Arts and Culture

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Parade the City

CPT opens live, in person summer season to take on racial equity

CPT opens live, in person summer season to take on racial equity by Lee Chilcote    Cleveland Public Theatre, which normally does not run a summer season, made an exception this year in response to an exceptional year of theaters left dark because of a global pandemic. CPT’s Outdoor Stage performances will run July 1 through August 7, … Continue reading

Music venues make a cautious return to in-person performances

Music venues make a cautious return to in-person performances by Daniel Polleta       After being closed for more than a year due to COVID 19 restrictions, the Happy Dog at W. 58th and Detroit Avenue reopened on June 25, much to the delight of both hot dog lovers, and the patrons who come to hear music and attend other … Continue reading

The Grand Piano Pursuit

Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center

If elected mayor, State Senator Sandra Williams promises to rebuild Cleveland

If elected mayor, State Senator Sandra Williams promises to rebuild Cleveland  by Bruce Checefsky    State Senator Sandra Williams was greeted by supporters as she entered the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections on June 8 where she filed petitions to run for Mayor of Cleveland. She pledged a campaign focused on a new, better Cleveland. Williams, who has held positions in … Continue reading

Cleveland Mayoral candidates crowd the field

Cleveland Mayoral candidates crowd the field by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, May 2021)      More than a dozen candidates have registered with Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to raise money towards the Cleveland mayoral election scheduled to take place on November 2, 2021, with others expected to announce their candidacy in the coming weeks.      Blaine Griffin announced … Continue reading

John W. Heisman House

Club Azteca: activists to meet with developers from the Bond Street Group to work out a way to honor the building’s legacy

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, March 19, 2021; Club Azteca, 5602 Detroit Avenue: In a February 25th article titled “Advocates want to save Detroit-Shoreway club with historic ties to Cleveland’s Hispanic community from wrecking ball” in, Eric Heisig reported on activists hopes of saving this building which for many years hosted celebrations and served as … Continue reading

A bagpipe player celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood

PHOTO BY DEBBIE SADLON Wednesday, March 17, 2021; W. 65th and Detroit Avenue: A bagpipe player celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood on a day when the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade was cancelled for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic.