Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Feature Items from BEYONCÉ’S Personal Collection for the First Time

beyonce225CLEVELAND (July 18, 2014) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will open a new fashion exhibition centered around singer, producer and entertainment industry powerhouse Beyoncé. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 and be located in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in Legends of Rock.

Highlights of the fashion exhibition include:

Rubin Singer leather and lace body suit, skirt, and jacket from the 2013 Super Bowl Performance. The Super Bowl performance was a 12-minute hypnotizing experience seen around the world.  The exotic edges and curves of this lace and leather bodysuit spoke for Sasha Fierce and Beyoncé as one.

BEYONCÉ’S stylist Ty Hunter remembers: 
A lot of different designers came to Beyoncé with sketches, but in the end Russian designer Rubin Singer created something magical. Beyoncé wanted funky, edgy, and feminine all in one and that’s what Rubin created.”

Givenchy black beaded and purple feather mermaid gown from the 2012 Met Gala. Beyoncé’s appearance on the red carpet in this lace dipped mermaid gown with a purple ombréd bottom was the talk of the 2012 Met Gala. She was the last to arrive on the red carpet and well worth the wait for fans and photographers alike.

           Ty Hunter remembers: 
Beyoncé had just given birth to her child four months prior to this event. She wanted to be sexy, and the illusion of being naked amplified the dress and her figure to perfection. 

Gareth Pugh gold dress from the “Run the World (Girls)” Video (2011). This dress makes a bold statement and future projection in gold that matches the sentiment of the song and video for “Run The World (Girls).” 

                  Ty Hunter remembers:

                  “I saw Gareth Pugh’s show and it reminded me of “Sweet Dreams,” a futuristic Beyoncé video  from theI AM…Sasha Fierce album. I asked Pugh to pull this specific outfit, and it ended up   working very well with the desert as a backdrop in the video.” 

One-sleeve black leotard from the “Single Ladies” video (2008). The Single Ladies video is one of the most iconic videos in Beyoncé’s visual history. It’s no doubt that the costume, replicated by thousands around the world was a result of the videos viral assault.

 Ty Hunter remembers:

Beyoncé wanted a minimal look.  Designer Tina Knowles, Beyoncé’s mother, designed the look.         A Lorraine Schwartz titanium glove accompanies the famous hand swing.”

 White cotton tank-top w/stones, J Brand Denim shorts and red Stuart Weitzman patent leather sling-back pumps from the “Crazy In Love” video (2003). The Crazy In Love video ensemble is a classic summer look; a white tank top paired with denim shorts. This look is timeless and effortless, and can be worn by anyone. The outfit is carefree and comfortable; two things love should be.

                  Ty Hunter remembers:

                  “Beyoncé wanted to let the fashion build. She wanted simplicity.”

Thierry Mugler gold metal body suit with gold pumps from the “Sweet Dreams” video (2009). Thierry Mugler’s take on powerful futuristic high fashion robot resulted in a gold, haute couture suit of magic.

 Ty Hunter remembers: 
“Beyoncé wanted a cool robotic moment and it was very complex to put on and off, but it was a great moment in the video and added to the futuristic theme perfectly.”

This is the first time that an artist that has not yet been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is being featured in the Legends of Rock exhibit.                                                                         

For further information, visit


Singer, producer and global entertainer Beyoncé Knowles Carter was destined to be a star. Born on September 4th, 1981 in Houston, Texas, she began singing, dancing and performing in talent shows at seven. In 1992, she and her girl group Girl’s Tyme performed (and lost) on Star Search. In 1997, the group evolved into Destiny’s Child and signed its first record deal.

Writing about the group’s 1999 album, The Writing’s on the Wall, Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed: “[Beyoncé’s] skittering, rhythmic, and hip-hop-derived approach to melody would help shift the entire landscape of R&B singing.” 

BEYONCÉ launched her solo career with Dangerously In Love (2003). Her rise to superstardom was built on her legendary work ethic, lack of complacency and pushing her art beyond imagination.  She embodies the themes expressed in her music: personal independence, female empowerment and self-esteem.

