Arts

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

Euclid Music Legends Johnny Pecon and Frank Yankovic Honored at Polka Music Awards

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. 

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 5:47 PM, 01.05.2016

Music for Miles in the New Year

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 5:47 PM, 01.05.2016

"Madwoman" Is sure to Please

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)

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 4:50 PM, 12.06.2015

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" on Stage at Shore Cultural Centre

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  

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 4:50 PM, 12.06.2015

Studio 41: A Collaborative Art Space

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!

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 4:50 PM, 12.06.2015

Bringing History to Life with the Original Play "The Star on My Heart" at Shore Cultural Centre

In November, 2015, an original play The Star on My Heart written by Ohio writer and theater director Angela Miloro-Hansen, will premiere at Shore Cultural Centre, Euclid, and Geauga Lyric Theater Guild, Chardon. The play is based on the true story of Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher. Of the 15,000 children that were imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp, Inge is one of the few that survived.  

“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.”

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Volume 6, Issue 11, Posted 11:44 AM, 11.25.2015

Euclid Bandleader Milan Racanovic to Be Honored at Polka Hall of Fame Music Awards Show

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.

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Volume 6, Issue 11, Posted 11:44 AM, 11.25.2015

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.

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Volume 6, Issue 11, Posted 11:44 AM, 11.25.2015

"The Star on My Heart" NE Ohio Premiere

In November, 2015, an original play The Star on My Heart, written by Ohio writer and theater director Angela Miloro-Hansen, will premiere in Northeast Ohio. The play is based on the true story of Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher. Of the 15,000 children that were imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp, Inge is one of the few that survived. This is a story of rare courage, determination and love. Inge, in spite of the hardships she endured, gives proof that the joy in life cannot be kept out of even the darkest places. 

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 5:29 PM, 10.12.2015

"The World Goes 'Round", Silhouette Productions Rousing Fall Musical

“I cannot urge everyone strongly enough to not miss this show. It will touch everyone’s heart and spirit at one time or another and lift them up,” states Meg McGarry, currently in rehearsals in a principle role for Silhouette Productions fall musical The World Goes ‘Round at Shore Cultural Centre. “It is bringing a new dimension to the artistic missions of Shore and Silhouette."

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 5:29 PM, 10.12.2015

Now With Added Alphabetization!: Reviews Of Recent Releases By Local Bands

Obligatory Disclaimer: Record reviews are a tricky business. It's one thing to enjoy music, but to, like, pick out what you like about it? That being said, if I review your thing and I didn't like something, don't feel too bad. My opinion doesn't matter all that much.

Another Mother's Milk - Milk Money - self-released - 22 songs - CD
Quick note: I've been told they're working on getting a download together as well, but right now it's just on CD. Onto the content. "Milk Money" is a good solid 50 minutes of trashy garage pop/rock. A couple songs, such as "Kirtland" and "My Own Scum," go into a folk kinda territory as well. And whatever you'd like to count "Robot Noises" as, kind of a, well, robotic stomp. Good male-female vocals as well. My favorites were the opener, "Little Cellar Girl," "That's When She Cursed Me" (which sort of reminded me of a loopier Stray Cats), the bluesy-ish "Bomb Shelter," and the crazy, stalker song "Follow You Home." Also includes their great track from the "Short Shorts Vol. 1" 7", "Drone." There were quite a lot of songs, but they were catchy and mostly short, so what's there to complain about there? 4/5

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 5:29 PM, 10.12.2015

September four artists: Diane Collins, James Jenkins, Troy Blum and Laureen Deveney will hold a art show at Euclid Public Library

This September four very different artists: Diane Collins, James Jenkins,Troy Blum, and Laureen Deveney will show their art at Euclid Public Library 631 East 222St. Euclid ohio, 44123. Collins is a trained ceramicist/enameler; Jenkins is a painter; Blum is a folk water-colorist; and Deveney drawing/3D. They will share not only their personal work styles, but also bear a resemblance to one another when they attempt to work in three similar platforms: ceramics, drawing, and en-caustics. Ocassionally, this small group of artists get together to pay visits to local gallery art shows. They then analyze and critique what they see. This past winter they paid a visit to Baldwin Wallace Fawick Gallery in Berea, Ohio. where there were five artists: Eileen Dorsey, Hilary Gent, Dott Schneider, Dawn Teckler, and Jack St. John. Motivated by this show, they chose  to challenge themselves to work in the stlyes of two of the artists, St. John and Dorsey. For scale and material they decided upon St. John's identically framed large paper paintings and will contrast this to the scale and material of Dorsey who works in small plywood en-caustic's. On International Peace Day, Monday September 21st, there will be a free reception at the library to meet and greet these artists. All are welcome. 

