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Lee Chilcote

Lee Chilcote is a journalist, nonfiction writer and poet whose work has appeared in many regional and national publications. He is Managing Editor of Fresh Water Cleveland and Editorial Director of Issue Media Group. He earned Master's degrees in English/Creative Writing and Public Administration from Cleveland State University. Originally from Cleveland Heights, he lives in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood with his family.

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View of Downtown from the RTA bridge

Riding the rails of the (future) Red Line Greenway

The proposed three-mile trail and linear park along the rapid tracks could be one of the most transformational projects the city has seen in years.

El Sistema @ Rainey youth orchestra

#FredTalksCLE: Arts mastery teaches kids success

When kids commit themselves to an art form, they gain self-confidence and set high expectations for themselves. How do we create more access to arts education for youth in urban neighborhoods? 

Allen Theater Marquee

Cleveland's once-fragile arts sector is shaping the future

A few years ago, local arts groups faced declining audiences. Today, many of these organizations have reinvented themselves and begun to thrive -- or at least turned the corner.

El Sistema at Rainey

Join a #FredTalksCLE discussion about arts education

Arts education programs that teach mastery have the greatest potential to impact child development, yet many urban youth lack access to them. Learn why these programs work and how we can cultivate them in Cleveland.
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