BEYONCÉ’S self-titled 2013 album was more personal than her previous work. In just 12 hours after its surprise and carefully planned release, the album generated 1.2 million mentions on Twitter, reaching a high of 5,300 tweets per minute. Within three days the album sold 828,773 digital copies, making it the fastest-selling iTunes album ever.

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.


Sandusky’s Toast of Ohio Wine Heritage Festival


SANDUSKY, OHIO, July 8, 2014 — A new venue provides a change for the always popular Toast of Ohio Wine Heritage Festival in the heart of Lake Erie Shores and Islands. Celebrating the area’s heritage as the largest wine-producing region in the nation prior to Prohibition, the event continues to grow and offer opportunities for great food, and interesting wines.

The tenth annual Toast of Ohio Wine Heritage Festival will take place on Saturday, July 26th in Veterans Park, located next to the Merry-Go-Round Museum at 301 Jackson St., downtown Sandusky. The festival will feature more than a dozen Ohio wineries, gourmet food, live musical entertainment and an artist’s showcase. The festival grounds are open Saturday from noon – 8 pm.merrygo_wine2

Admission for Saturday is just $5.00 per person and includes a souvenir Toast of Ohio wine glass and two complimentary wine tastings.  Admission fees benefit the sponsoring Merry-Go-Round Museum.

Tickets will be available to purchase for exchange of wine tastings. Wine tasting tickets are four for $3.00 and glass pours will vary by vendor. Food offerings will be provided by: Creative Cuisine, Sandusky; The Lions Club, Sandusky; Good Eats Food Truck, Berlin Heights; Fire Pie Ovens, Tipp City; and more.

Participating wineries include Paper Moon Vineyards, Firelands Winery, Meier’s Wine Cellars, Ferrante Winery, Maize Valley Winery, Viking Vineyards, Stoney Ridge Winery, Humble Bee Vineyards, Quarry Hill Winery, Myrddin Winery, Matus Winery, D & D Winery, and Chateau Tebeau.

A variety of musical entertainment and family fun activities will occur throughout the day, including performances from The Brad Walk Trio and SandTown. The adjacent Merry-Go-Round Museum will offer special $2 admission from 10 am to 5 pm during the festival.

lakeerielogo_buttonThe Lake Erie Shores & Islands once featured huge vineyards that spread from east of Sandusky to the western region near the bay because of the lakeshore climate. The Toast of Ohio event was developed to celebrate the area’s winemaking heritage. Today, dozens of wineries still operate in the region.  Make a weekend of it with lodging packages available at and tour the area’s wineries. Call 1.800.255.3743 for information.

Other event sponsors include Ohio Grape Industries, Ohio Magazine, and Lake Erie Shores & Islands.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Opens New Exhibit Celebrating Contemporary Artists


Exhibit Features Display of Items and Clothing from Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, The Black Keys and Fall Out Boy Among Others 

CLEVELAND (July 1, 2014) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces the opening of a new exhibit celebrating today’s most popular music artists. Right Here, Right Now takes a look at the evolution of rock and roll and its impact on the next generation of artists by taking visitors on an intimate journey into the stories of chart-topping acts as told through their personal items and clothing from iconic performances. The exhibit features thought-provoking text panels and interactive displays where visitors can see and hear how these contemporary artists have made an impact during the new millennium. 

The Black Keys, Bruno Mars, Fall Out Boy, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Grace Potter and Rihanna will have items on display. Right Here, Right Now is one of several new exhibits at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which currently include Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience, and the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee Exhibit.  

Artists represented in the exhibit include:

 Lady Gaga Outfit, 2009

Design by Nasir Mazhar

Lady Gaga wore this outfit in the video for “Bad Romance.” Lady Gaga has said that “Bad Romance,” which reached Number One on the pop and dance charts, is her favorite of her songs. She is a huge fan of Freddie Mercury of Queen and adopts the stage name Lady Gaga after the Queen song, “Radio Ga Ga,” in 2005. Gaga is influenced in style and sound by David Bowie and Madonna and Pop artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol. Her rise to fame has made her a hugely influential superstar with creative music videos, elaborate stage shows, alter egos and unique artistic collaborations.

