Sunday, August 31, 2008

Americana Music Fest 2008

The third annual Americana Music Fest 2008 promises some of the region's hottest roots-rock and alt-country talent and kicks off Thu 8/28 with a "Mix and Mingle Happy Hour" at Prosperity Social Club, followed by live music from Bobby Lanphier and the Bitter Disappointments. On Fri 8/29 there will be two gigs -- one at Sachsenheim Hall with headliners Rambler 454, and a "Songwriter Showcase" at the Hi-Fi in Lakewood. The Americana Music Festival wraps up on Sun 8/31 with headliner Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics, at the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern. There will be a BBQ in the parking lot, and the Beachland's two stages will feature twelve local/regional bands. Jihan (Jenn) dances at 6:40 and again with Martiini 5-0 at 7:15PM. Lost Sate of Franklin plays at 9:55PM. For schedule and more go to

Friday, August 22, 2008

Walk+Roll Cleveland - Sunday, 8.24 11AM —6PM

Sunday August 24: Walk+Roll Cleveland - 11am to 6pm - FREE! In Rockefeller Park and The Cultural Gardens. This is our signature event where we open the park to people by closing the street to cars. The Hungarian Cultural Garden will be celebrating their 70-year anniversary. Artists are invited to sell their creations. Everyone is invited to bring their talent, their creativity and their smiles to Rockefeller Park! More activities and groups added daily. Click here for a sampling of activities.

Save the Date: Marie's Opening 9.12.08

Hey everyone,

I'm still in the process of designing the flyer for a 6 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2008, opening reception for my first local photography exhibition - so save the date if you are going to be in Boston. Most of the work will be new installations (larger pieces) from 35 mm color slides and negatives taken while traveling in the U.S., France, Italy, Sicily and Malta from 2005 to 2008. (And perhaps a couple new digital multiple, long exposures....)

The reception is going to be held at The Multicultural Exchange Center with a live musical performance by a local favorite, The Tony Gallo Group (, in the Atlantic Works Building, at 80 Border Street in East Boston. You can find directions by going to the website below.

There will be music, poetry, and other performance events going on every week the show will be up - which is the entire month of September. So if you miss the opening there will plenty of opportunities to see the show during open hours or
other performances.

Hope to see you!

Marie Cornuelle (previously known as Marie B. Ho)

Warehouse District Street Fest Sunday 8.24, 12—8PM

Enjoy a great time in Cleveland's historic Warehouse District during the 4th Annual Warehouse District Street Festival, this Sunday August 24, from Noon to 8PM. Have some great food and drink, visit open houses of dramatic loft apartment, peruse the art show and take advantage of the children's activities. Entertainment includes: The Swamp Boogie Band, Wild Horses, the Latin Jazz Project, Madison Crawl and SLAP jazz trio.

April Azhar performs this Saturday 8.23 at 3 venues

Come on out this Saturday and emerse yourself in music, dance, and great food!
April Azhar will be performing at the following venues this Saturday...

Where: The Wolstein Center - This years Belly Dance Extravaganza!
When: This Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 8pm

Where: Bodega on Coventry
When: This Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 9pm

Where: the new Kanzaman on the corner of W.25th and Franklin.
When: This Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 12am

April Azhar
Middle Eastern Dance Artist

Burning River Roller Girls CHAMPIONSHIP: Stomp and Circumstance 8.23 6PM

The Burning River Roller Girls Season 2 Bout 5 CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday, August 23 at 6PM with Derby 505: Stomp and Circumstance. 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

Poster Boy

If you made it to the Feast of the Assumption in Little Italy last weekend or were in the neighborhood within the last month or so you may have seen my collaboration with photographer Janet Century. I created this poster collage using Janet's photos.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hot Club of Detroit @Nighttown Sat & Sun

Hot Club of Detroit
CD release party featuring music from their brand new CD "Night Town"
Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17
Saturday 8 PM, Sunday 7 PM

Back in 1930s Paris, the Hot Club de France kept music fans jumping and dance floors filled to their intricate and lively brand of gypsy jazz. In 21st century Detroit, the fans are jumpin' and the dance floors are filled, this time to the sound of the Hot Club of Detroit, an electrifying and visionary ensemble that takes the traditions pioneered by Django Reinhardt and company and spins them in a way that's both reverent and refreshingly contemporary.

As guitarist and group leader Evan Perri explains, "We want to spread the music and keep the gypsy spirit alive. But we're from Detroit. Our influences come from stuff we grew up listening to here in Detroit. We just want to make music that's true to the spirit of Django but that's also true to ourselves."

Currently The Hot Club of Detroit is touring behind their brand new Mack Avenue records CD "Night Town" which features the new composition "Night Town" by Evan Perri. The composition and album title were inspired by the Hot Club's past successful engagements at Nighttown. The record was recorded in a studio right here in Cleveland. Nighttown is proud to be playing an integral role in the ascent of this great new group.

Don't miss the Hot Club of Detroit when the debut music from their brand new CD "Nighttown" live at the very club that inspired the name of the CD on Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th.

Sparx Concert Series: FRIDAY FOR LUNCH

At Tower City from 11:30am - 1:00pm, the Sparx Concert Series continues with performances by:

Lost State of Franklin
Rockabilly, County, Rock
Combining American music influences, with earth driven spirit, Lost
State of Franklin blurs the line of rock and folk with a jazz influence.

Thursday Night Live Sparx Concert Series

Summer is here and so is the Thursday Night Live Sparx Concert Series.
KB & Carmen: A Tango Romance will be performing their Argentine Tango on E. 4th Street from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. this Thursday, August 14th.
You'll also see the Pan-Cleveland Orquestra and Dr. Tango (Jeanette Potts) with Dave Palmer also performing Tango.
Stop by after work and enjoy the nice weather!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Cool videos:

A couple of hilarious videos sent by Nancy Aikins and Jeff Suntala. Enjoy...

Font Conference

'24' in '94

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Martini Five-O Fri 8.8@ 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

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Coventry Street Arts Fair Thursday, 8.7, 6 - 9PM

Coventry Street Arts Fair Thursday 8.7 from 6-9PM, features many art and culture events:
• Brittany Reilly with Almost Acoustic Band
• Something DaDa
• Coventry Library Storytelling
• Cleveland Jazz Project
• Guest Author at Mac’s Backs
• Progressive Arts Alliance All Stars
• Joyful Noise Neighborhood Music School

The Cleveland Museum of Art will be running family art projects during the evening and Coventry merchants will hold their traditional "Sidewalk Sales." Grab some nosh from Coventry restaurants and check out local artists, farmers, and vendors.

Between Mayfield Road & Euclid Heights Boulevard, Cleveland Heights.

In case of Inclement weather Coventry Village reserves the right to cancel the Street Arts Fairs the day of the event by 4:00 PM... Please check back here for up to date details.