Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Owen Roark's book "A Cheesy Tale" earns him a blue ribbon in WVIZ/PBS's PBS Kids Go! writing contest
Meet Mozzagorilla, a mischievous peice of (white cheddar, not mozzarella) cheese that likes to surprise mice. He's the centerpiece of a picture book written by St. Dominic third-grader Owen Roark in the PBS Kids Go! writing contest. The book, A Cheesy Tale, won first place against third-graders from around Northeast Ohio. Now Owen will compete against other regional winners in the national contest. The winners will be announced at the end of the summer. Click here to read A Cheesy Tale, and to see all the winners' books, click here.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Shaker Heights is abuzz this week with talk of a big name star in our midst. Share your photos with Patch!
All right, admit it — maybe you took the long way to work today to try to catch a glimpse of Kevin Costner. Or you heard about filming on South Park near beautiful Lower Shaker Lake and decided to move your evening run to a more scenic — please excuse the pun — location. Crews have been lined up in Shaker Heights since Monday filming Draft Day, a flick about the Cleveland Browns starring Kevin Costner. And we've seen you eyeballing the area. So fess up and share your photos! Just click the green button on the gallery abve and show us your star-spotting skills. Because we all want a glimpse of the action.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Cast and crew for movie "Draft Day" filming at Shaker Heights home through Wednesday
A Shaker Heights home has become the set for a movie starring Kevin Costner this week. South Park Boulevard is closed through tomorrow to through motor traffic while trailers line the street and the cast and crew for the upcoming movie Draft Day work, said a police officer on scene. Walkers and runners on the paths around Shaker Lakes have a front-row seat to the hubbub, where trailers line the street from North Woodland to Coventry Road, and even on the pedestrian bridge that crosses Doan Brook at the west end of Lower Shaker Lake — where after-work joggers' cars usually line the street. The officer said that the park and the street is still open to foot and bicycle traffic, though crews ask people to stay out of the line of the cameras. …
University School violinist receives Emerging Artist Award; joins ranks of Akron natives The Black Keys, Andrea Levy
A Shaker Heights teen will be honored as one of the region's best artists at the Cleveland Arts Prize ceremony next month. Chad Hoopes, a student at the University School in Hunting Valley, will be presented with the Emerging Artist award at the Cleveland Museum of Art in June. Hoopes, a violinist, won the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in 2008 at age 13. He's played with the Cleveland Orchestra as well as several others in the U.S. and Canada. Last year, he signed with a French record label and is expected to release an album this fall. The ceremony will be June 27 at 5:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit ClevelandArtsPrize.org.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics and mixed media works will be on display through May 17
Students, parents and art lovers alike can enjoy the exhibit featuring the work of Shaker Heights High School art students at the Shaker Heights Public Library Art Gallery. The students' paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics and mixed media works will be on display through May 17 during regular hours on the library's second floor. Admission to the gallery -- as with the rest of the library -- is free.
Friday, April 26, 2013
“May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970” is a new film based on eyewitness testimony that recounts the tragic events of the day when National Guardsmen fired on Kent State students protesting U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War
More than 40 years have passed since May 4, 1970, when National Guardsmen fired on Kent State students who were protesting U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and killed four of them. Not only were students at the Shaker Heights High School not born yet, many of the teachers only know this seminal event as news footage or photos. To re-assert that day and its importance to history, the school will screen a new film about the Kent State shootings on 6 p.m. on May 9. May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970 is a new film based on eyewitness testimony that recounts the tragic events of the day. The testimony is drawn from 110 interviews with students, National Guardsmen, police, hospital workers, and other community members affected by the tragedy. …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Want to know more about the people who built Shaker Heights? Don't miss this program, hosted by the Shaker Heights Historical Society.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The festival is designed to expose, educate and entertain all people through innovative and groundbreaking films that depict the African-American experience.
The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival -- which returns for its second iteration this weekend -- isn't just for cinephiles. The festival is designed to expose, educate and entertain all people through innovative and groundbreaking films that depict the African-American experience. So film lovers and the simply curious alike can catch a panoply of feature and short films this weekend at Shaker Square Cinema. Donna Dabbs, the festival's executive director, told our partners at WEWS Channel 5, said the festival drew 800 people to Shaker Heights last year and, this year, they're hoping to draw more than 1,200. More information about the festival, including the screenings, is available on http://gcuff.org. Tickets for individual films cost $…
Antonio Harper’s film, Larry, won first place in the Comedy category and was also named “Best in Show” at the iMagine Film Festival
Cleveland Heights High School senior Antonio Harper was the big winner at Hathaway Brown School’s iMagine Film Festival on Friday, April 12. Harper’s film, Larry, won first place in the Comedy category and then was named “Best in Show” as the festival’s single most outstanding film. “I was thrilled, excited, and nervous all bundled into one,” Harper said in a statement. He added that his film’s humorous look at a day in the life of a Heights student came from staying true to his own creative instincts. “When (Jeff Glass, the Heights High’s video production instructor,) told me about the competition, I started thinking about complex things. But when it came down to doing it, I went with what’s natural to me. I’m a comedian and it paid off…
The Gould exhibit will be open to the public in the Jack and Linda Lissauer Gallery until May 26.