The Shore Cultural Centre's Summer class program would like to give all serious storytellers and writers the chance to become the next bestselling author! Shore will be offering a series of Beginning Novel Writing classes beginning May 2 and continuing through September 19. The class will be taught through three separate classes.
As we enter our sixth year of M4M concerts, we’re feeling called to expand the horizons, and travel further into the many-splendored world of “classical” music – without losing sight of the favorites that brought us here in the first place.
The March 6, 2017, meeting of the Euclid Art Association featured the artistry of Tricia Kaman, a well known Cleveland artist, demonstrating The Pastel Portrait. She is especially known for her oil and pastel portraits, although she also loves doing the occasional landscape, still life or floral. Her art has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has garnered numerous awards. We thank Tricia for a mesmerizing evening of art. There were 36 members and seven guests in attendance, who sat so quietly at times that you could have heard a pin drop! We also thank her assistant, Riki, for coming early to set up all the gear and for being an excellent model for Tricia’s pastel portrait.
Be inspired to step up your sneakers with “The Traveling Shoe Show”, now on view in the lobby of Euclid’s City Hall.
At our February 6, 2017 meeting we featured something special....a tag team watercolor demonstration by two of Ohio’s premiere watercolor artists, Cathy Welner and Bob Moyer. These well known and very popular artists attracted a large number of people to our meeting and the good weather helped, too. For the middle of winter, the forces of the elements graced us with a sunny, warm day and most of the snow melted! We had 18 guests and 24 members in attendance....three guests became members! We thank both Cathy and Bob for a fun evening of art.
North Collinwood’s UpStage Players, one of Northeast Ohio’s hardest working children’s theatre companies, celebrates its 23rd season in 2017 with the beloved theatre show Fiddler on the Roof Jr.Tickets to all three performances of this Broadway-style musical can now be purchased online. Known for its no-cut policy, UpStage Players “works for the kids” of Greater Cleveland.
August Wilson’s "How I Learned What I Learned" and a Community Discussion on the Arts with Terrence Spivey to be at Shore in March
The arts will take center stage this month at Shore Cultural Centre beginning with a Community Engagement Panel on the Arts with Terrence Spivey, hosted by WEWS Channel 5 anchor Leon Bibb, which will take place on Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00pm. Then, on Saturday, March 25th a readers theater performance directed by Terrence Spivey, new Artistic Associate at Shore, of August Wilson’s autobiographical one person play How I Learned What I Learned, presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC., will grace the Shore stage.
It seemed as though every hall and empty room and space inside the Shore Cultural Centre was filled Saturday, February 25, with the foot tappin’ sounds of folk music during the 2nd Annual Lake Erie Folk Festival. Folk and traditional music lovers from Northeast Ohio (and far away as Missouri and Minnesota), enjoyed and took part in a variety of events throughout the day and night. Exact numbers are not yet known but an estimated 1,000 people attended the free afternoon events and the evening concert in the Shore auditorium. The festival was produced by the Shore Cultural Centre and the Northeast Ohio Heritage Music Association(NEOHMA).
At our Euclid Art Association meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017, we featured members, Gerry Shamray, Dan Driscoll, and Eddie Mitchell, plus EAA workshop previews by Launie McDevitt and Lee Peters. On this very cold January evening, 34 members and one guest, came out to hear Gerry, Dan and Eddie talk to us about their artwork. That’s a very nice show of support from our membership when you consider this was the very same evening as the big college football game! But then again, the January meeting is always one of our favorites and as we heard someone say....“the best meeting ever.” “Northeast Ohio really is teeming with talent!”....another nice comment.
Shore Cultural Centre is pleased to announce that Terrence Spivey will be joining Shore as Artistic Associate in theatre programming. “I am excited to be a part of Shore and their team in enhancing the Shore’s standing as an arts organization in Cleveland,” said Spivey.
The halls, classrooms and auditorium of the Shore Cultural Centre will resonate with folk music on Saturday, February 25 from 1:00pm-10:00pm. The 2nd Annual Lake Erie Folk Festival (LEFF) will take place throughout the Shore on that day rich with FREE workshops, jam sessions, dancing, demonstrations, mini-concerts and activities for young people from 1:00pm-6:00pm. Then that evening at 7:30pm, the auditorium will come alive with the eclectic music of a headliner-day-ending-concert for only $10! Featured that night on the Shore stage will be Cleveland blues artist Austin Walkin’ Cane, Akron folk/rock group Shivering Timbers, Ohio resident and former contestant on The Voice Emily Keener and the indigenous music of the Tuvan throat singers Alash.
