There's much more to the choral music scene in Cleveland than the annual spate of holiday-themed concerts and sing-alongs. Cleveland boasts a remarkable array of choral groups led by amateurs and Ivy League scholars who perform everything from medieval canons to cutting-edge works by local composers.
Studying abroad in college is perhaps the only time you can pack up and move across the ocean for a few months without any backlash. It is a great opportunity to try new food, drink (legally) and immerse yourself in a new culture.
For a long time, change was slow to come to Cleveland. The good kind, at least. Then it seemed to come all at once, and before we really even noticed that it wasn't arriving in fits and spurts but in glorious waves.
Mayor Frank Jackson, addressing the press in the Red Room on Tuesday, made a string of vague pronouncements that provided little clarity on whether the 75-year-old will indeed run for an unprecedented fifth term in office. "It is what it is," Jackson said at the beginning of the press conference, before going silent.