The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host FREE admission day with special events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Cleveland (Dec. 23, 2014) –The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to host the 14th annual FREE admission day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 19, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Museum will offer a day filled with live performances, education programs and family activities that will highlight how people use music to find their voice and create a sense of community. Visitors are invited to experience the Rock Hall’s many exhibits that showcase how Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and other artists have used popular music to communicate ideas to a wide audience and bring about social change.  The day of events is sponsored by KeyBank.

In addition to free admission, visitors will be able to enter for a chance to win a Museum membership, as five Family Roller memberships will be raffled off during the day. The Rock Hall will be open from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Visitors to the Museum will have the opportunity to tour the facility free of charge until closing. For a list of current exhibits and for more information about this and other Rock Hall events, visit http://www.rockhall.com.

Klipsch Audio stage entertainment lineup:

Jason Walker of Sounds of Entertainment will emcee the events.

The Antioch Spiritual Arts Choir, an acclaimed co-ed choir from Antioch Baptist Church who focus on spirituals, folk and gospel music.

West Side Community House’s Summer of Sisterhood program began in 2010 under the leadership of Ali McClain, youth services director.  The program teaches girls ages 10-18 how the power of creative expression can positively change their community and even the world.  The girls work intensively for eight week with professional teaching artists to create original songs, music videos, and live performances of their work.

The Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word, a powerful performance arts and spoken word group comprised of adolescent males (age 12-19) from various inner city Cleveland communities.

Inspire *1* One, a band comprised of former students from Cleveland School of the Arts.

Lake Erie Ink, a writing space for youth is a non-profit that provides creative expression opportunities and academic support to youth in the greater Cleveland community.  LEI works with youth from different socio-economic, cultural and academic backgrounds, using creative writing to increase literacy and social engagement. The organization offers creative expression workshops onsite and off, to youth of all ages, including an after school program, weekly evening workshops for teens, and monthly weekend workshops and open mics.

Foster Theater Programming:

Programming will be taught by the Rock Hall’s award-winning education staff.  Seating is limited. Attendance will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Special Family Presentation:  “Cleveland is the City”
This program will explore the history of soul and rhythm and blues music in Cleveland, one of the cities that gave birth to rock and roll music. The class explores the artists and venues that helped to create the city’s culture. The class is designed to connect young people to the music of their home communities as a way to showcase how music helps create and sustain communities.

Special Presentation:  “Rock and Roll and the Civil Rights Movement”
This program will explore how a range of artists, from Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke to Berry Gordy at Motown and rock and roll pioneer Fats Domino created a popular music that empowered African Americans to take their rightful place in American society. Young people of all races flocked to their performances and embraced their music, which helped to break down the walls and barriers that the Civil Rights movement was fighting against.

Album Spotlight: Marvin Gaye’s What’s Goin’ On
This special presentation will focus on the making and impact of Marvin Gaye’s landmark 1971 album, which still resonates for listeners today. The full album will be played, with no interruption, with discussion to follow.

Film Screening: Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory (1997)
The documentary explores the life and music of the gospel singer and 1997 Early Influence Inductee; includes interviews and rare film clips featuring Reverend Jesse Jackson, Louis Armstrong, historian Studs Terkel and Mahalia Jackson.

Programming will also including a special presentation by Rock Hall curatorial staff spotlighting key artifacts from the Museum’s collection.

Forest City/RMS Theater Programming (Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall):
Footage from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech from the 1963 March on Washington will be shown throughout the day.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll — through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The 150,000 square-foot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cleveland’s rapidly developing North Coast Harbor, is home to major artifact collections, four state-of-the-art theaters, and year-round educational and concert programming.

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 admitted 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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Award Winning Master Ice Carver Returns To Loudonville

Just because it is January, does not mean the adventures are over. In fact, they are just beginning! If the almanac is correct, then January will prove to be the perfect time for arts, outdoor and history in Mohican-Loudonville.

Aaron Costic and his crew from Elegant Ice Creations Inc., are returning for the 10th Annual Mohican Winterfest January 9th – 10th.  Aaron Costic has participated in and won medals during the Olympic Games in ice sculpting. His list of accomplishments does not end there, he has also won several World Championships and has been coming to the Mohican Winterfest for nine years. When asked what keeps him coming back, he says, “We love the Loudonville/Mohican area. My wife and I have a houseboat on Pleasant Hill Lake and we spend plenty of time there.” Watch Aaron and his crew display their talents with ice carving demos, including kids’ names in ice and many other sculptures in ice throughout the downtown area. Activities and demos will begin January 9th from 4-8pm and January 10th from 11am-5pm. Visit DiscoverMohican.com or LoudonvilleChamber.com for more information and other scheduled events.

