Monday, April 15, 2013
One student received a silver medal from the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards; another earned a placement in the 2013 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibit
Two Shaker Heights High School students were recognized by state and national organizations, respectively, for their artwork. Junior Josh Jacobs received a silver medal from the 2012-13 national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for his digital self-portrait, “Facial Typography.” Of the 230,000 works of art and writing submitted to the awards, only the top one percentile were recognized at the national level. For his accomplishment and his work, Josh was invited to attend a recognition ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City this May. Senior Jack Reese’s mixed media and oil diptych “8 Essential Nutrients/Venn” was selected from more than 12,000 submissions to be among the 300 works exhibited at the 2013 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibit …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Shaker students will help transform people into winged creature from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Shaker Heights High School art students will be art ambassadors during Cleveland Museum of Art's annual Community Day. From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 14, they will help transform people into winged creature in Classroom A. Students from several other area schools -- including Bedford, CASTLE, Cleveland School of the Arts, John Hay, Lincoln-West, Shaw, and Westlake High Schools -- are participating Community Day. And Community Day, as always, is free and open to the public. If you're curious, you can check out these photos from last year's Community Day.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
"The Hollow Crown" tells 800 years of British monarchs' stories in their own words this Saturday
Tim Tavcar has taken a new approach to biographical storytelling with WordStage, a chamber music readers theater that performs in Shaker Heights and Rocky River. “WordStage performances are to inform and entertain, kind of educate, but not pedantically so — not just a boring recitation,” Tavcar, producing artistic director, said. The plays focus on real people, interesting figures in history, from composers like Chopin to poets like Edgar Allen Poe and Marcel Proust to the subjects of this weekend’s production: 800 years of English monarchs. Inspired by 1970s radio dramas Tevcar heard on Cleveland's classical radio station WCPL, the productions "focus on the words," he said. No one reads lines written for their characters’ mouths — instead…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Websites promise to keep tabs as he hops our way with goodies
Kids can track the Easter Bunny on his journey to Shaker Heights Sunday with help from some websites. At this site, trackeasterbunny.com, there are games and coloring pages, as well as a tracking page that starts March 30. We also found this online tracker that shows a satellite view of the Bunny's hideout and says it will start following his progress March 30. A site called TheBunnyTracker.com promises to keep kids up to date on the rabbit's progress as he hops around the world. And there's also an iPhone app for 99 cents that offers a map of where the Bunny is on his journey. Best bet to make sure he visits your house tonight is to leave out some carrots or lettuce. Word is, the Easter Bunny will happily leave some chocolates and jelly…
Friday, March 29, 2013
Library blogger Margaret Simon writes about the celebration of art this past weekend. Were you there?
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Annual spring festival showcase the arts and academics in events throughout April and May
Shaker Heights Schools will showcase its best arts and academics with a series of events beginning April 10. ShakerFest, whose events range from planetarium nights to carnivals to band concerts, is the district's annual spring festival. "It's really intended as a showcase of the talents of our students," said distrcit spokesperson Peggy Caldwell. The planetarium nights — April 10, 11, 15 and 17 — require reservations and always fill up, said Caldwell. Tickets for the High School Theatre Ensemble Spring Shows, May 3 and 4, are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Tickets will not be on sale until the week before the show, but they are available at (216) 295-4287 or at tix.com. The rest of the events are free and open to the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
'Raising Whitley' is set to premiere 10 p.m. April 20 on OWN
Actress, comedienne and Shaker Heights native Kym Whitley will star in a new reality series on Oprah Winfrey's OWN cable channel. Raising Whitley is set to premiere at 10 p.m. on April 20. This is how OWN describes Raising Whitley: Raising Whitley is a humorous, poignant new docu-series following actress and comedienne Kym Whitley and her riotous collective of friends – whom she calls "The Village" – as they attempt to do something none of them have ever done before: raise a baby...together. When Kym signed up to mentor a troubled young girl, she never imagined she'd get a call from the hospital saying, "Your baby is ready." After learning that her mentee exited the maternity ward leaving only Kym's contact information, Kym experienced a …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Maria Slovikovski dances with Cleveland Heights High senior in annual concert
Monday, March 4, 2013
Watch all the videos and vote for your favorite!
We know who won the Maltz Museum's Funniest Rabbi Contest, but we want to know who your favorite rabbi is. Watch all five videos of the contestants above, and vote in our poll below for your favorite funny rabbi!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tickets on sale now for A Night for the Red & White at the Tudor Arms Hotel
The Shaker Schools Foundation will host a fundraiser for the district's arts and humanities programs March 9. The gala will feature buffet-style dining, dancing, performances by the students and a raffle. Tickets start at $105 per person and will not be sold at the door. Find out more - and get your ticket - here.