Friday, November 30, 2007

WinterFest and Lantern Parade this Sunday 12. 2

THIS Sunday is the WinterFest on the Circle. Museums will be FREE all day. This is a good time to visit the Botanical Gardens if you haven't been. The day culminates with the very cool Lantern Parade put on by the museum (kind of a Winter Parade-the-Circle). It goes on at DUSK and lasts for only a half hour or so. Well worth checking out.

Little Italy ArtWalk this weekend 11.30, 12.1 & 12.2

Hi all, it's time for Little Italy's Holiday ArtWalk this Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. Stop by the Tricia Kaman studio in the Schoolhouse where we do our 'thang' and say 'hi' to Tricia. Many galleries on Murray Hill Road and Mayfield will be open. Be sure to stop at the Verne Gallery next to Valentino's, too. Great Japanese-inspired prints.

April Azhar performs at the new Kanzaman

April Azhar wants to 'invite you to the Grand Opening of the new Kanzaman!'

When: This Saturday, December 1, 2007, 10:30pm
Where: The new Kanzaman is located on the corner of W.25th and Franklin. 2 blocks from the West Side Market.

There will be performances from some of the finest dancers around Cleveland, live Arabic music, and a great new atmosphere for all to enjoy!

I hope to see you there!


April Azhar
Middle Eastern Dance Artist

Friday, November 23, 2007

Martini Five-O opens for Devil Doll Sat. 11.24

Hi all, 'Smooth' Mike and his Martini Five-O combo opens 'an evening of sin and salvation' at the Beachland Ballroom this Saturday night. Uncle Scratch and Devil Doll [look for her pic in today's Friday magazine] fill out the bill. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm. We have a group going. Hope to see you there!

Martini Five-O

The Beachland

Devil Doll
(the headliner)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Upcoming Sharlene Green shows

Gallery West at Cuyahoga Community College West is hosting their Faculty Art Show November 13—December 8, 2007. The Public Reception is Wed., November 28, 5-7pm. Gallery West is located on the 2nd floor of the Campus Library in the Student Services Bldg., 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma. (She has 3 new pieces in this show.) Gallery West phone: (216) 987-5322,

Gallery East at Cuyahoga Community College East is hosting our Tri-Campus Faculty Art Exhibition from December 6-January 17, 2007. The Opening Reception is Thursday, December 6, 6-8:30pm. Gallery East is located in Rm. EEC-135 at the Eastern Campus, the Fine Arts building..corner of Richmond and Harvard Roads in Highland Hills. (Sharlene has 3 new pieces in this show.) Gallery East phone: (216) 987-2473

Featured artist: Fat Cats in Tremont for the December ArtWalk (2nd Friday in December, the 14th.) Fat Cats is nestled on the Northern end of W. 10th St...2061 W. 10th. (216) 579-0200... GREAT FOOD. (11 landscapes... 3 of them are brand new.)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Juan's Art Group Party: Sat., December 15th

If you're cool enough to be reading this blog, you're cool enough to be invited.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Art House's Holiday Sale this Saturday 11.17

Art House's Holiday Sale is this Saturday, November 17th, 11AM to 5PM. Event is FREE and open to the public.

FEATURING local artists in the following mediums: Ceramics • Jewelry • Glass • Prints • Photography • Textiles • Cloisonne Enameling • and More

Art House– Where Art Lives
3119 Denison Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44109

Bob Raack Opening @BW Nov. 16th 5—8PM

Reception Friday November 16th, 5—8PM
Fawick Gallery
Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 East Bagley Road, Berea OH 44017

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tiny Alice featured at John Bassette memorial concert

From George Woideck: 'Cleveland singer/songwriter and independent label pioneer John Bassette passed away just one year ago after a long illness. For years John was a fixture in local music circles and was most notably identified with Hessler Road in University Circle. Lake Erie College in Painesville Ohio is presenting the first annual John Bassette Memorial Folk Festival at Morley Music Hall on the Lake Erie campus this Wednesday November 14 at 8pm. The concert, featuring performers Alex Bevan and the Tiny Alice band from the 70's is free and open to the public. Both Alex and Tiny Alice will be performing music by John Bassette as well as other original and traditional tunes. As a member of Tiny Alice and a friend of John's I'm inviting you to join us for an evening of great live music.'

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Kent State folk fest this and next weekends

Tickets are on sale for the Kent State Folk Festival, which will include more than a week of performances featuring Melanie, David Bromberg, Steve Forbert, Rosanne Cash (cancelled due to illness), Dr. John and others. Go to Call 330-677-5005, or go to Some of the highlights include:

Thursday, Nov. 8: Melanie, with Steve Forbert, at the Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St.

Friday, Nov. 9: Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks and a tribute to Folk Music History at the Kent Stage.

Saturday, Nov. 10: Rosanne Cash (CANCELLED) at the Kent State Ballroom, on the campus of Kent State University.

Sunday, Nov. 11: Mountain Heart and Tim O'Brien at the Kent Stage.

Saturday, Nov. 17: Free informal workshops noon to 5 p.m. in Kent State Student Center on campus; and David Bromberg and the Angel Band with Dr. John at the Kent State Ballroom.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Dance Du Soleil presents 'A Belly Dance Odyssey'

Dance Du Soleil presents 'A Belly Dance Odyssey'.

A Unique Glance Into the Art of the Dance.

November 9th @ 8pm Admission $7.

Mocha Maiden
17 Maiden Lane
Akron, Ohio 44308

Performances by Leyla Soleil and the Midnight Soleil Dance Company

For more information please visit

Performances also by: Cassandra Al Warda and the Wind and Sand Dance Company, Angela Prato, April Ahzar, Mariah, Gypsy Soul, Kate White, Love 2 Dance, Lena and Kha, Kelly Belly, students of Dance du Soleil, Leyla, Babette and Midnight Soleil.

Open dancing between performances!

Check out Rose Marincil's new web site at:

Some very strong images.


Order The Waiting Child Fund coffee and help a child

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Here is the direct link to the store:

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