Nature is not completely asleep. Join the Mohican Trails Club and Mohican State Park for the Winter Hike on January 11th beginning at 10am in front of the Mohican State Park Commissary. Enjoy a 5K or 10K hike along the scenic Clear Fork Gorge. The free event includes warm fire, hot soup, cookies and drinks after the hike. Make sure to dress for the weather. DiscoverMohican.com and MohicanTrailsClub.org has more information.

winterfestIf being outside is a bit much or just looking to enjoy some downhome fun and old time music, then come down to the Mohican State Park Lodge & Conference Center January 16th–18th  for the Appalachian Acoustic Music Weekend! Appalachian Music or Old Time Music, was brought to America by the Scottish, Irish and English immigrants and other tunes developed in the Appalachian Mountains. Barb Mast, one of the event’s organizers, says, “We hope that everyone would like the music they hear over the weekend- whether it is a new style of music for them or one they’ve enjoyed for years. There will be jamming all weekend and anyone who wishes to listen or to play in a jam session is welcome.”  This free event that is open to the public will incorporate open stages, workshops and concerts. Saturday, January 17th, the lounge will be open to Cajun music by “Bayou Rhythms.” 7pm grab a seat and tap your toes while listening to a simple blend of old time music with a light mix of folk and Celtic with “JMJ Crescent” from central Ohio. Then continue with Andy Carlson and Casey Cook from Dennison University Music and Bluegrass Departments featuring various American music styles. For more information, visit the Appalachian Music Weekend on Facebook for a schedule of events.

For more information on these events and more, visit DiscoverMohican.com. Discover Why Mohican Rocks!

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Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau Launches New Website

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Youngstown, OH – The Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, http://www.youngstownlive.com.  The new website, which is mobile friendly, offers a clean design with easy-to-navigate functionality.  The extensive content is organized by Events, Visit, Stay and Dine tabs assisting not only visitors to Youngstown and Mahoning County but local residents also.

The expanded events listing on the new website provides event details with website link and Google Map information for each listing.  In addition, the site now includes local community events for the month.  Currently, the homepage features two feature boxes where Holiday Events and Holiday Light Displays are highlighted. “We hope our Events pages will become a great resource, not only for our visitors, but for local residents as well. We want our website to become the “go-to” source for information on what’s happening throughout Mahoning County, said Linda Macala, executive director.

The Visit tab includes information on local attractions, golf courses, wineries, performing arts, parks and recreation, family fun, shopping, sports and visitor information.  Local hotels and inns/bed & breakfast are organized by geographic area as well as by name on the Stay page.  The Dine page highlights the flavor of our local restaurants in Youngstown and Mahoning County, as well as the familiar tastes of national chain restaurants located here.

videoThe highlight of the website is a new short promotional video for Youngstown & Mahoning County featuring award winning actor Ed O’Neill, world boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, International fashion designer Nanette Lepore, and Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel and First Lady Ellen Tressel – all proud to help promote the Mahoning Valley.  A full length, in-depth video highlighting all there is to do and see in Mahoning County is being completed to be included on the new website by the end of the month.

The new website also provides social media integration and direct links to the CVB’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube pages, which can be followed @YoungstownLive. Visitors to the site can also download a Visitors Guide, sign-up for a monthly e-newsletter, and contact the CVB.

For more information contact:

Linda Macala
Executive Director
Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau
21 W. Boardman Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: 330.740.2130 X7107
Fax: 330.740.2144
Email: lmacala@mahoningcountyoh.gov
Website: www.youngstownlive.com

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Celebrates Legendary Songwriter and Hall of Fame Inductee Paul Simon in New Exhibit Chronicling His Life, Career and Music.

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“Paul Simon: Words & Music” paints a portrait of the artist through first-person
narrative and items from the artist’s personal collection.

CLEVELAND (Oct. 29, 2014) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is launching a
new exhibit chronicling the life, career and creative inspiration of two-time Hall of Fame
inductee Paul Simon, opening in Cleveland on October 30.

“Paul Simon: Words & Music” will feature exclusive candid commentary gathered from
hours of filmed interview footage that walks the audience through the personal story of
Simon’s life and his creative process. This opening marks the Museum’s first-ever exhibit
anchored by first-person narration by the artist. In addition to the autobiographical
films, there will be videos of select performance highlights from Simon’s five-decade
career and a collection of more than 80 artifacts spanning his early life and time with
Simon & Garfunkel, through his solo career and to the present.

