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Taj Express Bollywood Musical Review in Cleveland
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A beautiful actress, a villain, a secret prince, 2000 elegant costumes and all the extravaganza, escapism and romance that is "Bollywood": TAJ EXPRESS is a thrilling new "Dance Romance" direct from Film City-Mumbai. For the first time in Bollywood musical history, the cream of India's film talent dance in sparkling costumes within a lavish set, that seamlessly combines music, dance and film on stage March 15 at 7:30 pm at Playhouse Square’s State Theatre.

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What is on David Bowie's Playlist?

CityMusic Cleveland has carved a distinctive place in the cultural life of Northeast Ohio since its founding in 2004. Volunteers created the professional chamber orchestra to present free concerts in neighborhoods where audience members who may have no other access to classical music. The organization has established a fresh orchestral paradigm by forging relationships, fostering community involvement in the arts, and offering programs full of artistic adventure.

Special performances featuring the late David Bowie will be offered this March by CONDUCTOR: Avner Dorman and SOLOISTs: Narrator: Anjanette Hall and Singer: Richard Kline (Diamond Dogs).

PROGRAM: What is on David Bowie's Playlist?

  • Fiumara: Bowie XL
  • Adams: Short Ride in a fast Machine
  • Glass: Heroes Symphony, Movement I: Heroes, Movement IV: Sons of the Silent Age
  • Bowie: Sunday, from the album Heathen
  • Strauss: Im Abendrot (At Sunset)
  • Bowie: 4 Songs: Time, Lazarus, Moonage Daydream, Ziggy Stardust
VENUES

COLLINWOOD - Wednesday, March 15, 7.30 PM
St. Jerome Church, 15000 Lake Shore Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44110

WESTLAKE - Thursday, March 16, 7.30 PM
Westlake City Schools Performing Arts Center 27830 Hilliard Boulevard, Westlake, OH 44145

LAKEWOOD - Friday, March 17, 7:30 PM
Lakewood Congregational Church, 1375 West Clifton, Lakewood, Ohio

SLAVIC VILLAGE - Saturday, March 18, 8.00 PM
Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, 3649 E. 65th Street, Cleveland, Ohio

BEACHWOOD - Sunday, March 19, 4.00 PM
Fairmount Temple - 23737 Fairmount Boulevard, Beachwood, Ohio

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Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute hosted a celebration of Chinese New Year on Saturday February 4, 2017. 15 performers showcased various aspects of Chinese culture such as music, dance and martial arts.

Young girls at celebration of Chinese New Year


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India Republic Day

Federation of India Community Associations (FICA) hosted their annual event to celebrate Republic Day on Saturday January 28, 2017 in the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Rainforest. The theme of the Republic Day event was Ahimsa. Ahimsa is a term meaning 'not to injure'. The evening included cultural performances, informative presentations, a chance to make an origami swan of peace and, of course, delcious food and drink and dancing in an interesting and fun setting.

Naga Nrityam Snake Dance

Naga Nrityam Snake Dance


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It's Magic!

We stood around the wet square of film as the magic happened. Moments ago we had held our pose as my father-in-law aimed his camera. A click, and then he pulled, and out came the still-wet square. Now we hovered over it as the black and white image of us slowly appeared. Now we didn't need to take a roll of film down to the drug store to have it developed. With a Polaroid camera we could see ourselves right away.

Magic!

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Wait Until Dark at Great Lakes Theater

reat Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland’s Classic Company, commences the second half its 2017-18 season with Frederick Knott’s classic thriller, Wait Until Dark. The production will be performed in the company’s intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 17 – March 12, 2017. Joseph Hanreddy directs the production.

Like his infamous hit script Dial “M” for Murder, Frederick Knott’s Wait Until Dark is an intense and darkly gripping thriller. A 1960s Greenwich Village apartment is the scene for a deadly game of cat and mouse when a group of con-men manipulate and terrorize an unsuspecting blind woman to reclaim a mysterious doll. When the doll can’t be found, the situation spirals out of control. With murder afoot and suspense building, the woman deftly decides to “wait until dark,” in an attempt to outwit her assailants. The thrills begin when the lights go out. Wait Until Dark’s chilling conclusion is proof positive that what you can’t see can hurt you.

Waiy Until Dark promo


Great Lakes Theater will continue to afford patrons extraordinary access to its artists and production process at every Hanna Theatre performance of Wait Until Dark. The Hanna always opens its doors ninety minutes before each performance allowing patrons to observe the complete pre-show preparation process of GLT’s actors and technical staff. Elements traditionally hidden from audiences such as stage combat rehearsals, dance calls, prop/scenic pre-sets, technical cue rehearsals and actor warm-ups will be conducted in full view of patrons, offering GLT audiences an unprecedented glimpse into the theatrical process.

Great Lakes Theater will also renew its New Deal pricing initiative this winter - designed to increase accessibility for audiences. As part of the program, adult tickets begin at $15 and student tickets for any seat at any performance are $13 - making GLT one of the most affordable entertainment options in the region.

Single performance tickets range in price from $15-$80 (Student tickets are $13) and are available by calling (216) 241-6000, by ordering online or by visiting the Playhouse Square Ticket Office. Groups of ten or more receive discounts of up to 25% by calling (216) 453-4457.


Would you eat Ants Climbing a Tree?

The Cleveland Food Adventurers Passport event in January 2017 was to China at The Pearl Asian Kitchen formerly known as Pearl of the Orient. The Food Adventurers travel to authentic ethnic restaurants in the Cleveland area and, besides enjoying a special traditional menu, learn about the culture of the country. The Pearl (formerly Pearl of the Orient) is run by Chef Rose Wong and the evening included many glimpses into the culture of China.

Chef Wong told of some of the colorful names of Chinese food that come from pronunciation, legend and superstitions. For example, the dish called Ants climbing tree is basically ground beef or pork over fried vermicelli. Field Chicken is really frogs. Spring rolls are lucky because they look like gold bars. Glutinous rice is good for family unity.



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