Thursday, August 30, 2007

Review: Americana Music Festival, 9.2.07

The Americana Music Festival held Sunday featured 'Smooth' Mike's new combo Martini Five-O, Magnolia's band Cleveland Country Band AND Jennifer Parker (billed as Zahira) belly-dancing. They helped to make it a diverse and strong line-up.

Check out the online gallery:

In 2005, Clint Holley played a pivitol role in organizing Cleveland’s first Americana music festival. The event was a raging success and so he is pleased to announce that a celebration of twang is returning to the Lake Erie city in 2007. The Cleveland Americana Music Festival takes place at Cleveland’s Parish Hall (W. 62nd and Detroit Rd.) on Sunday, September 2nd and features live performances by local and regional Americana acts.

5—5:30pm: Bill Crompton (side stage)
5:40—6:25pm: Cleveland Country Band (Magnolia's band)
6:25—6:55pm: Martini Five-O (Smooth Mike's band)
7—7:45pm: Tabloid Twangers (main stage)
7:50—8:20pm: Ryann Anderson (side stage)
8:30pm—9pm: Miss Firecracker (main stage)
9:10—9:25pm Bellydancing (Jenn)
9:30—10:15pm: Hayshaker Jones (main stage)
10:15—10:30pm: Belly Dancing (Jenn)
10:30—11:15: The Silvertones (main stage)
11:30—12:30: California Speedbag (main stage)

Americana Music Festival
Parish Hall Cleveland
6205 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102 • 216-939-9099

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

April Azhar, Middle Eastern Dance Artist

April Azhar will be teaching:

A new 8 week session is starting August 2, 2007

Beginning Belly Dance - Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm
$64 for 8 week session or $10/walk-in

Pilates : Tone and Strengthen - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm
$80 for 8 week session or $15 for walk-in

*Tuesday classes are held at One More Step Dance Studio 4431 Mayfield Road (2nd floor) South Euclid Ohio. (Above Hilcrest academy).

Starting September 17, 2007

Beginning Belly Dance - Mondays 6:30-7:30
$64 for 8 week session or $10 for walk-in

*Monday classes are held at Enchanted Grove 4122 Erie St. Willoughby, OH 440.942.0506

For more information or to register for classes, please visit or contact April at the number below.

Hope to see you there!


April Azhar
Middle Eastern Dance Artist

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Check out Samara's new website

Hello Friends-

This is an invitation to visit my new website featuring old & new Photography and Art from Samara...

I would love any and all comments/suggestions...

And they are all for sale... so if you see something you like... just ask!

and check back often for new additions...


peace & love-


Friday, August 10, 2007

CONGRATS!! Ken and Susan 8.10.07

Ken Gross—former head of the Murray Hill Group's Akron Bureau (soon to be Darryl Nichols)—met Susan Mathias at one of the debaucheries Mark Common calls his Big Music parties. Lo, this short year and change later they are getting married! Best wishes, both of you, from your 'Art Homies'.


Monday, August 06, 2007

Car and Bike Cruise-in w/KB and the Riptides Sat Aug 11th

Car and Bike Cruise-in at Zeleznik's Tavern with KB and the Riptides Sat., Aug 11th. 4002 Jennings Road, Brooklyn OH. Surf, Blues, Twist.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Great Lakes Burning River Festival, Sat., August 11th

Saturday, August 11th, 1pm — 9:30pm: Great Lakes Burning River Festival.

Doug Wood will be performing at the Acoustic Stage @ 3pm.

For directions to Whiskey Island, go here:

Roots Acoustic Pickin’ Circle Sunday August 5th at 2:00

It’s time for another “Roots Acoustic Pickin’ Circle”.

Last month’s circle was a lot of fun! We had some new faces in the crowd which was great!

The next pickin’ circle is this coming Sunday August 5th at 2:00pm.

Hope you can make it.


Roots of American Music
3475 Fairmount Boulevard
Cleveland Hts., OH 44118

Here is a brief explanation of what they do: Roots of American Music is dedicated to ensuring that today's young people and our communities remain connected to the history and spirit of our country. Through preservation, performance and education through traditional music, we respect our nation's diverse heritage by building bridges of understanding between different generations, races and ethnic groups. Thanks, hope to see ya!

Rick Sockel