 Bruno Mars Tuxedo, 2012

Design by Dolce and Gabbana

Bruno Mars wore this tuxedo during his performance of “Runaway Baby” at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Besides Elvis Presley, Mars cites influences ranging from Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown and Jackie Wilson. Mars’ taut, rhythmically-charged style has drawn comparisons to the Police and his fashion sense, shimmering tenor voice and fluid dance moves evoke Michael Jackson.

 Rihanna Outfit, 2009

Rihanna wore this outfit in her video for the song “Rude Boy.” Taken from her 2009 album Rated R, the single reached Number One. She signs with the Def Jam label at age 16. Reflecting her Caribbean roots, her early work is largely inspired by reggae, dancehall and soca music. Rihanna cites Madonna as her biggest influence, and is heavily influenced by fellow Caribbean artist Bob Marley.

Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys Amplifier, Hat and Tip Jar, c. 1995

Hog 20 by Pignose

Dan Auerbach honed his performance skills by busking on the streets of his hometown, Akron, Ohio.  The duo’s stripped-down, soulful, elemental blues sound reflects their influences, which are mostly first generation blues artists. “I would raid my father’s record collection,” Auerbach says. “He had a lot of old blues albums – like Robert Johnson, Son House, Robert Nighthawk, Junior Kimbrough, and T-Model Ford.” 

Katy Perry Dress, 2011

Design by The Blonds

Katy Perry wore this dress on her California Dreams tour in 2011. She wore it while performing “Teenage Dream,” “Hummingbird Heartbeat” and “Waking Up in Vegas.”  Perry lists Queen as top among her influences. “Queen’s track ‘Killer Queen’ made me discover music and helped me come into my own at the age of 15,” Perry says. “The way Freddie Mercury delivered his lyrics just made me feel like a confident woman; I’d say his fingerprint is all over me.” Perry’s work is also influenced by Carole KingJoni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt. 

Fall Out Boy Clothing, 2014

Collection of Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy’s fifth studio album, Save Rock and Roll, was released in 2013 and featured guest appearances by 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Tommy Lee of Motley Crüe, Courtney Love and Elton John. This clothing was worn by the band in the Young Blood Chronicles, a series of 11 videos corresponding to each of Save Rock and Roll’s songs. Wentz names Metallica and its 1986 album Master of Puppets as the record that is probably his “single biggest influence.”

For more information on exhibits at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, visit

rockhallAbout 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.


Another movie star is being added to Castle Noel’s “Walk of Fame”


First Annual Christmas in July will feature the inductees Drew Hocevar and Patty Johnson the angry elves from “A Christmas Story”, Karolyn Grimes, Zuzu, from “It’s a Wonderful Life” and Ian Petrella, Randy from “A Christmas Story”.

MEDINA, OH—June 25, 2014 – Ian Petrella, Randy from “A Christmas Story” will also join Drew, Patty and Karolyn at Castle Noel on July 26th.

Santa Claus is spending his vacation at Castle Noel, America’s largest indoor year round Christmas entertainment attraction featuring hundreds of movie props, and costumes, New York City animated window displays, and more. Join us at Castle Noel with a Summer Santa snapshot to celebrate Christmas in July with extended hours July 25, 26, 27.

Castle Noel Christmas Movie Actors “Walk of Fame” Ceremony


Movie stars Drew Hocevar and Patty Johnson, the angry elves from A Christmas Story, Karolyn Grimes, Zuzu, from It’s a Wonderful Life and Ian Petrella, Randy, from A Christmas Story will place their hands into concrete in front of Castle Noel as the first Christmas movie stars in the Castle Noel “Walk of Fame”.

The ceremony is free and will take place outside the front doors of Castle Noel’s gift shop, Saturday, July 26th at 2:00 p.m. no reservations required. In true Hollywood style Patty, Drew, Karolyn and Ian will arrive by BVIP Ltd Limousine and greet the crowd. Mark Klaus will emcee the ceremony as the Movie Stars press their hands into concrete. Then, have their photos taken in original world famous Graunam’s Chinese theatre seats that were used for Hollywood’s biggest movie premiers for over 40 years. After the ceremony the stars will be available to meet and sign autographs, photos, ornaments and “Official Patty the Elf” hand crafted elf hats by Patty Johnson.

