Sunday, February 17, 2019

Nan Quan (Southern Fist) Martial Arts demo at Chinese New Year

RJ Davis from Ohio Wushu Academy performed a Nan Quan (Southern Fist) martial arts demonstration to celebrate the New Year.



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Martial Arts Weapon demo at Chinese New Year Event

Students from the Great Wall Enrichment Center performed a martial arts demonstration featuring a 9 section whip chain weapon to celebrate the New Year.



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Mayila from Northern China performed at New Year event

A student of the Westlake Reserve Academy performed a song from the Northern part of China called Mayila to celebrate the New Year.



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Mixture of Kung Fu and Dance for Chinese New Year

A student of the Westlake Reserve Academy performed Kung Fu Beats, a mixture of Kung Fu and dance to celebrate the New Year.



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Shunqin Li sings for Chinese New Year at Cleveland State

Confucius Institute Visiting Professor Shunqin Li sang this song to celebrate the New Year.



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Elementary school girls perform for Chinese New Year

Shuzi Li and Xinhang Chang performed to celebrate the New Year.



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Jazz inspired Chinese dance by Sabrina Chung

Sabrina Chung of the Great Wall Enrichment Center performed a jazz inspired dance called No Excuse to celebrate the New Year.



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Chinese Cross Talk by Ben Lyons and Alex Meyer

I have no idea what they are saying but the audience loved it.  Ben Lyons and Alex Meyer performed a comedy routine called Cross Talk in Mandarin to celebrate the New Year.




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A Million Dreams by Jeremy Hammel

Young Jeremy Hammel performed A Million Dreams to celebrate the New Year



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Connor O’Brien – The Moon represents my Heart

Connor O’Brien of the Cleveland Pops performed The Moon represents my Heart to celebrate the New Year. He pulled a "volunteer" from the audience.


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Monday, February 11, 2019

Chinese Tongue Twister by Vivian Kellicker

Vivian Kellicker, from the Cleveland State University Department of Mechanical Engineering performed Tongue Twister in Mandarin to celebrate the New Year. This was at the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University 2019 Chinese New Year celebration.

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Like Alex, I have no idea what she said.  But very cool.


Shepherd Song by Westlake Chinese Cultural Association students

Students from the Westlake Chinese Cultural Association performed Shepherd Song on guitar and piano to celebrate the New Year. This was at the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University 2019 Chinese New Year celebration.

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Yun Yan Cheng Yu by Western Reserve Academy students

Students from the Western Reserve Academy performed Yun Yan Cheng Yu to celebrate the New Year. This was at the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University 2019 Chinese New Year celebration.


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Chinese New Year dance by Great Wall Enrichment Center students

Students from the Great Wall Enrichment Center performed an original Chinese dance to celebrate the New Year. This was at the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University 2019 Chinese New Year celebration.

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Chinese Martial Arts performance by Campus International students

Students from the Campus International School performed a Chinese martial arts performance at the Cleveland State University 2019 Chinese New Year celebration.


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Chinese New Year introduction - Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University

The four masters of ceremonies welcomed the crowd to the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University 2019 Chinese New Year celebration. They thanked the sponsors and explained the program.


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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Traditional Chinese Peacock Dance

A traditional Chinese Peacock Dance was performed by students of the Great Wall Enrichment Center. This was at the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University 2019 Chinese New Year celebration.

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Traditional Chinese Tai Chi Demonstration

A traditional Chinese Tai Chi demonstration was performed by members of the Westlake Chinese Cultural Association.

 This was at the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University 2019 Chinese New Year celebration.

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Chinese Green Flower Porcelain Dance at Chinese New Year event

A Chinese Green Flower Porcelain Dance also known as Blue and White Porcelain
Dance was performed by members of the Westlake Chinese Cultural Association.

As the stage was set up The MCs told about educational programs of the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University.

This was at the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University 2019 Chinese New Year celebration.

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Blossoming of Flowers Dance by Nritya Gitanjali students

Blossoming of Flowers Dance by students of the Nritya Gitanjali School of Dance and Music at the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University 2019 Chinese New Year celebration.

See more at http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/asian-indians/asian-indians.htm





Saturday, December 29, 2018

Boarding on Flight 2019 has been announced

Boarding on Flight 2019 has been announced.

We hope you have checked in only the best souvenirs from 2018 in your luggage. The BAD and SAD moments if carried, must be thrown away in the garbage bins on arrival.

The flight will be 12 months long. So, loosen your seat belts, jingle and mingle. The stop-overs will be: Health, Love, Joy, Harmony, Well-being and Peace. Refueling will be at Giving, Sharing and Caring.

