Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ingenuity Fest 2008 THIS weekend 7.25—7.27

The Ingenuity Fest is THIS weekend and my friends KB and Carmen perform early and Nina (Angeloff) McCollum late, Opening Night, this Friday, July 25th. Stop down if you get a chance.

The Free Improvisation Ensemble of Cleveland will be performing at Ingenuity Fest Friday at midnight, probably for 45 mins to an hour. The performance will be near the ALL GO SIGNS performance area, you can enter off the ALL GO SIGNS alley:

Nina says: 'It is an improvisational piece with dance and reality elements backed by a couple of musicians playing free association type jazz.'

KB and Carmen: A Tango Romance perform Friday, July 25th, 4PM—5:30PM, opening parade and Saturday, July 26th, 5:45PM—6:15PM, Tango on the Star Plaza Stage
Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio
More info:

KB and Carmen: A Tango Romance

Doug Wood at Galleria, Thurs. 7.24 11:30AM—1:30PM

Doug Wood and Darren Frate will be performing for the Galleria lunch crowd THIS Thursday, 7.24. Check them out if you happen to work downtown.

Thursday, July 24
Galleria plaza they'll be serving food outside (probably BBQ) Located on St Clair Avenue between E.12th & E.9th streets, performance is on the E.9th side

Doug Wood
Progressive Acoustic Guitarist from
Cleveland, Ohio
(Don't forget to check out the youtube videos at:


Tile, Mosaic+Clay in Schools

A new education-based blog by George Woideck: Check it out...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Burning River Roller Girls: Crush Weak 7.19 6PM

The Burning River Roller Girls Season 2 continues on Saturday, July 19 at 6PM with Derby 404: Crush Weak. Doors open 5PM.

BRRG is a skater-owned and operated organization. The women of Burning River Roller Girls encompass a wide variety of backrounds, ages, shapes, and skill levels. They're students, moms, and professionals by day, but on the rink they assume tough derby identities. For further info on the league check out or

Admission is $10 in advance. Tickets available on their website (a small fee applies.) $15 at the door. All tickets are general admission, so arrive early for a prime seat. Try suggest the 'suicide seats.' All ages event.

North Olmsted Soccer Sportplex
31515 Lorain Ave.
North Olmsted, OH 44070
(440) 979-9997

Another Crookneck Chandler weekend

Crookneck Chandler & the Tibbee Bottom Boys (aka Hank, Smooth Mike and Rick Sockel) and their 'country-fied, funky, roots music' will have another busy weekend. They will be at The Galleria, Friday the 18th, 11AM and Mill Creek in the Garfield Metropark, Sunday, July 20th, 7PM.

Crookneck Chandler

FREE: Shakespeare's "Hamlet" Saturday, 7.19, 7PM

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
Performance begins promptly at 7 PM. Programs are edited to run approximately one hour, forty-five minutes and are performed without an intermission. Although various quantities of limited seating is available bringing a blanket, cushions, or lawn chairs is strongly advised. Picnics are permitted but venues do not permit alcoholic beverages to be brought onto the premises.

From Miriam: Let’s meet around 6 pm this Saturday to do a little picnic before the performance starts. I will prepare some “humita empanadas” and bring some cookies.

Shaker Heights Colonnade, Shaker Heights, OH
For more information on this location or how to get there, please visit...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

KB and the Riptides' July Outdoor Concerts

Riverside Outdoor Concert in Akron
Riverside Kitchen, Restaurant & Deli
Saturday, July 19th, 2008,

Great food at great prices. All ages. Bring the whole crew. There is word that The Belly Dance Bombshellss may make an appearance!!!
Following our show will be The Gypsies in the Palace (Jimmy Buffet Tribute band)
610 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave.
Akron, OH 44310
more info call (330) 916-7600

Brecksville Concert on the Square (corner of Rt. 21 and 82)
Thursday July 24th, 2008, 6:30- 8:30PM
Brecksville, OH 44141
Free admission, all ages, bring a blanket or a lawn chair, Patrick Coleman may make a guest appearance with his bagpipes near the finale!!
more info call (440) 546-2310
(if rain, concert will be held at the community recreational center)

Surf's up in Cleveland !
We hope to see you there!

