Friday, February 24, 2017

Chinese flag presentation at Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Kim Kirkendall, President of Chinese Resource Network and board member of the Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce, thanked Anthony Yen for his remarks and ended the presentation of the first meeting of the Chamber. 

Anthony Yen then called up the direcftor of the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University and they presented a flag of China to the board. 




Anthony Yen at Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Anthony Yen is the elder statesman of the Cleveland Chinese community.  He was inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame in 2012.


Eddie Ni introduced Anthony Yen at the first meeting of the Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

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Eddie Ni at Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Grace Wang, founder of the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce, introduced successful businessman and Chamber Board Member Eddie Ni at the first meeting of the Chinese Chamber.

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Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce founder Grace Wang

Grace Wang is an attorney at Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP in Cleveland Ohio.  She founded the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce in 2016.


In this video Grace welcomes the large crowd to the first meeting of the Chinese Chamber.  She told of the Chamber’s mission and introduced the Board of Directors and Advisors.


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Flashstarts CEO Charles Stack welcome to STARTMART

CEO Charles Stack welcomed the crowd at the launch of the Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce to STARTMART, the co-working space for entrepreneurs working to rebuild Cleveland’s economy with startups.

Stack also told of his Flashstarts venture program helping startups become successful.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Taj Express Bollywood Musical Review - Win Free Tickets

A beautiful actress, a villain, a secret prince, 2000 elegant costumes and all the extravaganza, escapism and romance that is "Bollywood": TAJ EXPRESS is a thrilling new "Dance Romance" direct from Film City-Mumbai. For the first time in Bollywood musical history, the cream of India's film talent dance in sparkling costumes within a lavish set, that seamlessly combines music, dance and film on stage March 15 at 7:30 pm at Playhouse Square’s State Theatre.





TAJ EXPRESS is the love story between the beautiful Kareena, an actress, and Arjun, who is a prince disguised as a handsome hero of the streets. The two escape on a thrilling adventure that includes fight scenes, celebrity parties and an opulent Indian wedding…all the while pursued by a villain who wishes to destroy them both! Featured in this turbo-charged production is a fusion of east and west, classical dance steps, impossibly sexy moves, traditional silks and turbans with leather and Lycra, all accompanied by pulsating modern music, played on the finest Indian classical instruments.

A joyfully uplifting show, TAJ EXPRESS is a true “Masala” musical, a spicy mixture of action, comedy, melodrama, songs and thrilling dance sequences.


Tickets for TAJ EXPRESS are $65, $45 & $20, on sale at playhousesquare.org, 216-241-6000 and the Playhouse Square Ticket Office.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cleveland Cooks

Almost ready to launch Cleveland Cooks at ClevelandCooks.com.

Here is the gist:

Who would have thought that Cleveland would become a food mecca and home to some of the best chefs and restaurants in the world?  We would!  With almost 120 distinct ethnic groups in Cleveland it was inevitable that the great recipes and techniques that have been passed down for generations would surface.
ClevelandCooks is geared toward:
  • Chefs
  • Home cooks and wannabe chefs
  • Foodies
  • People who like to dine out and try new things
  • Food industry entrepreneurs
  • And more
ClevelandCooks features the best restaurants and chefs in Cleveland and NE Ohio and lists our favorites in a variety of categories (looking for great dim sum anyone?)
  • The videos on ClevelandCooks will educate and entertain.
  • The tips will help you prepare and enjoy food better.
  • The Food Adventurers will let you join like-minded people to enjoy local restaurants together
  • And more

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Feynman Lectures on Physics

The famous Feynman Lectures on Physics is a physics textbook based on some lectures by Richard P. Feynman, a Nobel laureate who has sometimes been called "The Great Explainer". The lectures were given to undergraduate students at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), during 1961–1963 and have been a favorite for aspiring physicists ever since.

The three volumes of the book focus on mechanics, radiation, and heat, including relativistic effects (Vol 1), electromagnetism and matter (Vol 2) and quantum mechanics (Vol 3).

In case you didn't know (or forgot) in 2013, Caltech in cooperation with The Feynman Lectures Website made the book freely available, on the web.

As the site says, "Now, anyone with internet access and a web browser can enjoy reading a high quality up-to-date copy of Feynman's legendary lectures. This edition has been designed for ease of reading on devices of any size or shape; text, figures and equations can all be zoomed without degradation.