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 7:11 PM, 08.09.2015

New Board President for the Euclid Symphony Orchestra

The Euclid Symphony Orchestra (ESO), enters its 55th season under new leadership.  This month Past President Ryan Roberts will hand down the gavel to Rochelle Hylton.  Congratulations, Madam President, and a ¨job well-done¨ to Past President Roberts! Your efforts and leadership have been well appreciated!

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 7:11 PM, 08.09.2015

Local Filmmaker Brings Hollywood to Cleveland

“Banger”, a feature film written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mike Berry of Skip Thomas Productions begins filming on May 19, 2015.  Berry brings to the screen this suspense thriller that is sure to make audiences hold on to the edge of their seats.

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 7:11 PM, 08.09.2015

Auditions for The Star on My Heart, World Premiere of Original Play

Shore Cultural Centre in Euclid, OH and Geauga Lyric Theater Guild located in Chardon, OH, will partner for a unique theater and educational outreach project. In November, 2015, an original play The Star on My Heart, written by Ohio writer and theater director Angela Miloro-Hansen, will premiere with three performances in each location. The play is based on the true story of Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher. Of the 15,000 children that were imprisoned in the Terezin transit camp, Inge is among the one percent that survived.

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 7:11 PM, 08.09.2015

New Art Studio Offers Summer Camps, Paint Your Own Pottery, Wine and Canvas, and More!

Local artist Eileen Sheehan is creating a buzz in her hometown of Euclid. She has recently opened an art studio in a classroom at Shore Cultural Centre that offers people of all ages to come and explore their creativity through all types of art. Sheehan shares, "I wanted to create a welcoming environment where anyone can go to discover ways of expressing their creativity, learn something new, and enjoy making something unique." Sheehan received a B.F.A in art education from Ohio University in 2008 and has been teaching at the high school and elementary levels since. She has been teaching pottery at Shore Cultural Centre to adults since 2011 and has spent the last four years as the art teacher at Our Lady of the Lake School in Euclid.  She has recently moved out of the traditional classroom to focus on her new business at Shore in an effort to make the arts more accessible to the community. "Through implementation of my private after school art class called CANVAS at Our Lady of the Lake School, I realized the interest for deeper arts education in the community and wanted to offer more options for all ages," says Sheehan. "CANVAS was a wonderful experience for our daughter.  She learned new techniques and was able to apply her skills in a variety of projects.  Most of all, she developed confidence.  She was so proud of her final watercolor painting - we framed it!" -Anne Brown, Mom of Caroline, age 8.  

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 10:29 AM, 07.12.2015

New Art Instructor Rachel Strongoli Joins Shore Cultural Centre

Rachel Strongoli will join Shore Cultural Centre this month as a new visual arts teacher. She begins by instructing the popular Saturday morning Cartooning Class, a steady favorite with regional youth. Ms. Strongloli was highly recommended by Josh Usmani, who had been teaching cartooning prior at Shore and recently moved on to pursue career goals. Ms. Strongoli holds a BA from Cleveland State University, and was a Cleveland Institute of Art scholarship recipient. The cartooning class details are below. Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd in Euclid. You may register at www.shoreculturalcentre.com, or call 216-289-8578 for information.

Cartooning                                                    

When: Saturdays - June 6 - Aug 8, 10 classes. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm $15.00 per class, or $135.00 for session. Ages 10+

This course will cover a wide range of cartooning practices including character creation/development (people, animals, fictional creatures, inanimate objects, etc.), backgrounds/scenery, narrative  storytelling, caricatures, observational drawing from life and more! By the end of each session, students will leave having created at least one original work of art. By the end of the full course, students who attend regularly will complete a comic strip, comic book or piece/series of “Pop Art”.  Each lesson will build towards this final project, but each lesson could also stand alone for students who cannot attend regularly.       

