Space will be on the minds of science fiction fans, space geeks and socialites at this week’s Yuri Space Party at GLSC. Good chamber music is all about the venue, and Lyndhurst will be the place for the NEO Youth Chamber Music Competition. The Short. Sweet. Film Fest won’t take up much time or space at The Alex. Kristine Jackson fills the beautiful Akron Civic with her rocking blues, and the Monster Drawing Rally takes over SPACES. Get outside, strap on your basket and Slow Roll CLE. Superstar chef Jonathon Sawyer is busy as can be, but still is giving time and space to Noodle Kids at CPL.
If you’re ready for the best internship of your life, then CoolCleveland is ready for you. Break down the Federal budget with Cleveland Peace Action. Then catch up on Mansfield’s greatest hits this week, including his refusal to allow our baseball mascot on the grounds of his Vineyards and BioCellar. We spoke with Philip Yenyo of the American Indian Movement and Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed about plans to protest Opening Day, for the 24th year in a row. When will we give our people the respect they deserve? –Thomas Mulready
It’s been 100 years since the Cleveland baseball team started naming themselves the Indians, and 68 years since they started using the now-infamous Chief Wahoo mascot. It has now been 24 years that Native American groups have demonstrated and protested, asking the team to abandon the mascot and logo and name.
CoolCleveland spoke with Philip Yenyo, Executive Director of the Ohio chapter of the American Indian Movement and co-chair of The Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance, and Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed who spoke out against the use of the symbols at a recent City Council meeting.
A march from W. 25th Street & Detroit Avenue to Progressive Field begins at noon on 2015 Opening Day, Fri 4/10. The next day, the All Nations Conference will take place at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ at 2592 W. 14th Street on Sat 4/11 from 8AM to 2PM featuring guest speakers Charlene Teters, Clyde Bellecourt, David Narcomey and others.
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SPONSORED: Dinosaurs at the End of Earth: Antarctica and Argentina The Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Explorer Series features Dr. Philip Currie of the University of Alberta. He will discuss dinosaur fossils found worldwide that provide unparalleled information on dinosaur biology that helps us understand why dinosaurs lived for so long. Fri 4/10 at 7PM. CMNH.org.
The Yuri Space Party is back in all its glory for its annual intergalactic affair.
No other event in Cleveland allows science fiction fans, space geeks and socialites the opportunity to dress as an intergalactic traveler or fearsome space creature, all in honor of celebrating space exploration and partying the night away…
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SPONSORED: Must Be Scenes Cleveland Institute of Music Opera Theater presents an interesting array of select opera scenes for CIM’s popular Sensational Scenes program, running Fri 4/17 – Sun 4/19. Enjoy select scenes from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Donizetti’s L’elisir D’amore and Massenet’s Werther, just to name a few. Tix: CIM.edu or 216.795.3211.
SPONSORED: In 1989 Trisha Meili became known to the world as The Central Park Jogger after being brutally assaulted and raped. Trisha details her story of recovery and survival at Cleveland Public Library’s Writers and Readers Series of Hope, Sat 4/18 at 2PM, Main Library. CPL.org/writersandreaders.
There’s no doubt that chamber music is to the classical repertoire what playing unplugged is to rock ’n’ roll.
It’s this intimacy and intricacy that the Cleveland Chamber Music Society is hoping to promote with its inaugural Northeast Ohio Youth Chamber Music Competition. The free event takes place Sat 4/11 at the Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church.
SPONSORED: It’s Spring and Chamber Music is in the Air… at the Cleveland Institute of Music thanks to a series of free concerts being presented between Mon 4/20 and Wed 4/29. Performances include brass, woodwind and percussion ensemble recitals and gala concerts by talented CIM student trios and quartets. Details at CIM.edu/calendar or 216.795.3211.
The room was packed, lunches were eaten and innovation was in the air at OneCommunity’s [R]IoT Internet of Things Regional Summit that happened at the Global Center for Health and Innovation. The summit was designed to bring together industry representatives, makers, and developers to collaborate on the expansive potential of the IoT.
CoolCleveland caught Jim Benson, Leader for Global Marketing at GE Lighting, before he took the stage to give his address. Benson gave us some insight into some new GE projects that the company is pushing for in 2015, in addition to how they work closely with OneCommunity.
SPONSORED: Enjoy Live Music at The Kent Stage! Catch major acts like Robert Earl Keen, Luncheon With George Noory, Big Leg Emma & Tropidelic, Madeleine Peyroux, Jonathan Edwards and Brewer & Shipley, Joan Armatrading, The BoDeans, Dailey & Vincent, Ekoostik Hookah, and Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, and The Kent Stage Folk Festival featuring Jeff Austin Band and The Stray Birds all at the acoustically superior Kent Stage in 2015. Get your tickets now for TheKentStage.com.
Chinese musician Wu Man is known as a master of the pipa, a pear-shaped four-stringed traditional Chinese instrument similar to the lute. She’ll do a solo performance of “Ancient Dances” when she comes to CMA.
CLE audiences just can’t get enough of Uchida and Mozart. So she’s back to reprise a couple of favorites.
Think film fest time is over? Think again. The ultra independent Short. Sweet. Film Fest is back, showcasing the best local, national & international films from up-and-coming filmmakers @ the brand-new Alex Theater in the 9.
Art will be created fresh on the spot at SPACES’ popular Monster Drawing Rally. For the 5th year in a row, over 100 of Cle’s freshest artists will create drawings before your eyes.
Native Clevelander Clarence Bucaro was already earning comparisons to writer/performers like Van Morrison and Jackson Browne for his intimate, soulful singing and deeply personal and slightly quirky songwriting when he was still playing locally. Bucaro returns to the scene of that raw inspiration — CLE — when he plays the Beachland Tavern.
Spring is here. That means it’s time to get on your bike. And what better way to do it than riding w/ Slow Roll CLE? Meet up in Ohio City & join their opening party ride.
Break down the federal budget & find peace at the pub. Join Cleveland Peace Action to follow the money from your pocket to the Pentagon, hear about the role of military spending in our country & more. Food for thought for your Tue evening.
Saul Williams has a rich & complex background. Highly educated, he first came to public attention as part of NY’s slam poetry scene. He’ll be performing twice in one evening here in CLE and, given his range and his backlog of material chances are the shows will be very different.
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An article I wrote a bit over a week ago asked if we were about to witness The Rebirth of the Black Republicrat? It caused more of a stir in the black community than anything I’ve written of late…
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MANSFIELD: The Rebirth of the Black Republicrat?
REPUBLICAN MARCH SATURDAY The Republican Party, using the wolf in sheep’s clothing strategy, is planning to sow confusion in Cleveland’s African American community Saturday…
Beloved Cleveland Folksinger Tim Wallace Dies
Northeast was so lucky to have the irrepressable Tim Wallace close by. He was a treasure. He shall live on in song, as they say…
MANSFIELD: Thug Life
Mr. Mansfield perhaps you should take a break from writing your column. I use to admire your writing. In the past you had a keen perspective on issues. Now you are biased and bigoted. I am curious why you did not cover the St. Patricks day riot…
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