Monday, February 06, 2017

Martial Arts Kung Fu demo at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Great Wall Enrichment Center students performed a martial arts Kung Fu demonstration.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Perfect World solo dance at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Morgan Pychowycz performed Perfect World solo dance.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Life in Motion acrobatics at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Antonio Torres performed Life in Motion acrobatics.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Kids sing Ma Lan Yao at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Youngsters from Campus International School performed Ma Lan Yao.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Hip Hop Modern Urban Dance Mashup at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Wenzhu Sun performed a modern hip hop urban dance mashup.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Spring at Snow Mountain on guzheng at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Zijuan Fan performed Spring at Snow Mountain on guzheng.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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32 Style Taiji Sword at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Members of the Westlake Chinese Culture Association performed 32 style Taiji Sword.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Joy of Spring piano and violin at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Pianist and violinist from Westlake Chinese Culture Association performed the Joy of Spring





Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Shenee King performed The Resilient dance.

Shenee King performed The Resilient dance.


Jasmine Flower by Great Wall Enrichment Center

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Great Wall Enrichment Center members performed Jasmine Flower on violins and piano.



Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Tears of Wasted Mountain solo at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Wayne Nieh performed Tears of Wasted Mountain.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Boat Tracker’s Love at CSU Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Westlake Chinese Cultural Association performed Boat Tracker’s Love.



Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Colored Clouds chasing the Moon piano solo at CSU

The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) hosted a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration.  Lewis Zou performed a piano solo called Colored Clouds chasing the Moon.






Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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CSU Chinese New Year Song at CSU

Aerys Scott sang a Chinese New Year Song at the 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Qiao Ya Chinese Dance at CSU Chinese New Year

Students from the Great Wall Enrichment Center performed a Qiao Ya Chinese Dance.




Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University Chinese New Year

Sponsored by the Office of Chinese Language International Council (Hanban), the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University was established in August 2008.

The Confucius Institute hosted a celebration of Chinese New Year on Saturday February 4, 2017.

Photos and videos from the 15 performances

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Making Origami Swans for Peace and Ahimsa at Republic Day in Cleveland

At the celebration for 68th Republic Day of India at the Rainforest in the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo a young boy taught people how to make origami swans to celebrate peace and ahimsa.  Here are some highlights.



Jana Gana Mana at 2017 Republic Day in Cleveland

I like the national anthem of India.  So many countries have unmelodic and/or somber anthems but Jana Gana Mana is different.




That's Michael Sreshta on the saxophone.  

Shiksha Daan explained at Republic Day

Shiksha Daan is a project of the Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio (FICA).  Shiksha Daan –translates to the 'gift of education.'

Sanjay Garg has been the leader opf the group and explains it in this video clip.


Ahimsa is the theme of Republic Day in Cleveland

The Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio (FICA) hosted a celebration for 68th Republic Day of India at the Rainforest in the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.  FICA president Sujata Lakhe Barnard welcomed the crowd to the 68th Republic Day and introduced Mistress of Ceremonies Sravanthi Vallampati.

She spoke about the theme of the evening – Ahimsa.

Ahimsa is a term meaning 'not to injure'. The word is derived from the Sanskrit root hiṃs – to strike; hiṃsā is injury or harm, a-hiṃsā is the opposite of this, i.e. cause no injury, do no harm.

Ahimsa is also referred to as nonviolence, and it applies to all living beings-including all animals-according to many Indian religions.




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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Naga Nritya (Snake Dance) at India Republic Day

The Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio (FICA) hosted a celebration for 68th Republic Day of India at the Rainforest in the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Dhanya Rao and Debolina Ghosh from the Nritya Geetanjali School of Dance performed a Naga Nrityam Snake Dance choreographed by Shoba Narayan.


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Patriotic Indian song Vande Mataram at 68th Republic Day

The Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio (FICA) hosted a celebration for 68th Republic Day of India at the Rainforest in the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Mr. Viswanathan Narayan sang the patriotic song Vande Mataram.

Vande Mataram is a poem from Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1882 novel Anandamath. An Ode to Mother Bengal as Mother goddess, it was written in Sanskrit and Bengali. It played a vital role in the Indian independence movement, first sung in a political context by Rabindranath Tagore at the 1896 session of the Indian National Congress.

Sri Aurobindo referred it as "National Anthem of Bengal".

In 1950 (after India's independence), the song's first two verses were given the official status of the "national song" of the Republic of India, distinct from the national anthem of India, Jana Gana Mana.






Indian stick dance from Rockwell Automation group

The Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio (FICA) hosted a celebration for 68th Republic Day of India at the Rainforest in the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

A group from Rockwell Automation performed a traditional dance with sticks at the event.