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Shore Cultural Centre is excited to once again partner with the Northeast Ohio Heritage Music Association (NEOHMA) to present the Lake Erie Folk Festival (LEFF) on Saturday, February 25th. The eclectic music festival received enthusiastic reviews after its conception in 2016, and welcomed many Euclid residents and music lovers from surrounding communities.
A great time was had by all at our 2016 Annual Euclid Art Association Christmas Party, Potluck Dinner and Chinese Auction Fundraiser.....the year, held at the Henn Mansion in Euclid on Monday, December 5. What a beautiful venue to hold our party. It was nicely decorated for the holidays. We had 61 members and guests in attendance....all enjoying an evening of fun with friends, fantastic food and huge auction.
If you think the Euclid Holiday Celebration and Euclid Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas concert completed the Holiday lineup at the Shore Cultural Centre, then look again. This month Shore is bringing back for the second year, the classic Christmas comedy "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” written by Barbara Robinson and directed by Darryl Lewis.
Chef Dan Esquivel, Director of the Culinary Institute at the Shore Cultural Centre, has announced a series of monthly classes to be offered to the public. Esquivel teaches culinary arts to high school students from Euclid, Mentor, Wickliffe and Willoughby. “I love teaching the students I have”, said Chef Dan, “but I also enjoy teaching the adult members of our community and their younger children. It gives me a chance to stretch out a bit.”
On Saturday, November 5th, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. at Briairdale Greens stop by and meet Ray Boom Boom Mancici as his pours his signature Southpaw "knockout" Red Blend. This "Knockout" of a wine from California has a rich and satisfying blend of Barbera, Charbono, and Petite Syrah and. It features stainless steel fermentation and is barrel aged in second vintage American and French oak. The wine is described as dark with rich berry, cherry, and plum flavors, with a soft satin finish. Stop by and say hi to this hometown hero.
What an amazing start to our new season on Monday, September 12, 2016. We had record breaking attendance − 44 members, plus 4 guests (two joined EAA) − to see our member’s demonstration by Dottie Geisert. We thank Dottie for her presentation, “The Portrait, how I see it. The approach, techniques & media.” In college, Dottie majored in Portraiture and you can tell that this is still one of her most favorite subjects to talk about.
Silhouette Productions 2016 Musical at the Shore Cultural Centre is "The Music Man"
Silhouette Productions "The Music Man" arrives with a flourish at Shore Cultural Centre this month. This family friendly musical is about a fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall. This description is from Musical Theatre International, from whom special permission is granted to produce the show.
Lance King, who will be playing Olin Brit in the production, is looking forward to how this talented cast will present this very iconic show. He stated, “Audiences can look forward to an enjoyable show filled with music and laughter provided by the characters that live up to the creed "Iowa Stubborn". Harold Hill (Steven Schuerger) leads the audience and the River City townspeople down the path of gullibility straight to joy and of course love!" He goes on to say, "Silhouette Productions is a fantastic group that works tirelessly to provide quality performances that will entertain and delight."
"The Music Man", with book and lyrics by Meredith Wilson, is based on a story by Meredith Wilson and Franklin Lacey. The show is directed by Douglas F. Bailey II, Music Director Matthew Steven Grittner, and Choreography by Tara Mirabile.
Evening Performances are Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 PM and Sunday Matinees: Oct. 16 and 23 at 2:00 PM.
For Tickets, call Silhouette Productions at 216-219-3630 or visit the Shore Cultural Centre office or purchase online at www.shoreculturalcentre.com/Events/TheMusicMan. Seating is general admission. Tickets in advance are $14.00 (over 60/under 17 - $12.00). Tickets at the door are $16.00 (over 60/under 17 - $14.00). Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd Street, Euclid, OH and office is 216-289-8578. A special daytime show is available for schools, if interested please call 216-289-8578 for information.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Are you an artist inspired by "Scary Stores" artist Stephen Gammell, Creepypasta, and all things macabre? If so, your talents are sought for the upcoming book "Kindergarten: Stories and Tragedies."
Art it Yourself Art & Community Youth Enrichment Program Presents Mural Revealing at Pla-Mor Roller Rink
Art it Yourself provides an assortment of creative services in the community which includes studio and mobile art classes for kids, adults, and special needs. Engaging Painting on Canvas Parties and Kid’s Summer Art Camp are another great way to stay connected in the arts. We are located at Shore Cultural Centre in Downtown Euclid.
Everyone knows there’s love in every Slovenian – romantic love, family love, love of nature, and love of country and heritage. The Glasbena Matica Slovenian Singing Society invites you to a vocal love fest, Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the Slovenian Society Home, 20713 Recher Avenue, in Euclid, Ohio. You’ll enjoy favorite Slovenian melodies and art songs and familiar American tunes from stage and screen, each about the way we love.
