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Re: “Does Cleveland Still Rock? Why Major Rock Bands Have Been Bypassing Northeast Ohio

Um... Paul McCartney did two shows at the Q in Cleveland back in August 2016.

Posted by Brian Blackbird on 01/16/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “The Verdict Is In

Some of these remarks should go up in front of a board, to determine if the judge is letting there own opinion block there judgement and allowing there personal belief to over take the case at hand

Posted by Los N Kayona on 01/13/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

Gahl-Mills seems well versed in the art of dodging a question. She is a career administrator. Apparently with little grasp of the actual "art" community, that she is supposedly in a position to fund and represent. Time to audit our tax dollars...

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Posted by jonlberg109 on 01/12/2017 at 10:29 PM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

Smells like embezzlement.

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Posted by Madeline on 01/12/2017 at 12:02 AM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

I agree with Lee. I find it terribly disturbing that the Community for Art and Culture doesn't see art as a valuable asset to the community. No, it truly does not value the quality or integrity of the talent in this city. Defining art as "not public" is equal to saying the public does not value art unless we create some theater to shove it down their throats. Pathetic. The city demographic is another issue; working artists ARE a minority. We have grants for women, minorities, public works projects, and for artsy events; what we DON'T have, is a grant for individual artists based on merit. Just living in Cuyahoga County and making art shows incredible dedication and should be rewarded. CAC should give every artist who applies to the grant two tickets to a Browns game and call it a day.

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Posted by shawny on 01/11/2017 at 6:23 PM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

Brilliant artists and their projects don't necessarily do anything but create stuff that evokes an emotional response. Not every emotional response is a transformation. What if it we considered cat pictures too wasteful a use of bandwidth on the Internet and prohibited sharing them? So what if they don't serve a useful purpose, people like them! That's art! Some people like stuff an artist makes, others don't. Some art changes lives and thinking, others are just weird or entertaining. Furthermore, many artists are NOT good at public relations. We never expected Albert Belle to be a happy-go-lucky community changer, we just wanted him to hit home runs and make the Indians win. It's great to make sure we get funding to a wider diversity of artists, but it's silly to expect everyone to be a Bob Ross or Bono. Not every artist likes the limelight, and not every artist is about changing the world. Some are happy just making people smile, or maybe just tilt their head. Art doesn't have to always have a social message or impact to be useful to the communitysometimes it just looks more interesting than a plain wall or a plain patch of grassand isn't that enough sometimes?

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Posted by Lee Hawkins on 01/11/2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

Actually, it sounds like a bunch of white middle-class artists are upset that they will no longer have a chance to get taxpayer money for whatever they feel like doing. "Community change-makers" sounds like individuals who are actively involved in their communities, as opposed to artists who think we should shower them with cash in gratitude that they deign to live amidst us clods.

That may not be the case, but the cases presented here certainly paint that picture.

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Posted by Questioner on 01/11/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

The definition of "community change-makers" -- the small fry need not apply.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 01/11/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

Since I am a native Clevelander, I'm just going to assume that some kind of corruption is at work here and move along.

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Posted by OldGrumpy on 01/11/2017 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Carl Monday Probes an Intriguing New Subject: Himself

I worked with Carl at WERE. Laid back, very nice fellow. I had left the station when Carl hit TV. Glad to see how far he has gotten. Keep on keeping on, Carl!

Posted by Bob Groome on 01/08/2017 at 9:56 PM

Re: “The Population Boom in Downtown Cleveland is Very Real and Very Good. But How Long Can It Continue?

Not from the area but just recently renovated a home in Asia Town. With the growth in downtown is there any word are reassessing property values since property is very much wanted downtown. Just asking, again not from Cleveland

Posted by Nbowman86 on 01/08/2017 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Winter Guide: 7 Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cleveland

What's going on at Public Square on Dec 31st?

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Posted by Charles Gliha on 12/22/2016 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Winter Guide: 10 of the Best Books of 2016 to Cuddle Up With This Winter

Larry Brilliant's autobiography - "Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History" - is an incredible read.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 12/21/2016 at 10:56 AM



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