Are Wills Really That Important?:When my mother died in 2012, we discovered that her will was from 1959 and had not been updated to reflect the many changes in her life since then: she had four more children, she bought a house, furniture, an automobile, jewelry, and a dog. As a result, my mother died without a valid will. Following her death, bills had to be paid, property sold, her furniture, jewelry, the car divided, and someone had to take in the dog."
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Lunch with a Legend by Vietnam Vet Joe MeissnerA lawyer friend of mine, who is also a Vietnam Veteran, had acquainted me with Lance Woodruff and provided an introduction for me. This legendary figure is world famous not only for his fifty years of humanitarian labors in both Viet Nam and Asia, but also for his stunning and haunting photography. So I emailed Mr. Woodruff that I would like to meet him and I invited him out to lunch.
The rest of Joe's lunch with Lance Woodruff
Polish World War II Heroine (and Cleveland Senior) turns 90
Cecilia Wilk-Pech (Zagorski) celebrated her 90th birthday and was honored at St. Casimir Church for her bravery in WWII. Cecilia risked her life to save 3 American soldiers shot down over Germany in 1944.
Cecilia Wilk-Pech and husband James with
John Niedzialek at St Casimir Church
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Colors of Asia Fashion ShowOne of the highlights of the annual Cleveland Asian Festival was the Colors of Asia Fashion Show. Countries represented in 2017 included China, Laos, Vietnam, Japan, India, Korea and Mongolia.Video and photos of the Colors of Asia Fashion Show
Oh! Say can YOU see?It is a song most of us fumble over-a challenging scale for most voice ranges. Some say it is an anthem filled with chest-beating words, arrogant, war-like. Others use the tune for social protest, raising fists, taking a knee, turning backs.
Some find unimaginable departures from the melody, riffing off stadium sound system.
... Half of us don't know the words, half of us can't sing it. How did we get to such a point?
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Brand New & Terrific - Alex Katz in the 1950'sBrand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950's is the largest museum exhibition to showcase Alex Katz's (b. 1927) innovative portraits, landscapes and still life form this pioneering period.
Organized by the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, in close collaboration with Katz, this presentation explores the first decade of the artist's career, a period characterized by fierce experimentation from which his signature brightly colored figurative paintings emerged.
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950's is on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Hall at the Cleveland Museum of Art April 30 through August 6, 2017.
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Before You Leap starts on screeching tires, literally—an interstate bridge, a police chase, three men trapped in a car, driving at full speed. The two in the front are arguing, one is brandishing a gun, and the third is bleeding profusely in the backseat. You can’t help but be immediately hooked and wonder, Who are they? And how on earth did they get here?
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