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Playhouse Square - Photo Bob Perkoski
The "play" in PlayhouseSquare refers, certainly, to the world class productions that grace the district's multiple stages. As the second-largest performing arts district in the nation, the calendar bursts with theater, opera, dance and music. In addition to the five grand dames – Allen, Hanna, Ohio, State and Palace – this artsy corner of the city also boasts many smaller performance spaces ideal for cabaret, comedy and spoken word.
For those who seek to learn as opposed to just watch, PlayhouseSquare is a regional leader in arts education. By connecting students with artists and educators, a full palette of workshops and speaker series offer high-quality opportunities for artistic advancement. From field trips to dance lessons, the roster overflows with community outreach experiences. Home base for much of that programming is the state-of-the-art Idea Center building, home not only to WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN, but also a handful of high-tech companies.
Of course, actors and theatergoers need places to eat, drink and sleep. It's no surprise then that the area contains the requisite crop of restaurants, bars and hotels that cater to visitors, both short- and long-term.
in digital world, indie pubs aim to fill void left by waning mainstream print
Douglas J. Guth
Thursday, May 02, 2013
In the age of digital everything, self-published periodicals are enjoying a bit of a revival. Geared towards those who prefer the tactile sensation of thumbing through an honest-to-goodness magazine, these indie pubs are filling voids left by declining mainstream print.
work in progress: cleveland making strides to attract young talent
Douglas J. Guth
Thursday, March 28, 2013
For those who don't already know, Cleveland is a place where culture, education, creativity and innovation flourishes affordably. At least, that's the message city boosters are trying to sell to mobile young professionals. According to who you ask, that strategy is either working, working slowly, or not working well at all.
what's so funny?: cleveland's alt-comedy scene is drawing national attention
Thursday, March 21, 2013
By many accounts, Cleveland’s comedy scene is thriving. Not long ago, there were few venues beyond the major clubs reserved for national talent. These days, open mic nights are popping up throughout the city, giving young talent an endless supply of fresh audiences. Suddenly, it seems, comedy in Cleveland is everywhere.
online resource unites region's agencies to help bridge the education-to-employment gap
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Imagine having an online resource with the information needed to custom design your own career path. That’s what the UNCOMN.TV does. This project identifies what employers need in employees, what educators need to be teaching students, and what students need to be doing to snag jobs -- thus helping to turn brain drain into brain gain.
roll (tax) credits: a second look at ohio's film tax credits
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Back in 2011,
ran a feature about Ohio's newly instituted Film Production Tax Credit, which helped attract big-budget productions like "The Avengers" and "Alex Cross," plus smaller films like "Take Shelter" and "Fun Size." We decided to revisit the topic to see how it's working out for Cleveland, and Ohio.
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