“When Mr. Simon visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a tour last year, our idea to
honor him with an exhibit was ignited and the process of creating this exciting new
exhibition began,” said Greg Harris, CEO and president of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Simon’s narrative guides the visitor through the story of his life using an illustrative
timeline to explore who he was as a young musician, his songwriting and creative
process, and his experimentation and love of world music.  The museum curators
worked for over eight months to create the exhibit, which will speak to generations of
fans, as Simon’s music continues to do.

The exhibit will also showcase more than 80 artifacts including several iconic guitars like
Simon’s 1967 Guild F-30-NT-Spec used to write and record most of Simon & Garfunkel’s
canon, and his first-ever guitar; handwritten lyrics spanning his career; personal
summer-camp correspondence between a teenage Paul Simon and his friend Art
Garfunkel; classic jackets and accessories; rare photos; historical documents; and other
items. The exhibit is curated by Craig Inciardi and Karen L. Herman, who recently joined the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as Vice President of Collections and Curatorial
Affairs. In this newly-reimagined curatorial role, Herman leads initiatives to integrate
the Museum’s archival resources with its artifact collections to place rock history in a
cultural context, engage visitors in the Museum’s exhibits and increase worldwide
access to both physical and digital artifacts within the institution’s priceless collections.
“Paul Simon: Words & Music” coincides with the 50th anniversary of Simon’s musical
career. His first LP with former band mate, Art Garfunkel, Wednesday Morning, 3 AM,
was released on October 19, 1964.

In addition to the Museum exhibit, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library
and Archives is hosting a small exhibit highlighting one of Simon’s best-loved songs,
“The Boxer.” The exhibit includes multiple drafts of the song lyrics — giving visitors a
detailed look into Simon’s songwriting process.

The exhibit is presented by Sony Legacy.

About Paul Simon

Simon is a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a member of the
Songwriters Hall of Fame, a winner of 12 Grammy Awards (three of which were albums
of the year) and a 2003 recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his
work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. His song “Mrs. Robinson” from the motion
picture The Graduate was named in the top ten of the American Film Institute’s 100
Years…100 Songs. He was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and was
named as one of Time Magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006. In 2007,
Simon was awarded the first annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular
Song. In 2011, Simon was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire
through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice
to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll — through
Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions,
and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The 150,000 squarefoot
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cleveland’s rapidly developing
North Coast Harbor, is home to major artifact collections, four state-of-the-art theaters,
and year-round educational and concert programming.

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 admitted 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.

About the Library and Archives

The Rock Hall’s Library and Archives is the most comprehensive repository of materials
relating to the history of rock and roll.  Its mission is to collect, preserve, and provide
access to these resources for scholars, educators, students, journalists, and the general
public in order to broaden awareness and understanding of rock and roll, its roots, and
its impact on society. The Library and Archives is at 2809 Woodland Avenue in
Cleveland, Ohio and is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact:
Carl Harp, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, (216) 515-1503, charp@rockhall.org

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Christmas Dancing Light Show

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OHIO, December 3, 2014 — The show of the holiday season is open now through December 31st, the light show runs daily 6 pm until midnight every 30 minutes.

Every night throughout December, enjoy Ghostly Manor’s Christmas light show.  This is no ordinary light show! Watch from the warmth of your car as hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights present a choreographed dance to your favorite Christmas tunes such as Snoopy Christmas, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” and Trans Siberian Orchestra (to name a few). Ghostly Manor is located at 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250) in Sandusky.

View the show any time between 6pm-12am, simply drive up and tune your car radio to 99.7 FM and be entertained!  The light show is a FREE event…think of it as Ghostly Manor’s Christmas gift to the community.

Also join Santa during every Family Night In December. Ghostly Manor Thrill Center will keep you entertained for hours!   Every Wednesday is Family Fun Night from 4pm-8pm! For $5 enjoy a Jump, Climb & Skate Pass, FREE pizza and pop, and SANTA CLAUS Dec. 3, Dec.10, and Dec.17.   Escape the cold and snow, enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa as you ride the XD Motion Theater Movie “Sleigh Ride”, roller skating rink, 3D blacklight mini golf, bounce houses, 3-level play area, arcade, and delicious food and drinks to warm your soul this winter!

Bring the family and enjoy quality time and quality entertainment. For more information contact Ghostly Manor Thrill Center at 419.626.4467 or www.ghostlymanor.com.

Press Release submitted by-
 Jayme Criscione, jayme@ghostlymanor.com, 419.626.4467

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A “Made in Ohio” Holiday Breakfast Table

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In an effort to promote Ohio, we have put together our Holiday Breakfast table made completely from Ohio Made products. We challenge you to do the same.