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Monday, January 23, 2017

Our Favorite Fresh Seafood from Live Tanks

Our favorite fresh seafood from live tanks is at Siam Cafe at the corner of East 40th (3951 St Clair) and  Saint Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114

Had lunch there today and brought home dinner too.  (My sister Debbie loves their Pad Thai)

Siam Cafe is an authentic Asian restaurant that has been serving the Cleveland community for over 20 years. Their Chinese and Thai cuisine is true to their cultural roots but with a modern touch. They specialize in fresh seafood from live tanks such as Lobster, Vancouver Dungeness Crab, Fish and more. All of which can be prepared in a variety of different styles from salt baked, Cantonese, and Thai.

Call them at (216) 361-2323 or stop down at 40th and St Clair.

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2017 Hibernian of the Year Maire Kilbane Leffel

2017 Hibernian of the Year Maire Kilbane Leffel spoke at the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Hibernian of the Year at the annual Saint Brigid Day Mass and Breakfast put on by Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Cleveland.




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Donna Leary introduces Hibernian of the Year Maire Kilbane Leffel

Donna Leary introduced Maire Kilbane Leffel as the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Hibernian of the Year at the annual Saint Brigid Day Mass and Breakfast put on by Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Cleveland.




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2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshall Roger Weist

2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshall Roger Weist spoke at the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshall at the annual Saint Brigid Day Mass and Breakfast put on by Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Cleveland.




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Jim Weist introduces 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshall Roger Weist

Jim Weist introduced his brother Roger Weist as the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshall at the annual Saint Brigid Day Mass and Breakfast put on by Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Cleveland.




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2017 Irish Mother of the Year Angela Murphy

2017 Irish Mother of the Year Angela Murphy spoke at the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Irish Mother of the Year at the annual Saint Brigid Day Mass and Breakfast put on by Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Cleveland.




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Patrick Murphy introduces 2017 Irish Mother of the Year Angela Murphy

Patrick Murphy introduced his mother Angela Murphy as the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Irish Mother of the Year at the annual Saint Brigid Day Mass and Breakfast put on by Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Cleveland.




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2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Co-Chair John Lackey

2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Inside Co-Chair John Lackey was represented by his daughter Sheila McDonald at the annual Saint Brigid Day Mass and Breakfast put on by Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Cleveland.




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2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Co-Chair Margaret Lynch

2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Outside Co-Chair Margaret Lynch spoke at the annual Saint Brigid Day Mass and Breakfast put on by Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Cleveland.




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Marilyn Madigan introduces St. Patrick’s Day Co-Chair Margaret

Marilyn Madigan introduced 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Outside Co-Chair Margaret Lynch at the annual Saint Brigid Day Mass and Breakfast put on by Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Cleveland.




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Saint Brigid as a role model for modern women

Sheila Murphy Crawford served as MC of the annual Saint Brigid Day Mass and Breakfast put on by Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Cleveland.  This was also the introduction of the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Honorees.

 Sheila Crawford spoke about the life of St. Brigid and how she is a great example for today’s women.




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2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Honorees introduced

Sheila Murphy Crawford served as MC of the annual Saint Brigid Day Mass and Breakfast put on by Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Cleveland.  This was also the introduction of the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Honorees.

Sheila Crawford introduced the people on the dais including Grand Marshall Roger Weist, Hibernian of the Year Maire Kilbane Leffel and Irish Mother of the Year Mary Angela Murphy and some dignitaries in the audience.


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St Brigid Prayer – "I would like a great lake of beer…”

Father Tom Mahoney, Chaplain of the Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Cleveland led grace before the annual Saint Brigid Day Mass.

He read the famous prayer of St, Brigid (one of the 3 patron saints of Ireland) that begins “I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings.”


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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Judge Raymond Pianka


Karen and Judge Raymond Pianka

Judge Raymond Pianka was a great friend to Cleveland and he never forgot his beloved Polonia. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with him and his family. RIP Your Honor.


More photos and videos from when Judge Pianka was Grand Marshall of the Polish Constitution Day Parade in Slavic Village.

Scottish Poet Robert Burns anniversary celebration

Shano (Scottish Heritage Association of Northeast Ohio) hosted the 258th Robert Burns Anniversary Dinner & Dance at the American Croatian Lodge in Eastlake.

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire, Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.



Saturday, January 21, 2017

Amy K recalls when old tech was new

We stood around the wet square of film as the magic happened. Moments ago we had held our pose as my father-in-law aimed his camera. A click, and then he pulled, and out came the still-wet square. Now we hovered over it as the black and white image of us slowly appeared.

Now we didn't need to take a roll of film down to the drug store to have it developed. With a Polaroid camera we could see ourselves right away.

Magic!

Read the rest of Amy Kenneley's look back and forward,