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Respect the national anthem - never take a knee
Estonian Garden representative and Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation board member Erika Puussaar spoke at the 80th anniversary celebration of the Lithuanian Cultural Garden in Cleveland. As a former refugee and immigrant, she spoke of the great respect she has for the national anthem and how others should respect it as well - and never take a knee.
Mother Teresa Canonization Ceremony in the Albanian Cultural Garden
The Albanian Cultural Garden hosted a canonization ceremony for Blessed Mother Teresa on Sunday September 4, 2016. "Many people don't know Mother Teresa was Albanian," said Cleveland Councilwoman Dona Brady, one of the founders of the garden and leader of the ceremony.
Sheila Crawford, Sister Ryan, Bishop Gries, Dona Brady, Sister Karam and Adem Meta
Michael Stanley talks music in the Cultural Gardens
Rock and roll musician Michael Stanley was the headline act for the Centennial celebration in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens at the 71st annual One World Day on August 28, 2016.
He spoke with Cultural Gardens board member Dan Hanson in the Hungarian Cultural Garden in front of a monument to Franz Liszt. Michael Stanley told who would be in his all-time favorite band (Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Clarence Clemons, etc.). He also spoke about how the audience sings the line (Thank God for the man who put the white lines on the highway) in his song Lover at concerts.
The acoustic concert in the Cultural Gardens will be a free event to celebrate the Gardens Centennial Year.
Being labeled as Asian - daughter of Indian immigrants
Nupur Goel is in the 11th Grade at Gilmour Academy. She was the 2016 Grand Prize winner of the Stop the Hate essay program of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.
She spoke on a panel run by the Maltz Museum and Global Cleveland titled Begin the Conversation: Cleveland's Immigrant Communities Today: Pan-Asian Community. Her parents emigrated from Indian over 20 years ago.
She said that labels can be important and beneficial in understanding a person but when they are used to box people into a preconceived category they can be harmful.
Why immigrants choose to come and stay in Cleveland
Leaders of the Cleveland Indian, Vietnamese and Chinese community spoke on a panel run by the Maltz Museum and Global Cleveland titled Begin the Conversation: Cleveland's Immigrant Communities Today: Pan-Asian Community.
They were asked why they chose Cleveland and stayed there.
Gia Hoa Ryan from Vietnam, Asim Datta from India, Johnny Wu from Panama and China and Nupur Goel whose parents came from India answered.
In 1930, the Italian Cultural Garden opened as a "symbol of Italian culture." Almost 70 years ago the Italian Garden hosted the San Carlo Opera in the lower level amphitheater. In 2008, the Italian Cultural Garden Foundation revived this tradition by presenting Opera in the Garden.
Opera Circle Cleveland performers
Cleveland Ballet ladies
A record crowd of over 2,000 attended the July 31, 2016 performance by the artists from the Opera Circle Cleveland Company who were joined by dancers from the Cleveland Ballet.
Just when you're feeling old and tired, something comes along to make you feel young again. That happened to me last week, when I opened the special section of the Plain Dealer titled "HOUGH-50 YEARS LATER".
The section spoke of neglect and failed projects but also hope. I turned the next page, and there was the photo of Newton Avenue, and my grandfather's house. Newton Avenue had been designated an historic street a few years back. That made it safe-I hope-from the wrecking balls of medical conglomerates and developers. These houses were built at the turn of the century,the 1900's, and I had been told were all designed by the same architect/builder....
Art and Stories from Mughal India presents the story of the Mughals ó and stories for the Mughals ó in 100 exquisite paintings from the 1500s to 1800s. It runs from July 31, 2016 through October 23, 2016, and is free to the public in celebration of the Cleveland Museum of Artís centennial year.
It is a mix of cultures (Indian, Persian, etc.) and reflects the mores of the time. For example, it seemed as if powerful women wielded control over the emperor. This is a painting of a Mughal princess having a blindfolded suitor brought before her to inspect and accept or reject.
This next painting shows a Mughal princess being fanned while musicians entertain and drink is brought to her. Not a bad life.
Erie Bone Broth was launched in 2015 by Kelly, a home cook, who personally discovered the health benefits of bone broth as a wholesome dietary staple in their everyday lives. Kelly personally discovered Bone Broth because she had severe joint pain and found out that bone broth fights inflammation. Dan Hanson of ClevelandCooks.com caught up with Kelly at North Union Farmer's Market at Shaker Square and learned more about bone broth and small business.
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What's not to like about a thousand- mile bus tour taking you effortlessly to Famous Places? Better yet, every Famous Place has a gift shop before the EXIT door.
Seeing the sights can be intellectually broadening and the elaborate hotel dinners broadening as well; but it was the PEOPLE on the bus tour who were the most interestingÖsuch as:
Read the rest of My Bus Tour Amy identifies the different people on her 1,000 mile trip
Cleveland Croatian Youth perform in Croatian Cultural Garden
The Sounds of Croatian Tamburitza Music was held in the Croatian Cultural Garden in Cleveland Ohio and sponsored by The American Croatian Lodge, "Kardinal A. Stepinac" featuring Zadnja Stanica. This is a song with many tamburitzas and very young children singing.
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two
The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in Londonís West End on July 30, 2016.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isnít much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
The ashes of legendary disc jockey and creator of the term Rock and Roll Alan Freed were laid to rest in a ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland. A ceremony was held and a monument was unveiled.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members The Drifters performed. This is the classic Smoke Gets in your eyes.
Cleveland Museum of Art Centennial
Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) Director William Griswold spoke at the kick off of the Cleveland Museum of Art's summer of centennial programs event. He was asked to imagine he had a time machine. What might the CMA founders have thought if they could see the Museum today? He also asked what his successor might say in 100 years at the Bicentennial celebration.
Judge Sara Harper honored
The Committee on Arrangements; Ohio Republican Party, Republican Party of Cuyahoga County, Sara J. Harper Leadership Institute, I Group, The Committee of 40, Lauren A. Gore, esq., WEA, Inc., LA Gore & Principals and the Inner City Republican Movement hosted a Community Black History Celebration honoring the Life & Achievement of Judge Sara J. Harper.
Her illustrious career spans the decades, as one who has toppled barriers, and made history. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1926, Judge Harper was the first African-American woman to graduate from Case Western Reserve University Law School. She also was the first woman to serve on the judiciary of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
After retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, she won a seat on the Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals, becoming one of the first of two African-American women elected to the court in 1990.
Judge Harper twice was a candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court -- for chief justice in 1980 and for justice in 1994. And she was the first African-American woman appointed to sit on the state's high court in 1992.
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