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 1:15 PM, 05.31.2015

Silhouette Audition Notice, 42nd Street

Auditions for 42nd Street Director: Frank Lucas  Musical Director: Ginny Rodeig  Choreographer: Tara Mirabile Tuesday , August 4 and Thursday, August 6 Monday, August 10 for auditions and callbacks Tuesday, August  11 callbacks 7:00 to 9:30 pm Shore cultural center 291 East 222nd Street Euclid Room 241 upstairs  No recorded music or accapello. Accompanist available  Bring sheet music and be prepared to dance(tap, jazz, Ect.) Questions call 216-219-3630. Show dates October 16,17,18,23,24&25

This is the story of hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love. 42ND STREET is a celebration of Broadway and the people involved in shows. It focuses on aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer, and takes us along her journey. Musical hits include You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me, Dames, I Know Now, We’re In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo and Forty-Second Street. Every audience enjoys watching the underdog succeed

42nd Street tells the story of a humble, naïve young actress named Peggy Sawyer who has come to audition for a new Broadway musical,. Unfortunately, due to her nervousness, Peggy arrives to the audition late and misses her chance to join the chorus. Luckily, Peggy soon catches the eye of the famous director, Julian Marsh, and he gives Peggy her big break. However, the show's aging leading lady, Dorothy Brock, quickly grows to dislike Peggy. On opening night, Ms. Brock falls and breaks her ankle. Panic spreads through the company, as the show is doomed for closure, until it is suggested that Peggy take the roll. In only thirty-six hours, Peggy learns twenty-five pages, six songs and ten dance numbers and becomes a star.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 11:36 AM, 07.12.2015

The Drug

The drug I refer to has been around for centuries, but since the 1920's, its use has become increasingly rare. It is a tranquilizer, a mood stabilizer, a stimulant, a muscle relaxer, all in one. It has the ability to make your pulse pound, or it can lower your blood pressure to a much lower level. It's all that and MORE!

The drug is music. In this instance, it is orchestral music, classical music. Viewed by the majority as stuffy and boring, it is widely underrated. In this age of loud, fast music with often angry lyrics, no one is willing to try the new "drug". And yet its benefits are endless. Nothing makes my chest swell and my foot tap like a Souza March. Nothing soothes my tensions like a waltz. Classical music MOVES me. Yes, I still listen to rock, and Big Band, and even Polka. But more often, it is classical music that affects me most.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 1:15 PM, 05.31.2015

The Euclid Symphony Orchestra Plays the Blues

The Euclid Symphony Orchestra, started bright and early (literally, as the day was bright and sunny) on Thursday, May 14, 2015, putting on a superb and jumping swing scene for the local children of four different schools: kids from Arbor School were in attendance, at 80 attendees, kids from Bluestone were also there, numbering at 106, Chardon Hills students attended in full force, record has their attendance level at 185, the highest of all, and Shoreview School numbered at 120 students, attending Euclid Symphony Orchestra's annual, big event, just for children, The Children's Concert. Students from New Day Academy, and Mary Mavec, also were there, albeit in a more modest turn-out, to take in the morning musical fun, and to represent their respective student bodies' interest in all things musical and artistic.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 1:15 PM, 05.31.2015

Four Euclid Artists Show

Diversity Working Together is both the title of a large scale art collaboration and of a group show of four Euclid Artists. The art show features the work of local residents: Gerald Mills, Gguel Jefe, Laureen Deveney, and longtime clay art teacher, Diane Collins. This show will be held in Tremont at Doubting Thomas Art Gallery, 856 Jefferson St., Cleveland, Ohio 44113. A free reception will be held for the opening on June 12, 2015 during Tremont's second Friday Artwalk from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The show runs until Sunday, June 28, 2015. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday 6:00 to 9:30 p.m., and by appointment. Please call (216) 317-1309. 

If you cannot make it to the art show to see Gerald's photagraphy, Gguel painting's, Laureen's sculptures, and Diane's mixed media assemblage's, you will still be able to see the collage/mural collage outside on the facade of Doubting Thomas for several months.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 1:15 PM, 05.31.2015

Summer Camp & Class Registration is Open at Shore Cultural Centre

Enjoy your summer taking part in the arts, fitness and fun at Shore Cultural Centre. There are ongoing classes being offered for all ages. A few of the many options for adults include yoga, creating ceramic works, and painting. New camps will offer youth entering grades 3 through 6 in the fall a chance to learn about performing arts. Wonderful Land of OZ and Visiting Wonderland two week camps are being team taught by two seasoned theater artists, Darryl Lewis and Angela Miloro-Hansen. In addition to acting and singing, the camp will include visual art and movement activities. Other summer long options for camp are available through Shore Cultural Centre tenants and include arts, fitness, education, field trips, and other general camp fun. Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd Street in Euclid. Visit website www.shoreculturalcentre.com or call 216-289-8561 for information. 

