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Tiny Bubbles - Hawaiian Hula Dance
The Manivic's Dance Company performs Pacific Island dances including Tahitian, Samoan, New Zealand, Hula and Philippine Folk styles. They performed at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival in Cleveland's AsiaTown last weekend. This is a video clip of the classic Tiny Bubbles.
Violence and Domestic Abuse by Maury Feren
Maury is 99 yeras old and says it is so hard to understand why women "are willing to accept abuses such as beatings and verbal attacks as an acceptable tool for a man to be in control. How can that happen? What is the reasoning behind it? Is there any way that we can make an indentation and put some type of end to it. Aren't we the public aware of the change in our society?"
Slavic Village, a historical neighborhood located outside of downtown Cleveland, was devastated by the national housing crisis and continues to struggle in the aftermath of economic decline. A once vibrant neighborhood rich in history and culture has been plagued by blight, vacant homes and financial hardships. But it's on its way back.
The Dutch community celebrates King's Day (Koningsdag) after the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander on 30 April 2013 (what was then still Queen's Day).
The royal celebrations were first held on 31 August 1885 in honor of the birth of Queen Wilhelmina, and the Queen's Day (Koninginnedag) tradition was born. After Wilhelmina's daughter (Juliana) succeeded to the throne in 1949, the day was changed to 30 April in accordance with the new Queen's birthday.
The Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Dutch community gathers each year for the celebration.
In this short video clip,
Marian Brumbaugh, originally from The Hague in South Holland, told about the Dutch National Dish, herring, at the annual King's Day (Koningsdag) celebration in Cleveland.
She said the herring is pickled not cooked and available on street corners and all over when in season in May. People eat it whole from head to tail as in this photo.
The women of the 1916 Easter Uprising
Marilyn Madigan, President of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (Cleveland) told about the men and women who fought in Easter Week at the Pride of Erin in Cleveland Ohio at an Easter 1916 Commemoration on the 99th anniversary of the declaration of Irish independence and the armed rebellion to oppose English tyranny.
The event was organized by Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and Irish Northern Aid.
The presentation highlighted the women in the struggle - the Daughters of Erin - the women of 1916.
The New Cleveland Ballet
Dr. Michael Krasnyansky, Chairman of The Board of the New Cleveland Ballet, spoke at the 99th birthday of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on April 14, 2015. He told how the original Cleveland Ballet left Cleveland for California 15 years ago. The New Cleveland Ballet is now being formed.
Here are 3 young ladies from the Cleveland Ballet Youth Company who performed a dance from Masquerade at the 99th birthday of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.
Cleveland Ballet Youth Company is a classically trained youth ballet group made up of young dancers of exceptional potential. The mission of the Cleveland Ballet Youth Company is to train dancers (ages 14-19) in preparation of fulfilling Cleveland Ballet's core of professional dancers.
Murphy Irish Dancers win World Championship
The Murphy Irish Senior Dancers spent Easter Week in Montreal, Canada competing with more than five thousand Irish dancers from all over the world. And they won! They are the World Champions!
A panel of seven judges - also from around the world - scored the dancers 475 out of 500 available points. They outscored their closest competitor by over 100 points. It is estimated that more than 20,000 people were spectators and had the opportunity to witness the competition.
Cleveland Woman Sheila Murphy Crawford is herself an award winning Irish Dancer and now shares her talent and passion with her students. Murphy Irish Arts Center is in its 37th year and in that time a lot of trophies, awards and ribbons were earned, but a World Championship, as one can imagine, is very special.
A win like this does not come easy. Competition is stiff and the dancers need to practice constantly. Few athletes practice as much, and in this Superbowl of Irish Dancing it paid off for the Murphy Irish Senior Dancers.
A blond man shouts frantically into the phone "My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart!"
"Is this her first child?" asks the Doctor.
"No", he shouts, "this is her husband!"
Advice from Dear Webby - Different Political Views than Friends
It seems like I have very different political beliefs than most of my friends. Whenever they start talking politics I just back off, not wanting to make waves. But then I get home and feel like a wimp for not standing up for what I think is right.
And I don't want them to think I agree with them because I am not arguing. What can I do?
Young ladies from the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University showed various traditional Chinese dresses and hats at a celebration of the Lunar New Year 2015 Year of the Goat. They showed traditional Chinese fashion, emperor and queen's dresses as well as wedding dresses which are usually red for both the bride and groom.
Tin Roofs and Rock 'n Roll by Amy Kenneley
How did The Nut Shop get to be our hangout? I don't know, but that was where we landed when we had outgrown the neighborhood playground. It was just a short walk up 101st street to Euclid Avenue--"Uptown"-- where there were five movie theaters competing for your popcorn and Goobers change. I can see their beckoning lights even now: University, Keith's RKO, Alhambra, Circle, and Loew's Park.
Was it "Rock Around the Clock" that blared from the loudspeaker outside the storefront that drew us in? If so, Then Bill Haley and the Comets must have been our Pied Piper.
At the first annual Maslenitsa event in the Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland Ohio there was a babushka (scarf) fashion contest. About 8 ladies (and 1 man!) modeled their scarves and then a winner was selected by 3 judges.
Never heard the word Maslenitsa? Think of Mardi Gras, Carnival, Carnaval, Karneval . . . that's Maslenitsa by any other name. It's the party day before Lent begins in Russia.
Antique Roadshow is coming to Cleveland
Antique Roadshow is coming to Cleveland and you can be part of it. WVIZ/PBS will host an all-day appraisal event on Saturday, July 11, 2015. (Time and place to be announced) The show has not been to Cleveland since 2002.
The deadline to apply for free tickets is April 6, 2015. At the appraisal event approximately 5,000 to 6,000 ticketed guests will receive free valuations of their antiques and collectibles. Tickets are given by a random drawing and will be mailed three weeks before the show.
Antiques Roadshow is also accepting furniture submission to appraise and display on the set. The deadline for submissions is also April 6, 2015.
To apply for tickets got to ideastream.org or call 216-916 6301 for a postcard to apply for tickets. by Lynn Priemer
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