Castle Noel will be open for tours Saturday, July 26th from 11:00-5:00.

Castle Noel’s Christmas in July Gala

For a more personal experience with the Stars, Castle Noel will host a special, evening event starting at 7:00 p.m. July 26. The event features a first class evening wrapped in a Christmas Spirit. Mark Klaus strives to create an atmosphere that takes the idea of a gala to the next level. Guests will enjoy themselves in the Grand Hall of Castle Noel – there is no other event like it! This night will be full of surprises and excitement that you will not want to miss. The gala includes a VIP Party with emcee Mark Klaus and four of Hollywood’s movie stars. They will make you laugh during a fun filled, interactive evening. Patty Johnson “the angry elf” from A Christmas Story; Karolyn Grimes “ZuZu” from It’s a Wonderful Life; Drew Hocevar “the angry elf” from A Christmas Story; and Ian Petrella “Randy” from A Christmas Story. Then, Patty and Drew will don their elf costumes, beat you to the top of Santa Klaus Mountain and rudely push you down the slide, just like they did to Ralphie. Hors d’oeuvres, endless cocktails, a gourmet dinner buffet catered by Cork Screw Saloon, delectable desserts catered by Susan’s Sugar and Spice, Mark Klaus ornament, commemorative photo and a Golden Ticket to Castle Noel. Dress for a fabulous Christmas in July Evening. Santa will be dressed for the temperatures of July!

Ticket for this special Gala Event must be purchased in advance online at or at Castle Noel’s gift shop. Limited tickets available. All proceeds will benefit the continue restoration of Castle Noel’s historic building and continued expansion of Castle Noel.





About Castle Noel

Founded by Nationally renowned artist and sculptor Mark Klaus and his wife Dana. Castle Noel is located in the historic Medina Square district. Mark’s collection was spotlighted on National television several times, including, QVC, HSN, Sy-Fy, Treasure Hunters Road Show and Hollywood Treasures. As well as local tv Fox8 News with Kenny Krumpton. Castle Noel houses an amazing collection of things to see and do including Hollywood props and costumes; millions of dollars in New York City Christmas Windows, a Blizzard Vortex, a Santa Chimney Squeeze and Santa Klaus Mountain where you can ride the slide just like Ralphie. In addition the dedication for our all new resort quality attraction, Alien Vacation Mini Golf in Freaky 3d what happens when Santa Klaus runs into a few friendly aliens. This addition to the venue makes it an ideal, day trip destination.

260 South Court St., Medina, OH 44256 TEL: 440-453-5889
• Email: • FACEBOOK: Castle Noel


mcvbx175For even more fun things to do in Medina County visit Medina County Convention & Visitor Bureau’s website.  Don’t forget to order your visitor guide.





Ohio’s Unique Antique Shops and Lodging Trail


New video released showcasing Wayne County, Ohio’s Unique Antique Shops and Lodging Trail.

Antique shop owners, like proprietors of lodging and bed and breakfast accommodations, have unique and interesting stories to share with their customers. They offer a rare form of hospitality that is unusual in today’s fast-paced world. That is why the Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau in Wooster, Ohio commissioned Frank Satullo of Ohio to express this story on video, which was just released on the Bureau’s website at and YouTube.

The video mixes an old film style with new, much like an antique shop would display their inventory or a bed and breakfast would mix vintage items with modern-day conveniences.

waynecounty2014x175Martha Starkey, Executive Director of the Wayne County CVB, explained that the mood of the video is exactly what she had in mind when trying to convey the idea that though Wayne County is traditional in offering great hospitality and warmth, we also have a fun and unusual side to share. We are part of the world’s largest Amish settlement, home to Lehman’s Hardware, P. Graham Dunn, The Ohio Light Opera and The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Café. But, we are also home to many specialty and antique shops and while we can offer overnight accommodations at many of the popular chain hotels we also offer lodging in unique charming establishments. How about a weekend stay in a restored 1820s log home or a secluded cabin complete with waterfalls and an enchanted forest? Shop for antiques in a former downtown drug store or a historic home on a village square. This video will give you a peek at what Wayne County has to offer.