KB and the Riptides

For Your Amusement: The Art Class

Upcoming KB and Carmen Tango events

Upcoming KB and Carmen: A Tango Romance Events

Erie Art Museum's
Tango Extraordinaire 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Erie Art Museum, 411 State Street, Erie, Pennsylvania
6:30 - 8 PM. Director's Tour by John Vanco
8:00 - 9 PM. Tango lesson and performances
9:00 - 11 PM. Milonga
This is a FREE event, but reservations are required. Please call Tiffany Stanonik at 814.459.5477

If you have not already called the Erie Art Museum at 814-459-5477 to place your reservations with Tiffany, PLEASE DO SO ASAP.

River Rendezvous 2008 — July 18-20
Tango Workshop with KB & Carmen
Saturday, July 19th, 2008, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Lake Park, Coshocton, Ohio
Registration required: River Rendezvous 2008

Ingenuity Fest 2008 — July 25-27
Friday, July 25th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. — opening parade
Saturday, July 26th, 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. — Tango on the Star Plaza Stage

Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio
More info:

KB and Carmen: A Tango Romance

Cleveland Museum of Art Re-opens

Photo courtesy of Deb and Alan Steytler.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mary and Jack Dean Orchestra @Beachland 7.18, 9PM

Come out to the Beachland Tavern to see the performance debut of Mary and The Jack Dean Orchestra. Tickets are only $5, [I have one or two comp tix for the first to touch base.] Doors open at 8:30PM. Show starts about 9PM.

To listen to Mary, check out I believe at least a couple—if not all—of the songs are Jack's.

Derek Hess' book release CMNH 7.18, 6—10PM

For those of you craving your anti-war, anti-Bush diatribes with cool pictures, check this out...

Coventry Street Arts Fair Thu 7.17, 6 - 9PM

Coventry Street Arts Fair Thursday 7.17 from 6 - 9PM, features many art and culture events. From the bands Cats on Holiday and Brittany Reilly with her Almost Acoustic Band, the Something Dada comedy troupe, the Cleveland Jazz Project to puppet ninjas!! The Cleveland Museum of Art will be running family art projects during the evening and Coventry merchants will hold their traditional "Sidewalk Sale." Grab some nosh from Coventry restaurants and check out local artists, farmers, and vendors.

Friday, July 11, 2008

A Crookneck Chandler Saturday 7.12

Hi all, Crookneck Chandler & the Tibbee Bottom Boys (aka Hank, Smooth Mike and Rick Sockel of Mark C's Big Music parties) will have a busy weekend. They will do a set at NOON Saturday at the Evans Amphitheatre during the Cain Park Arts Festival. Stop by if you're checking out the festival. Saturday NIGHT, about 7PM, they will anchor Brook-stock in the metroparks, by the Cleveland Zoo.

Crookneck Chandler

Martini Five-O Fri 7.11@ Prosperity

Hi all, 'Smooth' Mike and his Martini Five-O retro-lounge trio continue as 'house band' for Prosperity Social Club, 1109 Starkweather, for post Tremont Art Walk entertainment. Show starts after 9pm. Stop by if you're doing the art walk.

Martini Five-O

Visual Artist Pamela Dodds Receives Major Grant

Sometimes Murray Hill Group member Pamela Dodds receives major grant. Congrats Pamela!

Painter/ printmaker Pamela Dodds has been awarded a $25,000 Individual Support Grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation.

Ms. Dodds' large-scale, colorful, representational paintings are reflections on American society, depicting complex emotional moments in human relationships. Recent paintings were on exhibit at Asterisk Gallery in May 2007. Her black-and-white figurative lino-cut prints have been shown at Brandt Gallery, most recently in September 2007.

Pamela Dodds moved to Cleveland from Boston, MA in 2004, having also lived here briefly as a teenager. Born and raised in Canada, she attended Brandeis University in Massachusetts where she studied with the late figurative painter Paul Georges, graduating in 1983. Recently she has been dividing her time between Cleveland and Toronto, Canada.

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation was established by American artist Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) and his wife Esther. The foundation provides large grants to ‘serious, fully-committed artists,' ‘regardless of their level of commercial success.' This year the foundation received 482 applications from which twelve artists were selected to receive awards.