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Rock & Roll lifestyle: NEO resident David Spero to be inducted into Personal Managers Hall of Fame
South Euclid resident David Spero has managed the careers of rock stars like Joe Walsh, the Eagles, Michael Stanley, Graham Nash, and Cat Stevens in his career. While the rock stars may be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Spero is about to be inducted into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame.
Thrive: FutureLAND founder finds inspiration in his father’s grit and drive
The entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity, and determination Kumar Arora learned from his father has led to a successful business career and the cofounding of the upcoming FutureLAND—a celebration of diversity in tech and entrepreneurship in Playhouse Square to help drive economic growth in the area.
City links: Cleveland Heights gets ambitious with Taylor Tudor reconstruction proposal
Cleveland Heights' Taylor Tudor project will renovate three 1928 three-story brick Tudor buildings into residential units and retail space, while also launching an effort to create a vibrant, connected neighborhood around Cain Park.
Sidewalk masterpieces: Museum of Art's annual Chalk Festival brings professionals, amateurs together
The Cleveland Museum of Art's 34th annual Chalk Festival drew artists of all ages and abilities last weekend as they decorated the CMA grounds. FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski captured the chalk masterpieces before the rain washed them away.
Photo essay: Into the depths at Pandemonium 2023
Cleveland Public Theatre became a colorful array of dance, music, and food last weekend at Pandemonium 2023: Into the Depths. Check out Bob Perkoski's photos here!
MAGNET: Innovation equals transformation and growth for area manufacturers
MAGNET’s Blueprint for Manufacturing in Northeast Ohio outlines the four pillars to manufacturing success: Innovation, Transformation, Talent, and Leadership. Transformation means adopting the newest technologies to stay ahead of the game.
A school transformed: Warrensville Heights aims to grow minds, spark creativity with new campus
The Warrensville Heights City School District will kick off the new school year next week with a new combined high school and middle school building and campus.
A rainbow of angels: group shields children attending Drag Story Hour
Last week, the Near West Theatre in the Detroit Shoreway and Cleveland icon Veranda L’Ni hosted the popular Drag Story Hour, and Angels in Action, dressed in bright floral clothing and armed with colorful umbrellas, shielded the children from protesters.
Photo essay: Ghost Signs of CLE
This is our second photo installment of ghost signs spotted in and around Cleveland.
The joy of fiber: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture grantees get creative in making paper, textiles
This summer, three arts organizations—Morgan Conservatory, Oh Sew Powerful, and Art House—used their Cuyahoga Arts & Culture grants to host workshops to engage people in getting their hands and minds moving with made with paper, sewing, and even trash.
Artists to unveil Clark Fulton mural that honors Guatemalan community, culture
This weekend, local artists Tessa LeBaron and Hector Castellanos Lara will unveil their mural that celebrates the beauty and traditions of Guatemala, as well as the local Guatemalan culture in the Clark Fulton neighborhood.
Dramatic history: Former Karamu director Terrence Spivey aims to bring his latest work home
Terrence Spivey hasn't missed a beat since he stepped down from his position as Karamu House artistic director in 2016. Now he has been invited to stage his latest play about the slave ship, the Clotilda, "An Ocean in My Bones," in Cleveland.
Photo Essay: BorderLight Fringe Festival
FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski checked out BorderLight Fringe Festival last weekend and documented the entire weekend for our readers. Enjoy!
Q&A: Effie Tsengas Nunes, interim executive director of the Cleveland Arts Prize
Effie Tsengas Nunes was appointed interim executive director of the Cleveland Arts Prize, the organization that awards scholarships and $50,000 in prize money each year to leading artists. Learn about her thoughts and plans for the arts in Cleveland.
Service with a smile: Four generations have kept Gallucci’s Italian Foods going strong
Since 1912 and through four generations, Gallucci's Italian Foods & Market has served customers from all backgrounds and ethnicities with founder Gust Gallucci's original mantra: Sell the best product at the best possible price and provide good service with a smile and a 'thank you.'
On the fringes: Playhouse Square streets, venues become stages at BorderLight Fringe Festival
The BorderLight Fringe Festival kicks off this Thursday, with more than 110 performances in the streets and and venues of Playhouse Square.
Beacon of fun: Asian Lantern Festival in photos
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's annual Asian Lantern Festival kicked off earlier this month. Bob Perkoski spent a warm summer evening capturing the entire visual treat with his camera.
Manufacturing blueprint: MAGNET champions plan for a high-tech, talent-rich manufacturing future
MAGNET, with backing from Team NEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership, and Case Western Reserve University, are cheerleaders for the success of Northeast Ohio's manufacturing industry with MAGNET's Blueprint for Manufacturing.
Legacy of generosity: Philanthropy is a family affair for Cleveland business leader
For Ken Taylor, president of Ohio Machinery Co., the company's philanthropic tradition, which goes back three generations, is the key to the success of both the business and the community. His philosophy earned him Malden Mills Corporate Kindness Award from the Values-in-Action Foundation.
Make it better: Cleveland makers embrace innovation as a benchmark of growth
Building a transformative technology and forward-thinking are two key elements behind MAGNET's Make It Better: A Blueprint for Manufacturing in Northeast Ohio. Three local innovators—CLEANR, Skuld, and Seraphina Safety—share their tips for success and how they stick to the blueprint.