryl’s House is also aired weekly on the Palladia Channel every Thursday at 11pm EST/8pm PST.

The past episodes of Live From Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers like Jason Mraz, Joe Walsh, Booker T and the MGs, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rob Thomas, Train, Cee Lo Green, Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Toots Hibbert, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Keb Mo, Dave Stewart, Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump along with newcomers such as Nick Waterhouse, Nikki Jean, Dirty Heads, Chiddy Bang, Rumer, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Mayer Hawthorne, Eric Hutchinson, Chromeo, Matt Nathanson, Parachute, Plain White T’s, Allen Stone, soul diva Sharon Jones, Diane Birch, L.A. neo-R&B party band Fitz & the Tantrums, hot new alternative band Neon Trees and veteran alternative mainstays Guster.

In April of 2011, John Oates released his solo album, Mississippi Mile on Elektra Records. People Magazine gave the album 3 out of 4 stars. “[Mississippi Mile] has the opportunity to reach across the board – and that’s a winning formula.” – Nashville Lifestyles

Daryl released his solo album, Laughing Down Crying, on Verve Records on September 27th, 2011. The album has received a lot of critical acclaim from the Huffington Post, Spinner and Pop Matters, who said: “With the songs that make up this fine collection of American soul and pop music, Hall proves that with the pen and at the mic, his voice is more than capable of reaching the depths and heights of emotional truth.”

Most recently as a duo, Daryl Hall & John Oates released their first box set, Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates. The box set marks the first comprehensive multi-CD, multi-label deluxe box set compilation ever assembled from their entire career’s work, four CDs containing 74 tracks (16 of them previously unreleased).

With the fortieth anniversary of their seminal second album, Abandoned Luncheonette, 2013 found Daryl Hall and John Oates very much at the height of their powers making their own kind of soul, with a new generation of musicians recognizing not only their historic track record of success, but also their continuing influence and achievements.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Education Programs

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s It’s Only Rock and Roll Benefit proceeds support the Museum’s award-winning educational programming, which explores the impact that modern music has had on our culture, politics and society. Educational exhibits reach more than 400,000 visitors and programs reach more than 50,000 students and educators each year.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education programs have become one of the most celebrated and award-winning emanating from any fine arts museum in the nation. More than 25,000 Northeast Ohio students and teachers are reached annually through the popular Rockin’ the Schools program. More than 25,000 students in more than 40 states as well as France, Australia, Canada, England, Guatemala, and Mexico have experienced On the Road, the Rock Hall’s distance learning program. Now in its 11th year, the Museum’s Toddler Rock program has served more than 4,000 at-risk three to five year-olds in Cleveland. On Wednesday evenings each month the Museum hosts free educational programs for adults including From Songwriters to Soundman: The People Behind the Hits, Rock and Roll Night School and Teachers Rock for area educators. For more information on the Museum’s FREE educational programming, please visit www.rockhall.com/education.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational activities.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 are free. A 6% Admission Tax that goes to support Cleveland Metropolitan Schools is added to each ticket at purchase. Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit http://www.rockhall.com. The Ohio Arts Council supports the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Museum is also generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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Black History Month at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!‏

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates national Black History Month with Jammin’ Jazzin’ & Jivin’: Jazz on Film exhibit and free film series

black_historyCLEVELAND (January 28, 2014)- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate national Black History Month with a new exhibit Jammin’, Jazzin’ & Jivin’: Jazz on Film and a month-long FREE film series inspired by the exhibition. Jammin’, Jazzin’ & Jivin’ is open now and the film series will kick-off on Wednesday, February 12. During the month, Sean Jones, Artistic Director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, will join in a conversation about rock and roll’s roots in jazz with the Rock Hall’s Vice President of Education and Public Programs Lauren Onkey and John Kisch, founder and director of the Separate Cinema Archive and organizer of the Jammin’, Jazzin’ and Jivin’ exhibit.

The complete film schedule is below.

The exhibit, Jammin’, Jazzin’ & Jivin’: Jazz on Film features 27 posters spanning nearly 70 years of jazz-related cinema. These promotional posters are works of art in themselves. Jammin’, Jazzin’ & Jivin’: Jazz on Film helps illustrate the connection between jazz and its close relatives — rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie – and how these genres found audiences in the African American community and soon after – worldwide. Numerous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees including Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Bessie Smith and Quincy Jones are featured.

RockHall_logoFrom the advent of talking pictures, jazz music was rich source of material for the film industry. In films made by major studios and independents, in full-length features and one-reel shorts, jazz was often presented to exclusively black audiences. These films are, in some cases, the only moving images we have of some of these artists. In the era of modern Hollywood, jazz is often the back story in a biographic film of a legendary figure, like Charlie Parker or Billie Holiday.

The film series events are FREE with a reservation (complete schedule follows below). Seating is limited. Ticket information is as follows:

ROCK HALL MEMBERS

Rock Hall Members can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. EST on Monday, February 3 through the Rock Hall website athttps://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.