Crown the Klobasa King at the 13th Slovenian Sausage Festival, Wednesday, September 14, at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland
The party starts when the sausages come out at the 13th Annual Slovenian Sausage Fest, hosted by Euclid's National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum, Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio. Cast your vote for the Top Klobasa from several sausage-makers. Dance to your favorite polka bands with seven hours of music, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.
AUDITION NOTICE: Shore Cultural Center is pleased to announce an encore presentation of the holiday classic The Best Christmas Pageant Ever to the Grand Theater at Shore Cultural Center this holiday season. The play is produced with permission from Samuel French, written by Barbara Robinson, and presented by the Shore Cultural Center as part of their holiday season events. Veteran actor/director Darryl Lewis states, “I love this play. It is one of the funniest scripts I have ever read and the cast really had a wonderful time putting smiles on the faces of the audience last season. I’m delighted to have an opportunity to welcome another holiday season with this production.” In this hilarious classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the most inventively awful kids in history. Join the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdman kids collide head-on with the Christmas story! If you’ve never participated in a Christmas Show, there is no better way to spend time connecting with new friends and family. No babysitter required because entire families are encouraged to participate together.
Auditions will be held on August 29 & 30 from 6pm-8pm. Audition Location: Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E 222nd Street, room 257, Euclid. The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and singing a Christmas carol. Scripts will be available prior to the audition at the audition site with prior arrangement. Performance Dates: December 9, 10 & 11. Rehearsal will be a couple evenings per week and Saturday afternoons starting November 1. There is a wide range of roles for available for adults and youth. For a detailed list of roles, visit the "Auditions" page at www.shoreculturalcentre.com. If you are unable to make it to the audition dates, have questions or require additional information, please contact Darryl Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-406-1699.
Southern Enterprise School of Arts will hold a dance show at Shore Culture Center on August 6, 2016 at 6:30pm with a performance entitled “Dancing With My Father”. The Artistic Director is Beatrice Parker who is the founder of Southern Enterprise School of Arts. The organization is named after her family last name "Southern". Beatrice started Southern Enterprise back in the early 80's when she called it "Southern Charm School". Beatrice's primary focus at that time was modeling. She taught children and adults modeling skills and performed throughout the Cleveland area. In 1998 the school changed its' name to Southern Enterprise School of Arts and was incorporated in 1999 as a non-for profit 501(c) organization.
Beatrice has influenced the lives of many kids throughout the years and have taken them to places to perform such as New York (2009), Playhouse Square (2003), and the Gund Arena (now Quick Loans Arena), Beatrice has choreographed fashion shows for students at DePaul University in Chicago (2009). Beatrice graduated from Lakeland Community College May 9, 2015 and won the 2015 distinguished Student Service Award in the largest graduating class ever at Lakeland. She made front cover of The News Herald.
“Dancing With My Father” performance will take place on August 6th, at 6:30pm, at Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E. 222nd Street, in Euclid, and has a suggested donation of $10.00. You can learn more about the upcoming performance at Shore Cultural Centre and Southern Enterprise by visiting www.southernenterprise.org.
Auditions for Meredith Willson's Classic, THE MUSIC MAN
Directed by Douglas F. Bailey II
Musically Directed by Matthew Steven Grittner
Choreography by Tara Mirabile
When: Tuesday May 31st 7-10pm of Wednesday June 1st 7-10pm - IF YOU MISSED THESE DATES COME SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Shore Cultural Centre 291 E. 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123 Room 241
What to prepare: Two 16-32 bar selections in the style of the show. A joke or short comedic monologue. Please bring your own sheet music, there will be no a capella auditions. An accompanist will be provided.
Productions dates: October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22. 23
Rehearsals will being Monday August 29th. We will rehearse Monday-Thursday 7:00-9:30 PM
By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Wilson's six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.
In an effort to continue the advancement of art and culture, Shore Cultural Centre is pleased to announce the opening of the Euclid School of Music & Theater. The Euclid School of Music provides a positive environment where students of all skill levels, ages and backgrounds are afforded a diverse array of performance and learning opportunities to achieve exceptional results under the guidance of world-class teachers and performers. “Shore Cultural Centre is excited to welcome more music and theater opportunities to the building through the Euclid School of Music,” says Chris Cipriani, Director of Programming and Marketing.