The following menu is offered and will be served during the flight: Cocktail of Friendship, Supreme of Health, Gratin of Prosperity, Bowl of Excellent News, Salad of Success, Cake of Happiness - All accompanied by bursts of laughter.

But remember, you will enjoy these meals and the journey better if you talk, share, smile and laugh together. Sitting silent will make the flight seem longer. 

Wishing you and your family an enjoyable trip on board flight 2019.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 14, 2018

RIP Don Webster

Beloved TV weatherman and Upbeat TV show host Don Webster passed away Thursday December 13, 2018. He was 79 years old.

Debbie Hanson sat down with Don in 2007 and wrote a profile of Don Webster's life for ClevelandSeniors.com

Lots of photos of Don Webster with celebrities




Don Webster and the Beatles


Don Webster with Davey Jones and Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees


Don Webster with "Little" Stevie Wonder

Sunday, December 09, 2018

GE Nela Park 2018 Holiday Light Display







Nela Park is the
world headquarters for General Electric's Lighting Division—one of the
company's seven divisions. Nela Park was established in 1911 when General
Electric bought an abandoned vineyard seven miles from Cleveland in what was
then the rural countryside. Nela Park was designated a National Historic Place
in 1975. This is the 94th year that they have put on an amazing
holiday lighting display. This is a video walk from the south part of the
display down Noble Road to the end. http://cleveland101.com/cleveland-101-business-science-and-tech/ge-nela-park/

Thursday, November 15, 2018

1000 years of Polish History


The new Polish Heritage Garden is behind the Polish American Cultural Center. It features a circular grassy area and along the walkway there are 27 placards telling the story of Polish history.

Photos of all 27 placards on Polish History

Here are a few samples.





Dedication of the Polish Heritage Garden

The Grand Dedication of the highly anticipated, new Polish Heritage Garden at the Polish American Cultural Center at 6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio in Slavic Village took place on November 11, 2018.

This beautiful gated outdoor garden will present Poland's history century by century with permanent comprehensive placards situated along a circular brick walkway. This special garden is designed for future educational and celebratory events for all Cleveland Polonia and their guests to enjoy.

Photos and videos of the Polish Heritage Garden dedication




Monday, November 05, 2018

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Cleveland

The city of Cleveland celebrated Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a vibrant cultural celebration for the whole family around 62nd and Detroit.
The annual “Day of the Dead” honors the memory of those who have passed and is a treasured holiday in Mexico and throughout Latin America. Activities included indoor and outdoor altar and art installations, Latin food, live music, performances, and a colorful “Skulls & Skeletons” procession.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

'Tis the Season

Happy Halloween


Rainey Institute Youth Orchestra at Cleveland Art Museum

The El Sistema@Rainey program provides daily orchestra classes at Rainey Institute to Cleveland children in grades 2-8. Students may study violin, viola, cello or string bass. Click the white arrow to watch the short selections on this video.



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Thursday, September 13, 2018

73rd annual One World Day on Sunday

One World Day is the official event of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation since 1946. We had a great One World Day last year in 2017; we hope you enjoyed it as much as the other 25,000+ attendees. Let’s make it even better this year!

Since 1945, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation has celebrated One World Day in the Gardens. This annual event reflects the theme of the Gardens: “Peace through Mutual Understanding.”

One World Day is the highlight of summer events in the Gardens and the occasion at which all the Gardens get together to celebrate as one. Events include a Parade of Flags, a naturalization ceremony, cultural performances, entertainment, gardens exhibitors, authentic diverse ethnic food, guided Lolly the Trolley Tours, children’s activities and more.

Sunday September 16 11AM - 6 PM. East to get there. Easy to park.

Free admission, free parking, free trolley tours, free entertainment!




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Russian Cultural Garden Walk of Fame in Cleveland

A quick video look at the first ring of the Walk of Fame in the newly dedicated Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland, part of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

It honors Russian cultural and scientific heroes such as Yuri Gagarin, Leo Tolstoy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Dmitri Shostakovich, Vladimir Nabokov and numerous Nobel Prize winners.



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Russian Cultural Garden Dedication

The Cleveland Russian Cultural Garden has been a work in progress since 2011 when Svetlana Stolyarova, Dr. Boris Vinogradsky and Sergio Lebid formed a committee to create a Russian garden in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens chain of gardens.



Their rationale was 3 key points

  1. We believe that Russian culture is one of the world's most diverse and interesting.
  2. Russian is the second largest European language
  3. Russian culture in America deserves to be explored, represented and promoted.

The formal dedication of the Russian Cultural Garden was held on Saturday September 8, 2018.




Photos and videos of the Russian Cultural Garden dedication