Category Archives: awards

  FREE (artist) money!

This came to my attention so I HAD to pass it along….

The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) recently issued Creative Workforce Fellowship (CWF) 2nd Cycle guidelines and application materials for dance, literary, music, theatre and interdisciplinary artists. Individuals who meet eligibility requirements can compete for one of up to 20 fellowships.

Each CWF recipient will receive a $20,000 financial award; membership to the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) Arts Network; a full tuition waiver for CPAC’s Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI); and inclusion in a publication of Fellows’ work.

The program is made possible through the generous funding of Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Register for one of five informational workshops starting Monday, July 27, and view guidelines and application forms at .

The deadline to apply for the second cycle of CWF is Friday, September 25, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

  Run-DMC tunes (3/04)

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

This Saturday, while the city fills with music-industry legends and celebs, why not pay your respects to this years Rock Hall Inductee Honoree Run-DMC* at Touch Supper Club ( as they welcome “The Kings” (a tribute Run-DMC band). Free until Midnight, $10 after. Music by DJ Steph Floss, DJ K-Nyce & DJ Majette, spinning the best in old school hip hop.

If you can make it for happy hour, Touch offers free sushi from 4-8! Come for a bit of free fish, stay for a bit of mixing and good beats!

*Founded by Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell, Run-D.M.C. took hip hop from the streets of New York to the national stage. Formed in Hollis, Queens, the group is arguably the most important and influential act in the history of hip hop. They were the biggest act in hip-hop throughout the 1980s and is widely credited with breaking hip hop into mainstream music. In 2004, Rolling Stone named them one of the greatest musical artists of all time. In 2007, the trio was named Greatest Hip Hop Group of All Time by They were also named Greatest Hip Hop Artist of All Time by VH1.

  Hip Hop Awards (9/20)

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

This years show date is set! Join the best hip hop music artists from across the state at the Convention Center Music Hall. The red carpet entrance begins at 5pm while the show will kick off at 7pm. Performances currently include Billfold ENT, CJ, Copywrite, Lennon John, Pandemik Records and many special celebrity guest appearances. If you can’t get a ticket, ride your bike or your board around and check out the attendees fashions, you are in for a treat.

To vote for you favorite Ohio artist, or just to check out the nominations visit

  Fair time. (8/05-10)

Can you believe it’s August? I can’t. I still have lots of things I need to “get in” to call it an official summer. A game of put put golf at Memphis Kiddie Park. A few more trips out on the Kayaks. Ice cream at Honey Hut and perhaps even an evening of firefly collecting (just kidding…sorta). But most of all summer in Cleveland wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the fair!

The Cuyahoga County Fair runs now until Sunday at the Berea Fairgrounds. Pack your Purell and go to oogle the baby pigs and cows, the best tasting blueberry pies, the gorgeous gladiolas grown-locally and more. General admission is $5.95 (children 3-12 yrs old $4.95) or after 9:30 pm, $3.00. If you want to take a spin on the Ferris wheel or bumper cars (my favorite) ride tickets are $.50 each (2 tickets per ride) or purchase an all-day ride band for just $12.

What could be more summer than a evening at the fair? Cotton Candy (love the sweet smell and baby pink hue) and corn on the cob. Live music and motor sports. Activities for you (flea market) the kids (bubble gum blowing contest) and your strange “uncle Eric” (the great bear show). Add it to this weekend’s list.

For fair schedule, directions and more information visit

  Silver Spoons (5/15)

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Don’t miss one of Cleveland’s most premier and highly anticipated events, the 14th Annual Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards Party, featuring over 20 of Northeast Ohio’s Silver Spoon award-winning restaurants. Proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation of Northeast Ohio.

> Sample cuisine from over 20 Silver Spoon award-winning restaurants, as featured in the May issue of Cleveland Magazine.
> International vintners pour several of the most delicious wines in the world.
> Spectacular silent auction items, including a hot air ballon ride for two and a stay in a 10,000 sq/ft tropical Mexican Villa that sleeps 12 and includes a pool and full servant service.
> The Private VIP Martini Lounge will be separate from the main event with a unique “see and be seen” vibe. The swanky space will feature signature Ketel One pomegranate and espresso martinis, live jazz entertainment and exclusive cuisine, all of which can be experienced only in this area of the party.

6-9 p.m. InterContinental Hotel 9801 Carnegie Ave., Downtown Cleveland.
For more information visit