Enjoy our video then visit us online at…we have a great story to share and we would like very much to share it with you.

Ice Cream Weekends at Lake Metroparks Farmpark

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July 4th and every weekend in July • 9 am to 5 pm

Lake Metroparks Farmpark is serving up lots of frozen fun during the month of July. Try your hand at making ice cream and meet the dairy cows that produce milk and cream. Find out where your favorite ice cream flavor comes from. Kids have fun discovering hands-on how ice cream comes from cow to cone in the Factory of Frozen Fun.

Join us as we kick off National Ice Cream Month with an Americana celebration to observe the Fourth of July. We’ll be dishing out scrumptious Pierre’s Ice Cream at an ice cream social complete with toppings from J.M. Smucker’s. Sundaes are $1 to support Farmpark education programs. Ice cream socials are served from 11 to 4 on July 4 and every weekend in July.

Discount Drug Mart, Pierre’s Ice Cream Company and Playground World invite to continue the month-long celebration with Lake Metroparks during Farmpark’s Ice Cream Weekends, held every weekend in July. Hand milk a cow and learn how they separate the cream from the milk. Help us make homemade ice cream the old fashioned way with a hand cranked machine! 

Hours for the Fourth of July celebration and Ice Cream Weekends are 9 am to 5 pm on July 4th and every weekend in July (5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20 and 26 & 27). Ice cream socials are served 11 am to 4 pm.

Admission to Ice Weekend is only $4 for kids ages 2 to 11; $6 ages 12 to 59; $5 ages 60 and older; Farmpark members and children younger than 2 are free. Visit or call 440-256-2122 or 800-366-FARM (3276) for more information.

Factory of Frozen Fun

Kids will love the hands-on activities of The Factory of Frozen Fun. Interactive stations guide them through how ice cream comes from cow to cone.

  • Plant your favorite ice cream flavor seeds in the farmer’s field
  • Explore a giant cream separator
  • Discover different types of sugar available
  • Play games in the milking station and play dairy-related games and learn which ingredients are used to make ice cream
  • Go to the Flavor Station to add your favorite flavors
  • Mix the ingredients together at the Mixing Station
  • Release the mixed ingredients into ice cream containers
  • Keep the ice cream from melting in a temperature controlled freezer
  • Gather ice cream containers and load them into the ice cream truck

The Factory of Frozen Fun will be open 9 am to 5 pm beginning July 4 and Tuesdays through Sundays through Labor Day and is included in the regular Farmpark admission; with the exception of Vintage Ohio August 1 and 2, where admission to the park is by event ticket only.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark is located only 25 miles east of Cleveland at 8800 Euclid Chardon Road in Kirtland. Take I 90 to the Rt. 306 exit; head south on Route 306 five miles to Euclid Chardon Road (Route 6); turn left on Route 6, and head east one mile. Entrance to Farmpark is on the right.

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 – 7275 Visitor Services

South Pacific opens this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater

Photo Credit Kathy Sandham(photo credit Kathy Sandham)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – South Pacific opens this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater

Some enchanted evening awaits all who come to see a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical South Pacific opening this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater in Madison.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener, South Pacific is set in an island paradise during World War II.  Worlds collide and love survives as two relationships are threatened by war and long-held prejudices.

The show features such all-time favorite melodies as Bali Ha’i, Some Enchanted Evening and I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.

South Pacific is directed by Brendan Sandham who has directed and performed in numerous productions at Rabbit Run, Fine Arts Association, Geauga Lyric Theater Guild and The Beck Center.

“Having visited the South Pacific, I was struck by the great beauty of the region,” said Sandham.  “We have tried to replicate that sense of beauty into the set and in the overall look and feel of the show.”

“The actors have all embraced their characters wonderfully.  Lindsay Leonard as Nellie Forbush and Brian Altman as Emile de Becque have added a humanity and realism to characters that can sometimes appear cartoonish.  Josh Dean as the wheeling-dealing Billis, has found dimensions to his character that are both delightful and fun to watch.”

