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Comment Archives: stories: Arts

Re: “Annual Wizard World Returns to Cleveland for Comic, Movie, Pop Culture Fans

Cosplayers are often the target of jokes......but are these fans any different than the ones who proudly wear team garb and/or paint their faces in primary uniform colors to support their favorite pro or college club at a regular season or playoff game?

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 03/20/2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Powerful Portrayals of Civil Rights, Race and Profiteering Prisons in Spaces' New Exhibitions

Oh those poor exploited prisoners. Where's the exhibition for the victims? Oh yeah, I forgot - they don't matter.

Posted by R1 on 02/28/2017 at 2:43 AM

Re: “Run to Playhouse Square for "The King and I"

Had to get your leftist tilt in the review, didn't you? It's disgusting.

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Posted by Jim on 02/15/2017 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Far From Loverly Lady

Thanks for this. I needed the reminder. "A sequined graduate of the Liberace School of Unctuousness". This is the worst review I have ever received and I think you captured the truth of the moment. I had been dreading going out to do that every single show. "queasy" was the absolute truth. I am laughing so hard I'm crying over hear. I stumbled upon this after all these years. You worded it much better than I ever could have. Cheers.

Posted by Nathan on 02/10/2017 at 12:05 AM

Re: “A Winter Theater Preview for Northeast Ohio

One doesn't have to be a supporter of Trump (I'm most definitely *not*) to feel that these editorial "jokes" were way out of line. If you want to discuss which of the two major political candidates was more belligerent or inclined to blow us up sooner, take it to a data mining shout-out like FB. It doesn't belong here.

Posted by Borodin on 01/12/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Spaces Gallery Opens its New Location in Hingetown

The VanRooy Coffee Building has beautiful interior spaces...I was there on business when it was first rehabbed into office space over a decade ago, and again for an open house and architectural tour a few years later. It's gorgeous.

While I do understand the concept behind naming the neighborhood "Hingetown"...it still sounds dumber than dirt. It makes me cringe (Cringetown?) and I want to sing "Gotta get down...to...Hingetown..."

Puh-leeze! (eyeroll) It's still the northern fringe (Fringetown?) of Ohio City...always has been...always will be...

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 01/12/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Spaces Gallery Opens its New Location in Hingetown

Merriman*

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Posted by Anon on 01/11/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Spaces Gallery Opens its New Location in Hingetown

Merriman*

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Posted by McKenzie Merriman on 01/11/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “A Winter Theater Preview for Northeast Ohio

Keep your inane political comments to yourself. What makes you think theater-goers are interested in your political views?

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Posted by val65 on 01/11/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “CLE Creates Brings Treasure Trove of Holiday Shopping Opportunities

Cleveland Bazaar also has a Holiday Retail Lab in Tremont that's open every day through the end of December. http://www.clevelandbazaar.org/holiday-sho…

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Posted by Brad Hauber on 11/30/2016 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Cleveland's Arts and Cultural Community has Helped Cleveland Shine. It's Time Cleveland Did More

Amen! Preach! I get tired of everything in these big projects always being designed by some company from New York, Chicago, or Europe. Cleveland doesn't need to be like New York or Seattle or Chicago—we need to be like ourselves and stop trying to be anything but that! Local talent isn't just about people who live here, it's about keeping our dollars in town, allowing artists to build their businesses and brands so we can at least sustain our city and the people who love it. If we do this, just maybe we can export Cleveland talent to other places instead of running this trade deficit.

Posted by Lee Hawkins on 10/13/2016 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Historic Cleveland Theaters are Getting New Life

"It's literally a city block," Zitiello said, of the 20,000-square-foot facility.

Exactly. The city block between W. 118th and W. 119th, on the south side of Lorain.
Not even close to being on West 117th. The address of the Variety is 11817 Lorain.

Your image shows that you at least did a drive-by, but did you even know where you were, Sam? Put down that pipe and pay attention to the road!

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 09/30/2016 at 1:25 AM
Posted by Lee King on 09/29/2016 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Projection Designers are Bringing New Looks to Local Stages

Though I appreciate the credit for a great design for the Projections for American Idiot at the Beck Center, I can only take credit for the scenic and lighting design. The projections were designed by Adam Zeek and Douglas Puskas and they deserve full credit for their dynamic design. - Trad A Burns

Posted by Trad on 09/29/2016 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Cleveland's Arts and Cultural Community has Helped Cleveland Shine. It's Time Cleveland Did More

Thanks for the article Josh..

.Gary and I have done art in Cleveland for over 45 years. Its always the artists that save the cities and neighborhoods, thats a fact everywhere. All the now "cool art places" started out as ghetto's or run down neighborhoods till the artists showed the possibilities of a good place to live. And they do it because creating awareness and beauty is what we do. Artists should get a little more respect and support.

But as we all know the all mighty dollar is what makes the rules... so artists will continue to be used up and spit out. But we keep on going because we have to...making art is in our blood.

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Posted by Laura Dumm on 09/28/2016 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Cleveland's Arts and Cultural Community has Helped Cleveland Shine. It's Time Cleveland Did More

" All too often those vibrant communities have more to do with $5 coffees and $7 craft beers than anything else."

And now it's become $7 coffees and $10 beers...especially during the street fairs and other neighborhood "events." And then the food trucks arrive. Can't forget those mobile bandits, with their slow service, $8 sliders and $14 plates, all hoping to part affluent Millennials from their moolah. Highway robbery. And another R-word comes to mind...ridiculous.

Take any gentrifying community you care to name. Rents are low at first. Space is plentiful.Stores are vacant and decaying. Soon the urban pioneers discover the delightful secret. Next, the artists start moving in. Soon there are cool spaces and galleries, and weekend "happenings" that draw the crowds from all over.

Crowds mean money, and can the trendy and expensive restaurants , the valet parking, and the foodies be lurking far behind? The hipster Millennials follow, the new apartments spring up, and Brooklynization of still another part of Cleveland is accomplished.

Yet another funky urban neighborhood loses the character that drew attention to it in the first place, and it is transformed into Crocker Park East or Legacy Village West.

Oh, for joy...

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 09/28/2016 at 10:49 AM

Re: “'Selfies at the Clown Motel' Confounds at Convergence-Continuum

"Selfie" comes from the word "self"...as does "selfish"...and they are not dissimilar...

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 09/28/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Cleveland's Arts and Cultural Community has Helped Cleveland Shine. It's Time Cleveland Did More

This is a a great sentiment... until you see the Band of the Week below it is a band from LA via Brooklyn where it should be a place for Cleveland talent.

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Posted by independentrec on 09/28/2016 at 5:34 AM

Re: “Great Singing Perfectly Complements a Lush Production in 'Blues in the Night' at Karamu

I knew this would be a great opening show for Karamu House. I know these performers personally, and I am sitting in Tallahassee, Florida, wishing I was there and being there in spirit all along. BRAVO! What a superb review. CONGRATULATIONS!

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Posted by Renee Matthews Jackson on 09/22/2016 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Great Singing Perfectly Complements a Lush Production in 'Blues in the Night' at Karamu

Absolutely WONDERful review.!
Sitting here in Canada feeling like I was there last night.
Thank-You!

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Posted by DrBOP on 09/14/2016 at 3:33 PM

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