This time of year, all our creatives seem to be singing out loud.

They’re creating harmony in the community with the Heavy Metal food drive, the Woodchoppers Ball supporting the homeless, Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols at Trinity, Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op’s Cyclebrate fundraiser, and local holiday markets near and far at Coventry Village, 78th Street Studios, Zygote Press, Canton’s Oddmall, and Hale Farm & Village.

There’s $5K up for grabs as high school students have been writing original songs about topics such as bullying, the refugee crisis, racism and drug abuse which they will perform at the Rock Hall. The Cleveland Field Kitchen hosts workshops and readies a solstice pop-up dinner. Liz Maugans sings the praises of local artists as she transforms the Worthington Yards Apartment building into an array of spaces showcasing art.

We honor one of the biggest singers of all time in January as we premiere a new show, Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell focusing on David Bowie’s deep cuts and overlooked classics (on Sat 1/12, plus an expanded version of An Evening With(out) David Bowiecovering his entire life (on Fri 1/11).

Our new CoolCLE PODCAST #11 explores the roots of our Christmas traditions in an interview with Samantha Kay of Spring Hill Historic Home, plus a sample of some local holiday music from Ohio City Singers and Michelle Romary. Join us as we sing at the top of our lungs. –Thomas Mulready

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