DINNERWARE

hartstone(Muskingum County)
Harstone Pottery – Zanesville
Gingerbread Dinnerware
website

GLASSWARE

(Guernsey County)
Mosser Glass
9279 Cadiz Rd., Cambridge
740.439.1827
website

CUTLERYwarthers2

(Tuscarawas County)
Warther Cutlery
330.343.7513
website

CANDLES

Root Candle Factory – Medina Ohio

(Medina County)
ROOT Candles
623 west Liberty St., Medina
800.3289.7668
website

COFFEE

(Cuyahoga County)
City Roast Coffee, Cleveland
Westside Market
website

DAIRY PRODUCTS

(Wayne County)
Smith Dairy – Orrville
website

middlefieldx175(Geauga County)
Middlefield Cheese
15815 Nauvoo Road, Middlefield
800.32SWISS
website

EGGS

(Geauga County)
Geauga Family Farms, Middlefield
440.478.9849
For more information click here.

lerchsDONUTS
(Wayne County)
Lerch’s Donuts
Wooster, OH
330.669.3308
For more information click here.

PANCAKE MIX

(Geauga County)
Fowler’s Milling Company
12500 Fowlers Mill Road, Chardon
1-800-321-2024FowlersMill_x175
website

(Darke County)
Bear’s Mill
6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Road
Greenville, OH  45331
937.548.5112
website

PANCAKE SYRUP
(Geauga County)
BissellMapleGeauga County Maple Producers
complete list: website

(Ashtabula County)
Bissell Maple Farm
3741 Higley Road, Rock Creek
website

(Ashland County)
Stan Hess Family Maple Syrup
1.800.758.9905
website

SAUSAGE/BACON

SugardaleThickSlicedBaconBob Evans Sausage  – Found in local stores
Sugardale Bacon – Massillon – Found in local stores

(Geauga County)
Geauga Farms Country Meats
14320 Main Market Rd., Burton, OH
440.834.8476

BREAD

(Summit County)
Reinecker’s Bakery
Old World German Breads
8575 S. Freeway Dr.
schwebMacedonia, OH  44056
330.467.2221
website 

(Mahoning County)
Schwebel Baking Company  – Found in local stores
Youngstown, OH

BREAD BASKET

(Muskingum County)
The Longaberger Company
5563 Raiders Road, Frazeysburg, OH 43822
To view catalog or order click here.

JAM

simplysmuckers(Wayne County)
The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Café
(can also be found in local stores)
333 Wadsworth Rd. Orrville, OH 44667
330-684-1500
website

(Champaign County)
Robert Rothschild Farm
3143 E US Highway 36, Urbana, OH 43078
800.356.8933
website

HONEY

ohiohoney(Lake County)
Ohio Honey Company
440.256.3286
website

FRUITS/VEGETABLES

(Summit County)
WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET
Countryside Winter Farmers’ Market at Old Trail School
2315 Ira Road, Akron, OH
website

Patterson1x175Ohio Apple Farms click here.

Wishing you a very Merry “Ohio” Breakfast. We would love to hear how you plan to make your holiday an “Ohio holiday.”

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Offers Free Admission to Veterans and a discount to their Spouses on Veteran’s Day

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CLEVELAND (November 3, 2014) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to announce a special offer for military veterans and their spouses this Veteran’s Day.

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will honor all the men and women who have faithfully served their country by offering FREE admission to military veterans and $5 off a general admission ticket (before tax) to their spouses.

To redeem this offer, veterans and their spouses should visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum box office on Veteran’s Day and present their military ID or proof of military service. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Beyond Veteran’s Day, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum offers a military discount year-round. All U.S. Active Duty (including all National Guard & Reservists) and retired military service members who present a valid military ID will receive the discount.

About Paul Simon: Words & Music – New Exhibit, Now Open!

Paul Simon: Words & Music features exclusive candid commentary gathered from hours of filmed interview footage that walk the audience through the personal story of Simon’s life and his creative process. This opening marks the Museum’s first-ever exhibit anchored by first-person narration by the artist. In addition to the autobiographical films, there will be videos of select performance highlights from Simon’s five-decade career and a collection of more than 80 artifacts spanning his early life and time with Simon & Garfunkel, through his solo career and to the present.

For more information on Paul Simon: Words & Music, visit rockhall.com/exhibits.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll — through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The 150,000 square-foot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cleveland’s rapidly developing North Coast Harbor, is home to major artifact collections, four state-of-the-art theaters, and year-round educational and concert programming.

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 admitted 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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