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 Cleveland 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.
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...
I love to travel. It is not the tourist places where we stop nor the sights that intrigue me but meeting new people.
I try to talk to everyone I encounter including the people on the street, waitresses in every restaurant, and the taxi cab drivers, especially the latter. Of course, Taxis must now compete with Uber drivers for my attention. This article of mine is the score sheet for six wonderful chance encounters in Washington, D.C. Two were Uber people, two were Taxi veterans, one was an individual from Kabul, and then there was Calvin, the street protestor. Enjoy.
Art and Stories from Mughal India presents the story of the Mughals — and stories for the Mughals — 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 Art’s centennial year.
Art and Stories from Mughal India is organized into eight sections based on the Persian idea of the nama. Nama may be translated as any of a number of English words, among them: book, tale, adventure, story, account, life and memoir. Paintings were integral to the production of namas in book form for royal collections in Mughal India. Art and Stories from Mughal India sets the paintings, now long separated from their bound volumes, into their nama contexts.
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