Best Of 2009

Best Cultural Export: Cleveland Orchestra

With the Browns, the Tribe and the foreclosure crisis helping to form a pretty crappy image of Cleveland, it's nice to have the Cleveland Orchestra expanding its schedule of residencies. In addition to its regular stays in Miami and Vienna, the orchestra recently sealed summer residencies at the Lincoln Center for 2011, 2013 and 2014. Plus, it's in the middle of a world tour right now, hitting Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Paris. See? We've got more than just poverty and sucky sports teams here. (11001 Euclid Ave., 216.231.1111, — Gill