Also performing in the show are Lincoln Sandham as Lieutenant Joe Cable, Carly Post as Liat and Maria Lister Lyons as Bloody Mary.

New this year patrons may take advantage of a dinner/theater package with Bistro 70 in Painesville.  A specially selected three-course menu offering five entrees, an appetizer, dessert as well as a theater ticket make up this $55 a person package (tax and tip are additional).  Reservations for this package may be made by calling Bistro 70 at 440-352-7070.  It is recommended reservations be made 48-hours in advance.  Package is subject to availability.  Bistro 70 is located at 70 N. St. Clair St., Painesville, OH.

South Pacific opens Friday, June 27 and runs through Saturday, July 12.  Tickets for all performances are available by calling the box office at 440-428-7092, Wednesday through Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m. or on line  Tickets are $22/adult and $20/senior, student.  For group packages and rates call 440-428-5913.

Guests are welcome to bring a picnic meal to enjoy on the grounds of the theater prior to a show in the new picnic pavilion or courtyards.

All shows begin at 8 p.m.  Rabbit Run Theater is located at 5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH.  Rabbit Run receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, Behm Family Funeral Home and Damon Morgan Corporation.


5648 W. Chapel Rd.
Madison, OH 44057
Box office: 440-428-7092
Group Sales: 440-428-5913

 Coming soon-


Concerts ‘n More at the Glen


A Summer Evening Entertainment Series
Penitentiary Glen Reservations

Lake Metroparks invites you to enjoy the arts on a summer evening surrounded by nature at Penitentiary Glen Reservation’s outdoor amphitheater. Performance lineup for 2014 includes the return of Cleveland Shakespeare Festival and four evenings of musical performances by HorseFeathers, Alex Bevan, The FacPac and Boy = Girl (Paul Kovac & Jen Maurer). New this year are seven family-friendly programs featuring puppet shows and storytelling.

So, bring the family and friends (and some lawn chairs). A limited amount of bench seating is available. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Indoor facilities are available in case of inclement weather.

Alcoholic beverages permitted on site for the concerts and Shakespeare Festival only. Admission for all performances is free and no registration is necessary.

Concert: Horsefeathers
Acoustic folk/pop music
Friday, June 20 • 7 to 8:30 pm

Puppets in the Park: “The Hole Truth”
Family-friendly show with Jann Glove
Wednesday, June 25 • 7:45 pm

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival performs “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Experience Shakespeare theater in a natural setting
Sunday, June 29 • 7 to 9 pm

Animal Stories with Live Animals
Stories provided by the Kirtland Public Library, Wildlife from the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center
Friday, July 11 • 7 to 8 pm

Puppets in the Park: “Odor in the Court”
Family-friendly show with Jann Glove
Wednesday, July 16 • 7 to 7:45 pm

Concert: Alex Bevan
Acoustic folk/pop music
Friday, July 18 • 7 to 8:30 pm

Storyteller: Jennifer Johnson
Friday, August 1 • 7 to 8 pm

Puppets in the Park: “The Can Mutiny”
Family-friendly show with Jann Glove
Wednesday, August 6 • 7 to 7:45 pm

Concert: The FacPac
Jazz music
Friday, August 15 • 7 to 8:30 pm

Fables & Stories: Foster Brown and Mark Szabo
Family-friendly nature stories with music
Friday, September 5 • 7 to 8 pm

Puppets in the Park
Family-friendly show with Jann Glove
Wednesday, September 10 • 7 to 7:45 pm

Concert: Boy = Girl (Paul Kovac & Jen Maurer)
Bluegrass to traditional Americana music
Friday, September 19 • 7 to 8:30 pm

During your visit, walk through the Wildlife Yard where injured or orphaned native Ohio wildlife including hawks, owls and a bald eagle are housed for rehabilitation and care. See Apollo, the Bald eagle, and the rest of our native Ohio wildlife animal ambassadors. Take a hike on more than 8.5 miles of trails (open year-round).