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 5:00 PM, 05.18.2015

Shore Cultural Centre Celebrates New Theater Curtains

Meg McGarry, Chair of the original committee to obtain a cultural centre for Euclid in 1980, recently discussed the Shore Cultural Centre auditorium and the importance of this venue for the community. “Shore is a beacon now for all who wish our community to excel.  The Cleveland Orchestra once played in our gorgeous theatre wing, remarking on its excellent acoustics.  Quite a compliment from one of the top five orchestras in the entire world!  The most recent addition to the theatre are the new red stage curtains, bringing vibrancy and efficiency to our performances.  We are most grateful for this gift.”

Recently Shore Cultural Centre was fortunate to receive anonymous donations to purchase the new curtains for the theater, and they had their premiere during the “Remember the Pines” production last fall. “We are very thankful for the community members that care deeply about our building, and the activities that take place in our auditorium. We’re on a mission.”, stated Property Manager Laura Kidder. “Attending the Euclid Symphony Orchestra concert this past December was a joy, and the new curtains made the event even more festive!” 

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 8:21 PM, 04.03.2015

You Can Help the SaxMan

It's a Cleveland story. The Sax Man tells the inspirational story of the life and legacy of the beloved and iconic street musician, Maurice Reedus, Jr. The son of a Grammy Award winning sax player, Maurice was once a rising star in his own right. But today, he barely makes ends meet as a humble busker, his audience no longer a stadium of tens-of-thousands, but rather the crowds exiting a stadium where they’ve come to see someone else perform. Now at 60 years of age, Maurice continues to play on, resigned to reflect on that time on the stage as his best years gone by. Yet as he longs to revisit those good old days just “one more time,” a surprise invitation to reunite with his old band gives The Sax Man one last chance to take the big stage – and the opportunity to show the people of his city the true musician Maurice Reedus Jr. really is…

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 8:00 PM, 03.06.2015

Euclid Symphony Orchestra Presents Spring Concert

The Euclid Symphony Orchestra will be presenting its Spring Concert on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., in the auditorium of Shore Cultural Centre.

Under the direction of J.D. Goddard, the program will feature “Great Overtures,” including Iphigenius in Aulis by Wilhelm Gluck, The Egmont Overture by Beethoven, Fierabras by Franz Schubert, and the Nabucco Overture by Verdi.

Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door (cash only); children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.  Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at Shore Cultural Centre, which is located at 291 E. 222nd Street and Babbitt Road, Euclid. For additional information, please call (216) 289-8578 or go to www.euclidsymphonyorchestra.com.

Founded in 1961, the Euclid Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization which features local volunteer musicians.   Annually, the Orchestra performs two classical, a holiday, a youth, and a pops concert.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:32 PM, 02.05.2015

UpStage Players to Perform Once On This Island Jr.

North Collinwood’s UpStage Players, one of Northeast Ohio’s hardest working children’s theatre companies, celebrates its 21st season in 2015 with the beloved musical Once On This Island, Jr. Tickets to all three performances can now be purchased online.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:32 PM, 02.05.2015

Polka Movie and Jam Session at Cinematheque

Polka! The Movie, the documentary about Cleveland’s century-old love affair with Slovenian music and sausages, returns for a special screening at the Cleveland Cinematheque, Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.  Enjoy an accordion jam session at 3:30 p.m. hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum.  Joe Valencic, writer and narrator of the film, will share behind-the-scene stories. Key scenes were shot in Euclid's Polka Hall of Fame and the Collinwood and St. Clair-Superior neighborhoods.

Polka! The Movie traces how Cleveland-style polka music became a national sensation and is still enjoyed today across the country.  Joe, president of the Polka Hall of Fame, takes you through the Slovenian neighborhoods where the Cleveland-style sound was born a century ago.  The music got America dancing after World War II when Polka King Frank Yankovic (a long-time Euclid resident) scored million-selling hits. Vintage film clips and photos bring the polka past to life.

