Win Tickets To The 38th Annual Tri-C JazzFest!

JazzFest

 

Eight power-packed performances in Playhouse Square’s historic theaters. Nearly 24 hours of live music under the sun and moon. Children’s activities. Cooking demonstrations. Shopping and good eats.

That’s just a glimpse at what’s happening June 22-24 at Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, presented by KeyBank.

Downtown’s largest music festival promises to be bigger and better than ever in its 38th year. A full list of shows and scheduled events, plus ticketing information, can be found at www.tri-cjazzfest.com.

Here is the concert lineup, with show times and locations; ticketing information follows:

Thursday, June 22
Dianne Reeves/Chris Botti — 7:30 p.m., Connor Palace
With a buttery-rich and fluid voice, the legendary Dianne Reeves has won five Grammys for Best Vocal Jazz Performance. Trumpeter Chris Botti also is a Grammy winner, with four albums having reached No. 1 on Billboard’s jazz charts.

Friday, June 23
Terence Blanchard’s Blue Note Sessions — 6 p.m., Ohio Theatre
Trumpeter Terence Blanchard and a few musical friends – Kenny Barron, Ravi Coltrane, Carl Allen and David Pulphus – perform music he composed for the Robert DeNiro film The Comedian, in theaters Feb. 3.

Boney James/Norman Brown — 8 p.m., Connor Palace
Saxophonist Boney James fused a love for vintage soul music with mastery of modern production to become one of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Decade for the 2000s. Norman Brown – a guitarist, composer and singer – has offered tasty sonic tidbits of classic R&B and contemporary jazz for two decades.

Saturday, June 24
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque/Alicia Olatuja — 1 p.m., Allen Theatre
Saxophonist Jane Bunnett, a Juno Award winner, routinely launches creative and exciting projects with Cuban artists such as the five young women in Maqueque. Newcomer Alicia Olatuja earned praise from the New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage.”

Diego Figueiredo/Anat Cohen Choro Ensemble — 3:30 p.m., Ohio Theatre
Guitarist Diego Figueiredo fuses jazz, bossa nova and classical in a way that made him a winner of the Montreux Jazz Competition and VISA Prize. Anat Cohen, a clarinetist and saxophonist, blends Latin-infused original jazz with the rich musical traditions of Brazil in her Choro Aventuroso program.

Kamasi Washington — 6 p.m., Allen Theatre
Kamasi Washington and his band, The Next Step, offer a modern spin on a big band with two drummers, two acoustic bassists, keyboards, three horns, a pianist and a vocalist. He recently worked on Kendrick Lamar’s acclaimed 2015 album To Pimp A Butterfly.

Boz Scaggs/Catherine Russell — 8:05 p.m., Connor Palace
Boz Scaggs performed with the Steve Miller Band in the ’60s before embarking on a solo career that produced classic albums such as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980). Catherine Russell’s musical resume includes six chart-topping albums and a Grammy as a featured artist on the Boardwalk Empire soundtrack.

Terence Blanchard’s E-Collective — 10:15 p.m., Allen Theatre
Terence Blanchard’s E-Collective offers a socially conscious journey into an exciting zone of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B and blues. He recorded his next album, Caravan, during live performances with the E-Collective in Cleveland, Minneapolis and Dallas earlier this year.

These talents and more fill the Tri-C JazzFest schedule, which features outdoor concerts. Tickets start as low as $25

Music festival scheduled for June 22-24 at Playhouse Square

Get “Keyed Up”
The festival’s outdoor kickoff party — Keyed Up! — begins at 5:15 p.m. Friday, June 23. The event, sponsored by KeyBank, will feature street musicians, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Parade the Circle puppets and more.

Al Fresco Music
Seventeen bands will play on the outdoor Strassman Insurance Stage during JazzFest, with the free performances taking place between 2:30 p.m. and midnight Friday and Saturday, June 23-24. The artists’ stage will be located on Euclid Avenue, with a dance floor under the theater district’s GE Chandelier.

Jazz Talk Tent
Listen to JazzFest artists talk about the music industry and their work in the Chemical Bank Jazz Talk Tent. Casual interviews and meet-and-greets give festival patrons rare, behind-the-scenes access to some of the jazz world’s top performers.