Music for Miles Brings Rousing Classics to Waterloo Arts
The Impreza Piano Trio, Sunday April 10, 4 pm
How did the Austrian army lure peasants to its recruiting stations? With music! And the Impreza Trio will demonstrate, in its April Music for Miles concert at Waterloo Arts.
Eric Charnofsky is at the piano in this newly formed Cleveland-area ensemble, with Emily Cornelius on violin and Lauren M. Dunseath playing cello. All three of these musicians have a wide background of performance experience as soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians, and are also active as teachers at all levels. Their debut program comprises trios from the standard chamber music repertoire, including works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn.
Lane Cooper’s show “What Dreams May Come” will be hanging in the gallery, and the Callaloo will be ready as always with glasses of wine and flavors of the Caribbean. Or it might be the time to try Waterloo’s new coffee shop – Six Shooter, at the corner of E161.
Euclid resident Tom Evert has rededicated his mission to nourishing our cultural community with the art of dance by establishing an office and dance classes at Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E 222nd Street. He has a “Cinderfella” story: he grew up in Euclid (St. Williams) before moving to New York City to pursue a professional dance career. His dream was fulfilled as he blossomed into the role of a principal dancer with the world-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company with which he performed in NYC and around the world. In 1986, he and his wife Susana returned to Euclid to raise their son Max and found The Tom Evert Dance Company at Shore Cultural Centre. They created award- winning choreography and established a strong touring presence throughout the state. From 2007 to 2011, an opportunity with the arts education program of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. lured the Everts away and brought national recognition to them as teaching artists offering integrated lessons in schools that teach the core curriculum and dance together. Student’s test scores jump with Evert’s “Geometry in Motion” program. Additionally, Evert has extended his performance career through certification in the Pilates Fitness Method and offers individual and group classes.
Waterloo Arts’ Music for Miles chamber concerts are back for their Spring season, starting with the Bayard String Quartet on Sunday March 13. Kimia Ghaderi and Victor Beyens, violins, Christine Sherlock, viola, and Eric Graf, cello, will play Vivaldi, Bach and Bizet; Massenet, Mozart and Fritz Kreisler; and Argentine dances, a tango and traditional music from Veracruz – a multi-faceted program.
Beautiful music carried through the halls of Cuyahoga Falls High School, hosts of the Annual Cuyahoga Classic Show Choir Competition on Saturday February 6th. For more than 12 hours, fourteen show choirs from around the tri-state area...including our very own Euclid High's Varsity Chorale, dazzled the crowds with their synchronized song and dance routines, hoping to win over the judges. Varsity Chorale took the stage just before noon and "wowed" the house with their energetic, fun-filled throwback to the hay days of hip-hop. The stage was filled with tons of "sparkle and sweat" as VC strutted their stuff, packing in plenty of material for their 20 minute program. The VC ladies looked stunning in their iridescent-glitter filled HOT PINK dresses, while the gentlemen were just as handsome styling their shimmering gray suits. Their opening number, "I'll Be There", quickly showcased the group’s phenomenal singing abilities and just when you thought this first number was going to be a lovely serenade....POW....in came the powerful chorale and VC was ON FIRE, speeding up the tempo, hitting all their marks with their trademark non-stop energy! They instantly won over the audience with every new melody....proving to everyone in the house why they deserved to be there. The torture was having to wait until after 6:30pm to find out whether or not VC would have a placement in the finals. Preliminaries were announced and Varsity Chorale took 3rd Place in their Tier II Mixed Division, respectively, while Senior member Ashley Johnson, was awarded the "Outstanding Performer" title for the group. The six groups were announced for placement in the final round and EHS was named as one of the six who would perform their show one more time for the esteemed judges. In the end, our Varsity Chorale took the well-deserved 4th runner-up spot out of the total 14 show choirs who performed all day! They have a few weeks to brush up on their program before heading to their next competition, The Twinsburg Northcoast Invitational on February 27th, which will take place prior to this publication. Be sure to mark your calendars for their final competition on March 12, 2016, for the Solon Show Choir Invitational, located at Solon High School. Performance time for EHS is slated for 1:00 pm and the entire list of performing choirs can be found at the website: www.showchoir.com, under Solon Show Choir Invitational should you wish to come and cheer on VC! The Euclid community should be proud of this hard working group of young men and woman, they truly deserve all of our love and support! GO EUCLID, GO! Bring home the GOLD!
