Cleveland's Eric Rippert is Not a Painter, but He is

Cleveland's Eric Rippert is Not a Painter, but He is

On this particular day there is a moody, contemplative air about Eric Rippert's studio, ensconced in the westside's 78th Street Studios complex. As we sit and chat, he looks like the weight of the world is on his shoulders, which isn't far from the truth.

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The Final Christmas Holiday Shows of the Season and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch Before 2019 Rolls In

Classical music-making winds down between Christmas and New Year’s, but here are a few performances that should bend your ear during that holiday period....

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Cheech & Chong Coming to Hard Rock Live in February

Over the course of a career that stretches back to the ’70s, the comedy duo Cheech & Chong recorded six gold comedy albums, including...

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Cleveland History Center’s Annual Somewhere in Time Party to Take Place in February

The Cleveland History Center has just announced that its annual Somewhere in Time party, which takes place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 2, will...

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Federal Threat to SNAP Over, But State Attacks Loom

COLUMBUS, Ohio - There was a sigh of relief from anti-poverty groups in Ohio when the U.S. Congress protected the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...

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A Very 'M*A*S*H' Christmas with the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Other Classical Music Events to Catch This Week

Let’s start with Christmas concerts, which are numerous during the next two weeks. Conductor Richard Kaufman is in charge of the Cleveland Orchestra Christmas...

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The Puppet Show for Adults is Back with 'Avenue Q' at Blank Canvas Theatre

We are all Gary Coleman. That child actor, who attained high pop-culture status when he played Arnold on Diff'rent Strokes more than 30 years ago,...

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Adam Sandler To Perform at Connor Palace in February

Comedian Adam Sandler just announced dates for a 2019 tour that'll include both his standup and comic songs. It’ll partly be based on his...

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Larry the Cable Guy To Perform at Hard Rock Live in 2019

Hard Rock Live has begun announcing comedy shows for 2019. Yesterday, the venue announced that Dane Cook is on the docket, and it has...

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Michelle Obama's Book Tour Coming to the State Theater in 2019

One of the most articulate and eloquent First Ladies the country has ever had, Michelle Obama embarked on an arena tour earlier this year...

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Comedian Dane Cook Coming to Hard Rock Live in 2019

A few years ago, comedian Dane Cook was a superstar who could sell out arenas. His popularity has since waned, but he continues to...

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Nancy Schwartz-Katz explores New Media in Borders and Boundaries at Shaker Community Gallery

Ever since the Egyptians invented papyrus and the eunuch Cai Lun standardized the production of paper, the support has been the basis for pretty much...

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The Glorious Gift That Was Once 'Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant' has Morphed Into a Mostly Boring Sit, With Food

Although it has been joked about for decades, it isn't clear if any child, or any adult for that matter, ever actually received a lump...

Theater

Holiday Concert Season Continues With This Week's Classical Music Offerings in Cleveland

The second round of Messiah performances this month begins on Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 pm in Severance Hall, when British conductor Jane Glover...

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Carrot Top to Perform at Hard Rock Live in May

Carrot Top, that wacky comedian known for his flaming red hair and his use of a variety of props during his routines, got his...

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'Rapture, Blister, Burn' at Convergence-Continuum Asks What Women Want and Delivers a Funny, Insightful Answer

What does happiness look like for a middle-aged woman these days? If she has a husband and kids, she has the hearth and home...

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'Ella Enchanted' at Dobama Theatre is a Slick, if Drawn-out, Affair for Kids

When it comes to spells that a naughty fairy can impose on a person, a curse of obedience ranks pretty high on the pain...

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Renowned Photographer, Video Artist and Advocate LaToya Ruby Frazier to Speak at Case in January

Photographer, visual artist and advocate LaToya Ruby Frazier uses photography/videography and “her insight” to “capture and explore social inequality and historical change in the...

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Why Jessica Pinsky's Mesmerizing New Exhibit at Hedge Gallery Shouldn't be Missed

Textile-based work has long been considered craft or decorative art in Western culture. Deftly woven to tell stories, tapestries were found in castles or manors...

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Artist Spotlight: Bruce Buchanan on Stained Glass and Light

We're standing in Bruce Buchanan's cozy work space. The natural light looms fantastic; a spectrum of tones set the mood, giving the place a...

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8 Cleveland Holiday Markets to Help You Score Sweet Gifts This Season

If you’re more of a casual browser who knows the right gift only when you see it, there are plenty of holiday markets slated...

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Oberlin Celebrates the Oboe and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

There’s one more “regular” weekend of Cleveland Orchestra concerts before Christmas moves in for most of December, but the Severance Hall performances that begin...

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