For more information about Concerts ‘n More at the Glen: A Summer Entertainment Series, visit or call 440-256-1404.

Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located at 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd in Kirtland. Take I-90 to Rt. 306 south for about one mile. Turn left onto Rt. 615. Turn right (east) onto Kirtland-Chardon Road and continue for two miles. Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located on the right (south) side of the road.


Press Release submitted by:
John Venen
Promotions and Advertising Manager
Lake Metroparks
o: 440-639-7275 x 1914


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Father’s Day Events Happening in Northern Ohio

Looking for things to do with Dad this Father’s Day?   Here are a few ideas and events that are happening this Father’s Day weekend in Northern Ohio.
Things to do with Dad:

logo_subCleveland Metroparks Zoo
June 15, 2014
Time: 10 am to 7pm
Let Dad know you love him with a trip to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. All dads receive FREE admission to the Zoo from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Father’s Day, and special activities for the whole family will be offered throughout the day.
3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH 44109
(Cuyahoga County)

Toledo Zoo – Father’s Day Celebration and BBQ
June 15, 2014
Free admission for dads when you visit with your child(ren)! Enjoy the day with fun activities and an opportunity to enjoy a special BBQ lunch-this is a day your family won’t want to miss. Test your skills with dad-friendly games, too, included with your admission and offered in our Main Plaza 10am to 5pm.
2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH 43609
(Lucas County)

akronzoo175Akron Zoo 
June 15, 2014
Time – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
All dads get 50% off admission. Regular admission rates apply.
Dad will love spending a special day at the zoo enjoying live entertainment and activities.
500 Edgewood Avenue, Akron, Ohio
(Summit County)

lakecountyhistoryLake County History Center
“Frontier Father’s Day” pancake breakfast
this Sunday, June 15.
Serving from 10am-1pm. The Village and museum is open for tours. Dad will enjoy the Civil War wing and the whole family will have fun with the “Magical Musical Machines” . $6 adults / $5 LCHS members / $3 kids 6-12 5 and under are free. Cooked outdoors, eat under tent or in event barn. Walk-ins welcome.
(Lake County)

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Free Admission For Dad
June 14, 2014
Time: 09:30 AM – 04:00 PM
Give dad an early Father’s Day gift. Bring him to the Museum on the day before Father’s Day. All dads will be admitted FREE!!!
800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708
(330) 455-7043
(Stark County)

stanhywetspringStan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Father’s Day Car Show
June 15, 2014
9am – 4:30 pm
Admission: $12 per person, kids under 5 are free
Free parking off-site
714 North Portage Path
Akron, Ohio
(Summit County)

Vvoaygeroyager Canoe Paddles Hinckley Lake
June 15, 2014
Times:  11:00 AM, 12:20 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM
Cost $5.00 per person
Ages:  Family
Hinckley Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks historical interpreters for an hour-long paddle in a BIG canoe. The living history program gives you a chance to paddle a 34-foot canoe, sing and hear tales from the fur trade characters of long ago. A perfect program for those who see historic adventure. Individuals, families, groups welcome!
For more information click here.
(Medina County)

stark_parks_logoFish with Me!
Stark Parks – Petro’s Lake
June 14, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Join Stark Parks for a Father’s Day family fishing experience. Learn some basics about Petros Lake and its fish, as well as fishing equipment and techniques. Then, experience the joy of fishing with family! All equipment will be provided.
For more information click here.
(Stark County)

Cops N’ Kids Fishing
June 14, 2014
(Sat. 9am – 11am)
Come to Mineral Lake Park and enjoy a day of fishing with the Middlefield Police Dept. Enjoy contests, food and fun. Ages 4-15 Mineral Lake Park 330-389-0094; 330-389-0094
(Geauga County)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Father’s Day Special:
click here for more information.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announces summer programs in conjunction with its featured exhibit:

Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience


CLEVELAND (June 10, 2014) – In conjunction with its newest exhibit Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has announced a range of free public programs that explore the significance and legacy of music festivals, including a Hall of Fame Series, films and special lectures.