Late-Night Jam Sessions
The JazzFest music and fun extend into the a.m. hours during events hosted at Bin 216, located at 1515 Euclid Ave. at Playhouse Square. Catch legendary Cleveland sax man Ernie Krivda for a Tri-C Jazz Workshop on Friday night, while Saturday brings trumpeter Dominick Farinacci and bassist Johnny Parker. Both events run 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Family Fun
The U.S. Bank KidBop! children’s tent — which will be located in the Cleveland State University gallery at East 13th Street and Euclid Avenue — offers crafts, balloons, face painting, storytime sessions, steel drum performances and pop-in visits by some of the headlining performers.

Shop Talk
Vendor Village will showcase more than 20 local makers selling their wares. From Cleveland-themed T-shirts and barware to fine art and artisanal jewelry, something for every taste awaits.

When Hunger Hits
Food trucks along East 14th Street will provide an assortment of great eats and drinks. In addition, eighteen theater district restaurants will be open for pre- and post-concert dining.

Appetite for Learning
Want to learn how to make bacon-wrapped corn on the cob? Or grilled shrimp with coconut-lime sauce? Or adobo-braised chicken lettuce wraps? Then stop in the Tri-C Hospitality Management Center tent on Euclid Avenue and catch cooking demonstrations from Chef Jack Ahern of the College’s culinary program.

Yoga Session
Find your Zen during a free yoga session under the GE Chandelier at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24. The session will be led by Brianna Halloran of Nirvana Yoga in Mayfield Heights. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland is presented by KeyBank and made possible by Cuyahoga Community College, the National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council and a growing list of donors and members.

Gifts from the George Gund Foundation and Strassman Insurance Services helped stage the outdoor shows.

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Edgewater Live/Euclid Beach Live Returns!

The soon-to-open Edgewater Beach House played a big role in the programming for the 2017 Edgewater Live Thursday evening series.

Each week, Edgewater Live will kick off at 4:30 p.m. on the Centennial Plaza at the Beach House with performers from the Tri-C Creative Arts Program. The fun will then move over to the RTA Main Stage for the 6 p.m. headliner. The concerts run from June 8 to Aug. 10. See full schedule below.

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2017 Edgewater Live Concert Schedule

June 8: Faction (rock/pop)

June 15: Breakfast Club (’80s pop )

June 22: The Caliber Band (country)

June 29:Shout! (Motown)

July 6: Carlos Jones (reggae)

July 13: Welshly Arms (rock)

July 20: Abby Normal & The Detroit Lean (covers)

July 27: Kinsman Dazz Band (R&B)

Aug. 3: Collage (rock)

Aug. 10: The Spazmatics (’80s & ’90s)


 

Another lakefront area taken over by the Metroparks, Euclid Beach, will host a full summer of live music with the Euclid Beach Live Friday night concerts, beginning June 9. These concerts will also feature food trucks. See full schedule below.

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2017 Euclid Beach Live Concert Schedule

June 9: Disco Inferno (’70s)

June 16: Horns and Things (jazz)

June 23: Sending Up Songs of Praise (gospel)

June 30: Angel P & The Creative Players (R&B)

July 7: Kinsman Dazz Band (R&B)

July 14: Jah Messengers (reggae )

July 21: Prime Time Big Band (Big Band)

July 28: The Williams Project (R&B)

Aug. 4: Spirit Plus Band (R&B )

Aug. 11: Billy Morris and the Sunset Strip (rock)

For weekly event updates, including details of the Tri-C opening act lineup: clevelandmetroparks.com/EdgewaterLIVE and clevelandmetroparks.com/EuclidBeachLIVE.

 

Arbor Day 2017 In Northeast Ohio!

 

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Cleveland is in the midst of citywide revitalization to improve the quality of life for all citizens, and improving tree canopy is an important element in that transformation. Trees are a critical piece of our community: trees make us healthier and safer, add economic value to our homes and businesses, help us meet environmental challenges, and improve our natural world.

 

Cleveland was once nicknamed The Forest City, but over the last several decades the city has lost about half its tree canopy. Average tree canopy cover across the city is low at 19%, only one quarter of what is possible. Each year an estimated 97 acres of tree canopy is lost. At this rate, canopy will drop to 14% by 2040 unless we act now. The Cleveland Tree Plan is built on the need rebuild the urban forest, together.

 

This Arbor Day, do your part to reforest the Forest City at one of the following fantastic #ArborDayCLE events organized by the Cleveland Tree Coalition or one of its institutional members.