GENERAL PUBLIC

Non-Rock Hall members can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. EST on Tuesday, February 4 through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s FREE Jazz on Film series schedule:

Wednesday, February 12th at 7 p.m. – CABIN IN THE SKY This Vincente Minnelli film (his first for MGM), was an exceptional all-black, all-star, musical fantasy and morality tale about the eternal struggle of a man caught in a tug of war between heaven and hell. The action transpires in aWizard of Oz style dream of Little Joe Jackson (Eddie “Rochester” Anderson) who lies unconscious from a wound inflicted by a gambler. Good and evil take on human form and compete for the favor of Little Joe, who is torn between the loyalty of his good Christian wife, Petunia (Ethel Waters), and the temptations of the adulterous Georgia Brown (Lena Horne). Added to the cast is a treasure trove of talent including Mantan Morland, Butterfly McQueen and Ruby Dandridge, with featured musical numbers by Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Horne made an auspicious film debut as Georgia Brown.

Wednesday, February 19th at 7 p.m. – LISTEN UP-THE LIVES OF QUINCY JONES Quincy Jones was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 as the recipient of the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has had one of the longest, most successful careers in popular music. He is a record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, television producer and trumpeter. He has worked with such artists as Michael Jackson, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, to name just a few. He has been nominated for a record 79 Grammys – and won 27 – and in 1991, he received the Grammy Legend Award. The entire narrative of this documentary unfolds in a collage of interview snippets, backed by stock footage featuring Jones, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Billy Eckstine, Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and Sarah Vaughan, among many others.

Wednesday, February 26th at 7:30 p.m. – A CELEBRATION OF SHORT FILM Sean Jones, Artistic Director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, will join in a conversation about rock and roll’s roots in jazz with the Rock Hall’s Vice President of Education and Public Programs Lauren Onkey and John Kisch, who organized the Jammin’, Jazzin’ and Jivin’ exhibit. The evening will also feature screenings of several short films that are showcased in the exhibit, including Black and Tan (1929) Caldonia (1945) and The Nat King Cole Musical Story (1955).

Submitted by:
Megan Zurkey | Sales and Promotions Assistant
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME + MUSEUM
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1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard | Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1022
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Hower House presents Victorian Flirtation – February 2014

We consider the incurable romanticism of the Victorian era in February with  our month-long Victorian Flirtation exhibit, open February 5 through 28.  Our vintage valentine collection is on display with all its charming imagery  and messages, many of them with hidden meanings or messages intended  only for that special someone. These often ephemeral items intrigue and  engage the viewer through vibrant color, whimsical, affectionate, aHH_frontdoornd  sometimes humorous messages.Exhibit includes fun and interesting flirtatious objects as well as our vintage  Valentine collection from FEBRUARY 5 through FEBRUARY 28, 2014.

Join us for the SWEET SATURDAYS of FEBRUARY (Feb. 8, 15, 22) when  guests will be served warm gingerbread and hot tea in the beautiful dining
room at the conclusion of their paid tour (served 12:30 until closing). After  enjoying this complimentary sweet treat our guests may visit the Cellar  Door Store to shop.

FOR INFORMATION on any of the above events please call Hower House at  330.972.6909.

 LOCATION: Hower House, 60 Fir Hill, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

TOUR DAYS & TIMES: Guided Tours Wednesdays through Saturdays,
noon to 3:30 pm. (Last tour begins 30 minutes before closing time.)
Group tours for 10 or more people are available by appointment.

TOUR ADMISSION: Adults $8.00; seniors (65+) $6.00; students $2.00
Group rates available – call for information.

For updates please check our website www.howerhouse.org
Additional upcoming events:

 March 15-16, 2014 - 

In the Company of Extraordinary Women
Tea & Performance Series
 (sponsored by the Friends of Hower House)
Saturday, 1:00 & 4:00pm (times yet to be confirmed)
Sunday, 1:00 & 4:00pm (times yet to be confirmed)

Enjoy delicious tea fare while watching the performance as it takes place in the center hall. Entertaining and fun—in honor of Women’s History Month!

Prices & details coming soon!

April 11-12, 2014 – Victorians’ Artisan Fair

Friday – 10am – 7:00 pm Saturday – 10am – 4pm

Our 16th annual event! Meander through the elegant surroundings while shopping from selected artisans offering interesting, fun and whimsical handcrafted items. A bit of something for everyone! Free on-site parking; $4 admission.

Ohio Toy Soldier Show & Sale

Press Release
Medina, Ohio (February 7, 2014)

The Annual Ohio Toy Soldier Show & Sale will be held Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the Galaxy Restaurant & Banquet Center in Wadsworth, Ohio. The Show will be open to the public from 10am to 3pm. Admission is $6.00 for adults and children under age 12 free with adult. Contemporary and Vintage Toy Soldier and Military Miniature Figures, covering major brands and including all scale and eras; presented by some of the best known vendors in the hobby. Products by Marx, W. Britain, IMEX, Dragon, Elastolin, Dimestore, King & Country, Frontline, Trophy, American and Russian Connoisseur Figures, 1/6 Action Figures, Die Cast Armor, Century 21, Forces of Valor, Conte, Del Prado, Collectors Showcase, with some Military Memorabilia, Books, Magazines and Military Models for good measure. Also a full line of the latest Historical Audio and Video products. Free door prizes; ample free parking. The Galaxy Restaruant & Banquet Center is located at 201 Park Centre Drive, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.

Submitted by:mcvb
Medina County Visitor Bureau
Medina’s Square
32 Public Square
Medina, OH 44256
330.722.5502 | 800.860.2943
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