Hall of Fame Series with the Family Stone, featuring Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson and Greg Errico

Friday, June 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater

FREE with a reservation

Original members of Sly and the Family Stone Cynthia Robinson (trumpet), Greg Errico (drums) and Jerry Martini (sax) will be interviewed by Lauren Onkey, vice president of education and public programs.

As rock’s first integrated, multi-gender band, Sly and the Family Stone became funky Pied Pipers to the Woodstock Generation, synthesizing rock, soul, R&B, funk and psychedelia into danceable, message-laden, high-energy music. In promoting their gospel of tolerance and celebration of differences, Sly and the Family Stone brought disparate audiences together during the latter half of the Sixties. The group’s greatest triumph came at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969. During their unforgettable nighttime set, leader Sly Stone initiated a fevered call-and-response with the audience of 400,000+ during an electrifying version of “I Want to Take You Higher.”  The group also performed at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival in England.

Sly and the Family Stone dominated the late Sixties charts with such essential singles as “Dance to the Music” (#8 pop, #9 R&B), “Everyday People” (#1, pop and R&B), “Hot Fun in the Summertime” (#2 pop, #3 R&B), “Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin” (#1, pop and R&B) and “Family Affair” (#1, pop and R&B).  Today, the Family Stone continues the musical experience that has brought them in front of over half a million people through the United States and Europe – spreading the roots of funk that is The Family Stone.

This event is FREE with a ticket reservation online at or in-person at the Rock Hall Box Office. Tickets can be reserved now. This event will also be streamed live on

FILM SCREENING:  Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’ (2013)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater

FREE with a reservation

Hear My Train A Comin’ unveils previously unseen performance footage and home movies taken by Hendrix and drummer Mitch Mitchell while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician’s personality and genius.  The film details the meteoric rise of the Experience, the creation of his groundbreaking music, the building of Electric Lady Studios, his state-of-the-art recording facility in Greenwich Village and concludes with poignant footage from his final performance in Germany in September 1970, just 12 days before his death at age 27.

Presented as part of a year-long celebration around his 70th birthday year, Hear My Train A Comin’ tells the definitive Jimi Hendrix story, illustrated by interviews with Hendrix and illuminated with commentary from family, well-known friends and musicians including Paul McCartney, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer, Steve Winwood, Vernon Reid, Billy Gibbons, Dweezil Zappa and Dave Mason.

This event is FREE with a ticket reservation online at or in-person at the Rock Hall Box Office. Tickets can be reserved now.

Hot Fun in the Summertime: An Interactive Presentation on Music Festivals

Fridays from 1 p.m.- 1:45 p.m., 6/27 through 8/29

FREE with Museum admission

As part of the exhibit Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience, this multimedia presentation by Rock Hall educators highlights key performances in the history of music festivals and explore their significance in the history of rock and roll music. Performances will include Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival (1965), Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Monterey Pop Festival (1967), Isaac Hayes at WATTSTAX (1972), Radiohead at Glastonbury (1997) and more! Come learn the stories behind these powerful moments of common ground—and share your own festival experiences!

These programs will be available to any Museum visitor with paid attendance.  Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. As a bonus, Hot Fun in the Summertime will also feature two festival-related film screenings in the Museum’s Foster Theater. Visit for updates and detailed schedules.

About Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

Whether it‘s forging human bonds, building a sense of community, providing broad exposure for musical artists – both old and new – or as one of the most important economic engines of the music industry, the story of the music festival is inextricably linked with music’s powerful cultural impact around the globe.

Spanning two floors of the Museum, the exhibit will surround visitors with the sights and sounds of a rock festival to evoke the experience in a visceral way, utilizing video of the iconic festivals of the past (Newport, Monterey, Woodstock, Wattstax and more) and the vibrant, constantly evolving events of the present (Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury and more), with an emphasis on establishing a “you are there” environment. Several floor to ceiling photographs of festival fans will invite visitors to examine and interpret the fan experience and become a part of the crowd. Ambient sounds will fill the space: weather, bands tuning up, people talking, radio ads and news reports. Visitors will connect with the intangible elements inherent in the festival experience – identifying with a community, participating in a social event and being part of the creative process.

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.

rockhallThe 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  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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