 

If you know of another Arbor Day event taking place in Northeast Ohio, please email sustainability@city.cleveland.oh.us and we will help spread the word.

 

SELECT EARTH DAY AND ARBOR DAY EVENTS in NORTHEAST OHIO

For more details and to learn about many more events click here

 

Wednesday, April 19th

Tree Steward Training Part I

Date of event: April 19th from 5:30-9:00pm

Location: Third Federal Auditorium, 7007 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, 44105

Website: https://www.wrlandconservancy.org/event/treesteward-041917/

 

Saturday, April 22nd (EARTH DAY)

Celebrations/Festivals

EarthFest

Date of event: April 22nd from 10am-7pm

Location: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19021 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH

Website: http://earthdaycoalition.org/

 

Tree Planting

Slavic Village Tree Planting Event

Date of event: April 22 at 8am

Location: Boys and Girls Club, 6114 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, OH

Website: http://www.wrlandconservancy.org

 

Thursday, April 27th

Fundraiser

Toast to Trees

Date of event: April 27 from 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Nano Brew, 1859 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH

Website: http://www.wrlandconservancy.org

 

Friday, April 28th (Arbor Day)

Tree Giveaways

Cleveland Metroparks-Ohio Native Tree Seedling Giveaway

Date of Event: April 28th  at various times (see below)

Location: various locations (see below)

Website: www.clevelandmetroparks.com

  • Rocky River Nature Center (9:30am – 5pm)
  • North Chagrin Nature Center (9:30am – 5pm)
  • Brecksville Nature Center (9:30am – 5pm)
  • CanalWay Center (9:00am – 5pm)
  • Watershed Stewardship Center (Fri&Sat 10am-4:30pm, Sun 12-4:30pm)
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (10am – 5pm)

 

Great Sapling Giveaway

Date of event: April 28 from 10 am – 4 pm

Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH and

Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH

Website: www.cbgarden.org and www.holdenarb.org

 

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway with Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Date of event: April 28th from 11am-11pm

Location: Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Website: http://mitchellshomemade.com/shops/ and http://www.wrlandconservancy.org

 

Lecture/Tour

Cultivating Plant Conservation for the Future

Date of event: Apr 28, 7 PM

Location: Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, Oh

Website: www.holdenarb.org

 

Healthy Trees: Five Steps to a Thriving Urban Forest with Alan Siewert, ODNR Urban Forester

Date of event: April 28 at 10am

Location: Kendal at Oberlin Heiser Auditorium, 600 Kendal Dr., Oberlin, OH 44074

Website: http://kao.kendal.org/event/2017/03/17/arbor-day-event/

 

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Updated List: City Recycling Drop Off Sites

Straight from City Hall

The City of Cleveland has completed its roll out of the curbside recycling program and has removed recycling drop-off bins around the city.

As residents take advantage of the convenience of curbside recycling, drop-off sites have seen a decline in usage. Many sites have become locations for illegal dumping.

The City will continue to to accept bulk recycling at its Ridge Road Transfer Facility, located at 3727 Ridge Rd. The facility is open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Accepted items include glass, paper, plastic, metals and cardboard.

In addition to the Ridge Road facility, the following recycling drop-off sites will remain available:

Cadillac Music 36th Street & Carnegie Avenue
Captains Grill 6102 Storer Ave.
Cleveland Clinic – DD 10900 Carnegie Ave.
Cleveland Clinic-behind florist 10465 Carnegie Ave.
Cleveland Clinic-Chester Conf 1945 East 97th St.
Cleveland Clinic-Children’s Hosp Shaker Boulevard & East Boulevard
Cleveland Clinic-Health Space 8911…

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power + place + change right in our own backyards

Please join us for an interactive program about power + place + change right in our own backyards.  

Conversation. Connections. Impact: Making change in our backyards

Sun, March 26, 2017

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

http://alturl.com/hjkbn – registration is free
 
ü The morning will feature a special walking tour of ioby projects that are located in Buckeye neighborhood. 

 
We’ll meet at 11am at the Cleveland Public Library – Rice Branch, at 11535 Shaker Blvd.
Projects featured on the tour will include: Swahili Class, Step Up, Dress Up, St. Lukes Pointe Traffic Calming, Clean House, Ujima Refresh, and ATNSC Center.
 