Polka! The Movie features performances and interviews ranging from legends like Joey Miskulin (Riders in the Sky), Walter Ostanek (Canada's Polka King), Euclid resident Richie Vadnal and Cecilia Dolgan, to younger musicians such as Kim Skovenski and Joey Tomsick. Cleveland personalities include Jan Jones, Tony Petkovsek, Bob Kravos, Bob Dolgan and the late Frank Yankovic Jr.  The camera captures scenes at the Polka Hall of Fame Awards Show; the Slovenian Sausage Festival; the Thanksgiving Polka Party Weekend at the Cleveland Downtown Marriott; Father Frank Perkovich’s Polka Mass at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland; Colinwood's Slovenian Workmen's Home; and Mitzi Jerman's hundred-year-old tavern on St. Clair Avenue.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer calls Polka! The Movie, “a film that will have you craving smoked sausage and stomping in the aisles.”  The Cleveland International Film Festival describes it as "a valentine to polka. Don't miss a beat; Polka! The Movie's a treat."  

The 3:30 p.m. accordion jam session will be led by Patty Candela and Joe Strukel. The 90-minute documentary is presented in Slovenian and English with subtitles in both languages. The film was directed by Dušan Moravec for Slovenian television.

The film screens in the Aitken Theater at the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle. Admission $10; Cinematheque members and those age 25 & under $8; free adjacent parking. For more information call the Cleveland Cinematheque at (216) 421-7450 or visit www.cia.edu/cinematheque/, or contact the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum, 605 East 222nd Street in Euclid, (216) 261-FAME, www.PolkaFame.com

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Volume 6, Issue 1, Posted 5:33 PM, 01.26.2015

UpStage Players' Musical Auditions

Auditions for UpStage Players' performance of Once on This Island will be January 3 and 4, 2015.

WHO: Children ages 7-15 can audition for the production.

WHEN: January 3 and 4, 2015 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: 17109 Lakeshore Blvd., Collinwood/Cleveland 

This is the Cleveland Public Library Nottingham-Memorial Branch (which is the former Villa Angela High School). Pull around to the left side of the building towards the back. Plenty of free parking.

WHAT TO BRING: Water bottle and a great attitude!

HOW TO PREPARE: 

   * Choose a song from a Broadway musical. 

   * Practice singing every day.

   * Make eye contact when singing.

   * Remember to use facial expressions!

   * Everyone wants you to do your best, so relax...

   * Take a deep breath and SING YOUR BEST!

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:50 PM, 12.09.2014

Atlas Cinemas Brings the 2014 Ohio Independent Film Festival to Euclid

Atlas Cinemas, your locally owned and operated theaters, along with Indeoendent Pictures is proud to present the 21st annual Ohio Independent Film Festival. Over a period of four days from November 6th through the 9th, the festival includes truly independent features and shorts in all genres from around the world. All four days of the festival will take place at the historic Lakeshore 7 cinema here in Euclid. The Lake Theater opened in 1949 as a single screen venue and remained popular as a neighborhood house for many years. The Lake was always considered a step above many other neighborhood houses. Eventually the Lake grew from one screen, to three, to seven. This historic building, now called the Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7, will take you back a few years while offering all the modern conveniences you come to expect. The Ohio Independent Film Festival is proud to partner with Atlas Cinemas to give you the best possible viewing experience of the best independent films from around the world.

Last year's event brought the unique blend of independent film to the Euclid theater for the first time. After everyone involved had an excellent experience, Atlas Cinemas and Independent Pictures immediately started to plan a return for this year. With 12 feature length films and over 40 shorts, this years festival brings a mix of local, regional and international talent to the screen. Along with all this amazing content for festival goers to experience, Independent Pictures has also planned several Q&A sessions with filmmakers and a special panel discussion after the important documentary "Project: Ice" which is scheduled to aire Saturday, November 8th at 8pm on the BIG Screen in XXDXP. Programs of features and shorts that run an hour and a half to two hours each are being sold for $10 per program. Tickets can be purchased at the theater or online at www.atlascinemas.net Independent Pictures is also selling VIP passes that will get you unlimited shows at the festival for just $75. For more information, visit www.ohiofilms.com

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 4:18 PM, 11.17.2014