The the late Euclid bandleaders Johnny Pecon and Frank Yankovic, America’s Polka King, who both would have been 100 this year, were honored at the 52nd Thanksgiving Polka Party Weekend, staged at the Downtown Cleveland Marriott Hotel by the Euclid-based National Cleveland-Style Polka Hal of Fame and Museum, and the 28th annual polka music awards ceremony on Saturday, November 28, 2015. The awards show theme, “A Century of Cleveland-Style Polka,” saluted the Slovenian and American influences on the music, especially by Yankovic and Pecon, and Slovenia’s late polka powerhouse Slavko Avsenik. Pecon’s sons John and Jeff and Yankovic’s son Bob performed in honor of their fathers.
More Music at Waterloo Arts
Amy Callahan and the Music for Miles committee have announced their 2016-17 dates for the chamber series named in honor of Miles Kennedy, a Waterloo Arts founder and Waterloo benefactor. As usual, the concerts will be varied, informal – and free.
March 13 – piano chamber; April 10 – string quartet; May 8 – The Trillium Trio (flute, clarinet, bassoon - and our very first M4M concert in November 2011); September 11 – brass quintet; October 9 Silver Keys Clarinet quartet; and November 13 – sitar.
The concerts always begin at 4 pm in the WaterlooArtsNan & MilesKennedyArtsCenter; families with musical children are invited to arrive early so their offspring can watch the professionals set up. They run for about 90 minutes, with an intermission, and refreshments may be found in the adjoining Callaloo Café.
Plan to be amazed as the cast of EHS’ Fall Play, “The Madwoman of Chaillot” takes the Little Theater stage December 10-13th. Euclid High’s finest thespians from grades 9-12 will offer their interpretation of this 1945 poetic satire concerning an eccentric woman (“The Madwoman”- Countess Aurelia) who lives in Paris and the story of her struggles against the straitlaced authority figures in her life. The production is under the direction of Ms. Jailyn Harris, a 2008 graduate of EHS and BSGU theater major, Class of 2014. These talented, young adults have poured their hearts and souls into this theatrical gem, giving upwards of 12-15 hours per week into rehearsal time; and that’s on top of their other extra-curricular activities and academic responsibilities. In light of recent tragic events that have unfurled in Paris, France, the “scene” at which this play takes place, the cast has collectively decided to donate a portion of their admission sales to Doctors Without Borders, an organization that helps to provide medical care to areas affected by war and natural disasters. Show tickets will be sold at the door: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students ($1 discount per ticket when accompanied by a canned-food item which will be donated to our local food bank)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever play is just right for family fun during the Holiday Season. Darryl Lewis directs a cast of community members at Shore Cultural Centre for this theatre event. The Best Christmas Pageant tells the story of the Herdman family, known as the town bullies, who somehow find themselves in the town Christmas Pageant. Humourous antics ensue and all ages are sure to enjoy the twists and turns of this heartwarming story.
Show times are Dec. 18th through Dec. 20th, Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. Adults $8.00, 16 and under & Seniors $5.00. Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E. 222nd St, Euclid, 216-289-8578. www.shoreculturalcentre.com
Local artists Eileen Sheehan and Jen Hearn are joining together in room 41 of Shore Cultural Centre; as "Studio 41". This collaborative art space will be host to a variety of events, classes, and private lessons.
Create-A-Craft owner Eileen is an eclectic artist who excels in pottery, teaching, painting, bookmaking, and all things artistic. She continues to host paint your own pottery events such as birthday parties and ladies nights, wine and canvas parties, as well as private studio art lessons. After taking the last two months to enjoy time with her new baby, Eileen has come back to the studio with her baby often in tow!
“The topic of the show interested me,” Isabella (Izzy) Glauser said about being cast as Mary Ann in The Star on My Heart. “I think the most important thing to me is that my great grandparents were both in work camps in Poland during the war.” Izzy, who is a 6th grader from Concord, goes on to say “this show brings me closer to them and helps me tell their stories.”
On Saturday, November 28, at the Cleveland Downtown Marriott Euclid bandleader Milan Racanovic will be added to the Polka Hall of Fame Trustees Honor Roll at the 28th annual Polka Hall of Fame Awards Show with Cleveland-area musicians Eddie Bucar and Dave Wolnik to be inducted, Saturday, November 28, 2015. World Accordion Champion Denis Novato headlines the Awards Show gala, the high point of the three-day Thanksgiving Polka Party Weekend hosted by the Euclid-based National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 26, 27 and 28, in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
UpStage Players’ Announce Shrek The Musical Jr. for Early-January 2016; Will Hold an Open House/Audition Workshop in December
UpStage Players, one of Northeast Ohio’s most enduring non-profit children’s theatre companies, invites area youths, ages 7 to 15, to audition for the troupe’s Spring 2016 musical, Shrek the Musical Jr. Known for its no-cut policy, UpStage Players “works for the kids” of Greater Cleveland.