The afternoon, taking place starting at 2pm at New Bridge Center, will feature framing remarks by Scot Spencer. As Associate Director of Advocacy and Influence at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Spencer advances community-focused strategies that increase place-based opportunities in cities. Spencer was the founding chair of the Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities and served as co-chair of the Opportunity Collaborative, Baltimore’s regional plan development through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Sustainable Communities Initiative.
 
The program will also highlight the powerful stories of these local ioby project leaders:
· Carmen Lane, ATNSC healing center

· Vel Scott, Purple Oasis Community kitchen

· David Smeltz, Clean House Renovation

· Allison Lukacsy-Love, Bus Stop Moves

· Kaela Geschke, A Bridge That Bridges

· Mansfield Frazier, Sun Powered Jobs

· Dan Brown, Feed People, Not Landfills

 

who will talk about the work they’re doing to bring positive change to their neighborhoods. And we’ll talk with each other about race and design, the complexity of safety in public space, and what each of us wants to do next to make a difference in Cleveland (see breakout questions on schedule below).
 
Schedule Overview: 
2:00 Keynote: Hear from Scot Spencer, Associate Director of Advocacy and Influence at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
3:00 Project Panel: Listen to amazing local ioby leaders telling the story of how they’ve brought positive change to their neighborhoods.
4:00 Breakout Sessions: Participate in facilitated conversations on questions like “Where are the Black Urbanists?”, “Centering Race and Design in Cleveland”, and “If every design project in Cleveland had been led by People of Color, how would the city look different today?
5:00 Reception and Refreshments: Stay for appetizers, beverages, and mingling! 
 
 
Visit http://www.ioby.org/Cleveland to learn more about the range of work being taken on by ioby projects to bring positive neighborhood change to Cleveland. Pay special attention to the Step Up, Dress Up campaign for Harvey Rice https://www.ioby.org/project/step-dress – donations are being matched by Neighborhood Connections…so hurry up and donate!
 
Questions [or to indicate if you are only able to attend one part of the day]: dana@ioby.org/917.817.2070

Black History on Tap event at the Cleveland History Center


History on Tap is going all-out with Brent Roach Events and Global Cleveland to celebrate Black History Month – Cleveland style! Enjoy an evening full of food, drinks, and entertainment, while learning how our African-American community has shaped Northeast Ohio and beyond. The evening’s events will include:
Rarely-seen artifacts related to African-Americans in Cleveland

An exclusive look at our extensive Louis and Carl Stokes Collection

Interactive games and activities

A paint-and-sip session with Beats, Eats, and Brushes, led by local artist @Sammiedoesit

This month only, admission to History on Tap is FREE for teachers and will include a pop-up session on curriculum enrichment. Click here to learn more and to register as an instructor!

Come have some fun as we honor our city’s inspiring citizens at Black History on Tap: Beautiful Reflections! Click here or call 216-721-5722 x1502 to purchase your ticket.
*Participation in Beats, Eats, and Brushes is subject to an additional fee of $25, which will cover materials (canvas, paints, apron) and the session (90-120 minutes). Space in the session is limited, so reserve your spot today! Please note that this fee must be applied in addition to your Black History on Tap admission.

SEIU Endorses Jeff Johnson For Mayor Of Cleveland, Launches Grassroots Justice Team

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Service Employees International Union District 1199, representing nearly 30,000 members, today endorses Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson to be the next Mayor of the City of Cleveland. 

“Councilman Johnson has demonstrated a real commitment to the people of Cleveland, standing up to corporate and political opponents to lift up the voices of people throughout the city,” said Becky Williams, President of SEIU District 1199. “The failed leadership of Frank Jackson has left too many people without good jobs, safe neighborhoods and struggling to survive in the most impoverished city in the nation.”

“With Frank Jackson as Mayor, Cleveland now has the highest homicide rate in 10 years, he has risked millions of taxpayer dollars by closing public square to bus traffic, willfully denied nearly 40,000 Cleveland residents their right to vote on a citizen initiative for higher wages, and spends money in downtown that would be better served in our neighborhoods,” continued Williams. “Jeff Johnson’s vision for Cleveland will mean less working people having to struggle to provide for their families and will solve the challenges that face our community head on.”

In addition to the endorsement for Johnson, SEIU District 1199 has launched a grassroots ‘justice team’ that will work independently of the Johnson campaign to activate, communicate and educate Cleveland voters about the real issues facing working people in the upcoming election with a focus on voter registration and empowerment.