Arts

Euclid Art Association Spring Fine Art Show Held At The Euclid Public Library May 13 - May 20, 2017

The Euclid Art Association presented awards at the 2017 Spring Art Show reception on the evening of May 17 at the Euclid Public Library.  Members and guests filled the exhibit area, enjoying refreshments while viewing more than 150 works of art by members.  The annual show was open to the public for one week during library hours.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Euclid Art Associationís 2017 Scholarship Winner

Meet the winner of the 2017 Euclid Art Association Margret E. Hain Memorial Art Scholarship − Euclid High School Senior, Jermaine Hawkins.  Senior Awards Night at Euclid High School was Thursday evening May 11.  Ellen Howard presented the EAA Scholarship award to Jermaine.  This year EAA developed a new procedure for selecting the scholarship winner.  EHS Senior art students were asked to submit their entries, maximum 3, to info@euclidart.com along with a short artist statement.  We had six entries to review.  The selection committee, Rozenia Cunningham and Ellen Howard, both agreed on Jermaine as the clear cut winner.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Euclid Farmers' Market Opens June 2

The front of Shore Cultural Centre transforms into an assemblage of food and craft booths on Friday, June 2, with opening day of the Euclid Farmers’ Market.  The market will run from 3:00-6:30pm every Friday until October 2.  A variety of vendors will be present selling fresh produce, baked goods and handmade crafts.  Anything sold at the market must have been grown or fabricated in Ohio.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Shore Theatre Program presents Master Class on August Wilson

The Theatre Program at Shore Cultural Centre, under the direction of Terrence Spivey, is offering a master class entitled “The World of August Wilson” on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00am – 1:00pm on the stage of Shore Auditorium.   This intense study of the acclaimed American playwright (Fences, The Piano Lesson) will be led by Mark Clayton Southers, former artistic director of the August Wilson Center and Founder and Producing Director of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Co.   Southers, who knew Wilson personally, is considered an expert source on August Wilson and his work.  Wilson passed away at the age of 56 in 2005. 

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Modeling, Charm & Etiquette for Today's Youth

B-Elite Modeling & Charm School recognizes the need for a program that builds self esteem in our youth as well as re-introduces etiquette. In today's world, one must be able to walk into a room and command attention. Whether it be in a board room, a courtroom or in a classroom, everyone needs confidence to do so. At the tender age of 10, my mother enrolled me in modeling and charm classes to combat my shyness. I am grateful that she recognized the need for me to participate in such a unique program that helped boost my self esteem. To date I have been an Educator, Youth Advocate, Radio Talk Show Host, MC, Runway Model etc. I believe that without my mother enroling me into that program, none of this would have been possible! B-Elite Modeling & Charm School will host a 10 week summer youth program at The Shore Cultural Center. Children, teens and adults will learn basic skills and techniques in runway modeling while building self esteem, self confidence and self awareness. Classes will be held every Monday from 5-6:30 PM beginning June 5th. The 10 week program will end the week of August 13th (Date TBD) with a Fashion Show Graduation. Each participant will highlight the skills and techniques that they've learned and each will recieve a certificate of completition. In the past mothers have joined their daughters, fathers have joined their sons and entire families have participated in this fun and unique program. To learn more and to register visit: www.b-elitemodelingandcharm.vpweb.com. Payment Plan options available as well as sibling discounts.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Summer Youth Program for Middle School & High School Students

Direct Path Enrichment Academy
Our mission is to enhance the knowledge of arts and prepare youth for post- secondary success by offering fun and engaging educational tracks. We recognize the need for programming geared toward the “forgotten” youth, middle school and high school students. We offer 3 educational tracks for youth ages 12-17 that have an interest in Fashion, Music or Entrepreneurship. This 10 week program meets every Tuesday & Thursday from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm at The Shore Cultural Center. The program begins June 6th and ends the week of August 13th with an End of Summer Presentation! Each educational track will:

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Shore Announces Summer Novel Writing Class

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. 

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Music for Miles: Audience Adventures in 2017

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.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

The Euclid Art Association featured artist, Tricia Kaman, at our March 6 Meeting

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.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Euclid Art Association Featured Two Premiere Watercolor Artists at our February Meeting

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.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Tickets for UpStage Playersí Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Now On Sale

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.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

August Wilsonís "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.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Lake Erie Folk Fest Fills Shore Cultural Centre

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).  

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Euclid Art Association - January 9, 2017 Membersí Show and Tell Night

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.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Shore Welcome's Terrence Spivey as Artistic Associate

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.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

The Sound of Folk Will Fill the Shore

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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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Lake Erie Folk Fest Returns to Shore

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.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017

The Euclid Art Association Held its Annual Christmas Party & Chinese Auction at the Henn Mansion

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.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" Returns to Shore

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       

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

Culinary Bistro Announces New Classes at Shore

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.” 

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:53 PM, 11.07.2016

Meet Ray Boom Boom Mancini as he Pours Wine at Briardale Greens

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 7:46 PM, 10.03.2016

Euclid Art Association's Amazing Start for the Season

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 7:46 PM, 10.03.2016

Strike up the Band, "The Music Man" is at Shore!

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 7:46 PM, 10.03.2016

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 5:18 PM, 09.09.2016

Glasbena Matica Sings of Love in Concert in Euclid, Sunday, October 16

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 5:18 PM, 09.09.2016

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Auditions at Shore Cultural Centre for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

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 darryllewis@juno.com or call 216-406-1699.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

"Dancing with My Father" Performance at Shore Cultural Centre

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:28 PM, 07.10.2016

Silhouette Productions and The Shore Cultural Center Holding Auditions for "The Music Man"

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 10:44 AM, 06.11.2016

Euclid School of Music and Theater Opens at Shore Cultural Centre

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 & TheaterThe 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.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 10:44 AM, 06.11.2016

Music and Recruiting in the Austro-Hungarian Army

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 6:02 PM, 04.06.2016

Professional Dancer Tom Evert Launches Dance Program at Shore Cultural Centre

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 1:22 PM, 03.06.2016

March to the Music at Waterloo Arts

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 1:22 PM, 03.06.2016

Euclid's Varsity Chorale Places at The Classic!

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!

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 1:22 PM, 03.06.2016